Kongens Kær wetlands, Knabberup Lake and Haraldskær Forest

Kongens Kær wetlands, Knabberup Lake and Haraldskær Forest

Ribe Landevej

7100 Vejle

Photo: Knapek photography

Kongens kær ved vejle. Knapek photography3

Photo: Knapek photography

Kongens kær ved vejle. Knapek photography

Photo: VisitVejle

Kongens Kær

The Kongens Kær wetland on the western outskirts of Vejle is a popular destination. The unique wetland along with the lake Knabberup Sø, covering an area of 100 hectares, can be accessed via new and ancient pathways.

An observation deck allows you to enjoy the magnificent valley and birdlife. The white-tailed eagle (aka the Sea Eagle) also favours Kongens Kær. 

There are ample facilities for picnicking at tables and benches in Kongens Kær – a perfect choice for a luncheon under open skies. You can access Kongens Kær via the car park by Ribe Landevej.

Haraldskær Forst is richly varied with old and new forest, deciduous and coniferous forest, hills, bogs and waterholes, dense stand and open spaces, which allow you to enjoy a magnificent view of the valley of Vejle Ådal. The woods include several forests, each with their individual characteristics. Helligkilde Forest, which is an overgrown spring bog full of old birch trees. Lilleskoven is a protected pristine sanctuary for otters, which can build their dams and homes in peace. Nørre Plantage with its moist, bushy habitats is a favourite place for nightingales.

In the Queens bog "Dronningens Mose”, a female body from the iron-ages was found during peat-digging. The initial assumption was that the body was the lost Queen Gunhild from the Viking-ages. However, the Danish National Museum found that the woman was an ordinary female from year 490 B.C. Maybe she committed an offence of some kind, as she was found executed and tied down with wooden hooks in the bottom of the bog. Queen Gunhild lies in the Cultural Museum in Spinderihallerne in Vejle.

The tour around Østengård passes woodlands, hedgerows and natural springs. The tour starts with a steep hill climb with rewarding views from the observation tower of Vejle Inlet, the valley of Vejle Ådal, the wetlands of Kongens Kær and Ravning.

Hotels nearby of Kongens Kær wetlands, Knabberup Lake and Haraldskær Forest

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    The hotel offers delicious food and high service to you as a guest. Located in the spirit of the city, you can experience all the cities facilities and easily get around without a car.
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  • Hotel Hedegaarden

    6.38 km

    Hotel Hedegaarden is a family-run hotel which offers everything from the traditional Danish cuisine to new and different taste experiences. They emphasize good food made of first-rate ingredients, an unpretentious atmosphere and that everything functions as is should. The hotel is situated right at motorway exit no. 60
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  • Hotel Vejlefjord

    17.45 km

    Due to the beautiful location near the fjord and in the beech forest, Hotel Vejlefjord is often referred to as “The castle in the forest ". The hotel spa and wellness facilities and the thermal baths are unique and compares favorably with the best in Northern Europe. Enjoy the 20 km forest tracks.

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  • Hotel Fredericia - SDH Partner Hotel

    19.97 km

    Experience culinary magic at the restaurant Ryes, and combine your stay with the beautiful nature together with a lot of cultural experiences and activities when you stay at Hotel Fredericia.
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  • Hotel Svanen Billund

    22.32 km

    Hotel Svanen in Billund is exceptional: A 4-star design hotel where children are also very welcome. All details have been cared for – in the uniquely designed rooms, in the cosy lounge and in the restaurant “No8”. The target is to give all guests a unique experience as close to the sublime as possible.
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  • Refborg Hotel Billund

    23.49 km

    The cosy Refborg Hotel Billund in the middle of the town Billund bids welcome to LEGOLAND® guests and all others who would like to benefit from the excellent location close to a number of attractions and activities. You will enjoy the fine possibilities of golfing, fishing and walking tours in the neighbourhood.
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  • Jørgensens Hotel

    29.47 km

    When you visit Jørgensens Hotel, look forward to an experience of historical awareness, quality in every detail and personal hospitality in the center of Horsens.
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  • Hotel Hedemarken

    33.52 km

    You can hardly get any closer to the heart of Jutland: Hotel Hedemarken is situated near good golf courses, LEGOLAND®, and Givskud Zoo, has a beautiful brook in the backyard with salmon, and modern facilities. Quality is the pride of the place.

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  • Hotel Hovborg Kro

    35.54 km

    Hovborg Kro is famous for its low-ceiled taprooms and for its splendid Jutland food. The inn has been here for at least 250 years and the thatched main building erected in 1790 is reverently preserved. Without ruining the atmosphere the owners have succeeded in “building in” modern facilities valued by today’s guests.
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  • Tyrstrup Kro

    37.19 km

    Tyrstrup Kro is idyllically situated in the middle of fields and woods a few kilometres from the gingerbread town Christiansfeld. It has been here for at least 350 years, but in recent years the old inn has undergone largescale restorations and has become an internationally known restaurant.
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