Marselisborg Forests

Marselisborg Forests

Kongevejen 1

8000 Aarhus C

Photo: Roar Paaske


Photo: VisitAarhus

Marselisborg skovene

Hilly area

The ground in Marselisborg Forests is hilly with deep slopes. In some places the clay soil of the slopes has fallen down so that the trees lean towards the water.

Well-preserved trees and nature life

Around 1820 the forests were badly overcut. Therefore the present trees have practically all been planted after this period. However, some conifers have been planted in this century. 

200-300 year old beech trees 

Spread around the forests, especially in Moesgård Skov you will find a few 200-300 year old beech trees which have been preserved for aesthetic reasons. Today they are the breeding place for some species of birds brooding in caves.

Ourdoor activities

The Marselisborg forest is one of Denmark’s most frequently visited nature resorts and is used for an endless list of ourdoor activities such as running and cycling events. Despite the forest’s rugged terrain, it is very well-suited for hiking, just as horseback riders come in large numbers, as the forest has marked off riding trails.

Furthermore, a 25 km mountainbike trail runs through the forest, and the mix of flat grit-paths and steep hills and descends adds to the diversity along the way and makes for a great experience for everyone.

Walking and running routes in Aarhus.

See what others are sharing on Instagram

#marselisborgskovene #visitaarhus #visitaarhusregion

Hotels nearby of Marselisborg Forests

  • Hotel Oasia Aarhus

    2.67 km

    City Hotel Oasia is the only designer hotel in Aarhus. The decor emphasises elegant and discreet luxury, clean lines and Nordic design. Designer furniture and hard-wooden flooring highlight the style. This wonderful oasis is situated close to Aarhus Central Station, ARoS and The Old Town. Only breakfast restaurant.
    Read more : Hotel Oasia Aarhus
  • Montra Hotel Sabro Kro

    15.24 km

    This beautiful hotel is located in the heart of Sabro close to the city of smiles, Aarhus. With the E45 close by, there is easy and fast transport to a wealth of options. Here you will find room for attention, presence and wonderful experiences. There is always a good reason to visit Montra Hotel Sabro Kro.

    Read more : Montra Hotel Sabro Kro
  • Kaløvig Badehotel

    15.62 km

    Kaløvig Badehotel is a small, cozy hotel located just 14 kilometers from the center of Aarhus, right on the shores of Aarhus Bay in Aarhus North. The intimate ambiance, the homely feel, and the soothing sound of the waves from Aarhus Bay together create a truly unique atmosphere that is hard to find elsewhere.

    Read more : Kaløvig Badehotel
  • Hotel Skanderborghus

    20.52 km

    Skanderborghus, which is situated in the deer park Dyrehaven at the shore of the lake, is indeed a gem near lake and wood. The hotel is situated close to the cosy centre of Skanderborg with fine shopping possibilities, and in the surroundings there are fine possibilities of sailing, golfing and playing tennis.
    Read more : Hotel Skanderborghus
  • Nørre Vissing Kro

    22.08 km

    The royally licensed inn Nørre Vissing Kro, dating back to 1801, is situated close to hills, woods and lakes. The inn is famous for its creative and uncom-promising cuisine with a restaurant, filled with an incredible atmosphere, and an excellent wine cellar. 25 min. to both Aarhus and Silkeborg.
    Read more : Nørre Vissing Kro
  • Låsby Kro

    24.65 km

    You will find Låsby Inn in the middle of Jutland in the beautiful and hilly nature between Silkeborg and Aarhus. There is a cozy atmosphere and the inn is furnished with all that classifies a typical inn. It's like being in another time wrap.

    Read more : Låsby Kro
  • Jørgensens Hotel

    36.91 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.
    Read more : Jørgensens Hotel
  • Kongensbro Kro

    38.33 km

    Kongensbro Kro is located between Aarhus and Viborg. In the old times it was known as a bargeman’s inn, but today it is a modern inn with up-to-date rooms with a view of the inn’s garden and the Gudenå. The inn’s patent of nobility is good food, from homemade rissoles to the French cuisine.

    Read more : Kongensbro Kro
  • Hotel Randers

    38.59 km

    Hotel Randers is one of Denmark’s oldest hotels. For more than 160 years the hotel has been an oasis with room for pleasure, peace and absorption.  The hotel was built in 1856, however in the autumn of 2016 it was reopened after being completely refurbished. You can sense the presence of history at the beautiful hotel.

    Read more : Hotel Randers
  • Hotel Dania Silkeborg

    41.09 km

    Hotel Dania commands a central location in Silkeborg, surrounded by shops, sights and attractions and close to the woods and lakes. Dating from 1848, the hotel has been carefully refurbished to preserve its special charm and atmosphere. The hotel restaurant Brasserie Underhuset serves a cuisine in a class of its own.

    Read more : Hotel Dania Silkeborg