Right since the antiquity Denmark s most western main road has crossed the stream Skjern Å between Tarm and Skjern. In the winter of 1513 King Hans and his large cortege were on their way from Ribe to Aalborg and right here in the water-logged moors at Tarm Kær he fell off his horse. He was rescued, but he was very weak and shortly after he died of pneumonia. Therefore, the bridge across the stream is naturally called King Hans bridge, and a memorial stone on the south bank of the stream still reminds the passers-by of this event.
When West Jutland s trunk railway line was established in 1875, it followed, by and large, this old West Jutland road, and the little village Tarm became a large railway town with market town potential. In the street Storegade the town got its hotel, Bechs Hotel. Today the hotel has one of best restaurants in the area, and especially the many West Jutland fish dishes are popular. The hotel also has a cosy bar where you can often meet the innkeeper himself behind the counter. Here he will treat you to both drinks and a story or two.