Royal privileged inn in South Jutland - just a few km from the border
The history of Bov Kro is also the history of the ancient Cattle Road Hærvejen down through Jutland from Viborg to Slesvig. When the cattle drovers in older days followed the Cattle Road and came with their large herds of cattle down to the markets in Holstein, they needed a rest. Already in 1566, Bov Kro got a royal license – as one of the very first inns in Denmark. This meant that the inn owner had to offer an overnight stay for the travellers, and in return, he was granted a royal monopoly of producing aquavit and brewing beer.
Today the bellowing of the oxen has ceased a long time ago, but the South Jutland hospitality has remained in Bov Kro. After a number of rebuildings and extensions, the present inn combines the historical atmosphere with modern conveniences in a perfect way.
The good old traditions are still upheld in the restaurant of the inn, where it is possible to enjoy a good inn meal at a reasonable price and naturally well-made open sandwiches – for instance a slice of rye bread with old cheese and jelly. But at the same time, the skilled chef has created an exciting menu card with emphasis on fresh ingredients and good taste experiences.
Airport: 121 km
Trainstation: 3 km
Busstop: 3 km