Hotel Arnbjerg is situated in Varde. If you go far enough back in history, Arnbjerg with its 13 metres was highly elevated above the river Varde Å, and, therefore, it is not strange that the German general Wallenstein s soldiers built a fieldwork on the hill in 1627 during the Thirty Years War. Thus they could control the town, which was a lively commercial centre with trade on the river and onwards to the North Sea.
This was the place where the town council built the Arnbjerg Pavilion in 1889 because it wished to prevent the inhabitants in Varde from going to Esbjerg to enjoy themselves! The area became a public park, and actually the inhabitants of Varde have since then made frequent use of this breathing hole as a natural meeting place. Besides the park, here you also find a museum, a memorial grove, an open-air scene as well as a mini town.