Kongensbro Kro

The historic bargemans inn at the Gudenå

Kongensbro Kro

The historic bargemans inn at the Gudenå

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Here at Kongensbro where the highway between Aarhus and Viborg crosses the river Gudenå, there has been an inn since 1663 when King Frederik the 3rd gave the chief administrative officer of the area Ebbe Gyldenstjerne the right to run an inn at the bank of the Gudenå. The present inn is from 1949, and today it is run by Christian Andersen who is the 3rd generation of the Andersen innkeeper family at Kongensbro Kro.

Kongensbro Kro has always been known for its good food right from the French cuisine to homemade rissoles and hash. It was Christian Andersen s grandmother Else Andersen who together with her husband Hans Andersen founded the inn s tradition for good food. She published no less than 8 cookbooks with inn courses and regional recipes, and she took part in several TV programmes. Inn food is good food was the title of Else Andersen s first cookbook, and the fine gastronomic traditions in Kongensbro Kro are now carried on by the 3rd generation. 

  • Smoking-free

  • Free wifi

  • Restaurant

  • Free parking

  • Airport: 30 km

  • Trainstation: 11 km

  • Busstop: 100 m

  • Beach: 20 km

  • Fishing: 0 m

  • Golf: 6 km

  • 15 rooms

View of the lakes from all rooms

 

Formerly the inn was known as a bargeman s inn because the Gudenå used to be the most important transport route through mid-Jutland. The cargoes were transported in large barges, which were drawn by men and horses following the bargeman s path along the river. Close to Kongensbro a so-called Swot Pejer is preserved. It is a black-tarred oak pole, which stood at the place where the river swung. To prevent the barges from being drawn into the riverbank, the men had to make a bent pull and this was achieved by putting the rope around the pole.

Today Kongensbro Kro is a modern highway inn with up-to-date rooms, all of which with a view of the inn s garden and the Gudenå, cosy premises for parties and meetings, a restaurant and a room with an open fireplace. 

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You feel at ease in the inn s 15 double rooms all of which have a beautiful view over the inn s garden and the Gudenå. All the rooms have recently been renovated with flat-screen TV and all conveniences. The inn offers among other things weekend stays, gourmet stays, golf holidays, canoe holidays and mini holidays. The many mid-Jutland and east-Jutland sights, e.g. in Aarhus and Silkeborg, are not far away, and the inn offers package holidays with admission tickets Randers Regnskov (rain forest).