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Activities in Gammel Rye and in the local area

Gl. Rye is a small cozy village close to Himmelbjerget - about 10 min. drive away. The village has rougly 1400 inhabitants and is part of Skanderborg municipality. Gammel Rye has been influenced by the old time’s powercentre and monasteries. Several coronals of many kings has taken place in Gl. Rye church. Sct. Søren’s Church has an exciting history as an old church for pilgrimage. Øm Monastery Museum is only a five minute drive away. If you like antiques etc., we recommend a visit to Gl. Rye Antique Shop just down the road from us.

Gl. Rye Mill lies on a hilltop from where there is a fantastic view over the forests and the hills of heather. There are also several hiking paths in the area, starting at the museum. Put on your hiking boots and go for a walk in the protected heather hills which is Lyng Dal Hotel & Restaurant’s closes activity. There are other museums close by, for example Museum Silkeborg where you can see Grauballemanden or you can go see Asger Jorn’s paintings at Museum Jorn. Silkeborg is a cozy town for shopping and has a large pedestrian area in the middle of the town. It takes about 20 min. in car from Lyng Dal Hotel & Restaurant.

Of other activities in the area that we can mention are golf, sailing on the lakes and horseriding. You can find more information on or visit Ry Turistinformation if you are going to visit beautiful Ry anyway.

Other activities

Half an hour’s drive from Lyng Dal Hotel & Restaurant you will find Aarhus, which is the second largest city in Denmark. A visit to Den Gamle By is an unforgettable experience. Also Musikhuset Aarhus has all kinds of cultural entertainments. The city has a vast choice of activities and is of course ideal for a big shopping spree.

For the children, a visit to Legoland is a must and Givskud Zoo is also a hite. Legoland is a 50 min. drive away from Gl. Rye, and Givskud Zoo is about 40 min. away.

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Lyng Dal

Isländer grasen in der Heide als Teil der Naturpflege

Auch im nahegelegenen Wald lohnt sich ein Spaziergang, zum Beispiel zur Sankt Sørens-Quelle

Spielmöglichkeiten für Kinder befinden sich direkt hinter dem Hotel