For a more unusual experience, Sahl Church, close to Hjerl Heath, has a unique golden altar which is well worth seeing. You can also witness the dramatic Spøttrup, Denmark’s best preserved medieval fortress and castle, on the Salling peninsula.
West Jutland is also home to a special type of building, a dune farm. You can sense the wild past of the West Coast at the number of these farms nestled in the sand dunes that still exist today. The farms have a distinct shape and thatched roofs. Visit Abeline’s Farm at Holmslands Dune, now preserved as a museum.
Man meets the sea
Svend Wiig Hansen’s monumental sculpture, Man meets the Sea, greets people arriving in Esbjerg and Denmark from the sea. Inspired by the ancient heads on Easter Island, this impressive monument has been wowing new arrivals to Denmark since 1995. You can see the nine metre high men from ten kilometres out at sea on a clear day.
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