Culture West Jutland

Maritime history of West Jutland

Just as West Jutland's landscape is dominated by the sea, so is its culture and heritage. Feel the maritime past pulse through you at museums, lighthouses, galleries and historical buildings across the region.

Maritime history

Over history, the West Coast of Jutland has been notoriously savage and difficult for ships to navigate. At Strandings Museum St. George, you can see artefacts from the wrecks of ships and naval battles throughout history. Included are artefacts from the wreck of HMS St George, one of the biggest shipwrecks of all time. 13,000 British men were lost when it went down in 1811. You can also see artefacts from the biggest naval battle disaster of all time, The Battle of Jutland, where 10,000 men were lost in one day during WWI.


The West Coast offers you a wealth of art museums, in towns such as Holstebro, Herning and Esbjerg. At Struer Museum, you can hear the story behind the world-renowned company Bang & Olufsen. If you’re more interested in the distant past, Hjerl Hede's Open-air Museum is situated in beautiful heathland which brings the museum’s exhibitions to life.

At the Fisheries and Maritime Museum in Esbjerg, you can coo over the sealarium dedicated to cute seal cubs that have been abandoned by their mothers. These cubs have the not-so-cute nickname Howlers.


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West Jutland

West Jutland

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