Skamlingsbanken is nature and Danish history in beautiful harmony. Skamlingsbanken is Southern Jutland's highest point with a unique view - a beautiful excursion destination with great views of Lillebælt and the surrounding countryside.
A little south of Kolding you can enjoy a unique view of Lillebælt and the area around Skamlingsbanken. Take a walk to the beach or around the area and enjoy the views from the various vantage points.
The top, Højskamling, with its 113 m (370 ft) is the highest point in Southern Jutland - the Danish flag with swallow tail is raised every day from Denmark's highest flagpole.
You are very welcome to experience the visitor centre at Skamlingsbanken. Here you will be able to gain more knowledge about the four forces that tie Skamlingsbanken together and about the historical speeches and memorials. With modern storytelling including light and sound, you will be able to explore the four great forces that ruled Skamlingsbanken through time.
In the visitor centre café (which probably has the best view in Denmark) you will be able to enjoy a cup of coffee, with a light lunch or something sweet.
The area at Skamlingsbanken was created during the last ice age by a glacier that left the moraine landscape with steep hills and gorges. In the area you will find the typical plants but also several rare species of plants, funghi, insects and amphibians.
It is the point of departure for many walks in the scenic area and one of the marked trails leads down to Binderupstrand. See the map of routes at Skamlingsbanken here
Skamlingsbanken is a popular tourist destination and many guests visit the restaurant every year and enjoy the beautiful view.
Skamlingsbanken also tells part of Denmark's history. Here they met and fought for the right to speak Danish, against the Nazi advance and for women's suffrage. The site has since 1843 been one of the country's most important national and popular gathering places. After the war in 1864 which Denmark lost to Germany, Skamlingsbanken became a memorial.
The granite support that was destroyed by the Prussians during the war was restored and in the following years several memorials were added.
In 1945, up to 100,000 people gathered at Skamlingsbanken to celebrate the liberation