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Sheep breeding

The largest herd of sheep in Scandinavia grazes the heath in Kongenshus Memorial Park as a part of the preservation of the heath. The sheep gnaw off the grass between the heather and the growing trees – especially the sprouting aspen, which can be seen spreading in the area in large clusters.

In 1997, Kongenshus Memorial Park was fenced off to form a large sheepfold, and the sheep belong to Jette and Cato Barslund.

The sheep farmer has some 1,000 ewes wandering around the heath area.The number of sheep reaches as many as 2,000-2,500 when it is at its maximum.

With the help of dogs, a shepherd can herd the sheep into smaller folds – also called pastures.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Access to the park
Access to the Memorial Park is free of charge. Signs with maps of the area can be found by the entrances to the Memorial Park and by the observation tower. You can follow marked hiking routes from these starting points. Please show consideration for nature and the sheep: Dogs must be kept on a lead.

Parking
There are car parks by the hotel Kongenshus Kro og Hotel, and by the observation tower. Access to the Memorial Park is free for both buses and cars. 


For people with reduced mobility

The Nature Centre and one of the hiking paths have been laid out for wheelchair users and others with reduced mobility. Furthermore, the observation tower is equipped with a lift to the observation platform six metres above ground.

Eating in the open
Enjoy your food in the picnic area around the observation tower. You will also find a bonfire site by the shelters behind the observation tower. Look after nature, and nature will look after you.

this is how you find the park

Her finder du Kongenshus Mindepark

The Memorial Park

Kongenshus Memorial Park

Vestre Skivevej 142
Daugbjerg
DK-8800 Viborg

Tlf. 8728 1013
kongenshus@kongenshus.dk

Nature Centre

Kongenshus NaturE centre

Vestre Skivevej 142
Daugbjerg
DK - 8800 Viborg

Tlf. 8728 1013
kongenshus@kongenshus.dk

The Inn and hotel

Kongenshus Kro & Hotel

Vestre Skivevej 142
Daugbjerg
DK - 8800 Viborg

Tlf. 97 54 81 25
mail@hotelkongenshus.dk