The Memorial Valley

The Memorial Valley is a 1 km gorge in which 39 stones have been erected – one for each of the districts from which people participated in the cultivation of the heath.

On each district stone, the district coat of arms has been carved along with two circles, which show the extent of the changes that took place in the distribution between heath, fields and forests during the period 1850 to 1950.

In addition, a verse, a saying or a figure has been carved on each of the district stones.

Around the district stones, several parish stones have been laid out featuring the names of more than 1,200 people who helped cultivate the heath.




At the end of the Memorial Valley, you will find the Meeting Place. The Meeting Place is an oval site with stones around the edge, on which the names of significant people in the heath project have been carved. People whose influence reached far beyond Denmark's parishes, even though they were not actual cultivators of the heath.

In 2004, Kongenshus Memorial Park received the international Carlo Scarpa Award, which is a recognition of remarkable landscapes.


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.

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
DK-8800 Viborg

Tlf. 8728 1013

Nature Centre

Kongenshus NaturE centre

Vestre Skivevej 142
DK - 8800 Viborg

Tlf. 8728 1013

The Inn and hotel

Kongenshus Kro & Hotel

Vestre Skivevej 142
DK - 8800 Viborg

Tlf. 97 54 81 25