Hiking: Ancient Road from Løgstør - Aars (ca. 27 km)
The Ancient Road from Løgstør to Aars follows the old railway road, which is now called Himmerlandsstien (The trail of Himmerland). When hiking from Løgstør to Aars you will pass through an area which is called de himmerlandske Heder (The Himmerland moor), which indicates how the whole area of Himmerland looked like in the old days, before the land was cultivated.
MERE om hederne…
One of the small towns you will pass through is Vindblæs. In Vindblæs you will find an old windmill. The old tail says that Vindblæs got its name, when a storm blow all the houses over. The town was then rebuilt around the church.
Hiking further to the south, you will hike through the Golf town of Gatten. Every golfer in Denmark knows this place – it is where you will find the best golfhotel in Denmark and it is here the European Golf Tournament, Made in Denmark, is held every year.
When arriving in Aars, be sure to check out the sights.
Aars is one of the oldest settlements in Denmark. The first settlers came to the area approx. 2000 years ago – and they were called Kimbrere/Cimbre. People from Himmerland is also called “Kimbrerne”.
Explore the history of Aars at Vesthimmerlands Museum which contains more than 12.000 years of history. For instance, you can experience the famous Gundestrupkarret which was found close by at Rævemosen.
In Aars you can also experience how the every day technology has developed the last 100 years at the Nutids Museum (The museum of the Present). It contains a great deal of affects from the every day life.
Aars is also known for its high culture from the world famous artist Per Kirkeby, who has designed many of the buildings and sculptures in the city.