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Daugbjerg Kalkgruber

Dybdalsvej 18C
8800 Viborg

Daugbjerg Kalkgruber

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Outside the cozy town of Daugbjerg you can experience Scandinavia's oldest limestone mines.

Go underground with the entire family, association or school and explore the exciting and unique limestone mines. Feel the atmosphere in the crooked mazes, which were once the workplace of hardworking miners. In the dim atmosphere, the silence is heard and you can sense the cries of the many bats that hibernate in the mines.


Here you can hear the story of Jens Langkniv - the Robin Hood of that time, highwaymen and other people who passed the time in the caves of the mines.

Book a guided tour of the mines, and listen to the stories about the mine's history, Jens Lang knife, bats and much more.


17-23000 bats hibernate in the limestone mines. The bats can easily be seen in the spring and autumn months where they hang visible in the dark galleries.


Millions of years ago, when the world was very young the limestone was formed from dead crustaceans. This was advantageous many years later, when in medieval buildings lime was used as mortar in castles, fortresses, churches and monasteries. With the location of the limestone mine near Hærvejen it was easy with the help of oxcarts to reach the major markets and construction sites throughout Jutland and northern Germany.


The mines maintain a constant temperature and humidity, and with this; nature has created ideal conditions for storing and maturing cheese. The cheese can be purchased at the visitor center.


After the tour in the mines, it is advisable to go on a calm and peaceful hiking trip in the old and beautiful Dybdalskov, in which Daugbjerg Mines is located. The forest invites for many kinds of outdoor activities, for example role play, geocatch and orienteering.


Besides conference facilities, Daugbjerg Kalkgruber has a banquet room and a fireplace. Therefore, there are many opportunities to organize events in extremely authentic and subtle settings.

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