Mols Bjerge National Park

 Mols Bjerg National Park



Location: Grenaavej 12, 8410 Rønde, Central Jutland  Map

Area: 180 sq km (69 sq mi)

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Description of Mols Bjerge National Park

Mols Bjerge National Park or Mols Hills is a small national preserved situated in the Central Jutland region of Denmark. Mols Bjerge National Park is fairly small in size, but its picturesque landscape with unique biosphere makes it an important national reserve. Additionally it contains several historical monuments of the Bronze Age. Mols Bjerge National Park is covered by a network of hiking trails in the hills of the park that covers an area of 180 sq km (69 sq mi). Some of its most popular destinations are lakes Stubb and Lange. Additionally there are several ruins of Bronze Age settlements, ruins of Kalo Castle, preserved remains of the famous frigate "Jutland" and the Museum of Glass. You can hike through the Mols Bjerge National Park or take a bike.


National concept
The concept, National Park, does not imply a conservation or nationalization, but rather a declaration of intent that natural and cultural values ​​must be promoted and their accessibility and dissemination must be strengthened. In the Mols Bjerge National Park, this is done through a secretariat set up for this, among other things. are employed nature intermediaries. The private landowners in the area are aware of whether the concept of the Mols Bjerge National Park can be used as a politically controlled entrance to restrict landowners' ownership.

The designated area extends from the forests at the bottom of Kalø Vig / Egens Vig at Kalø Castle east to Skramsø Plantation and Stubbe Sø; in a small intestine along the Stmbe Lake drainage, the park continues to the Kattegat at Jernhatten, and in an area to the north along the coast with a few small forests and Nørresø at the manor Rugård. South of Stubbe Lake, the park continues down Ebeltoft Vig with Ahl Hage to Gåsehage on the southern tip of Mols, and along the coast north by Elsegårde. Some marine areas are also included in the National Park.

High hills
In the middle of the Mols Bjerge national park lies the protected part of the Mols Mountains, with hills that reach 137 meters in height, where there are views of eg. The Bay of Aarhus, Ebeltoft Vig, Rønde, Aarhus and southern Djursland. Mols Bjerge is connected to other natural areas to the north by Femmøller, and around Lyngsbækgård and on to large plantations in the north. South of the Mols Mountains, the area around Begtrup Vig and thus the northwest coast of the Helgenæs peninsula becomes part of the national park. Helgenæs is not included in the park, which is due to local residents' uncertainty about the property rights problem, although it could be considered natural to include Helgenæs in the park from a landscape perspective.

Mols Bjerge National Park was inaugurated on 29 August 2009. The establishment was announced by Environment Minister Troels Lund Poulsen on 17 January 2008.