Southern Denmark offers a wealth of inspiring meeting and
- large or small - with a total of 20,000 hotel rooms and every modern convenience. Add to that plenty of cultural and
and a rich natural and urban life within a short
Region Southern Denmark (Region Syddanmark) consists of 22 municipalities, with the 3 most populous
Vejle, respectively. approx. 187,000, 114,000 and 105,000 inhabitants. Fano Municipality has the region's lowest population of approx. 3,000 inhabitants. 3 of the
region´s 22 municipalities were merged with other municipalities in the recent local government:
Fredericia and Fano.
With a population of approx. 1.2 million. the Region of Southern
Denmark´s third largest region by Denmark (1.7 million.) and Gauteng (1.27 m.). The region is in area the second largest of 12.191 km ², only surpassed by Region Midtjylland 13.142 km ².
Region Syddanmark Damhaven 12 7100 Vejle
Tlf. 76 63 10 00 Fax: 76 63 20 00
CVR nr.: 29190909
Telefontid: Mandag - torsdag kl. 8.00 - 15.30
Fredag kl. 8.00 - 14.00
Government functions in Region of Southern Denmark carried out by the State Administration of Southern Denmark.
LEGOLAND® Billund is Denmark’s most famous and popular amusement park for families and children of all ages. With so much fun, speed and action for the whole family, is just one day enough?
Set your imagination free – on land, at sea, and in the airLEGOLAND is a fantastic world of imaginative family experiences that focus on children – a place where you can set your imagination free on land, at sea, or in the air. And there’s always plenty to choose from, no matter whether you prefer action or relaxation.
Visit Dybbøl Mill
, A Danish national symbol The story of Dybbøl Mill is one of war, burnings and four re-building,
which today means that Dybbøl Mill is one of the country's most famous national symbols.
The first edition of the mill was built in wood, and was completed in 1745. which unfortunately burned down 55år later due to lightning. The compensation which was bricked up, did not stop against the Germans shelling in the first war in 1850.
War of 1864 was tough at the mill, which once again had to suffer a harsh fate. After the war, the new mill was built, and was also intact after reunification in 1920. It had to be reinstated again in 1936 after having been burned down due to an electrical fault. The version of the mill still stands today and is the one you can experience at Dybbøl Banke.
Just like Legoland Givskud also only 30 minutes drive from the Hotel Australia. In the park you can see lions being fed, a ride on the savannah or enjoy a picnic. Givskud Zoo is open from April to October. www.givskudzoo.dk
Region of Southern Denmark The Region of Southern Denmark is the bridge between eastern and western Denmark and the gateway to the European continent. It is the only region in Denmark connected with another country - Germany. The total area of the region is 12,191 square kilometres. The region has about 1.2 million inhabitants.
Employment and jobs
There are just over 600,000 jobs in the region. Public and personnel services constitute the largest business sector in the region (34%). The second largest is the retail, hotel and restaurant business, which employs 19% of the region's citizens. This is closely followed by the manufacturing industry, the financial sector and the service industry, which have an employment rate of 18%.
Region Syddanmark has a lot to offer. Click to view a larger map
Competences in the region
The Region of Southern Denmark is a development-oriented and innovative region with great potential as a bridge-builder between the rest of Denmark and Germany.
The region has the third-largest university in the country, the University of Southern Denmark, with education and research facilities in
and Sønderborg/Flensburg. In addition, Aalborg University Centre, AUC, has a campus in Esbjerg – Aalborg University Esbjerg.
Within health research and education, the university works closely with Odense University Hospital (OUH), one of the largest and most modern hospitals in Scandinavia. OUH is highly specialised within heart and coronary diseases, limb replants, cancer and treatment of difficult wounds.
Fast growing industries
In addition to the health sector, the Region of Southern Denmark has one of the fastest-growing industrial areas that run parallel with the motorway from the German borders up through the region. Initially, heavy industry was the main sector, but has since been joined by a wide range of import/export and trading firms.
Several of the region's companies are world-renowned. They include Lego in Billund, Lindø in Munkebo, the offshore industry in
Esbjerg, Gumlink near
Vejle , Danfoss in
Nordborg and ECCO Denmark in
Funen is known for its many castles and manor houses, half-timbered buildings, dikes and hedgerows, which is mostly good loamy soils on Funen, and efficient agriculture on Funen, covering nearly 80% of the island, only 10% is covered by forest.
East-fyn is intensively cultivated, where Huge stately as Egeskov castle -
- Hvedholm Slot - manors and medium-sized farms with small woodlands dominate the landscape.
The coastal area has many orchards. North and West Funen is fertile moraine with many farms gathered in villages. Near the Baring Vig you will find fruit and vegetable production and around Odense Canal Many nurseries with large greenhouses. The area east of Assens is characterized by sugar beet growing (The white gold).