Famed as the birthplace of Lego and home to its original factory, Billund lies in the heart of Denmark. It’s known for its family-friendly attractions, including a Lego theme park and the largest water park in Scandinavia. It also offers access to one of Denmark’s most impressive Viking Age runestones.
Things to do in Billund
Travelling with kids? Don’t miss a visit to Legoland Billund, which was the first of its kind in the world when it opened in 1968 adjacent to the original Lego factory. Explore its nine themed zones, including the ever-popular Mini Land where global monuments have been recreated in miniature. Also nearby is the Givskud Zoo where you can get up close to lions, giraffes and zebras on an African-style safari bus ride.
Nestled between Legoland and Billund is the Skulpturpark, a 1.3-kilometre-long nature trail that’s dotted with contemporary works of art. Some of Denmark’s most celebrated sculptors are represented in the collection, with many of the works designed to be interacted with and climbed atop. Opposite sprawls the Lalandia amusement park, which encompasses child-friendly play areas, a mini-golf course and the Aquadome water park.
If you’re interested in Denmark’s Viking history, don’t miss a visit to Kongernes Jelling, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed monument created by King Harald Bluetooth in the 10th century. Marvel at its carved runestones and learn about life for Valhalla warriors as well as the nation’s transition to Christianity.
Getting around Billund
Billund Airport is a five-minute drive from the city centre and has flights to destinations across Europe while Copenhagen is around three hours by road. Buses are the main means of getting around the area, with the city centre compact enough to explore on foot.