Top 8 Things To Do In Billund, Denmark

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If you are an afol (adult fan of lego), there is a very good chance one of the places you would like to travel to is Billund, Denmark. After all, this is the small town’s claim to fame. The origins of the world’s most popular toy date back over 100 years, and it all started in Billund. Many of the town’s most amazing tourists spots focus on these colorful building blocks. The original Legoland, which was designed by Lego inventor Ole Kirk, is in Billund. Billund is also home to the Lego Museum and Ole Kirk’s house. Here’s the top 8 things to do and see in Billund.

1. Legoland Billund Resort

Legoland Billund
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If Billund is known for one thing it’s Lego. This is where the world’s most popular toy got its start. Legoland Billund is the original Legoland, and it was designed by Lego creator Ole Kirk himself. The miniaturized lego version of Copenhagen is a sight to see and almost as colorful and beautiful as the real thing. There are many beautiful displays made out of Lego here, including a giant Star Wars diorama.

Legoland Billund Resort

Address: Nordmarksvej 9, 7190 Billund, Denmark

Website: Legoland Billund Resort

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2. Ole Kirk's House

Ole Kirk's house
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At one time Ole Kirk was a struggling toymaker who only made wooden toys. Eventually he saved his company by introducing interlocking bricks known as Lego. Ole Kirk’s House in Billund is a historical site, and it’s run by the Lego Group. Any fan of history and Lego will want to see this old stone house in person. This is were Lego began.

Ole Kirk's House

Address: Ole Kirks Plads 1, 7190 Billund, Denmark

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3. The Lego House

Lego House - Tree Of Creativity
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Right across from Ole Kirk’s House is the Lego House, which is a massive and sprawling museum that holds nearly every Lego set ever made. If you want to learn everything about Lego then this is the place to go. There is even a gourmet restaurant in the museum. The Lego House is slated to open at the end of September 2017. You can order tickets online for this one of a kind museum. There’s also a cafe and family restaurant. Giant cities made of Lego by extremely talented designers are also on display here. This is a great place to go if you love Lego and architecture.

The Lego House

Address: Ole Kirks Plads 1, 7190 Billund, Denmark

Website: The Lego House

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4. Skulpturpark Billund

Pentagonia - Skulpturpark Billund
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Building and creativity is a theme all throughout Billund, and Skulpturpark is proof of that. This outdoor museum is a great way to experience the beautiful nature while taking in some truly inspiring and sometimes strange pieces of art. Simple and minimalist, this museum is quintessentially Danish.

Skulpturpark Billund

Address: Skovparken 202, 7190 Billund, Denmark

Website: Skulpturpark Billund

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5. Winter World LaLandia

Indoor Ski
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This is another theme park in Billund that gives Legoland a run for its money. Ice and snow is the theme here, and there’s even an indoor ski slope. You can go skating or play Ice bumper cars. Family restaurants and shopping are also available at this very popular theme park. LaLandia is huge and it even has a waterpark and petting zoo! This is a great destination for families that want to have fun.

Winter World LaLandia

Address: Ellehammers Alle 3, 7190 Billund, Denmark

Website: Winter World LaLandia

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6. Old Grocer's Shop

Old grocer store
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In nearby Randbøldal, which is only 15 minutes by car from Billund, you will find a museum that’s meant to give you a look at what life was like over 100 years ago. Shopping for groceries was very different than it is now. The Old Grocer’s Shop shows what small merchant shops in Denmark used to be like. Take a trip back to 1897 when you visit the quaint and historic Old Grocer’s Shop. Afterwards, enjoy some sweets in the courtyard cafe behind the museum. You can even buy Denmark’s famous aquavit alcohol here.

Old Grocer's Shop

Address: Bindeballevej 100, 7183 Randbøldal, Denmark

Website: Old Grocer’s Shop in Danish)

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7. Kongernes Jelling

Jelling - Museet Kongernes Jelling
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Vikings explored the world before many others. They were the ones who really discovered America, and if you want to learn about Vikings then Kongernes Jelling is the place to visit. You can take in the picturesque views and learn about the ancient Viking ruins that are showcased at this museum. A museum about Vikings? It doesn’t get much more Scandinavian than that. Jelling is just 25 minutes from Billund by car.

Kongernes Jelling

Address: Gormsgade 23, 7300 Jelling, Denmark

Website: Kongernes Jelling

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8. Givskud Zoo

Camel at Givskud Zoo
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Givskud Zoo is full of excitement. There is an actual safari park here that you can drive through, and there is even a fantastic Dinosaur park with statues so realistic that you will think you went 65 million years in the past. There are numerous African animals to see here such as lions, rhinos and gorillas. Givskud is about 20 minutes from Billund by car.

Givskud Zoo

Address: Løveparkvej 3, Givskud, 7323 Give, Denmark

Website: Givskud Zoo

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Lego fans from around the world should visit Billund

Legoland Billund Denmark
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Billund is a dream come true for Lego fans of all ages. This is the best place to go if you want to learn the definitive history of how Lego started as a tiny wooden toy company and eventually became a toy powerhouse. The Lego House has a historic collection of every Lego set ever made, including very rare ones that you probably didn’t even known existed. Billund is also a great way to explore the Danish countryside, and a drive from Billund to surrounding communities like Vejle will allow you to experience lush greenery, friendly people and amazing locales.

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