Billund

Centrally located on Denmark’s mainland, the birthplace of LEGO offers much more than a theme park.

A trip to Billund also treats you to sandy beaches, vibrant port towns and the fascinating history of the Jutland Peninsula.

Getting Around

Only a few kilometres from the city, the airport has good public transport links to the centre and main attractions, including free airport and LEGOLAND shuttles in the summer months. Billund has no train station but there are plenty of bus connections, as well as taxis, cars and bikes for hire.

Language

Danish

Time Difference

1 hr ahead of GMT

Currency

Krone

Neighbourhoods To See

Billund is a modest town surrounded by moors, woods and meadows, so most visitors lodge near attractions such as LEGOLAND and Lalandia holiday resort.

Stay in town for a taste of authentic local life amid narrow streets, a fine Romanesque 13th century church, a Dutch-style windmill and an exhibition hall. You’ll find plenty of local restaurants serving up traditional dishes from herring to meatballs.

Essential Sights

LEGOLAND

This famous miniature world includes a staggering 20 million tiny bricks, used to build nine lands plus the innovative LEGO House, packed with interactive experiences and jaw-dropping models by master builders.

Company Town Path

A leisurely walking trail exploring Billund’s cultural history and transformation from tiny heathland village into high-tech hub. Landmarks include Løvehuset (The Lion's House), built by LEGO founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen in 1924.

Ribe

A 50-minute drive from Billund takes you to Denmark’s oldest town, full of crooked cottages, winding streets and the beautiful Wadden Sea National Park, famed for its birdlife, grey seals and harbour porpoises.

Royal Jelling

Billund is in the heart of Viking land so don’t miss these spectacular 10th century standing stones, raised by the Viking king Gorm and his son Harald Bluetooth to celebrate the conquest of Norway and Denmark.

Givskud Zoo

A short drive from Billund, this zoo and safari park offers huge open enclosures with African savannah species including rhinos, antelopes, giraffes and zebras – plus one of the largest prides of lions in Northern Europe.

Food and Drink

Billund’s small food scene offers fast food and traditional fare, with cosy pub-style restaurants further out in the magnificent countryside and fresh seafood on Jutland’s east coast.

Events

MAY | Ribe International Viking Market

Recreates an authentic Viking market day in the town centre.

JULY | In Vorbasse (10 miles south of Billund)

Denmark’s largest market features horse traders and dealers selling anything you can think of, plus plenty of food and drink stalls.

AUGUST | Triangle Festival Week

This event hosts cultural festivals around east Jutland with a focus on arts, music and literature, as well as the region's history and natural environment.

SEPTEMBER | Ribe Wine Festival

A festival bringing wine producers from all over the world to the city's streets.

DECEMBER | Kolding Light Festival

Denmark’s biggest, with hundreds of installations, videos and light shows, ending with a spectacular firework display.

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