Geographical location

Djursland [ dju ʔʀslanʔ ː ] is a 1200 km ² large peninsula in eastern Jutland. Djurslands north and east coasts provide smooth dar. To the south is the coast, however, richly structured by numerous spits, peninsulas and bays. In the middle Djurslands extends the silted Kolindsund.

Administratively located Djursland divided into municipalities Norddjurs and Syddjurs that belong to Region Midtjylland.


In the Neolithic period, the Danes call the Neolithic period, informed the Sund Djursland, later he was by the land uplift to the lake ( 11th and 12th centuries ), and ultimately to farmland. On an island in the Sound, the two mounds of Barkjær were. In the east Djurslands the weakening industrial and port city located Grenaa ( 14454 inhabitants). In the ridge hills of Mols of Agri Bavnehøj counts with 137 m to the higher mountains in Denmark.

The South of Djursland are upstream several peninsulas, this includes Mols, a moraine. It covers in particular the western of the small peninsulas. Heath, sand, forest and pastures dominate the landscape. Its inhabitants are called the East Frisian Denmark seen that outlined the folklorist Evald Tang Kristensen literary. About the inhabitants of the peninsula, the Molboer, coursing own jokes, called Molbohistorier that resemble the jokes about the residents of Aarhus, the Århushistorier, very. On the southern edge of the Mols Helgenaes peninsula projecting into the Århusbucht and to the southeast lies the Djurslands Hasnæs Peninsula. On it is located on the eastern coast of the Bay of Ebeltoft Vig the picturesque country town of Ebeltoft ( 7528 inhabitants), which is very rural and especially tourism.


Djursland is known for its parish churches ( Church of Agri, Church of Auning, Church of Ebeltoft ). The Church of Thorsager is the only round church in Jutland and dates from the 13th century. Castles (Claus Holm, Løvenholm, Rose Holm and Skaføgaard ) and manors ( Gammel Estrup ) reflect the ostjütische Gutskultur.

Below the village Knebel is the ruins of the medieval castle Kalø a causeway connecting the plant to the mainland.

There are numerous prehistoric monuments, including Tustruper the burial ground, the dolmens at Dystrup Sø in Stenvad and Poskær Stenhus. There are preserved some rune stones in the churches of Øster Alling, Kolind, Rimsø and Virring. In the northern part of the peninsula, a detailed study on the soils, the settlement behavior and the type and condition of the total of 158 lithic proven ancient sites was carried out in the region. One third of it is no longer maintained. While the settlements shifted flexibly over the millennia, their total number remained from prehistoric times to the 18th century rather constant.

A special feature is the mask stone at the Sjellebro ( bridge over the Sjelle ) on the A21.