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The eastern part of Jutland is a variety of landscape types such as lush, green areas, big forests, coasts with fine beaches and busy and interesting towns. The green and hilly East Jutland has been formed by the glaciers of the Glacial Age. Where the meltwater made its way through the landscape, valleys, ravines and deep fiords were formed, and about 14,000 years ago, when the ice withdrew, a beautiful and hilly moraine landscape appeared.
Along the coast of Kattegat, on Djursland and Mols, and south of Aarhus there are a lot of lovely and family friendly beaches with fine sand, and here the water is low and the sea rather calm, perfect for a swim.
Aarhus is the second biggest city of Denmark, and here you have an abundance of landmarks and cultural offers and activities for all the family, not to mention the shopping possibilities. Pay a visit to Aros, the art museum of Aarhus, or take all the family to Den Gamle By (the old town) to experience what Aarhus looked like from the 16th century to the 19th century. Each year in August and start of September the Aarhus Festuge (festival week) takes place, and it is one the biggest art and culture festivals in North Europe.
You will find some of the minor towns in Jutland, for instance Horsens and Skanderborg, south of Aarhus. Charming Skanderborg is famous for its big and beautiful music festival taking place in August. Horsens has the only industrial museum in Denmark, and in the northern part of the town is Horsens state prison, today transformed into a museum.