There are only a few places in Denmark where you can find such large, contiguous nature areas as the Danish North Sea Nature Park, which lies like a belt up to nine kilometres wide on the North Sea coast from Blåvandshuk to Nymindegab. In the Danish North Sea Nature Park there is a lot to learn about nature and cultural history, about life on the North Sea coast, about bunkers and German refugees, about red deer, bird migration, fascinating oak bushes buried under sand and the renatured lake Filsø. All with the help of the user-friendly and free app in three languages with over 500 unique texts, detailed maps, interesting hiking and cycling routes and beautiful photos.
At the extreme tip of Denmark's westernmost point you can stand in the surf with one leg in the Wadden Sea, the national World Heritage, and the other in the Danish North Sea Nature Park - overlooking Denmark's largest offshore wind energy parks outside on the sandbank Horns Rev. The place was once one of the most dangerous in the world with hundreds of shipping accidents on your conscience and is still a place full of vivid history due to the continuous flooding of driftwood.
Lake Filsø was once Denmark's second largest lake, but was drained for agricultural reasons. In 2012, however, the lake was restored as part of one of the largest renaturalisation projects in Denmark's history.
From the Stone Age until 1848, Filsø Lake northwest of Varde was a huge heath lake. With its 2,800 hectares, Filsø is Jutland's largest lake and Denmark's second largest. But only four years later most of the water was pumped off to use the land for agriculture, and in 1940-1947 the rest of the lake was drained and cultivated.
In 2010 the foundation Aage V. Jensen Naturfond bought the lake Filsø. Two years later, the foundation restored the original lake and created a unique nature reserve for both animals and people. The new lake is an important resting place for 234 bird species, including the rare salmon swallows, cranes, herons, spoonbills and the mighty white-tailed eagle. More and more fish species are being added and nature lovers of all nationalities flock to the 915 hectare bird paradise to enjoy the many birds - and the nature spectacle "Sort Sol" (Black Sun - Air Ballet of the Starlings) can also be seen at Lake Filsø.
At Denmark's westernmost point stands the lighthouse of Blåvandshuk, which has been leading the maritime traffic around the sandbank Horns Rev since 1900. From the lighthouse and the surrounding dunes you have a fantastic view over the North Sea.
Blåvandshuk is Denmark's westernmost point and the whole landscape around Blåvand is highly shaped by the forces of the North Sea.
The 39 m high lighthouse warns shipping of the Horns Rev sandbank, which stretches 40 kilometres west into the sea. Before the construction of the lighthouse in 1900, sailors feared this fairway because so many ships had crashed here.
The panoramic view from the 39 m high lighthouse can be enjoyed after climbing 170 steps, and in clear weather you can see up to the offshore wind farms at a distance of 14 and 30 kilometres from the coast.