The establishment of the Birgittiner convent in approx. 1446 resulted in the rapid sprouting of trade and craft industries. Mariager is called the “City of Roses” and is an idyllic town with cobblestone streets and old timber-framed houses. The town abounds with shops, fine restaurants and lodging establishments. The town’s history is also recounted at Mariager Museum and is evident in the impressive Abbey Church. Hotel Postgården is situated at the quaint town-square where you can also find the Tourist Office, which is housed in the former Town Hall dating back to 1822.
The town’s biggest attraction is Denmark’s Salt Center, located at the harbour. Here you can learn all about the history of salt, visit “subterranean” salt mines, or swim in “The Dead Sea.” Denmark’s Salt Center is an experience for the whole family.
In the summer months take a trip with the Mariager-Handest Vintage Railway – 15 kilometers of nature at its best. The station is located at the harbour, where you will also find the “paddle steamer,” Svanen, which offers daily cruises along Mariager Fjord. You can also combine the Vintage Railway and Svanen in “triangle trip.”
The nature surrounding Mariager offers plentiful opportunities for hiking, bicycling, fi shing and sailing. From Hohøj, Scandinavian’s highest Bronze Age burial mound, there is a fabulous panoramic view. In the gorgeous Dania area between Mariager and Hadsund is the area’s largest company, Akzo Nobel Salt A/S, which produces over 600,000 tons of salt annually. A little further towards Hadsund, is the idyllic water mill Aa Mølle, which serves today as a conference center and hotel just across from MariagerFjord Golfclub, which boasts a breathtaking view of Mariager Fjord.