Since the first vikings settled in Hobro at Mariager Fjord, the fjord has been the centre of alot of activity. Besides fishing and several ferry crossings, the fjord has also been shipping point - from where the Danish king Christian IV's got lumber for manyt of his building projects in Copenhagen. The large ammount of activity on the fjord has blessed the fjord with several unique diving spots eg. several shiprecks.
GeoCaching is a GPS Treasure Hunt where You, with a GPS device and a set of coordinates, find hidden treasures (caches) in the nature. GeoCaching is a fun family activity for an hour or a day - depends on weather, time and Your temper.
We have hidden a series of 15 caches around Mariager Fjord. This series contains 3 sub-series (1-5, 6-10 and 11-15).
At the Tourist Information offices in Mariagerfjord, You can borrow a backpack with alot of exciting tools for exploring the nature.
With the help of route decribtions and inspirational reading, You can bring Your family on a fun and exciting nature expidition in the woods or at the beach in Mariagerfjord.
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.
In downtown Hobro, you will find a wonderful pedestrian street, with lots of shops and various kinds of entertainment. There is Hobro Museum, which exhibits the Fyrkat findings, and in the old brewery yard is Bies Gaard, where a new microbrewery is in the process of moving in, and which is still the home of the town’s art museum named Kunstetagerne.
It was not until 1854 Hadsund became a merchant town, with the market concentrated around the old ferry yard. The ferry yard was rebuilt 1855, and in the following years merchant’s houses mushroomed along the Aalborg main road.
The trout in Mariager Fjord is not just well fed, but close to obesity. The trout has a unique combination of red, brown and golden shades. And they appear in such large numbers, that it makes trout fishing something quite unique in Denmark and even in Europe.