Marselisborg Forests

Marselisborg Skovene (Marselisborg Forests)
South of Aarhus a forest belt streches 7 kilometres along the coast. The part of the forest near the city is known as Marselisborg Skovene (the Marselisborg Forests). The large, continuous and old beech stands which can be seen in this area are quite unique in Denmark.
 
Hilly area
The ground is hilly with deep slopes. In some places the clay soil of the slopes has fallen down so that the trees lean towards the water.
 
Well-preserved trees and nature life 
Around 1820 the forests were badly overcut. Therefore the present trees have practically all been planted after this period. However, some conifers have been planted in this century. 
 
Spread around the forests, especially in Moesgård Skov you will find a few 200-300 year old beech trees which have been preserved for aesthetic reasons. Today they are the breeding place for some species of birds brooding in caves.

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8000 Aarhus C

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    • Aarhus
  • General facilities

    • coach/truck parking
    • kiosk
    • toilet
  • Nature and terrain

    • forest
  • Sports activities

    • marked-out routes

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    Longtitude : 10.206669
    Latitude : 56.126002