Cobbled streets, centuries-old churches and a picturesque setting on a coastal fjord make Ringkobing one of the prettiest towns on the Jutland peninsula. Bask on sandy North Sea beaches, admire historic architecture and enjoy some of the freshest seafood in Denmark.
Things to do in Ringkøbing
Strolling around the cobbled old town is one of the best ways to enjoy Ringkobing. Algade, Strandgade and Ostergade are three of the most beautiful streets, lined with well-preserved buildings from the 19th century. Many have been reimagined as atmospheric cafes and boutiques.
Walk down to the harbour to take in the stunning water views and enjoy fish and chips by the waterfront. Seafood is a staple in Ringkobing, with most restaurants serving herring, mussels, oysters and lobster caught in the North Sea.
Ringkobing Church dates back to the 15th century and is topped by an impressive red-brick tower. In addition to the gleaming organ built in the 1800s, you’ll notice modern additions like an altarpiece painted by contemporary Danish artist, Arne Haugen Sørensen.
Spend the day birdwatching at the Tipperne Nature Reserve, a protected habitat that attracts migratory birds from across Europe. Stretch your legs on the family-friendly walking trails and climb up the watchtower for sweeping views over the wetlands.
Søndervig Beach has been attracting Danish holidaymakers since the 19th century. It’s fringed by grass-covered dunes and patrolled by lifeguards in the summer, making it popular with families. Strong winds have helped establish Ringkobing as one of the top wind and kite surfing destinations in Denmark. Lessons are a great introduction to the adrenaline-fuelled water sport.
Getting around Ringkøbing
Ringkobing is compact and easy to get around on foot. Rental cars offer the freedom to explore the Jutland peninsula at your own pace. Copenhagen is a 3.5-hour drive away and four hours by train.