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Hike Through Danish UNESCO World Heritage – Dyrehaven

A private guided hike in the footsteps of the kings through Jægersborg Deer Park close to Copenhagen, Denmark.

Do you want to experience something different? And wouldn’t it be nice to leave the city, relax and exercise while you at the same time experience fragments of Denmark’s history up close? Try this pleasant guided slow travel tour in the old royal forest north of the capital Copenhagen.

Join a true slow travel tour through a Danish UNESCO World Heritage site

Join a light hike with a focus on cultural history in Jægersborg Deer Park (in Danish: Dyrehaven), the old royal forest. One of Denmark’s 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites is located in The Deer Park: The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand. You get to explore the paths and glades of the old hunting system which were set by one of the absolute kings of Denmark 350 years ago. The king controlled the nature so it became easy to practice the par force hunting, his passion.

Photos from the tour – click at the photos to view a bigger version

More than 2,000 free-range wild deer live in The Deer Park, many of them are descendants of the deer from the time of the par force hunting. As we walk through the less visited paths you get a unique change to look lots of deer right in the eyes. The deer are too a great photo opportunity. And as this is a true slow travel hike we will take our time to watch the deer.

A light hike with many good stories and Danish ‘hygge’

In the centre of the well-tended forest is The Hermitage Royal Hunting Lodge (in Danish: Eremitageslottet). The beautiful Baroque hunting lodge thrones on a small hill and from here there is a fine view of both Sweden and The Hermitage Plain (in Danish: Eremitagesletten). We take a nice break here and have a chat and you will experience the famous Danish ’hygge’.

During the hike you will also experience burial mounds and the landscape formed by the Glacial Age. And you will hear about Denmark’s first soccer match; a buried treasure; a duel over offended honour; and of course the world’s oldest, still-existing amusement park, Dyrehavsbakken. I will show you places and tell you stories about The Deer Park that even many Danes do not know.

But you can also relax and recharge while walking. This is a slow travel tour so let your thoughts drift and sense nature. Look at the deer, hear the twittering birds and feel the sun and wind – and maybe rain – on your body.

The light hike gives you the opportunity to experience both a UNESCO World Heritage site and relax and exercise in the nature close to Copenhagen. The hike is 7 km/4.5 miles in an easily accessible terrain.


  • UNESCO World Heritage: The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand
  • 2,000 free-range wild deer
  • The Hermitage Royal Hunting Lodge (only from the outside)
  • Unknown paths and stories
  • Dyrehavsbakken, the world’s oldest amusement park
  • Good photo opportunities
  • Exercise, relax and recharge – we walk at a leisurely pace suitable for most people.

Important to know

See the possibility here below for a tour with more experiences (at Experience more)

Do you want to experience Hike Through Danish UNESCO World HeritageBook your private tour here

NOTE: The itinerary of this private guided tour can be changed due to your wishes. Please contact Slow Tours Copenhagen and together we will make the itinerary that suits your group.

What’s included

  • Guiding and planning
  • My services as your personal certified tourist guide
  • Recommendations for more experiences.

Please notice

  • wear good walking shoes even though the terrain is easily accessible
  • the tour will run no matter how the weather is.

Do you want to experience Hike Through Danish UNESCO World HeritageBook your private tour here

Experience more: UNESCO World Heritage and Danish Architecture

Combine the hike in Jægersborg Deer Park with a private guided tour through the architecture designed by the Danish architect Arne Jacobsen.
There is a break for lunch or coffee (not included) between the 2 tours.
Contacts Slow Tours Copenhagen to book a combined tour

Notice, you will not visit the interior of The Hermitage Royal Hunting Lodge on this tour. Access to the Hunting Lodge is only on prebooked, guided tours. Please contact me if you are interested in a hike that can be combined with a guided tour inside The Hermitage Royal Hunting Lodge.

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