Ebeltoft, Denmark: Colorful Cobblestone Streets & a Sunny Harbor

January 21, 2019 16 Comments

During my month in Aarhus, Denmark, I took a lot of day and weekend trips to smaller towns in the area. One of my Danish classmates recommended Ebeltoft, and I think it was my favorite day trip! It was a small town, and I had the whole town to myself on an early Sunday morning. Ebeltoft has a pretty, old section of town with colorful houses and cobblestone streets, and it also has a beautiful waterfront and harbor! 🙂

Ebeltoft, Denmark: Colorful Cobblestone Streets & a Sunny Harbor

Things to do in Ebeltoft

Ebeltoft became a town in 1301, and the historic half-timbered houses date back a few centuries. They were restored in 1960, and they are still being used today! If you’re looking for more things to do in Ebeltoft other than the historic part of town, there’s also a glass museum and the largest wooden ship in the world that you can take a tour of on the marina.

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Cobblestone streets in Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Pink flower in Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Half timber houses in Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark
Ebeltoft town hall

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft only has 6,000 residents most of the year, but in the summer, it can increase to 60,000 because so many Danes have summer houses in the area. Even if it’s a popular holiday spot for Danes, it wasn’t crowded at all, especially early in the morning.

Cobblestone streets in Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Colorful buildings in Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Yellow house in Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Colorful town in Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Cafe in Ebeltoft, Denmark

I stopped in a cafe for some coffee and pie and it was delicious!

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Half timber house in Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Window boxes in Denmark

Flower boxes in Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Flower boxes in Denmark

Half timber houses in Denmark

Pink house in Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Pink flowers in Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Pink house in Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Bikes in Denmark

Windmill in Ebeltoft, Denmark

Cathedral in Ebeltoft, Denmark

Since it was Sunday morning when I was in Ebeltoft, I went to the morning service at Ebeltoft Church. Archaeological digs have shown that there were chapels on that spot dating back even before the town was established in 1301! There are still parts of the foundation from the earliest churches underneath the church today.

Cathedral in Ebeltoft, Denmark

Cathedral in Ebeltoft, Denmark

Museum in Ebeltoft, Denmark
The Glasmuseet Ebeltoft

Boats in Ebeltoft, Denmark

After church, I walked along the marina. It was a really pretty summer day, so there were lots of people swimming and sailing on the water. There wasn’t a beach to easily get into the water, but I did get to dip my toes in and the water felt nice on a hot day!

Boat museum in Ebeltoft, Denmark

Frigate Jylland, the wooden ship that is now a museum

Boats in Ebeltoft, Denmark

Boats in Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Boat museum in Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ocean view in Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ocean view in Ebeltoft, Denmark

Turqoise ocean in Denmark

Turqoise ocean in Denmark

Turqoise ocean in Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft, Denmark is easy to get to, and it’s only an hour bus ride from Aarhus (and you can see the Kalø Castle ruins on the way). So if you’re staying in Aarhus, Ebeltoft is an easy day trip, and I definitely recommend it! 🙂

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16 Comments

  1. Reply

    Caroline

    January 27, 2019

    I went to Denmark but somehow did not end up here! Definately need to go back it is picture perfect. Thank you for sharing this hidden gem.

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 27, 2019

      I hope you can go back! 🙂

  2. Reply

    Linnea

    January 26, 2019

    I loved this post! I’m touring around Denmark this summer, and I’ll need to visit this town! How was it from Aarhus?

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 26, 2019

      That’s awesome! I definitely recommend visiting! It was only about an hour from Aarhus

  3. Reply

    Christine

    January 26, 2019

    What a cute town! Just added this to my list for when we eventually go to Denmark!

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 26, 2019

      I hope you can go soon! 🙂

  4. Reply

    The.Holidaymaker

    January 26, 2019

    Yeah, I have been seeing your beautiful photos on IG, and now see your post. They have inspired me to add Denmark to my must travel list. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to go.

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 26, 2019

      I hope you can go soon! 🙂

  5. Reply

    Sophie Pearce

    January 26, 2019

    Wow! those pretty houses and cobbled streets are gorgeous. I’m in LOVE with that black windmill. It looks like a fairytale village, that’s popped straight out of a postcard. Thanks for sharing.
    Sophie | http://thirdeyetraveller.com

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 26, 2019

      It really is like a fairytale! It was amazing! 🙂

  6. Reply

    Rachel

    January 26, 2019

    I have this problem where I never get through my travel to-do list because I find out about a place I’ve never heard of, or something I didn’t know about, and then I immediately become obsessed with going there – this is most definitely one of those cases! Absolutely gorgeous pics.

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      Julia

      January 26, 2019

      Thank you! 🙂 I have the same problem!!

  7. Reply

    Lynne Nieman

    January 26, 2019

    What a charming little town! I love places like this. Beautiful images!!

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 26, 2019

      Thank you! 🙂

  8. Reply

    Eric

    January 21, 2019

    I’m surprised that ship is larger than the USS Constitution!

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 21, 2019

      Yeah it was really big!

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