Viborg is one of the oldest towns in Denmark, with Viking settlements dating back to the 8th century. Its central location gave the town great strategic importance, in political and religious matters, during the Middle Ages. A motte-and-bailey-type castle was once located in the town. Viborg takes its name from a combination of two words: Wii, meaning a holy place, and berg, meaning a hill.
We had free tickets – thanks Viktor – to travel by tourist boat and via a funny little train around Viborg. It was good to see some of the sights. We have discovered, through experience, that the bus is often waaay ahead of schedule.
The little train or more correctly, the ‘Viborg folkebladstoget’, took us to the lakes via the old town. I need to return, in the very early morning or evening, to take some photos. Particularly keen to shoot in the twisty, cobblestones of ‘Nameless Street’ (so called as it did not have a name on an early map).
A pleasant hour was spent cruising the lakes on the Margrethe 1. I have never seen a captain use a safety mirror to navigate before but as we entered the southern lake I noticed this below:
There are some lovely residences around the lake. Many would be a quite idyllic places to live, with quaint boats moored at private piers, we all thought.