Close to the history of Thy

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Over time, the roaring sea and the drift of the sand over land have set their clear footmarks on the entire area of the National Park. At the Tved dune plantation, you will find the old, roman Tved church, which was once surrounded by farmland. However, because of the sand drift, the farms had to move further inland. Inside the church you can see unique murals from the years 1100 to 1500. The largest mural depicts Adam and Eve in the middle of a sand dune landscape where Adam has just picked an apple from the only tree for miles around. In the northern part of the Tvorup dune plantation, which is the oldest plantation in Thy, you will find the Thagårds plantation. Here you can find the remains of the first dune houses in the area, which tell the story of the early dune plantations in the early 1800s. Thy also has Denmark’s highest concentration of Bronze Age grave mounds. The national museum has made excavations, proving that oak, lime and beech grew here in the Stone Age. This evidences a more lush time before the sand forced residents further inland. There is a spectacular view over Vandet Sø (lake) and the North Sea from the hill known as Edshøje.
Other fascinating historical sites:
  • Tvorup church ruins at the Tvorup dune plantation
  • More than 60 grave mounds in Vandet and the Nyrstrup plantations, and at the moors north of Lodbjerg Fyr
  • Redningsvejen (North Sea Trail) from Agger Tange in the south to Bulbjerg in the north