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THE HISTORY OF THE CITY OF MUSSELS

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The name Løgstør is mentioned for the first time in 1514, but in more recent times the town has been known as The City of Mussels due to its central location in the Limfjord mussel industry.  The town is rich in history and has an exciting market town atmosphere. 

In former times the town’s citizens were protected by the town watchmen, who made their nightly rounds, calling out the hour and singing “watchmen’s ditties.”  On certain days of the week throughout the summer you too can experience the watchmen in full regalia telling tall tales about life in olden days. At the Limfjord Museum you will find a less romantic overview of the history of both The City of Mussels and the Limfjord. Here you can also see Denmark’s longest museum object, one of the seven wonders of north Jutland. Also at the museum you can view a boat works, the restoration of Lodsen, Løgstør’s old pilot boat, and a large collection of historical vessels that plied the Limfjord.  As the name City of Mussels suggests, mussels play an important role in the town’s gastronomic and artistic venues, such as Havneatelieret and Galleri Fiskehuset on Kunstnertorvet, and in several of the town’s restaurants.  Over the summer you can experience a festive atmosphere down at the harbor, especially during the Mussel Harvest Festival in April, the Mussel Festival in July, and the Maritime Festival in September. Then the town buzzes with more activity than any time earlier in its 500-yer history.

Find more inspiration for your holiday along Himmerland West Coast

90 km. Limfjord

Culinary experiences

Raw foodstuffs of the highest quality and numerous creative chefs serving these delicacies for you make Himmerland West Coast a decided goal for every adventurous foodie.

Children Activities

Himmerland’s West Coast offers lots of opportunities for having children be active with fun experiences on the water and along the coast.  From free play and its excitement to educational arrangements, expeditions, crab-catching and seal-watching safaris.

Maritime atmosphere

Along the Limfjord you will find a chain of fine small yacht harbors.  They are atmospheric travel destinations, whether you come by water or land.  Heist your sails or pack your bike bags and take as one example this little tour of a handful of the most atmospheric.

 

 

Experiences for everyone

Himmerland offers an impressive variety of entertaining, educational, hyggelige, delicious and spectacular experiences along its 90-kilometer-long west coast.  Possibilities abound for young and old, tall and small, thick and thin, and everyone in between.

Nature experiences

Fresh air, sun-burned noses and rosy cheeks.  Isn’t it wonderful that the best experiences are quite free as a rule?  Here are five ideas for wonderful experiences in Nature that you can take home free and clear from your visit to Himmerland’s West Coast.

Camping

Himmerland’s West Coast offers 90 kilometers of Limfjord in which experiences of the natural environment reign supreme.  Here are perfect opportunities to disconnect from everyday life in beautiful natural areas and engage the family through activities on various paths and routes or in the Limfjord itself. 

Active holiday

Are you bursting with energy when on vacation? Or do you want to be?  If so, Himmerland West Coast is your perfect destination.

24 hours on the West Coast of Himmerland

A 90-kilometer-long west coast cannot be experienced in a single day.  But if 24 hours is all you have, here is a suggestion for an optimal use of your time.

Muslingebyen

The name Løgstør is mentioned for the first time in 1514, but in more recent times the town has been known as The City of Mussels due to its central location in the Limfjord mussel industry.  The town is rich in history and has an exciting market town atmosphere. 

Livø

Effectively shielded from the nearest highway by 4-5 kilometers of sky-blue Limfjord waves is hidden one of the Himmerland coast’s best-kept secrets.  There are no cars on Livø and farming on the island is 100% ecological.

From Ice Age to Present

The natural and cultural environment of Vesthimmerland provides a unique glimpse into Denmark’s history over 55 million years — from fossils to Stone Age culture and Viking Age fortifications to medieval cloisters and 19th-century manor estates.

Beaches

Ninety kilometers of west-oriented coastline provides ample opportunity to wrest a couple of days out of one’s vacation calendar in order to sunbathe on the beach while the little ones swim and play in the sand.