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Overview over Vittrup Baun
A hillscape reaching 101 meters in height, Vittrup Baun towers over the flatlands west of Bække. The hills are an area of natural beauty with a number of ancient heritage sites, which is why the area is a true gem for those travelling along the Ancient Road. Vittrup Baun is a privately owned landscape of rolling heathland and woodland. The 13-hectares are owned and cared for by a cooperative of landowners. Every year, when the heather blooms, the cooperative holds its annual assembly on the hills. There are information boards. The small hiking trail around the hills is marked with yellow. History Baunehøje was in olden days used for long distance communication. When villagers needed to bring people together, large bonfires were lit on the hills. This was a custom right up until 1840. On the hills you will also see small postaments of concrete, which along with a network of 330 other such stones are used for land survey. Tower The lookout tower lets you benefit from a view 7 meters above ground. In clear weather, you can with the naked eye see the chimney at the Vestkraft power station in Esbjerg to the west and the spires of the Ribe Cathedral to the southwest. To the east, you can see the smokestacks in Vamdrup and under favourable conditions also the new Little Belt Bridge. German Occupation During WWII occupation, the German army used the hills as a lookout and listening post. During the first years of occupation, the soldiers lived in tents but later barracks were built. Their equipment was protected by trenches and barbed wire and even landmines. In the eastern part of the hills you can still see the tracks from this period.
Copyright: Ole Achilles
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9256x4628
Taken: 05/10/2018
Uploaded: 05/10/2018
Updated: 06/01/2019


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