Husby Klitplantage Ruten - Bunker


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Frederik the 7th had an influence on Husby Klitplantage

In the dune plantation in western Denmark you can see the greatness and you can feel small in the middle of the vast landscape.

The history of the plantation started with a historical walk. Here went four gifted dune farmers, who in 1856 laced the hiking shoes and went all the way to the king to complain about the parish's distress: Husby was drowning. Not in the otherwise undulating waves of the North Sea, but in sand. Sand escape has been a problem that has characterized the area and life here for many generations. Back in the 16th century, the king forbade the removal of vegetation from the area. All plants could help in keeping the fly sand. But in 1856 it became too much anyway. The fields were sandy and Husby parish would soon be covered. The sand was already reaching piles in front of the church.

Fortunately, the king, who at this time was called Frederick the 7th, was responsive to the problems of the peasants. He even gave them a hefty travel allowance so that at least they didn't have to go all the way back, and in 1858, the first dune plant, Drewsen, arrived at Husby. It became the starting point for Husby Dune Plantation and thus the end of the violent sand escape.

You can experience Husby Dune Plantation on a 15 km hike in the raw and unspoilt West Jutland nature.