Billund Tourist Attractions
JutlandSituation and ImportanceThe little town of Billund lies in Central Jutland, some 30 km/19mi west of Vejle. It is the headquarters of "LEGO A/S", the factory which produces Lego plastic bricks for children. For some years now Billund has also possessed a further attraction in the shape of a Transport Museum Center."Lego""Lego" in Latin means "I read" or "I put together". However, the inventor of the bricks, Ole Kirk Christiansen, did not know that; he composed the name from two Danish words "leg godt" (play well). Like many Danes, Ole Kirk Christiansen found himself unemployed in the 1930s. A cabinet-maker by trade, he had the idea of producing wooden toys which would arouse the imagination of children. The present factory was founded in 1932. It was in the mid-1950s that the firm went over to making plastic bricks which can be locked together to make houses, etc.The town of Billund is fairly new yet it offers various attractions and sights for tourists. While the primary attraction for children is the vast LegoLand factory, Billund offers plenty of activities for Adults. These include golfing, shopping, cycling, and dining out at the numerous restaurants, cafes and pubs in the town. For visitors looking to spend family time together, consider visiting the prehistoric monuments, natural areas, museums and churches.
Legoland is a large complex featuring colorful structures made of Lego bricks, with famous places recreated on a 1:20 scale.
Center Mobilium (closed)
The Center Mobilium on Ellehammers Allé in Billund is worth a visit. It consists of three museums - an Aviation Museum (Danmarks Flyvemuseum), a Motor Museum (Danmarks Bilmuseum) and the Falck Museum (Falck Museet).In the Aviation Museum visitors can see jet planes and models of spacecraft, as well as a DC3 and a Spitfire; some of the exhibits are under cover, others in the open air. The Motor Museum illustrates the development of the motor car from 1897 to the present day by means of carefully selected specimen cars. In the Museum of the Falck Rescue Service there are fire-engines, breakdown and rescue vehicles, etc. The Falck Rescue Service was founded by Sophus Falck.There are over 60 aircraft in the collection, not all of which are on exhibit.ATTRACTION IS CLOSED.
Lalandia is Scandinavia's largest tropical water park. There are water slides, indoor and outdoor pools, a wave pool, and jacuzzis. Other activities include bowling, fitness centre, archery, beach volleyball, and indoor football to name a few.