Interactive Park Map
The walking path on the rampart surrounding Naturkraft, culminates on the Panorama Bridge above the main building. The view from here spans several kilometres of the surrounding landscape and you can feel the prevailing west wind. In fact, the wind speed intensifies on its way up the side of the rampart, so that it feels even more powerful up on the Panorama Bridge.
The islands are located outside the ramparts surrounding Naturkraft, but are accessed by a pathway from the park. The islands offer varied activities, tents with a bonfire area and plenty of space for experiences and play.
Slides and sledging
Who will be the first one down– and how quickly? The two slides at Naturkraft have timers, giving you the opportunity to experiment with reducing friction and utilising gravity in order to set a good time. But it also requires that you are quick to push the button.
At Naturkraft, your own strength is put to work when trying out games and activities that need muscle power. On the terrace, you can enjoy an ice cream in the sun, warm up with a cup of coffee, or enjoy a bit of shelter from the west wind, until you are ready to, once again, explore nature’s fascinating universe.
It goes fast and gives you a tickle in your tummy. Basically, it's a zipline as you know it - but at Naturkraft we've added an extra dimension to the familiar activity. Here we promote both play and wonder, and you will therefore meet guides who will have a lot of questions for you. What natural forces are involved when you glide through the air?
The wordmachine is an interactive work that unites art, language and play. Here you can explore various statements about nature. A simple turn of the rollers can turn the balance of power between man and nature upside down. The work encourages conversation, laughter and debate. Should the sentence on the word machine challenge the next person, or is it just crooked poetry?
You can use the pull ferries at Naturkraft to take shortcuts through the park. Or you can race other guests. But regardless of whether you’re the captain or a regular crew member, your arm muscles will be put to work. Because force is definitely required for the cable ferry to move.
The stage in the park occasionally offers special experiences and major events that can only be experienced on specific dates and times. Keep an eye on our calendar if you don't want to miss out on the days when we have something extra special on the programme.
Who is best at keeping their balance? The pillar track through the park allows you to test your balance on a route made of wooden poles.
Sound is pressure waves travelling through the air, or other substances. You can try out how it works at Naturkraft. You can speak quite softly into the megaphone, to the person standing at the other end of the tube, and still be heard – even over longer distances. If you want to be heard through the air, you'll have to speak much louder.
Naturkraft offers countless opportunities for the whole family to go on exciting expeditions. Every day, our guides select special expeditions that are suited to the weather conditions. You can, for example, explore invisible forces, delve into nature's secrets, or become a heat hunter. An expedition will allow you to play your way to new knowledge about nature’s fascinating forces. For each completed expedition, you can make your own badge as proof that you have completed the expedition.
Can you collect all badges?
Have you visited the West Coast in really stormy weather? How much wind is needed before the twigs and branches break off the trees? At Naturkraft, you can try our wind machine and use your own body to feel the difference between a storm, gale and light breeze. Afterwards you can try the real thing, as you walk along the ramparts while a fresh west wind blows.
What happens when water breaks through the reef? You can experience this in our rip current. Here you can experiment and pit your own strength against the rip current. Hopefully, this will give you a good understanding of how rip currents along the coast are formed – and how to navigate these sudden currents in the real sea.
Swamp net bridge
The swamp net allows you to get very close to the water without getting your feet wet. This allows you to observe life at the water’s edge, use your strength while walking on unsteady ground, or sail your home-built boat on the water.
The base is a large, dome-shaped tented structure, located in the opposite direction to the main building. When the day’s expeditions are done, you can finish off by making your own badges at the base, as proof of successfully completed expeditions. And you can also quench your thirst, buy a yummy waffle, or enjoy a delicious ice cream.
The brick square
During the summer, we set up tables and chairs in the brick square. And, if the weather is good, we may also move expeditions from the base into the open air. There is, of course, always space to eat an ice cream or drink a cup of coffee.
Types of nature
Perhaps you're already familiar with the dunes, covered with lyme grass that rolls like a wave in the wind? Maybe the fresh fragrance of the pine forests immediately makes you relax your shoulders and unwind? Maybe you're at the right spot when the heath is in bloom and the whole landscape is covered in a lovely shade of purple? At Naturkraft, you can experience the sights and smells of the eight natural habitats of West Jutland and learn more about them.
In the second largest of the three domes in the main building, you can enjoy our constantly changing, special exhibitions. We set up an exciting universe that needs to be explored – and not be explained in advance. Look forward to it! You can also experience the exhibition about the genesis of Naturkraft and the exhibition about plastic.
The nature of humans
You are made up of the same elements as everything around you. An unbelievably long time ago, these elements were created in the stars. Since then, the elements have been through an endless series of connections – and they continue to go through new connections when, for example, you eat a carrot and go to the toilet. This illustrates the nature of humans.
Man in nature
In the smallest dome - Man in nature - you'll find an interactive game. On the game board you can build towns, plant crops, or let nature run wild. Join in the game and see what happens when people impact nature and the climate changes.
The dune landscape in West Jutland is home to many different animals and plants. The strong winds affect the landscape and the life within it. From the heaths and fields in the east, the landscape changes to different dune types before you get to the sandy white dunes furthest to the west. Here you can explore and learn more about the animals and plants at Holmsland Dune.
The formation of the landscape
On the first floor you will find beautiful exhibitions that teach you about the different landscapes that you can encounter in West Jutland. Biology, geology and cultural history are merged together into the story of why West Jutland looks the way it does – and how people and nature have interacted through the ages.
The building table
Play with the Earth's building blocks and create your own world. Or find out which building blocks you, yourself, are made up of. The camera above the building table is constantly taking pictures, and you can see on the screen how the 'landscape' on the table changes in your hands, and in those of the other visitors.
Tree of Life
The largest dome holds the Tree of Life exhibition. This is where you can learn about the cycle of life through a tall tree. You will experience a day and year in the life of a tree, and learn about nature’s many interwoven connections and cycles. It’s beautiful and fascinating– and must be experienced.
The activity zone is a space to gather for different, ever changing, activities. It may also be nice to pull into the main building between the day’s expeditions, or rest your legs for a moment after a walk along the ramparts – the activity zone has space for everything.
The North Sea wave
When you go up to the first floor, you can choose to take a tour through the North Sea wave. Here, sound and visual effects create a bubbly feeling of walking inside a huge wave. This will allow you to discover some of what is hidden under the surface. Without getting wet feet.