Guided tours at Vestbirk Hydropower Plant

Photo: Hanne Nielsen
On a guided tour to Vestbirk Hydropower Plant, you get the opportunity to get inside the waterpower station – the former headquarter of the famous Danish Christmas TV broadcast ”Nissebanden på Grønland”. Experience turbines, stories and beautiful scenery.

Søvejen 68

8752 Østbirk

You can join a guided tour and experience Vestbirk Hydropower Plant, Denmark’s first AC power plant, driven by waterpower, free of charge. Jesper Sandgaard will be your guide on the tour and he takes you into the station where you can see the big turbines and hear exciting stories about the place.

You might recognise Vestbirk Hydropower Plant, because the site is also known as the headquarters of the famous Danish Christmas TV broadcast ”Nissebanden på Grønland”.

Vestbirk Hydropower Plant is located in beautiful scenery at the banks of the river Gudenåen.


Duration: on the tour we walk about 3 kilometres and the trip takes about 1 ½ hours.

Meeting point: at the parking lot at Søbanke (between the villages Vestbirk and Gammelstrup, where the canal runs from Vestbirk Lake).

Guide: Jesper Sandgaard

Registration: the tour is free of charge, but registration is required; text to + 45 20 43 68 76 or send an e-mail to


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 Read more about Vestbirk Hydropower Plant here.


Book your own tour with a guide

In addition to the fixed dates it is possible for larger and smaller groups to book a tour with the guide Jesper Sandgaard either to The Uncovered Bridge or/and Vestbirk Hydropower Plant.

For information about price and time, please contact Jesper Sandgaard at or cal +45 20 43 68 76 between 4-6 p.m., Monday to Thursday.


Søvejen 68

8752 Østbirk

Opening hours

06 Jun 20 / 06 Jun 20


13:00 - 14:30

15 Jul 20 / 15 Jul 20


13:00 - 14:30

16 Aug 20 / 16 Aug 20


13:00 - 14:30

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