Rosenholm Rotary Klub




Camp Djurs 2002

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29 Monday

Get together at Grønfeld Højgård.

Barbecue in Grønfeld at Ingrid & Vagn Christensen's farm.

 All host families and Rotarians are very welcome, and it will certainly be an exciting evening with games and dancing.

We hope some of the participants in the camp will also provide some entertainment.

Remember: Warm clothes for the evening.

30 Tuesday

Canoe “cruise” on Alling River.

The trip by canoe down the Alling River (stream) will start at 10.30 from Mygind (look at the map). At the starting point you will find canoes and lifejackets.

When you arrive at Floejstrup there will be a break. Refreshments and lunch served. Around one o'clock the trip continues towards Gl. Estrup, the end of the trip.

While the canoes are on the riverbank, you will have a little walk to the castle, Gl. Estrup, where refreshments will be served.


2 cars will follow you all the time on the road close to the river. Mr. Eskil Lange will be your guide.

From the castle you return to your host-families. We expect the arrangement to be finished around 15.30 - 16.00.

31 Wednesday

Welcome to Århus - the WORLD'S SMALLEST BIG CITY

Århus, the capital of the provinces, has all the atmosphere of a big city. Cultural events take place throughout the year, and Århus is known internationally as a living music venue. Århus is full of space, light and air with its network of atmospheric pedestrian-only streets, charming squares, narrow alleys and green parks. The river, Århus Å, winds its way through the heart of the city and can be enjoyed to the full at the city's new meeting point "vadestedet", that was the old ford.

(Warning: Prices for refreshments are extremely high at this place.)

Århus is the biggest shopping centre in Jutland, with over 400 specialist shops, supermarkets and big department stores, all within an area of one square kilometre.

"Strøget" a pedestrian precinct. A walk down the High Street pedestrian precinct, where trams once ran, opens the door to buying anything your heart desires. At one end of "Strøget" you have the railway station and in the other end "Store Torv", dominated by the great medieval Cathedral.

A map of Århus will be given to you.


Visit the Steno Museum

which holds exhibitions on the history of science and the history of medicine. It also operates a planetarium and a medical herb garden. The exhibitions, which are based on original objects as well as reconstructions, models, posters and hands‑on exhibits, give a view of the development of science and medicine from ancient times until today. This development is described as a part of the general history of civilisation.

History of Science

The history of science exhibition at the Steno Museum is divided into a chronological part and a thematic part.

The chronological part gives an outline of the development of the exact sciences from ancient times to the Scientific Revolution. A special emphasis is put on the development of cosmology. This story begins with stone-age astronomy, e.g. Stonehenge, followed by a survey of Egyptian, Babylonian and Greek astronomy and mathematics. After an exposition of the many medieval sciences comes a presentation of Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Galileo and Kepler, which focuses on the transition from a geocentric to a heliocentric astronomy. Finally, examples are given of the breakthrough in experimental physics in the eighteenth century.

The thematic part deals with subjects such as astronomy, surveying, optics, electromagnetism, atomic and nuclear physics, radio, calculators and chemistry. The exhibit includes a number of geodetic and smaller astronomical instruments as well as some huge telescopes from around 1860. As a part of the presentation of the history of electromagnetism it is possible to repeat some of Ørsted's, Ampere's and Faraday's experiments. It is also possible to morse with an old electromagnetic telegraph. In the section on atomic physics it is possible to see spectra as well as samples of almost all the elements. There is also a big fog chamber which makes it possible to see the otherwise invisible background radiation.

Within the radio engineering section it is among other things shown how the transistor has revolutionised electronics. Among the calculators on display is one of the first computers built in Denmark in the 1950s.

History of Medicine

The exhibition about history of medicine, which mainly contains things from after 1800, is divided in two parts.

One part is arranged traditionally with an exhibition of artefacts, text and pictures, which gives a chronological outline of the development of medicine from ancient times to the present.

The other part contains a series of period rooms: a consulting room, a dental clinic with a pedal driven drill, an operating theatre from around WW1 and an old pharmacy. There is also a collection of early equipment for anaesthesia and x-ray examination.

The Medical Herb Garden In the Steno Museum's terraced court a medical herb garden is laid out. It contains a large number of various medicinal plants, including spices and poisonous plants. Since ancient times medicinal substances have been prepared from plants. This knowledge has survived in medical books and herbals. The first publications in Danish appeared in the first half of the 16th century, and Henrik Smid's book "En skøn lystig ny urtegaard" (An attractive new herb garden) from 1546 became especially well-known. It influenced Danish pharmacy for generations and gives
us a good idea of the nature of medical treatment of that time. Henrik Smid was born around 1495 and died from plague in 1563. Among other things he was Christian II's physician-in-ordinary for several years. He believed that disease was a punishment from God, but that God also had given man the plants as a means of cure. Therefore Henrik Smid wanted to teach common people about the healing plants. Most of the medicinal herbs mentioned in his book are to be found in the garden.

 From 11.00 to 18.00 you are on your own in Århus with a lot of possibilities such as:

         make your own tour in the museum or in the medical herb garden

         shopping in the centre of Århus

         visit " Friheden" an amusement park

         visit "Den Gamle By" (The old Town - museum)

         visit other museums in Århus

01 Thursday

Visit to the amusement park, Djurs Sommerland

There is a wonderful time to be had in the Summerland, Waterland, Rio Grande Rafting, Africaland, Lilliputland and Mexicoland. - Have fun!

The day starts in the amusement park at 10.00, where you will be given information about the park.

All amusements are free of charge. There is also a water land  -so do not forget your swimming costume.


At lunchtime you will receive some food which you can cook on barbecue.

The visit ends at 18.00, and you will return to your host-families.

We hope the weather will be fine and that you will enjoy the day.

Remember: Towels for use after a shower.

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02 Friday

Welcome to Randers Regnskov - a tropical zoo



Visit Randers Rainforest and experience at close hand the diversity of animals and plants in their natural environment. Explore a world that is always warm and where the smells, the high humidity and the many wonderful sounds give the impression that you are in a real rainforest.


Fascinating nature

The two Asian gibbon apes are thriving in Randers Rainforest; their fantastic singing only confirms that they are enjoying each other's company. Beneath the domed ceiling, flying foxes glide, butterflies flutter while the parrots satisfy their curiosity studying the visitors.

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02 Friday

The story of Thor - a Danish Brewery

In 1850 a Swedish adventurer calling himself Johan Peter Lindahl arrived in Randers. In addition to being fond of travelling, he was also very fond of beer and brewing. So fond indeed that he decided to build a brewery in Randers, the leading town of central Jutland.

By the end of the 1860s the brewery, which then operated under the rather cumbersome name of 'Synnestvedts Bayerske Ølbryggeri', was the number four brewery outside Copenhagen in terms of size.

Back in 1890 people in Randers drank considerable more traditional Danish household beer than beer brewed in accordance with the Bavarian tradition. However, the demand for the latter was growing steeply and in March 1897 the first Thor lager was produced.

Following the turn of the century, Thor was among the first breweries in Denmark to change from corks to caps for bottles. The brewery continued expanding: in 1927 a new floor malt house was inaugurated; in 1929 a new beer filter and three modern aluminium tanks were installed to replace the oak barrels used so far. In the same year the manager's residence of the brewery was built. This building housed the sales department up until 1987.

In October 1976 Thor Bryggerierne A/S merged with Ceres Bryggerierne A/S and the Aalborg brewery "Urban" (now closed down) into Jyske Bryggerier A/S.

In 1977 Thor was the first brewery in Denmark to construct four outdoor storage tanks each carrying 1,200 hectolitres. The same year yet another shortage of space in the fermenting cellar led to expansion by another six tanks.

In 1988 Thor was the first Danish brewery to install a so- called ' super-block' - an integrated complex of top-modern palletising, cleaning, pasteurisation and filling machines. The super-block fills no less than 55,000 bottles per hour.

The following year Jyske Bryggerier A/S merged with Faxe Bryggeri A/S into Bryggerierne Faxe Jyske AS - later The Danish Brewery Group A/S.
In 1995 Thor installed a new bottling unit at a cost of DKK 40 million that fills 30,000 half-litre PRB bottles per hour.


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