Camp Djurs 2002
Get together at
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.
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.
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
From the castle you return
to your host-families. We expect the arrangement to be finished around
15.30 - 16.00.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
about history of medicine, which mainly contains things from after 1800,
is divided in two parts.
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.
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.
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
shopping in the
centre of Århus
" Friheden" an amusement park
visit "Den Gamle By" (The old Town - museum)
museums in Århus
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.