Take the family on a world tour you will never forget
Take a walk through the beautiful grove down to
Verdenskortet - the World Map - and read the new
information around the world.
The World Map at Klejtrup Lake near Hobro is a mini
version of the world with lakes, rivers, mountains
and ags. The World Map was built by Danish-
American Søren Poulsen - 1888-1969, in the years
from 1944 until his death in 1969. To easier see
the correct distance between the countries, the
northern hemisphere is marked in two places, since
a round ball is dicult to make at. The Equator is
marked with red poles.
The creator of the World Map, Søren Poulsen, was
born in 1888 in Denmark. After spending some time
in America, he returned to his hometown, where he
took over his childhood home at Klejtrup Lake. One
day, when the surrounding meadows were to be
watered down, a stone very reminiscent of Jutland
emerged. Then, Søren Poulsen got the idea to build
his own small world.
With primitive aids, large stones were moved out
onto the ice in winter and placed where they were
to be used. When spring came, the stones could be
tilted in place and slowly the world map took shape.
Experience the whole world in mini edition with
lakes, rivers, mountains and ags. The World Map
is widely used as an atlas on the shores of the lake
with lovely green spaces.
Along the way you can visit the listening post and
the information pavilion and hear the story of Søren
Poulsen’s World Map.
Hear how it all started and about the great work it has
taken to shape the whole world. On the World Map
you have the opportunity to jump from Europe to
Africa or go from South America to Alaska in minutes.
In the park, you can eat your home prepared food or
you can buy the food in the Café. You also have the
opportunity to use the gas barbeque on site. You can
buy a grill package with a sausage, chicken skewer,
spareribs, potato salad, mixed salad and utes
for each person. You must remember to order the
barbecue package at least two hours before your
visit. Children can have fun in the activity area and
coee can be enjoyed with views of the world.
You can challenge family and friends on an 18-hole
mini golf course, or during the summer months
enjoy a boat trip in the Pacic. Although the waves
sometimes go high, the water is not deeper than
even the smallest can join.
In addition to travelling around the world, you can
also try the tortuous maze.
In summer, you can ride a pony or ride a horse
carriage. There are pet animals - On the World Map,
you will nd a lot of cute animals. You can pet a
goat, say hi to a sheep, study the beautiful colors
of the rooster’s plumage, or get a donkey ride.
Also, remember to keep an eye on the small animal
children which come to the world every year.
The kids can play on the big bouncy castle or borrow
a pot of ready-made props for old games and play:
viking games, stilts, go-to-Iceland-after-herring,
boot throwing, tow, throw horseshoes, stick-
Palle´s-eye-out, mikado, petanque and croquet -
you will easily spend time here.
The World Map welcomes dinner- and coee parties
where you can sit by the covered dining area with
large outdoor grill - grill dishes can be purchased,
larger groups must be pre-ordered. Pre-ordering is
required for companies.
Facts about the World Map:
The World Map was built by Danish-American Søren
Poulsen in the years 1944-69.
• The card measures 45x90 m.
• 1 latitude of 111 km corresponds to 27 cm on the map.
• To better see the right distance between the
countries, the Northern Hemisphere is marked in 2
places, as a round ball is dicult to level.
• Equator is marked with red poles.
April 18-July 5, open every day between 10-17
July 6-August 11, open every day between 10-18
Aug 12-22.sept. open every day between 10-17
September, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Dogs must be on a leash as there are pet animals in
the area. Brought food may be enjoyed in the park
at the bench tables and in the tent.
Outdoor gas barbecue is available in the park in seve-
ral sizes. The barbeques can be used for free, but
must be cleaned after use.
The World Map
By Lisbeth Cassøe
Søren Poulsen’s Road 5
Phone: 98 54 61 32