Gravene - The Market Square
Gravene is currently Haderslev’s market square. During the year, the events that take place here are usually part of larger events in Haderslev. Every Tuesday and Friday morning, there is a market on Gravene. People come here to buy local produce. The square is called “Gravene” (translates as “the trenches”) because in the past a channel was dug from Haderslev Lake all the way to the area now known as Gravene. The channel formed part of the town’s defences. It encircled the old town and Haderslevhus, a castle in Haderslev that pre-dated Hansborg Castle. During the 19th century, the channel was drained, filled in and subsequently paved.
The green oasis - Damparken
Damparken lies as close to the centre of the city as you can get. Walk around the inner lake. There are benches where you can sit and enjoy views of Haderslev Cathedral and the larger outer lake. The park has beautiful flowerbeds, a rose garden, herb garden, playground, sculptures and memorial statues. At Bispen Cultural Centre you can loan disc golf equipment to use on the Damparken course. Enjoy a cup of coffee on Hotel Norden’s terrace or buy an ice cream from Damkiosken (snack bar). If you like, you can take your family out on the lake on pedal boats. Hire pedal boats from Damkiosken (snack bar). Absorb the sunset from the lake boat as it glides silently under bridges and out into the outer lake.
The harbour and promenade
From the 200-year-old Ridehuset stables on Sejlstensgyde, you can walk to the harbour and attractive promenade. The scene is a striking contrast to the old town. Take a break here to enjoy an ice cream or coffee. At Honnørkajen, Fjord Boat Helene leaves for Aarø Island, a gem in the Little Belt Straits, almost daily at 12 noon. Once you have passed Helene, you reach StreetDome, one of Scandinavia’s largest and most varied skateboard parks. This is a street sports magnet. The facility attracts and presents challenges to elite skaters but everyone is welcome to test their skills here. There are many different activities to choose from. StreetDome comprises a large outdoor area, an indoor skate dome and a silo that is Denmark's tallest climbing wall. It is 30 metres high. StreetDome provides ideal conditions for street sports enthusiasts, anyone with a passion for riding a skateboard, scooter or BMX bike or for roller-skating, climbing, bouldering and street running (parkour).