The Tirslund Plantation with the Tirslund Rock

Denmark’s next biggest stone – Tirslundstenen – is an erratic block of granite lead to this place in the ice age.

According to the legend, Harald Blåtand (Danish king) had planned to use the stone as a monument at the burial mounds of Gorm and Thyra (king and queen around 950) in Jelling. The stone was transported on a big iron sledge, however, due to war and enemies, Harald Blåtand had to give up his project and leave the stone. According to the legend, the iron sledge still exists – it should be situated deep in the ground together with a big treasure.

Many people have made an attempt as mountain climbers on Tirslundstenen – it measures 16 m in circumference and its height is well over 3.5 m above ground level. The Youtube film (link below) shows someone who succeeds in climbing the block.

In the plantation, you find marked routes.

Last updated by

Visit Vejen turistinformation



Tirslundvej 40c
6650 Brørup


  • City / Area

    • Brørup
    • Vejen
  • General facilities

    • coach/truck parking
  • Sports activities

    • marked-out routes