A marine nature park with unique landscapes, and with Lillebælt at its core. The nature park stretches from Treldenæs to Hejlsminde south of Kolding.
The nature park consists of several coastal and rural areas as well as unique sea and fjord areas, and therefore represents both nature on land, above- and below the water.
Here you will find the world's densest population of whales - the little harbour porpoises. Throughout the summer from June to September, upwards of 3000 harbour porpoises frolic in the waves of Lillebælt.
The nature park also houses many birds and is an important breeding ground for both the white-tailed eagle, the marsh harrier and the common tern as well as many migratory birds.
The nature park does not only consist of water - it also has a unique nature on land with particularly high natural value. It has important woodland areas, large marsh areas, occasional water meadows, lime grasslands, acidic grasslands, among others.
There are many experiences to be had in the area, both to explore on your own, but Nature Park Lillebælt also offers many events throughout the year that you can participate in.
In Kolding, you will find Skamlingsbanken, which was created by a glacier more than 14,000 years ago. The glacier pushed large amounts of stone, gravel and clay together and shaped what we today know as Skamlingsbanken. Skamlingsbanken is considered one of the finest grasslands in Denmark, with countless stocks of orchids: coloured western marsh orchid and butterfly orchid along with several specimens of the endangered arnica.
Skamlingsbanken also consists of other natural habitats such as meadows, ponds, forests, etc.
Nature Park Lillebælt works to create experiences that bring nature closer to locals and guests in the area.
The nature park must preserve this unique nature, while still ensuring development and visibility. It must communicate the grandeur of the area and bring you closer to nature.
In the nature park around Kolding, the whole family can join in. There are many opportunities for great and fun activities.