You may not know it, but you are right now sitting where Luftwaffe had their Danish headquarters during world war 2. The German Luftwaffe was placed in Skanderborg Wildlife Park, where they build a large sum of wooden houses and concrete bunkers, meant to house the headquarters many activities. The sheds were built with wooden planks, but the restaurant is built with solid wood – presumably brought home from Belgium. The house is built in the spring of 1944, and until May 1945, functioned as food hall for the officers. The could also spend their free time in the beautiful building with the wonderful view over the lake. The soldiers left Skanderborg in the spring of 1945.

After the war the place functioned as a refugee camp, until it was passed on to the county in 1948. In 1992 is was bought and has been driven as a private hostel. In 2018 Danhostel Skanderborg celebrate it 75th year anniversary.


16th of October 2021:

Wild and wine.

Danhostel Skanderborg invites you to a night with Wild and Wine. Erling Rosendahl from Oscar Davidsen present us for 7 excellent wines which matches the wild food, the fall and the darker times. Come on down, and have a cozy night in great company.

Winetasting and buffet with wild animals.

669,- pr. pers.

Table reservation necessary. Capacity: 30 people.

Frokost buffet

 10th of November, 2021:

Mortens evening.

You can choose between the traditions duck or swine, both with dark sauce, waldorf salad and potatoes.

For dessert you can choose between the Danish Ris à Manda with cherrysauce or chocolate mousse.

1 dish 149,-

2 dishes 189,-


5. December 2021

Officersmessen Sønderjyske Kagebord

The restaurants cake buffet: 12 cakes and our homemade æbleskiver served in the beautiful restaurant. Start at 1 pm with a trip in the forrest, where it is possible to play Discgolf. Come on by, borrow a frisbee and a map, and end up back at the Danhostel to a grand cake buffet.

Price 189 kr.

Children under 12 y. 139 kr.

Choose between 13-14:30 or 14:30-16:00