This is how we realize Denmark’s Outdoor Capital

The Masterplan for the Outdoor Capital of Denmark

The master plan sets the direction for Silkeborg Municipality's work to develop Denmark's Outdoor Capital.


The figure describes seven selected levels of the holistic 360° approach in Denmark's Outdoor Capital.

A master plan for many levels

The Outdoor Masterplan describes how Silkeborg Municipality will work to strengthen its position as Denmark's Outdoor Capital by involving all levels of society.

An insight based on the fact that shortly after the appointment it became clear to the stakeholder group that outdoor can help strengthen efforts in a wide range of important health and welfare-related areas. The idea of a 360 degree holistic model was born and formulated in the form of the Masterplan.

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Outdoor initiatives in Silkeborg

Wall of Initiatives

The Wall of Initiatives tell the story about a whole community, Silkeborg, dedicated to the use of outdoor for the common good.

Nature Forces

Outdoor activities strengthening mental, physical and social health for people recovering from cancer.

School in Nature

Dybkær Special School supporting pupils with special needs and their profesionals in using outdoor.

Out in the Open

Use of outdoor activities to train strength, fitness and balance for people with COPD, heart disease and diabetes.

In the Footsteps of the Past

Local cultural experiences as a lever for more activity in nature.

Denmark’s Outdoor Festival

Inspiration and knowledge sharing event for professionals, citizens and visitors.

Outdoor Day for All

Event for citizens with special needs providing a wide range of outdoor activities

Outdoor Academy

Education program empowering people who develop and coordinate outdoor initiatives and experiences.

Nature on Prescription

Outdoor as treatment to improve mental health, empowerment and job readiness.