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

Be an Outdoor City!

Experience the Outdoor Capital of Denmark and develop your own city’s approach. We share our knowledge and support you in developing your Outdoor City in a facilitated and collaborative process.

The Outdoor Sustainability Approach

Learn about Silkeborg’s inclusion of sustainability in outdoor initiatives exemplified by Forces of Nature.

Courses for professionals

The Outdoor Institute’s course offerings focus on how you as a professional can use nature as a resource, and how your organization can develop and embed the right content and framework for an outdoor culture.

Development of nature-based initiatives

As a development and knowledge-sharing center, we have extensive experience in developing and implementing nature-based interventions.

The Outdoor Compass

The Outdoor Compass gives you an overview of the key elements in the development of an outdoor culture.

Evaluation of benefits

We conduct both qualitative and quantitative evaluations based on interviews, questionnaires, participant observation, etc.

Professional presentations, lectures and workshops

Knowledge sharing creates development. So please, don’t hesitated to contact us if you need knowledge about benefits of nature, outdoor health initiatives, etc.