Skjern, Denmark

Skjern is a railway town located in western Jutland, Denmark with a population of 7,823 (1 January 2019).[1]

It was the main town in the now abolished Skjern Municipality. Since 2007 it has been, with Ringkøbing, the joint administrative seat of Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

Skjern is served by the Stauning Vestjylland Airport, where Danmarks Flymuseum displaying historic aircraft is also located.

The statue of Holger Danske by Hans Peder Pedersen-Dan was moved to Skjern in 2013 from the Hotel Marienlyst in Helsingør after it was sold on an auction site.[2][3]

Skjern is the home town of the player character in the action-RPG video game Expeditions: Viking.

Notable people

  • Egon Hansen (born 1931 in Skjern) a Danish former sports shooter, competed in the 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Gnags a Danish rock band from Skjern formed by brothers Peter & Jens Nielsen in 1966.
  • Marianne Bonde (born 1984 in Skjern) a Danish retired handball player, played for Slagelse DT and the Danish national team

See also

References

  • Media related to Skjern at Wikimedia Commons

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