The history of Gudenåen

At all times throughout history water has been a sign of fertility and good conditions of living. Thus traces of settlements have been found at Gudenåen, dating way back to the antiquity.

From the Middle Ages up till our time Gudenåen has played a big role as a fishing river, means of transportation, source of power and recreational area, all of which have been important ingredients in the enlargement of both society and industry along Gudenåen.

As far as industry is concerned, there have been fishery, milling, tile works, barge service, paper mills as well as power stations.