Tranebjerg

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The parish of Tranebjerg.

Tranebjerg is a parish and small town, situated at the centre of the South Island of Samsø in Denmark. It is the largest town on Samsø, with a population of 836 (1 January 2014) and also the municipal seat of the small Samsø Municipality.[1]

Tranebjerg is an old town, with a big village church from the 1300s and was once home to Brattingsborg Castle, a royal castle that burned down in the year 1289. Of the more modern facilities the town is home to a tourist office and an Ecomuseum. At the Ecomuseum, restored old buildings like an active oldfashioned smallholding, a skipper-farmhouse, a blacksmith and a grainmill amongst others, exposes the connection between Samsø's landscape, culture and inhabitants through the ages which includes an exhibition of the islands Stone Age past, traced to about 9.000 BC.

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  1. ^ BEF44 Population 1st January, by urban areas, database from Statistics Denmark

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Coordinates: 55°50′N 10°36′E / 55.833°N 10.600°E / 55.833; 10.600