Statue of Søren Kanne (1801-1860) in Grenaa, Denmark. Kanne was a Grenaa farmer who came to fame in the 1830s when he heroically rescued a shipwrecked skipper . Photo: Jakob Øhlenschlæger.
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Grenaa or Grenå is a town in central Denmark with a population of 14,454 (1 January 2013). The town centre is about 2 km west of the east coast of the Djursland peninsula in Jutland's Region Midtjylland. The town is the municipal seat and the largest town in Norddjurs Municipality.
Due to a nice beach and a lot of summer rentals turisme is an important economic factor.
- Grenaa Beach 5 km of tide-free, safe and certified clean-water beach starting at Grenaa Marina. Nominated as one of 3 best Danish beaches in 2006.
- The Kattegat Center - Aquarium with with fiash from local local and foreign waters. Outdoor seal facilities. Specialized in (big) sharks.
- Commercial fish auction - early mornings.
- Grenaa Marina - marine environment with cafes, etc.
- Djurslands Museum & Danish Fisheries Museum.
- Baunhøj Mill, overlooking Grenaa and countryside.
- Danish Engine and Machine Collection/ Dansk Motor- og Maskinsamling with the biggest collection of stationary enginers in Scandinavia - restored and functioning.
The town has its own railway station, which is the eastern terminus of the Grenaabanen (Grenå railway).
Notable Persons from Grenaa
- August Krogh - winner of the 1920 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
- Ferdinand Sorenson - prominent Oregon music educator, conductor, composer, dance instructor and performer.
- Jon Nørgaard - Second winner of the Danish version of "Popstars"
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