Ry, Denmark

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For the former Ry municipality, see Ry municipality.
Country Denmark
Region Central Denmark (Midtjylland)
Municipality Skanderborg
Coordinates 56°05′30″N 9°45′51″E / 56.09177°N 9.76410°E / 56.09177; 9.76410Coordinates: 56°05′30″N 9°45′51″E / 56.09177°N 9.76410°E / 56.09177; 9.76410
Population 5,731 (2014)
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code DK-8680 Ry
The location of Ry in Denmark
Lillesø seen from Ry Marina

Ry is a town with a population of 5,731 (1 January 2014)[1] in central Denmark, located in Skanderborg municipality in Jutland. The town sprouted up around a railway station near the older town of Rye which is now much smaller than Ry.


Ry is located along the Gudenå (River Guden) between the lakes Gudensø, Birkesø, Vessø, Lillesø, Rye Møllesø and Knudsø.


The musicians Peter Sommer and Lars Frederiksen & The Bastards both live in Ry.

Despite the size of the town, media personalities such as reportage photographer Joachim Ladefoged, sports star and TV host Thomas Mygind and lifestyle expert and TV host Peter Ingemann are all residents of Ry.

Ry is above all known for Himmelbjerget.

Ry continuation school has won the girls school football tournament in Denmark 2005 and 2006

Gudenå School, Ry held in 2006 Smallschool Festival with more than 1,500 participants.


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

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