Fy To Billund, Denmark
Billund, a small town in Denmark, is best known as the head office of the well-known toy manufacturing company, Lego. In Billund you will find the Legoland theme park, which was opened in 1968. The Lego factory in Billund manufactures 90% of all the company’s products!
The Parish of Billund dates back to the 13th century, but it was really in the 1930s that the town (with the advent of the factories) became established. Thanks to Lego’s theme park, Billund is very popular with tourists, especially families with small children. If you want to relive your childhood in Legoland, book the cheapest flights to Billund from South Africa on Travelstart.co.za.
Denmark Visa Requirements
- South African passport holders travelling to Billund do require a Schengen Visa to enter Denmark. Ensure your South African passport has at least 6 months remaining on it from your return date and that you have at least 2 blank pages available for stamps.
See and do
Legoland Billund, the largest tourist attraction in Denmark outside of Copenhagen, is the original Lego theme park – there is a chain of several parks throughout the world. It is situated next to the Lego factory and since it opened more than 50 million people have visited the park. In 2011 alone there was 1, 9 million visitors. It only operates in summer, between March and October.
The 45-acre park boasts 40 rides, including four roller coasters and two water rides in its Adventure Land. The heart of Legoland is Mini Land, where famous landmarks from all over the world have been modeled in millions of Lego blocks, on a scale of 1:20. Some of these landmarks include the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the Acropolis, the Kennedy Space Centre and Abu Simbel in Egypt. In 2012 a new area, Polar Land, was opened. It features Penguin Bay, with live penguins.
In 2009 Lalandia Billund, a waterpark and activity centre, was opened in Billund. It has a giant aquadome full of slides.
Billund Airport – BLL
Billund Airport, opened in 1964, is the second largest airport in Denmark. It was originally built by the Lego Group, but is today run independently. In 2002 a second terminal was built at Billund Airport, and the first terminal was turned into a cargo-only terminal.
The airport handles more than 2 million passengers annually, as well as millions of pounds of cargo. Several bus services operate from the airport, and there is a multi-storey car park connected to the terminal by two walking bridges. A self-service petrol station is open 24 hours a day.