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Visit Thisted

Interested in a bit of city? Thisted is a lovely place to visit and has a number of attractions, cafes, bars, restaurants, shops…and a brewery!

Occupied since the stone age, the town was named in the 600-700s as the Germanic god Tyr’s Place (Tyr-sted). Tyr was known as a one-handed god of law and was sometimes said to be a son of Odin. (Danes became Christians gradually during the viking age, but 1100 is as good a date as any to peg). The church in Thisted goes way back in history – it was a wooden building until it became a granite Roman-style church. Around 1500 a Gothic church was built on the site.  Continue reading Visit Thisted