Located in the largest Lake District in Denmark, Silkeborg is famous for its beautiful nature, with the River Gudena and Denmark's largest connected forest area. Besides the breathtaking views, you can also experience art and culture, as well as cozy shopping in the small pedestrian streets, or spa pampering. Another attraction is the Aqua Freshwater Aquarium - largest fresh water aquarium in Northern Europe, housing the rare freshwater otter, together with birds, fish, newts, frogs, insects and plenty of aquatic plants from lakes, streams and ponds. You can also take a trip on the world's oldest operative paddle steamer, the oldest steamboat in the world which still remains in its original form. The steam engine is the original engine used on the boat's first sailing on the Silkeborg lakes on June 18th 1861.