Dronningens Feriebywas built in 1990 by the Danish Multiple Sclerosis Society. The holiday treasure was designed by architect Erik Korshagen and lies in a very beautiful area in Grenaa only 100 metres from one of Denmark’s best bathing beaches, Grenaa Beach.
In 2006, Grenaa Beach was chosen as Jutland’s best beach and Denmark’s next best beach after Dueodde on Bornholm. The selection was owed to, among other things, the fine sand, the many facilities, the easy access and the safety. Every year, Trygfonden’s coastal lifeguards watch over the holidaymakers on the 7 km long Grenaa Beach. There is great access to the beach for wheelchair users.
Beyond the 1000 m² community building with bright and modern conference facilities, Dronningens Ferieby consists of 34 single houses and 5 double houses, all of which are beautifully situated in a forest area and with good walking distance to the chalk-white sandy beach.
Behind Dronningens Ferieby is a beautiful nature area, Fuglsang Hede (Birdsong Heath).
Farther towards the harbour, you find Kattegatcentret and the marina.
There are ferries from Grenaa to Varberg in Sweden and to Anholt.
Dronningens Ferieby represents architecture of high quality. During construction 25 years ago, there was emphasis on the importance of creating a beautiful interplay between nature and culture.
It was in light of this fact that the Danish Arts Foundation contributed to the artistic decoration of the community house and the 44 holiday houses.
17 Nordic artists were charged with the task of decorating the holiday village. Out of that came 50 oil paintings, 90 graphic works and 3 sculptures. All of the artists visited the holiday village in 1990 to get a sense of the area, the nature and the houses before they set out to work.
Erik A. Frandsen
Jørgen Teik Hansen
Kristian Dahlgård Larsen
Hanne Ilsøe Nielsen