Route A13 in Jutland Denmark

Today i had to drive my son to the central airport in Billund Denmark, probably most known for “Lego” and “Lego Land”, but it also host one of the larger airports in DK. We drove down to Billund very early around 5.45 as he had to catch an early plane. So i dropped him off after he entertained me all 175km, aka he was sleeping all the way.

Parking House at Bilund Airport

But finished with the deadline to catch a plane, i had ample time to take a few pictures going, back home to Aalbord, since i have Winter Vacation at the moment, and on the way down there i had noticed a couple of caterias, old grill bars along the old Route A13, which i thought looked interesting on a gray and rainy day

First stop was “Dørken Kiosk”, which is named after a city close by, by that name. Funny anecdote, you also in Denmark say that you “Go in Dørken”, meaning you go out cold, efter being drunk, or getting punched.
Its still an active place, and before the big highways came in Denmark, this would have been a prime location for a small eating spot, and for me growing up in a small city, this is what Grill Bars kiosks used to look like back in the 80’ties. But it starting to show its age. But you can find it on facebook, and they have food to go 🙂

Second stop of the day was “Cafeteria Kroen”, also a blast from the past, and also still serving danish classical food every da. Can also be rented for parties etc., and even has some huts that can be rented if you need to sleep or want to stay a few days. And hey just saw on the facebook page, that its for sale, so you want a piece of A13 classic, now is the time.

Last stop of the day, that really was abandoned, from what i can guess and google, this used to be an old gas station, probably from an old local danish company called Metax that ran around 70 unmanned gas stations as some of the first. That was bought by Shell and renamed to Shell Express in 2007. Not totally sure about this one though !

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