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On our roundtrip in Denmark, we visit Randers Rainforest in the city of Randers.

Randers was built at the point where the river Gudenå flows into Randers Fjord, where it was easiest to cross the river in a north-south direction. Here seagoing traffic met with pedestrian and road traffic.

Exactly when the town was established, is not known, but the town was already known as a centre of commerce in the year 1080.

The 16th century brought prosperous times to the town. Rich businessmen built luxurious town houses, beautifully decorated in the Rennaissance style. Several of them still exist today.

Again in the latter half of the 17th century the town experienced similar prosperity. Furthermore parts of the muddy fjord were dredged, and numerous buildings were erected. The Town Hall was built in 1778 and the distinguished “Svaneapoteket” was erected i 1802.In the 19th century, the town plan entered a new phase with the arrival of the first factories, such as Scandia in 1862, and the coming of the railway to Randers. The town was in a perfect position for the main line which runs through Jutland. Randers was also the traffic centre for several local lines.

After 1970 the town underwent a radical reorganisation of its streetplan. A ringroad was built around the town and a number of narrow medieval streets were updated to modern pedestrian areas.

One of the towns greatest attractions is the tropical zoo "Randers Rainforest". In the spring of 2003 "Randers Rainforest" opened it’s third and largest dome. The three domes house tropical animals and plants in a simulated rainforest environment.

Population
Randers Kommune ( The Municipality of Randers) has a population of 62.000 people and is the fifth largest town in Denmark, excluding the Copenhagen area.

About the Randers Rainforest: The temperature in the Rainforest is between 22 and 30 degrees all year round, and the humidity is almost 100%.

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