The island of Alrø in Horsens fiord can be reached by car over a 1 km long dam which was constructed in 1929. The island is 7 km long and 5 km wide.
It has been inhabited since the stoneage and along the beaches to the south of the island you can still sometimes be lucky enough to find old tools from this period. Legend says that the island got its name in the viking time when the viking King Hjarne lived on the nearby island Hjarnø. He married a young girl called Alrune and gave her Alrø (Alrune’s island). Their son Lave was given the island Endelave. Just over the embankment, on the south side of the island, an observation tower has been erected because of the regions abundance of rare birds. From here can one observe the varios species of birds at close hand.
The Danish writer Morten Korch lived and worked on Alrø in periods. He let himself inspire by the environment there, and among other things the two farms Bakkegården and Møllegården can be found in his novels. Bakkegården with its fine fieldstone wings stands about 100 metres east of the church. Møllegården with its fine farmhouse stands at the corner of the village street and Strevelshovedvej.
In season the island also has a couple of highly recommended restaurants