About halfway up the Eastern coast of Jutland, only 15 kilometres outside Aarhus, is an area that has been popular since the Early Stone Age for many different reasons, among them the quantity and variety of available food options. During the days of hunting and gathering, the people in the Norsminde and Kysing vicinity had their pick of flora and fauna from the lush nearby forests, and a myriad of fish and shellfish from the fjords and the neighbouring sea. In the Middle Ages, a bridge was built to join the two towns, and in the late 1600s, Norsminde Kro was established at its current location.