Ejer Bavnehøj
Ejer Bavnehøj is the third-highest natural point in Denmark
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...

 (170.35 m). It lies in the southern part of Skanderborg municipality
Skanderborg municipality
Skanderborg Municipality is a municipality in Region Midtjylland on the Jutland peninsula in central Denmark, just southwest of Aarhus and is a part of the Aarhus area...

, between the villages of Riis
-People:*Asbjørn 'Bear' Riis, Danish professional wrestler*Bjarne Riis , Danish former professional road bicycle racer, now the team owner and manager of Danish UCI ProTour outfit Team CSC*Fredrik Riis , Norwegian county governor...

 and Ejer.
At its summit is a 13 m tall tower, built in 1924, commemorating the reunion of the south of Jutland
Jutland , historically also called Cimbria, is the name of the peninsula that juts out in Northern Europe toward the rest of Scandinavia, forming the mainland part of Denmark. It has the North Sea to its west, Kattegat and Skagerrak to its north, the Baltic Sea to its east, and the Danish–German...

 with the rest of Denmark after the First World War
World War I
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Close to Ejer Bavnehøj lies Yding Skovhøj
Yding Skovhøj
Yding Skovhøj in Horsens municipality, Jutland is one of Denmark's highest points. Its height is 172.54 m above sea level when the height of one of the Bronze Age burial mounds built on the top of the hill is included...

, another high point, with a height of 172.66 m above sea level but this includes a human built Bronze Age
Bronze Age
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 burial mound. Without the Bronze Age mound Yding Skovhøj is a little lower than Denmark's highest non-man-made point, Møllehøj
Møllehøj is the highest natural point in Denmark at . It is in the Ejerbjerge hills in Skanderborg municipality, very close to Ejer Bavnehøj. The summit is marked with a millstone, a remnant of Ejer mill which was situated on the hill from 1838 to 1917...

, which is 170.86 m high, 51 cm higher than Ejer Bavnehøj.

Historically Ejer Bavnehøj was mostly known as a site for a beacon where signal-fires were lit in order to warn the military and local population if the enemy were on the way. Ejer means owner. The second part of the name, "Bavnehøj", can literally be translated into Bavne meaning Beacon and Høj from the Old Norse
Old Norse
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word haugr meaning hill.

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