Skanderborg is a town in Skanderborg municipality, Denmark. It is situated on the north and north eastern brinks of Skanderborg Lake and there are several smaller ponds and bodies of water within the city itself, like Lillesø, Sortesø, Døj Sø and the swampy boglands of Eskebæk Mose. Just north of the town on the other side of Expressway E45, is the archaeologically important Illerup Ådal. Over time, the town has grown into a suburb of Aarhus to the north east, connected by the urban areas of Stilling, Hørning and Hasselager.
Skanderborg is served by Skanderborg railway station. It is located on the Fredericia-Aarhus and Skanderborg-Skjern railway lines and offers direct InterCity services to Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg and Frederikshavn and regional train services to Aarhus, Fredericia, Herning, Silkeborg and Skjern.
Skanderborg has a population of over 19,599 people. Skanderborg also forms part of the wider Aarhus metropolitan area which has a population of over 349,983 people.