Best Attractions in Southern Zealand, Denmark

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Best Attractions in Southern Zealand, Denmark

The first stop for modern art enthusiasts south of Copenhagen is the sleek white Arken Museet for Moderne Kunst at Ishøj, while Køge is popular for its beaches crowded with sun-loving Danes. Køge is characterized by half-timbered houses. The oldest dated 1527, stands at 20 Kirkestrædet. But these are  just a few of the best attractions in Southern Zealand, Denmark.

Best Attractions in Southern Zealand, Denmark
Skt Nikolai Kirke has one of Denmark’s most beautiful town church interiors. Not far from the market is Hugos Vinkælder, a historic inn serving old-fashioned draft porter.

Best Attractions in Southern Zealand, Denmark
The cliffs of Stevns Klint on the south headland of Køge Bay are impressive when the sun illuminates them in brilliant hues of white.

The Køge Bay
The cliffs of Stevns Klint on the south headland of Køge Bay may not be quite as dramatic as those on the island of Møn, but they are impressive when the sun illuminates them in brilliant hues of white.

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Best Attractions in Southern Zealand, Denmark
Næstved has been an important trading town for most of its history and has an attractive city-center

The ancient town of Haslev
Inland, 5 km (3 miles) south of the ancient town of Haslev, Hans Christian Andersen found inspiration for one of his most famous stories, The Ugly Duckling, in Gisselfeld Slot, a castle built in 1554.

Næstved 10 km (6 miles) southwest of Haslev has been an important trading town for most of its history and has an attractive city-center.  About 6 km (4 miles) to the southwest is Gavnø Slot, set among magnificent gardens on a tiny island linked by road. In the 13th century it was used as a pirates’ castle; today it houses Scandinavia’s largest privately-owned picture collection.

Feature image (on top) Gavnø Castle. Photo: Wikipedia

Best Attractions in Southern Zealand, Denmark, written by Tor Kjolberg

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