Urlaub auf Seeland
On Zealand you will enjoy kilometres of beaches, a profusion of activities, wonderful attractions and sights. Wonderful Copenhagen is just around the corner.
Zealand (Danish: Sjælland) is the largest island in Denmark, located between the Island of Funen and the southern tip of Sweden. It is the seat of the capital Copenhagen where visitors enjoy a vibrant city atmosphere, interesting sights, and impressive parks. In addition to Zealand this region also encompasses the islands of Lolland, Falster and Møn, as well as numerous small islands.
Zealand is quite flat and its highest point is only 400 feet (120 meters) above sea level. The lack of mountains makes the island of Zealand great for bicycling and walking. Zealand links Denmark to southern Sweden via the Oresund Bridge. South of Zealand, you find the islands Lolland and Falster.
Greater Copenhagen region
The densely populated capital region.
The Northern Zealand of Kings with lakes, farmland, lush forests and impressive castles.
Copenhagen - Zealand's largest city and capital of Denmark.
Elsinore - Home of Shakespeare's hamlet and his Kronborg castle and a well preserved mediaeval city centre.
Hillerød - A castle town set amidst majestic beech tree forests.
Kalundborg - See the many remaining parts and ruins of the old fortified medieval town.
Køge - A nice well preserved old city center. The beatifull Vallø manor and the 15 meter Stevns chalk cliffs within easy reach.
Nykøbing Falster - The central city of the islands south of Zealand, with a nice abbey church to boot.
Ringsted - Commercial centre smack on the middle of the islands, with the Danish Tramway Museum on its outskirts.
Roskilde - World heritage site of Roskilde cathedral, containing the Royal Tombs for the past 1000 years. and the excellent Viking ship museum.
Slagelse - Discover Denmark's Viking heritage, in the nearby Trelleborg ringcastle, one of only 4 discovered.
Møns cliff - Bright chalk cliffs stretching some 6 km, some of the cliffs fall a sheer 120 m to the sea below.
Stevns Cliffs - Another set of dramatic chalk cliffs, and with a cold war fortress bored into the mountain.
Suseå river - One of Denmarks longest rivers, popular with Kayak and Canoe sailors.
Kongernes Nordsjælland Nationalpark - A brand new national park covering the old hunting grounds of ancient kings.
See & do:
Tour the 3 main castles of Zealand; The world heritage sight of Hamlet's Kronborg, Frederiksborg and Fredensborg slot - all within easy reach of each other.
See the tall white cliffs on Møn and Stevns with sudden 120 meter vertical drops into the sea.
Discover the world of Vikings in the Viking ship museum in Roskilde and the living history museum of Lejre.
Ride hundred year old trams through a picturesque forest in the Skjoldenæsholm tramway museum near Ringsted.
Canoeing on Susåen, Skovridervej 11, 4171 Glumsø. During the summer it is possible to do an almost 80 kilometers, 3 day canoe trip through beautiful scenery, on this stream that cuts through the middle part of Zealand.