West and South Sjælland Tours, Denmark
In Sjælland northwest coast you can see summerhouse communities. You will also find Gilleleje. It was a small fishing community. Nowadays Gilleleje becomes very popular because European love its woods and its fine and sandy beaches. It was a favorite getaway of philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. The old part of town is good for a walk.
Køge is situated 40 kilometers ( 24 miles ) south of Copenhagen. This well-preserved medieval town used to be a witch hunting town. In the Køge Museum , a 17th-century merchant’s house, you will see souvenirs from Hans Christian Andersen, costumes, local artifacts, an executioner’s sword, and a 13th-century stone font, a 16th-century silver coins from a buried treasure of more than 2,000 coins found in the courtyard of Langkildes Gård. Nørregade 4, telephone 53/65-02-62. Admission : DKr10 adults, DKr5 children. It opens in September – May on weekdays from 2 pm to 5 pm. On Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm to 5 pm. In June – August daily from 10 am to 5 pm.
Køge Kunst Museet Skitsesamling ( Køge Art Museum)
This art museum has changing exhibitions and an extensive permanent collection of Queen Margrethe’s artistic works. Among them : silver spoons designed for Georg Jensen and porcelain figures for Royal Copenhagen, embroidery, watercolor paintings, and sketches. It is on Nørregade 29, telephone 53/66-24-14. Admission : DKr15 adults, children free. It opens from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm.
Højerup Kirke ( Church )
This church has been restored and the cliffs below bolstered by masonry to prevent damage from erosion. It is on Højerup Church, Stevns Klint, no telephone. Admission DKr5 adults, children free. It opens daily from April to September from 11 am to 5 pm.
Stege is the Møn’s capital. However , you can still enjoy other towns in this island such as Elmelunde, Keldby and Fanefjord which are famous for their naive frescoes.
Nyord is connected to Møn by Route 59. This tiny island has a sanctuary for rare birds, including hen harriers, rough-legged buzzards, and snow buntings. Nyord has been divided among the same 20 farms, unchanged, for the past 300 years. Cars are not allowed in the island’s central town.
Bogø is to tho the southwest of Nyord. This island has remain the same for the past several centuries and is inhabited by only a few families who continue to farm and sail.
This island is accessible from Bogø directly on the E47’s striking Farø Bridge. Shaped like a tiney South America, the island has excellent blond beaches.
To the west on the E47 is the island of Lolland. It has a history going back more than 1,000 years to when a man named Saxe sat at the mouth of the fjord and collected atolls. He later cleared the surrounding land and leased it. It became known as Saxtorp.
The capital of Lolland is Sakskøbing. You can visit an excellent car museum here in the 13th century Alholm Slot ( castle ) with more than 240 vehicles and a water tower with a smiling face. It is on Parkvej 7, Nysted, telephone 53/87-15-09. Admissions to car museum : DKr40 adults, DKr20 children. It opens from mid-April to May and early September to mid-October, weekend and holidays, June to August daily from 11 am to 5 pm.
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