The sepulchral Roskilde Cathedral is the final resting place of 21 Danish monarchs and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Skjoldenæsholm Tram Museum
Just south of Roskilde you find the Skjoldenæsholm Tram Museum, which is one of the world’s largest of its kind. Here you can try riding on vintage trams and visit collections of streetcars from around the world.
Trelleborg Viking Ring Fortress
The Trelleborg Viking Ring Fortress features the mounds of what was once a mighty stockade with Viking longhouses. A small visitors’ centre relates the history of the site (closed during winter).
Surrounded by farmland and just a short drive from the sea, the medieval Dragsholm Castle is one of Denmark’s finest manor hotels serving gourmet cuisine made from estate produce, including herbs from the formal gardens. The area around the castle (Lammefjorden) is known for its prime vegetable growing, often supplying the finest restaurants in Copenhagen.
One of many seaside towns along the coast of Sealand, the picture-postcard town of Præstø is surrounded by farmland and historic villages. Hotel Frederiksminde, which in 2016 was awarded a Michelin star, has made the town a gourmet getaway.
The white cliffs of Stevns Klint is the only location on the planet where visitors can clearly see the sediment from the meteor strike that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. The cliffs are a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you can also visit Højerup Church, which precariously teeters on the clifftop.
The old royal town of Vordingborg is home to the state-of-the-art Danish Castle Center, which is an interactive experience centre by the ruins of an old royal fortress.
Located on a small island close to the town of Næstved, Gavnø Castle is one of the finest rococo castles in Denmark and is especially popular among visitors for its rose gardens and parkland with more than a million tulips. The castle also has a wide program of activities and markets on the castle grounds.
Located in Sealand’s southern archipelago, the island of Møn is known for its stretch of chalky cliffs reaching a height of more than 100 meters. Follow the trails along the clifftop through woodland and experience the spectacular views – or head out on guided sailing trips along the coast in tour boats or kayaks. The cliffs also have a visitors’ centre Geocenter Møns Klint.
Møns Klint Resort
Hailed by camping unions as one of Europe’s best camping experiences for children, Møns Klint Resort offers hands-on activities in tune with nature.
The Medieval Centre
The Medieval Center in Nykøbing Falster features a recreated Medieval village complete with costumed interpretive staff. There is even a medieval restaurant. The heritage centre is most famous for its medieval technology park with hands-on experiences. There are also daily armoury demonstrations and jousting tournaments and other activities throughout the summer months.
Knuthenborg Safari Park
One of Denmark’s largest safari parks with exotic animals, Knuthenborg is home to wildlife from almost every continent, including rhinos and tigers.
Maribo-Brandholm museum railway
Huff and puff through the countryside travelling on Denmark’s oldest operative steam train. The museum railway takes visitors from the historic town of Maribo to the coastal village of Brandholm next to Knuthenborg Safari Park.
The southern coast of the island of Falster is known for its sandy beaches and holiday homes. Much of the archipelago can be reached by car from this area.
Fejø, Askø, Lilleø and Vejrø
Just north of Lolland you find an archipelago of some of Denmark’s smallest inhabited islands. Dedicated to organic fruit farming, these islands (called Sydhavnsøerne or The Southern Sea Islands) offer cottage getaways and a truly off-the-beaten-track experience.