Vallø Castle

South Zealand culture and heritage

A region packed with attractions, from castles, flower gardens and ancient church frescos to wildlife parks and amusements.

Gavnø Castle


South Zealand is an excellent region to tour to see interesting manor houses and castles. Visit Gavnø Castle, just south of Næstved, to see its beautiful flower garden and museums. On Møn, the romantic Liselund Castle and its large park are open to the public, as are the impressive Gisselfeld and Bregentved estates near Haslev.


Denmark's most famous woman

One of Denmark’s most famous women, Leonora Christine, died at the cathedral in Maribo. The daughter of King Christian IV, Leonora was imprisoned for 22 years in The Blue Tower in Copenhagen by her half brother, King Frederik III. Whilst in prison, she wrote the most impressive biography of the age, Memory of Woe (Jammerminde).

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South Zealand

A dramatic Baltic Coast region, lined with high white cliffs, holiday islands and wonderful wildlife.