Sealand: what to see in Denmark region

frederiksborg castle sealand denmark
frederiksborg castle sealand denmark

What to see in Sealand, geographical area of Denmark by the stunning scenery and interesting places to visit.

– Roskilde: ancient Viking settlement and capital of Denmark until 1443, is located about 30 km from Copenhagen. On a beautiful seaside location, Roskilde is located at the southern end of a long fjord. The ancient cathedral and the Viking Ship Museum are the main attractions of this typical Danish town.

The Roskilde Cathedral, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, was built in the twelfth and thirteenth century, and is the first Gothic cathedral in Scandinavia to be built brick style that then spread throughout northern Europe . In the cathedral are buried many Danish royal. Do not miss a visit to Vikingeskibshallen, the Viking Ship Museum, which exhibits the remains of five boats sunk between 1000 and 1050 at the entrance of the fjord.

In addition to a small island are moored some replicas of Viking ships and, on one of these in the summer, you can make short cruises. Note that the city is famous for the Roskilde Festival, a major European music festival.

– Frederiksborg Castle situated to Hillerød, is a magnificent building in the Renaissance style, which stands in all its glory on some small islands in the lake Slotsø. The castle has a beautiful garden and houses inside the interesting National Museum of History.

– Kronborg Castle: located on the tip of Zealand, to Helsingor, this castle is located in a strategic position near the Swedish coast and is one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Fortress and royal residence together, is famous because William Shakespeare set his play Hamlet and for this reason, in the summer, in the courtyard of the castle takes place a Shakespearean festival.

– Fredensborg Palace: place on the shores of Lake Esrum this Fredensborg Palace was built as his hunting lodge by King Frederick IV. The palace houses often important state visits and important events of the life of the royal family, who live there during the summer and autumn months. To visit the beautiful baroque gardens.

– Birthplace of Karen Blixen: along the coast in Rungsted, 30 km north of Copenhagen, is the building, now a museum, the birthplace of the famous Danish author, who became famous for the novel Out of Africa, buried in the large park surrounding the house.

– Louisiana Museum of Modern Art: on the coast to Humlebæk, about 30 kilometers north of Copenhagen, is this museum, inserted in a harmoniously placed in the environment, with a garden overlooking the sea where an exhibition of sculptures. There are also a large collection of modern and contemporary art, temporary exhibitions and other events. The perfect combination of architecture, art and nature makes this unique museum.