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[[Image:Kalundborg.jpg|350px|thumb|Kalundborg seen from Gisseløre.]]
 
 
'''Kalundborg''' is a city in [[Zealand]], [[Denmark]].
 
'''Kalundborg''' is a city in [[Zealand]], [[Denmark]].
  
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Kalundborg is situated on western Zealand inside Kalundborg Fjord between the two peninsulas Røsnæs and Asnæs.  The town has around 17,000 inhabitants.
 
Kalundborg is situated on western Zealand inside Kalundborg Fjord between the two peninsulas Røsnæs and Asnæs.  The town has around 17,000 inhabitants.
  
You might come here for the medieval city remains, for the spectacular nature of Røsnæs or because Kalundborg could be on your way from Copenhagen via Samsø to Arhus.
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You might come here for the medieval city remains, for the spectacular nature of Røsnæs or because Kalundborg could be on your way from Copenhagen via Samsø to Aarhus.
  
 
===History===
 
===History===
Kalundborg was established in 1170 by Esbern Snare who built the West Castle (only ruins remain) just west of the medieval High Town.  During the 13th century, the five-spired Church of Our Lady as well as the well as the medieval High Town were established.  The town was important during the next couple of centuries as significant part of the Danish central administration was moved to here.  During the 16th and 17th centuries, the Down Town was established at the location of the present day major shopping and commercial street, Kordilgade.
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Kalundborg was established in 1170 by Esbern Snare who built the West Castle (only ruins remain) just west of the medieval High Town.  During the 13th century, the five-spired Church of Our Lady as well as the medieval High Town were established.  The town was important during the next couple of centuries as significant part of the Danish central administration was moved to here.  During the 16th and 17th centuries, the Down Town was established at the location of the present day major shopping and commercial street, Kordilgade.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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[[Image:Kalundborg.png|500px|thumb|The centre of Kalundborg.]]
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===By train===
 
===By train===
 
Kalundborg is the terminal station on the Western Zealand train line.  The train from [[Copenhagen]] leaves approximately once an hour, is 1h30 to 1h50 and costs DKK120.
 
Kalundborg is the terminal station on the Western Zealand train line.  The train from [[Copenhagen]] leaves approximately once an hour, is 1h30 to 1h50 and costs DKK120.
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===By boat===
 
===By boat===
 
There are ferries from  
 
There are ferries from  
*[[Århus]] (4-6 times each day, fewer on Sa in low season; Travel time 2h40; Adults DKK175, children 4-15 DKK88; Booking +45 7010 1418 [http://www.mols-linien.dk/index.dsp?area=8]) and from
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*[[Aarhus]] (4-6 times each day, fewer on Sa in low season; Travel time 2h40; Adults DKK175, children 4-15 DKK88; Booking +45 7010 1418 [http://www.mols-linien.dk/index.dsp?area=8]) and from
*Samsø (2-4 times each day; Travel time 1h50;  Adult DKK84, children 4-15 DKK42;  Booking +45 7010 1744 [http://www.samsoetrafikken.dk/booking/5we.aspx?_m=1])
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*[[Samsø]] (2-4 times each day; Travel time 1h50;  Adult DKK84, children 4-15 DKK42;  Booking +45 7010 1744 [http://www.samsoetrafikken.dk/booking/5we.aspx?_m=1])
  
 
===By air===
 
===By air===
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==Get around==
 
==Get around==
 
A few city buses run up to two times an hour.  The city centre is manageable by foot.
 
A few city buses run up to two times an hour.  The city centre is manageable by foot.
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==See==
 
==See==
  
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'''The High Town''' (''Højbyen'') was the fortified medieval town, which bounderies can still be recognised even though the wall is not there anymore.  Some buildings dating back from the 16th century are still there.  Most of the town's historical cites can be found here.
 
'''The High Town''' (''Højbyen'') was the fortified medieval town, which bounderies can still be recognised even though the wall is not there anymore.  Some buildings dating back from the 16th century are still there.  Most of the town's historical cites can be found here.
  
[[Image:KalundborgChurch.jpg|250px|thumb|Church of Our Lady.]]
 
 
*<see name="Church of Our Lady" alt="Vor Frue Kirke" address="Adelgade 19" directions="" phone="+45 5951 0401" url="http://vorfruesogn.folkekirken.dk/index.php?id=10850" hours="Service every Su; classical concerts now and then" price="Free" lat="" long="">Five towered church build around 1220 by Esbern Snare's daughter, Ingeborg, and located in the centre of the medieval High Town of Kalundborg.  This church is unique with its Greek cross outlay (symbolysing The Holy Jerusalem) with a tower in each end and a 41m tower in the middle.  In 1827, the middle tower crashed and was rebuilt in 1871.  Notice the famous alter tablet from 1650.</see>
 
*<see name="Church of Our Lady" alt="Vor Frue Kirke" address="Adelgade 19" directions="" phone="+45 5951 0401" url="http://vorfruesogn.folkekirken.dk/index.php?id=10850" hours="Service every Su; classical concerts now and then" price="Free" lat="" long="">Five towered church build around 1220 by Esbern Snare's daughter, Ingeborg, and located in the centre of the medieval High Town of Kalundborg.  This church is unique with its Greek cross outlay (symbolysing The Holy Jerusalem) with a tower in each end and a 41m tower in the middle.  In 1827, the middle tower crashed and was rebuilt in 1871.  Notice the famous alter tablet from 1650.</see>
  
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* <see name="Castle and city wall remains" alt="" address="" directions="Below the church to the north and west" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="Free">During the 12th century, a castle and a wall protecting the castle were built west of the medieval High Town, but both the castle and the fortification were given up a couple of centuries later.  During the reign of Valdemar Atterdag (1340-1375) the High Town was fortified and the walls stood until the middle of the 17th century.  Some ruins of both can still be seen.</see>
 
* <see name="Castle and city wall remains" alt="" address="" directions="Below the church to the north and west" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="Free">During the 12th century, a castle and a wall protecting the castle were built west of the medieval High Town, but both the castle and the fortification were given up a couple of centuries later.  During the reign of Valdemar Atterdag (1340-1375) the High Town was fortified and the walls stood until the middle of the 17th century.  Some ruins of both can still be seen.</see>
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* <see name="Former Bishop's Home" alt="Biskopbolig" address="6-8 Adelgade" directions="A bit east of the Church of Our Lady" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="Not open to the public">Built in 1450-1480 by the bishop of Roskilde who lived there when visiting the town.  From 1854, part of the building was used as town hall and the basement as prison.  In 1971, the building was renovated and used for town coucil meetings.</see>
  
 
* <see name="Former Minister's Home" alt="Præstebolig" address="23 Præstegade" directions="Next to the Church of Our Lady" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="Not open to the public">Build in the beginning of the 16th century and one the oldest remaining recidential buildings in northern Europe.  Was converted to a hospital in 1854.</see>
 
* <see name="Former Minister's Home" alt="Præstebolig" address="23 Præstegade" directions="Next to the Church of Our Lady" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="Not open to the public">Build in the beginning of the 16th century and one the oldest remaining recidential buildings in northern Europe.  Was converted to a hospital in 1854.</see>
  
* <see name="Former Bishop's Home" alt="Biskopbolig" address="6-8 Adelgade" directions="A bit east of the Church of Our Lady" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="Not open to the public">Built in 1450-1480 by the bishop of Roskilde who lived there when visiting the townFrom 1854, part of the building was used as town hall and the basement as prison. In 1971, the building was renovated and used for town coucil meetings.</see>
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===Røsnæs===
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'''Røsnæs''' is a 15km long peninsula stretching west from Kalundborg.  It was shaped by the movement of glaciers during the Ice Age some 15-20,000 years ago.
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* <see name="Dolmens" alt="Stendysser" address="" directions="Throughout Røsnæs, eg. one in Kongstrup and one more accessible south of Røsnæsvej just after 231 Røsnæsvej" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">There are a number of dolmens on Røsnæs.  Dolmens are stone age graves comprising of a number of stone blocks.</see>
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* <see name="Ulstrup Mill" alt="Ulstrup Mølle" address="365 Røsnæsvej, Ulstrup" directions="Just southwest of Røsnæs Church in Ulstrup Village" phone="+45 5950 9096" email="dakj@post10.tele.dk" fax="" url="" hours="10AM-4PM" price="Free">Dutch gallery mill.  The cap of the mill could be turned manually to make the sails face the wind.  The mill was built in 1894 as the former mill on the place had recently burned down.  The mill was in use until 1956 and has recently been renovated.  </see>
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* <see name="Røsnæs Church" alt="Røsnæs Kirke" address="4 Søbakken, Ulstrup" directions="" phone="+45 5950 9019" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Built in the 13th century.</see>
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* <see name="Røsnæs Harbour" alt="Røsnæs Havn" address="100 Nybyvej, Ulstrup" directions="Follow the signs from Ulstrup (2km)" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Small and very quiet isolated harbour.</see>
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* <see name="Røsnæs Entrenchment" alt="Røsnæs Skanse" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></see>
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* <see name="Røsnæs Lighthouse" alt="Røsnæs Fyrtårn" address="478 Røsnæsvej" directions="At the tip of Røsnæs Peninsula" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.fyrtaarne.dk/roesnaes.html" hours="" price="Free to watch from outside, but the lighthouse is presently not open to the public">Built in 1844 and rebuilt in 1859.  The lighthouse is adjoined with the lighthouse keepers houseThe lighthouse is 15m high with a rotating lens.  Notice the small lighthouse in the water northwest of the tip of Røsnæs.</see>
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===Galleries===
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* <see name="Gallery Bispegården" alt="" address="6 Adelgade" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></see>
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* <see name="Balle, Grete" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></see>
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* <see name="Keramikstuen" alt="" address="53 Sandlodsvej" directions="" phone="+45 5950 8719" email="ia@keramikstuen.dk" fax="" url="http://www.keramikstuen.dk/" hours="Tu-Fr 1PM-5PM; Sa 10AM-2PM" price="">Beautifully located gallery and shop with art and craftwork, including ceramics, lamps and clothes.</see>
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* <see name="Lundbye, J. Th. - tegninger" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></see>
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* <see name="Lundsdal, Jack" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></see>
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* <see name="Madsen, Hans Werner " alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></see>
  
 
===Other===
 
===Other===
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==Do==
 
==Do==
  
* <do name="Røsnæs" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></do>
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===Røsnæs===
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* <do name="Røsnæs by bike" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Tour Røsnæs by bike.</do>
  
* <do name="Beaches" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></do>
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* <do name="Røsnæs on foot" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></do>
  
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===Beaches===
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* <do name="Gisseløre Beach" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></do>
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* <do name="Eskebjerg Beach" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></do>
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* <do name="Ulstrup Sønderstrand Beach" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></do>
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* <do name="Saltbæk Badebro Strand Beach" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></do>
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===Other===
 
* <do name="Harbour" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></do>
 
* <do name="Harbour" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></do>
  
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==Eat==
 
==Eat==
  
* <eat name="Ole Lunds Gaard" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></eat>
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* <eat name="Restaurant Bispegaarden" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></eat>
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* <eat name="Edderfuglen Café og Spisested" alt="" address="460 Røsnæsvej" directions="Close to the tip of Røsnæs Peninsula" phone="+45 5952 7273" url="" hours="Easter: daily; 1Apr-14Jun: Fr 5PM-9PM, Sa noon-9pm, Su noon-4PM; 15Jun-31Aug: Tu-Su; Sep: Fr-Su; 12-18Oct 11MA-4PM; open all year for groups of 12 to 40 persons" price="Lunch DKK85-169, dinner main dishes around DKK200" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></eat>
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* <eat name="Fjorden" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></eat>
  
 
* <eat name="Restaurant Gisseløre" alt="" address="Radiovej 2" directions="" phone="+45 5951 0745" url="http://www.restaurant-gisseloere.dk/" hours="" price="Main courses DKK185-225; lunch courses DKK28-98" lat="" long=""></eat>
 
* <eat name="Restaurant Gisseløre" alt="" address="Radiovej 2" directions="" phone="+45 5951 0745" url="http://www.restaurant-gisseloere.dk/" hours="" price="Main courses DKK185-225; lunch courses DKK28-98" lat="" long=""></eat>
  
* <eat name="Slotskælderen" alt="" address="Kordilgade 40" directions="" phone="+45 5951 0974" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></eat>
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* <eat name="Ole Lunds Gaard" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></eat>
  
* <eat name="Fjorden" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></eat>
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* <eat name="Røsnæs Kro" alt="" address="350 Røsnæsvej, Ulstrup" directions="" phone="+45 5950 9145" email="" fax="" url="" hours="We-Fr from 3PM, Sa-Su from noon" price="Coffee DKK15, beer from DKK18, main course or buffet around DKK100">Serves primarily fast food, coffee and beer.  One main course dish available 6PM-8PM, buffet available Su 1PM-5PM and 6PM-8PM, booking needed.  A perfect place to watch the very slow local life.</eat>
  
* <eat name="Restaurant Bispegaarden" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></eat>
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* <eat name="Slotskælderen" alt="" address="Kordilgade 40" directions="" phone="+45 5951 0974" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></eat>
  
 
* <eat name="Fast food" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></eat>
 
* <eat name="Fast food" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></eat>
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* <drink name="Havkatten" alt="" address="3 Skibbrogade" directions="" phone="+45 5951 6330" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></drink>
 
* <drink name="Havkatten" alt="" address="3 Skibbrogade" directions="" phone="+45 5951 6330" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></drink>
  
* <drink name="Lillebælt" alt="5 Skibbrogade" address="" directions="" phone="+45 5951 5810" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></drink>
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* <drink name="Lillebælt" alt="" address="5 Skibbrogade" directions="" phone="+45 5951 5810" url="" hours="M-Th 8AM-11PM, F-Sa 8AM-2AM, Su 8AM-9PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></drink>
  
 
* <drink name="Høvlen" alt="" address="13 Skibbrogade" directions="" phone="+45 5951 4767" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></drink>
 
* <drink name="Høvlen" alt="" address="13 Skibbrogade" directions="" phone="+45 5951 4767" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></drink>
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===Budget===
 
===Budget===
* <sleep name="Kalundborg Youth Hostel" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
 
  
* <sleep name="Strandbys Bed&Breakfast" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Debbies Bed&Breakfast" alt="" address="114 Hovvejen" directions="" phone="+45 2992 2928" email="debbies.bb@mail.dk" fax="" url="http://www.debbiesbedandbreakfast.dk/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Singles with shared bathroom 300 DKK; doubles with private bathroom 600 DKK; triples with private bathroom and kitchen 675 DKK">Rooms with free internet and television.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Elverdams Camping" alt="" address="250 Røsnæsvej" directions="" phone="+45 5950 9013" email="" fax="" url="http://www.elverdamscamping.webbyen.dk/" checkin="" checkout="" price="50 DKK">Situated in the middle of Røsnæs Peninsula and an ideal base for exploring Røsnæs, 300m away from the coast.  Beautifully situated and landscaped site. Kitchen, toilet, bath, fireplace, playground and playing field available.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Holmehuset bed and breakfast" alt="" address="23 Kåstrup Holmevej" directions="" phone="+45 5950 7452" email="" fax="" url="http://www.holmehuset.dk/" checkin="" checkout="" price="One person in double room 250 DKK, two persons in double room 425 DKK, breakfast 40 DKK">This bed and breakfast has two doubles with shared facilities.  Small kitchen, shared living room with TV and terrace available.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Højehus, Kalundborg Bed and Breakfast" alt="" address="107 Kallerupvej" directions="" phone="+45 5950 8210" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="200 DKK">Shared facilities.  Living rooms with TV as well as a garden are available.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Kalundborg Youth Hostel" alt="Kalundborg Vandrehjem" address="5 Stadion Alle" directions="" phone="+45 5956 1366" email="kalundborg@danhostel.dk" fax="+45 5956 4626" url="http://www.kalundborg-vandrerhjem.dk/?site=1" checkin="" checkout="" price="Dorm DKK180; private room from 520 DKK; membership card 35 DKK; breakfast 50 DKK; lunch box 85 DKK; bed linnen 60 DKK; ">Part of the Danhostel chain.  Large rooms with private bathroom, table and chairs.  Shared faciliteis include Guest kitchen, laudry facilities, TV room, living room, billad, table tennis, piano, childrens' playground, outdoor chess and outdoor grill.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Kongsgård Bed&amp;Breakfast" alt="" address="204 Røsnæsvej" directions="" phone="+45 5950 9775" url="http://www.kongsgaardbedandbreakfast.dk/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Doubles from 400 DKK" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Røsnæs Kro" alt="" address="350 Røsnæsvej, Ulstrup" directions="" phone="+45 5950 9145" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Singles 300 DKK, doubles 600 DKK">Located in the middle of the Røsnæs peninsula, a perfect starting point for exploring Røsnæs.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Saltbæk Camping" alt="" address="88 Saltbækvej" directions="" phone="+45 5950 2167" email="" fax="" url="http://www.kalundborg-camping.dk/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Adult 65 DKK, child 30 DKK, hut 300 DKK"></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Strandlyst Bed&Breakfast" alt="" address="10 Vestre Havnevej" directions="" phone="+45 2142 3253" email="strandlyst@ka-net.dk" fax="" url="http://www.b-and-b-strandlyst.dk/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Singles from 435 DKK, doubles from 750 DKK, including breakfast">Bed&Breakfast in renovated old building.  Rooms with shared bathroom.</sleep>
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====Further away====
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* <sleep name="FDM Camping Bjerge Sydstrand" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Lykkebjerg" alt="" address="Snertinge" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Myrehøj Bed&Breakfast" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Sejerø Vandrehjem" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Ugerløse Motel & Feriecenter" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Vesterlyng Camping" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
  
 
===Mid range===
 
===Mid range===
*<sleep name="Hotel Ole Lunds Gaard" alt="" address="Kordilgade 1, 4400 Kalundborg" directions="" phone="+45 5951 0165" url="http://www.hotel-ole-lunds-gaard.dk/" checkin="" checkout="" price="DKK650-1,250" lat="" long=""></sleep>
 
  
*<sleep name="Kursuscenter Røsnæs" alt="" address="Klintedalsvej 60, 4400 Kalundborg" directions="" phone="+45 5950 8067" url="http://www.roesnaes.dk" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
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*<sleep name="Hotel Ole Lunds Gaard" alt="" address="1 Kordilgade" directions="" phone="+45 5951 0165" url="http://www.hotel-ole-lunds-gaard.dk/" checkin="" checkout="" price="DKK650-1,250" lat="" long=""></sleep>
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*<sleep name="Kursuscenter Røsnæs" alt="" address="60 Klintedalsvej" directions="" phone="+45 5950 8067" url="http://www.roesnaes.dk" checkin="" checkout="" price="Singles without/with bathroom from DKK495/DKK610;  doubles without/with bathroom DKK696/DKK836" lat="" long="">Rooms with free internet.</sleep>
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====Further away====
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* <sleep name="Kragerup Gods" alt="" address="Ruds-Vedby" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Sejerø Spisehus og Hotel" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Skipperkroen" alt="" address="Mullerup" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
  
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Latest revision as of 07:17, 26 September 2012

Kalundborg is a city in Zealand, Denmark.

Understand[edit]

Introduction[edit]

Kalundborg is situated on western Zealand inside Kalundborg Fjord between the two peninsulas Røsnæs and Asnæs. The town has around 17,000 inhabitants.

You might come here for the medieval city remains, for the spectacular nature of Røsnæs or because Kalundborg could be on your way from Copenhagen via Samsø to Aarhus.

History[edit]

Kalundborg was established in 1170 by Esbern Snare who built the West Castle (only ruins remain) just west of the medieval High Town. During the 13th century, the five-spired Church of Our Lady as well as the medieval High Town were established. The town was important during the next couple of centuries as significant part of the Danish central administration was moved to here. During the 16th and 17th centuries, the Down Town was established at the location of the present day major shopping and commercial street, Kordilgade.

Get in[edit]

The centre of Kalundborg.

By train[edit]

Kalundborg is the terminal station on the Western Zealand train line. The train from Copenhagen leaves approximately once an hour, is 1h30 to 1h50 and costs DKK120.

By boat[edit]

There are ferries from

  • Aarhus (4-6 times each day, fewer on Sa in low season; Travel time 2h40; Adults DKK175, children 4-15 DKK88; Booking +45 7010 1418 [1]) and from
  • Samsø (2-4 times each day; Travel time 1h50; Adult DKK84, children 4-15 DKK42; Booking +45 7010 1744 [2])

By air[edit]

The nearest airport is in Copenhagen.

Get around[edit]

A few city buses run up to two times an hour. The city centre is manageable by foot.

See[edit][add listing]

The High Town[edit]

The High Town (Højbyen) was the fortified medieval town, which bounderies can still be recognised even though the wall is not there anymore. Some buildings dating back from the 16th century are still there. Most of the town's historical cites can be found here.

  • Church of Our Lady (Vor Frue Kirke), Adelgade 19, +45 5951 0401, [3]. Service every Su; classical concerts now and then. Five towered church build around 1220 by Esbern Snare's daughter, Ingeborg, and located in the centre of the medieval High Town of Kalundborg. This church is unique with its Greek cross outlay (symbolysing The Holy Jerusalem) with a tower in each end and a 41m tower in the middle. In 1827, the middle tower crashed and was rebuilt in 1871. Notice the famous alter tablet from 1650. Free.  edit
  • Kalundborg Museum, Adelgade 23 (Next to Church of Our Lady), +45 5951 2141, [4]. Jan-Apr, Sep-Nov: Sa, Su, public holidays 10am-4pm; week 7, 8, 42, December: daily 10am-4pm; May-Aug: daily 10am-5pm. City museum of historical and cultural development in and around Kalundborg from the oldest times till now. Localted in an old farm dating back to around 1600. Most famous exhibitions are local clothes exhibition and an exhibition of a wiking settlement excavation. Adult DKK30, Child below 18 free.  edit
  • Castle and city wall remains, (Below the church to the north and west). During the 12th century, a castle and a wall protecting the castle were built west of the medieval High Town, but both the castle and the fortification were given up a couple of centuries later. During the reign of Valdemar Atterdag (1340-1375) the High Town was fortified and the walls stood until the middle of the 17th century. Some ruins of both can still be seen. Free.  edit
  • Former Bishop's Home (Biskopbolig), 6-8 Adelgade (A bit east of the Church of Our Lady). Built in 1450-1480 by the bishop of Roskilde who lived there when visiting the town. From 1854, part of the building was used as town hall and the basement as prison. In 1971, the building was renovated and used for town coucil meetings. Not open to the public.  edit
  • Former Minister's Home (Præstebolig), 23 Præstegade (Next to the Church of Our Lady). Build in the beginning of the 16th century and one the oldest remaining recidential buildings in northern Europe. Was converted to a hospital in 1854. Not open to the public.  edit

Røsnæs[edit]

Røsnæs is a 15km long peninsula stretching west from Kalundborg. It was shaped by the movement of glaciers during the Ice Age some 15-20,000 years ago.

  • Dolmens (Stendysser), (Throughout Røsnæs, eg. one in Kongstrup and one more accessible south of Røsnæsvej just after 231 Røsnæsvej). There are a number of dolmens on Røsnæs. Dolmens are stone age graves comprising of a number of stone blocks.  edit
  • Ulstrup Mill (Ulstrup Mølle), 365 Røsnæsvej, Ulstrup (Just southwest of Røsnæs Church in Ulstrup Village), +45 5950 9096 (). 10AM-4PM. Dutch gallery mill. The cap of the mill could be turned manually to make the sails face the wind. The mill was built in 1894 as the former mill on the place had recently burned down. The mill was in use until 1956 and has recently been renovated. Free.  edit
  • Røsnæs Church (Røsnæs Kirke), 4 Søbakken, Ulstrup, +45 5950 9019. Built in the 13th century.  edit
  • Røsnæs Harbour (Røsnæs Havn), 100 Nybyvej, Ulstrup (Follow the signs from Ulstrup (2km)). Small and very quiet isolated harbour.  edit
  • Røsnæs Entrenchment (Røsnæs Skanse).  edit
  • Røsnæs Lighthouse (Røsnæs Fyrtårn), 478 Røsnæsvej (At the tip of Røsnæs Peninsula), [5]. Built in 1844 and rebuilt in 1859. The lighthouse is adjoined with the lighthouse keepers house. The lighthouse is 15m high with a rotating lens. Notice the small lighthouse in the water northwest of the tip of Røsnæs. Free to watch from outside, but the lighthouse is presently not open to the public.  edit

Galleries[edit]

  • Gallery Bispegården, 6 Adelgade.  edit
  • Balle, Grete.  edit
  • Keramikstuen, 53 Sandlodsvej, +45 5950 8719 (), [6]. Tu-Fr 1PM-5PM; Sa 10AM-2PM. Beautifully located gallery and shop with art and craftwork, including ceramics, lamps and clothes.  edit
  • Lundbye, J. Th. - tegninger.  edit
  • Lundsdal, Jack.  edit
  • Madsen, Hans Werner.  edit

Other[edit]

  • Kaalund Monestary (Kaalund Kloster). Originally a Franciscan monestary from 1239. The monks were kicked out in 1532. The present building is from 1751 and houses municipal administration.  edit
  • Raklev Church (Raklev Kirke). Built in 1547 as one of the first village churces after the reformation. Built by the now converted monks kicked out of Kaalund Monestary a few years earlier.  edit

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Røsnæs[edit]

  • Røsnæs by bike. Tour Røsnæs by bike.  edit
  • Røsnæs on foot.  edit

Beaches[edit]

  • Gisseløre Beach.  edit
  • Eskebjerg Beach.  edit
  • Ulstrup Sønderstrand Beach.  edit
  • Saltbæk Badebro Strand Beach.  edit

Other[edit]

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Kordilgade.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Restaurant Bispegaarden.  edit
  • Edderfuglen Café og Spisested, 460 Røsnæsvej (Close to the tip of Røsnæs Peninsula), +45 5952 7273. Easter: daily; 1Apr-14Jun: Fr 5PM-9PM, Sa noon-9pm, Su noon-4PM; 15Jun-31Aug: Tu-Su; Sep: Fr-Su; 12-18Oct 11MA-4PM; open all year for groups of 12 to 40 persons. Lunch DKK85-169, dinner main dishes around DKK200.  edit
  • Restaurant Gisseløre, Radiovej 2, +45 5951 0745, [7]. Main courses DKK185-225; lunch courses DKK28-98.  edit
  • Ole Lunds Gaard.  edit
  • Røsnæs Kro, 350 Røsnæsvej, Ulstrup, +45 5950 9145. We-Fr from 3PM, Sa-Su from noon. Serves primarily fast food, coffee and beer. One main course dish available 6PM-8PM, buffet available Su 1PM-5PM and 6PM-8PM, booking needed. A perfect place to watch the very slow local life. Coffee DKK15, beer from DKK18, main course or buffet around DKK100.  edit
  • Slotskælderen, Kordilgade 40, +45 5951 0974.  edit

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Bars[edit]

  • Kings Pub, 10B Kordilgade, +45 5951 2526. Frequented by young locals, primarily high school students.  edit
  • Havkatten, 3 Skibbrogade, +45 5951 6330.  edit
  • Lillebælt, 5 Skibbrogade, +45 5951 5810. M-Th 8AM-11PM, F-Sa 8AM-2AM, Su 8AM-9PM.  edit
  • Høvlen, 13 Skibbrogade, +45 5951 4767.  edit

Cafés[edit]

  • Café Bogart, Kordilgade 17 (In the middle of Kalundborg pedestrian street), +45 5951 0057, [8]. Mo-Th 10am-10pm; Fr-Sa 10am-3am; Su closed. Café with seetings both in and out. Interiur built over the theme "Bogart". Live music and other arrangements in the evening now and then. Coffee DKK17-25; beer from DKK22; main courses from DKK74.  edit
  • Café Carlzon og Shooters, Kordilgade 52, +45 5956 0809.  edit
  • Café Le Soleil, Kordilgade 29, +45 5952 3230.  edit

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Budget[edit]

Kalundborg town[edit]

  • Debbies Bed&Breakfast, 114 Hovvejen, +45 2992 2928 (), [9]. Rooms with free internet and television. Singles with shared bathroom 300 DKK; doubles with private bathroom 600 DKK; triples with private bathroom and kitchen 675 DKK.  edit
  • Elverdams Camping, 250 Røsnæsvej, +45 5950 9013, [10]. Situated in the middle of Røsnæs Peninsula and an ideal base for exploring Røsnæs, 300m away from the coast. Beautifully situated and landscaped site. Kitchen, toilet, bath, fireplace, playground and playing field available. 50 DKK.  edit
  • Holmehuset bed and breakfast, 23 Kåstrup Holmevej, +45 5950 7452, [11]. This bed and breakfast has two doubles with shared facilities. Small kitchen, shared living room with TV and terrace available. One person in double room 250 DKK, two persons in double room 425 DKK, breakfast 40 DKK.  edit
  • Højehus, Kalundborg Bed and Breakfast, 107 Kallerupvej, +45 5950 8210. Shared facilities. Living rooms with TV as well as a garden are available. 200 DKK.  edit
  • Kalundborg Youth Hostel (Kalundborg Vandrehjem), 5 Stadion Alle, +45 5956 1366 (, fax: +45 5956 4626), [12]. Part of the Danhostel chain. Large rooms with private bathroom, table and chairs. Shared faciliteis include Guest kitchen, laudry facilities, TV room, living room, billad, table tennis, piano, childrens' playground, outdoor chess and outdoor grill. Dorm DKK180; private room from 520 DKK; membership card 35 DKK; breakfast 50 DKK; lunch box 85 DKK; bed linnen 60 DKK;.  edit
  • Kongsgård Bed&Breakfast, 204 Røsnæsvej, +45 5950 9775, [13]. Doubles from 400 DKK.  edit
  • Røsnæs Kro, 350 Røsnæsvej, Ulstrup, +45 5950 9145. Located in the middle of the Røsnæs peninsula, a perfect starting point for exploring Røsnæs. Singles 300 DKK, doubles 600 DKK.  edit
  • Saltbæk Camping, 88 Saltbækvej, +45 5950 2167, [14]. Adult 65 DKK, child 30 DKK, hut 300 DKK.  edit
  • Strandlyst Bed&Breakfast, 10 Vestre Havnevej, +45 2142 3253 (), [15]. Bed&Breakfast in renovated old building. Rooms with shared bathroom. Singles from 435 DKK, doubles from 750 DKK, including breakfast.  edit

Further away[edit]

  • FDM Camping Bjerge Sydstrand.  edit
  • Lykkebjerg, Snertinge.  edit
  • Myrehøj Bed&Breakfast.  edit
  • Sejerø Vandrehjem.  edit
  • Ugerløse Motel & Feriecenter.  edit
  • Vesterlyng Camping.  edit

Mid range[edit]

Kalundborg town[edit]

  • Hotel Ole Lunds Gaard, 1 Kordilgade, +45 5951 0165, [16]. DKK650-1,250.  edit
  • Kursuscenter Røsnæs, 60 Klintedalsvej, +45 5950 8067, [17]. Rooms with free internet. Singles without/with bathroom from DKK495/DKK610; doubles without/with bathroom DKK696/DKK836.  edit

Further away[edit]

  • Kragerup Gods, Ruds-Vedby.  edit
  • Sejerø Spisehus og Hotel.  edit
  • Skipperkroen, Mullerup.  edit


Splurge[edit]

  • Lerchenborg Bed&Breakfast.  edit

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