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Klintebjerg

Odsherred [1] is a peninsula and municipality stretching northwards between the Isefjord and Sejerø Bay on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark.

Understand

Get in

From Copenhagen the fastest and cheapest way is through Hundested-Rørvig Ferry connection. By train go through Hillerød. The ferry only operates in daytime which means until around 6PM in off-season.

The alternative is to go south of the fjord through Roskilde and Holbæk

Get around

See

Historical sites

inside Birkhøj passage grave
  • Birkehøj. One of the largest passage graves in Denmark, 12 m long and 2 m high. It was built in the stone age ca 3200 BC, and was used for burials for mora than 1000 years.
Dragsholm Slot
  • Dragsholm Slot.
  • Rørvig Kirke. This yellow church is located in Rørvig near the beach.
  • Ulvsborg, [2].

Parks and nature

  • Esterhøj, Høve. Hill next to Høve 89 meters above sea level. On clear days you will have a great view over most of Odsherred and the beautiful Sejrøbugt. On the top of the hill you will find the Reunion Stone. A 25 tonnes stone taken from the beach and placed on the top to celebrate that some of the territories Germany captured in 1864, was returned to Denmark after the 1st world war. free.
  • Gniben. The tip of "Odden" and the westernmost point of Zealand. here is a navy base, but you can follow a small path down to the water. Note the monuments honoring the swimmers crossing Kattegat in the 1030-ties free.
  • Klintebjerg looks like a crater but is the result of excavation of hydraulic lime (the only one in Denmark). You can walk to to for a good view over the sea. Is a popular place for fishing.
Passage grave in Grevinge Forest
  • Passage graves in Greving Skov, (south of Vig), [3]. small forest with 7 passage graves free.
  • Veddinge Bakker. Beautiful hills formed during the last ice-age. Enjoy the nature and the view of the water in Sejerøbugten free.
  • Vejrhøj, Vejrhøj, Kolåsvej, Fårevejle. Not to be missed if you are interested in geology. free.

Museums and galleries

Anneberg
  • Anneberg Collections. Annebjerg Stræde 2, tel +45 5991 3800. Collections of glass and porcelain. Other local museums have been moved to locations on Anneberg. There is a cafe and restaurant.
  • Huset i Asnæs, Storegade 31, Asnæs, ''+45'' 5965 0861 (), [4]. Sa: 1pm-5pm, Su,Mo-Fr: 10am-5pm. Art museum
  • Malergården, Swanernes Hus, Plejerupvej 10, Plejerup (Grevinge), [5]. DKK 60, 80 combined with Odsherreds Kunstmuseum.
  • Odsherred Brandmuseum, [6]. mondays.
  • Odsherreds Kunstmuseum, Hvide Hus, Rødhøj 11, Asnæs, ''+45'' 59652423 (, fax: ''+45'' 59652824), [7]. Tu-Su 11am-4pm. Permanent and changing collections of paintings in beautil old building DKK 45 (DKK 80 combined with Malergården).
  • Ole Olsen Mausoleum. Ole Olsen founded the Nordic Film company, and made a huge mausoleum for himself at the top of a big hill free.
Steengalleriet
  • Steengalleriet (Rock gallery), Sølvagervej 18, Unnerud, +45 5932 8747, [8]. Exibition of rock sculptures in a nice garden. free.

Other attractions

Fri og Fro
  • Fri og Fro, Under Himlen 1-17, Egebjrg, +45 4197 2944, [9]. Only a few guided tours a year, but you can see it all year. Eco-friendly village of interesting houses build using straw, clay, seashells and second-hand materials. Free, guided tours DKK 40.

Do

  • Nakkefestival [10], a small underground music festival in Rørvig, near the town of Nakke. It usually takes place in ultimo july. Check their website for specifics.
  • Flea Market, Vig, [11]. 9-13. Vig flea market attracts a lot of people when the weather is fine. Every Saturday between easter and week 42 (middle of October), and every wednesday during the summer months (June-August)
  • Odsherred Zoo, ESTERHØJVEJ 94-96 4550 ASNÆS (Between Asnæs and Høve), [12]. From 10 to somewhere between 15.30 and 18. Small Zoo but with more that 100 different species. Dogs and other pets are not allowed as some of the smaller monkeys and peafowls are running freely around. Most if not all of the animal desriptions are only in Danish. If you visit outside the summerholiday and other big holidays, you might be the only one in the zoo - Not many places you get to have a hole zoo all by yourself. Check the parking lot to get an idea about the number of visitors. Remember that 2 to 3 cars are usually made up by staff. 95 DKK.
  • Odsherred Golf, Stårupvej 2, Højby, [13].
  • Odsherred Teater, Annebergparken 22, Nykøbing Sjælland, ''+45'' 59930301, [14].

Buy

Lammefjorden is reclaimed land used for growing vegetables. Many small farms that put up signs offering fruit, potatoes, carrots, leeks, eggs, etc.

  • Sidinge Gårdbutik, Sidingevej 39, Vig, ''+45'' 59 32 82 06 (), [15]. Tu-Fr:10:00-17:30,Sa:10:00-14:00, Jun-Aug also Su and public holidays: 10:00-14:00. Locally produced apple juice, mustard, rapeseed oil, marmelade. Also sell the local Perle wine from Gislinge

Eat

The town of Rørvig has a speciality called Rørvigspegepølsen (the Rørvig sausage).

  • Lodsoldermandsgården, Toldbodvej 73 (at Rørvig harbour), ''+45'' 59507508, [16]. Retauraunt in charming house from 1681 with a view over the water DKK 100.
  • Rørvig Fisk, Toldbodvej 81, Rørvig (at the ferry), ''+45'' 59918133 (, fax: ''+45''59919630), [17]. April to October. Seafood and fast-food at the harbour From DKK 60.
  • Rørvig Kro, Toldbodvej 55, Rørvig (close to the harbour and marina), ''+45'' 59918043, [18]. noon to 3pm for lunch, open for dinner after 6pm. Good small restaurant in a nice setting DKK 370 for a three course dinner.
  • Dragsholm Slot, Dragsholm Allé, Hørve, +45 59653300 (), [19]. Open for lunch and dinner. There is both a restaurant and an eatery in the old castle. The food is based on Danish traditions and the history of the place. They use many interesting local herbs and vegetables, often from the gardens of the castle or the nearby woods DKK 650 for a 5 course menu in the restaurant (DKK 1300 including wine menu). DKK 100, three course dinner for DKK 300 in the Eatery.
  • Lyngkroen, Rørvigvej 217, Nykøbing Sjælland, ''+45'' 59910441 (, fax: ''+45'' 59912511), [21]. Good traditional danish food in nice straw roof house from 1795. Lunch DKK 100, dinner mains DKK 200.
  • Høve Skovpavillion, [22]. Open from April to Christmas. The place to enjoy your afternoon coffee in the woods
  • Den Gyldne Hane, Vestre Havnevej 34, Sjællands Odde (At the harbour), 59321800 (), [23]. 11-21. Seafood. The specialty is a plaice filled with scrimps DKK 250.

Drink

Sleep

  • Dragsholm Slot (Dragsholm Palace), Dragsholm Alle 1, Hørve, +45 59 65 33 00, [24]. 1695-2295 DKK.
  • Fårevejle Golf Hotel, Fårevejle Kirkevej 1, Fårevejle, +45 59 65 42 00, [25]. 595-1545 DKK.
  • Lodsoldermandsgården (Lodsen), Toldbodvej 73, Rørvig, +45 59 50 75 00, [26]. May-September
  • Lyngkroen, Rørvigvej 217, Nykøbing Sj., +45 59 91 04 41, [27]. Also rents out vacation homes 710-875 DKK.
  • Rørvig Centeret, Nørrevangsvej 49, +45 59 91 88 44, [28]. Also rents out vacation homes 495-1125 DKK.

Oddsherred has a huge amount of summerhouses, so if you are staying for more than a day or two, it might be a good idea to rent one. Most newer summerhouses (build in the last 20-30 years) are insulated so they can also be used during wintertime. Some of the most popular booking sites are: Dancenter[[29]], Dansommer [[30]] and Novasol[[31]]

Stay safe

Get out

Cows on Nexelø
  • Nexelø, (20 minutes by ferry from Havnsø), [32]. There are no stores or restaurant on this small island so bring food and water. Enjoy the nature and watch the birds. It is the perfect size for a daytrip as it can be explored in three hours leaving time for a picnic. The ferry is 75 DKK return.




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