Ringsted

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Ringsted [39] is a city on the island of Zealand in Denmark.

Understand

Ringsted has a population of 20,575 (2009).

  • Ringsted Touristinformation, Nørregade 100, +45 5762 6600, [1]. M-W 11AM-3PM, Th 11AM-6PM, F 11AM-1PM.

Get in

Get around

There is busses, a train station and lots of bicycle paths.

See

Landmarks

  • Church of Saint Benedict (Sankt Bendts Kirke). The church was built in the 12th century and contains the tomb of, among others, Queen Dagmar.
  • The Houses of Mahler.
  • Postgården.
  • Ringsted Exchange.
  • Ringsted Wind Mill.
  • Sct. Bendts Kirke, [2].

Historical sites

  • The Court Stones.
  • Crucifix for Knud Lavard.
  • Dronning Dagmars mindebrønd.
  • Gørrildsborg.
  • Ridebanen.
  • The ruins of Knud Lavards chapel.

Parks and nature

  • Giesgaard Woods, [3].
  • Gyldenløves Hill.
  • Humlebjerget.
  • Humleore.
  • Klosterlunden.
  • Kværkeby Experimentelle Fuglereservat.
  • Lystanlægget.
  • St. Bøgeskov.

Museums and galleries

  • Bedstedhave, [4].
  • Beo Beo, [5].
  • Galleri Frem, [6].
  • The House of History, [7].
  • Ringsted Galleriet, [8].
  • Ringsted Radiomuseum, [9].
  • Sporvejsmuseet Skjoldenæsholm, [10].

Other attractions

  • Engagergaard, [11].
  • The Night Watchmen.

Do

  • Ringsted Kongrescenter, [12].
  • Kino Ringsted, [13]. Small cinema.

Buy

In Ringsted there is a lot of shopping, both in the center called ""Ringstedet", in the brand new "Factory Outlet" and not least in the city itself with a lot of different shops. The city centre also have a shopping centre called "Ringsted Centret", a nice place with exciting shops, ex. a well assorted shoe shop "Rica Sko" with the newest and most fancy shoes for the whole family! Go and try it on a day with bad weather.

Recently the city got a rather large shopping center called "Factory Outlet", which contains some interesting boutiques. There is also a small cinema (only 30 seats) in Ringsted, and a congress center with ever changing music and entertainment. What is very interesting about Ringsted is the nature that surrounds the city.

  • Mosehusets Købmandsgård, [14].

Eat

The choice of restaurants is not too bad for a city of this size. You can find cheap fast food, pizzerias, Chinese and even a Mexican restaurant. If you want Danish cuisine, you will have to spend a bit more, but will also be rewarded with some decent menues. The city does not have any real top end restaurants, maybe except for the restaurant at Skjoldenæsholm, but a few restaurants have found their way to the splurge section offering Danish or Japanese cuisine. Most of the restaurants are found in the area between Jyllandsgade and Nordre Ringvej.

Budget

  • Deep Pan House, Køgevej 28, +45 5767 1908. M-Sa 11AM-10PM, Su noon-10PM. Fast food restaurant serving deep pan pizzas, as well as Italian an Mexican dishes. Deep pan pizzas from 50 DKK, pastas from 50 DKK, nachos 60 DKK.
  • El Castillo's Cantina, Vestervej 2, +45 5767 6004. Mexican restaurant.
  • Firezza, Sct. Hansgade 11, +45 5766 1111 (), [15]. M-Sa 11AM-9PM, Su noon-9PM. Italian restaurant also serving pastas and meat dishes. The pizzas are made in a stone oven. The interior is stylish and distinguish this place from the ordinary pizzeria.
  • Hua Yang, Køgevej 24-26, +45 5767 0075, [16]. Buffet with barbeque 108 DKK (F-Su 128 DKK), menus from 118 DKK, mains from 89 DKK.

Mid-range

  • Benløse Kro, Roskildevej 113, +45 5761 5412 (), [17]. Tu-Sa 5PM-10PM, Su noon-10PM. Old inn serving typical Danish cuisine. Large portions but not very sophisticated. Friendly service but a bit slow. Mains 89-224 DKK, Sunday lunch buffet 158 DKK.
  • Chr. VI Overdrevskro, Roskildevej 513 (10 km northeast of town, take bus 240 to Roskildevej/Nebsmøllevej stop, walk back to Roskildevej and continue northeast for 15 minutes), +45 5752 8912, [18]. W 5PM-9PM, Th-Su noon-9PM. Old inn dating back from around 1700, even though the present buildings are somewhat newer. Serves traditional Danish cuisine. Sunday lunch buffet 125 DKK, mains 100-125 DKK.
  • Ferdinands Bøfhus, Nørregade 31-33, +45 5767 6720 (), [19]. M-Th 11AM-10PM, F-Sa 11AM-11PM, Su 1PM-10PM. Restaurant specialising in steaks with a lot of different dishes to choose from. The restaurants brands itself as fusion/crossover, which is difficult to see why, but the steaks are great. The wine list is very limited, it is not possible to have a wine that matches the steaks. Most main dishes around 200 DKK, ranging from burgers 119 DKK, via 300g tenderlion 279 DKK to very large steak 599 DKK.
  • Italy & Italy, Torvet 1C, +45 5761 5353 (), [20]. M-Th noon-3PM, 5PM-9PM; F-Sa noon-3PM, 5PM-10PM, Sa 5PM-9PM. Great Italian restaurant with simple and classy interior. The pastas are good, but do not go here if your are looking for a steak. The wine list is long, very Italian and lacking really top end wines. Pizzas from 75 DKK, pastas from 109 DKK, mains 199 DKK.
  • Kokken & Tyren, Nørregade 38, +45 5764 0101 (), [21]. Tu-Su from 5PM. Danish/French cuisine with many ecological ingredients. Decent wine list. Rustic interior and a nice patio. Mains 145-280 DKK.
  • Lins Restaurant, Køgevej 1, +45 5761 8888 (), [22]. M-F 4PM-10PM, Sa-Su noon-10PM. Typical Chinese restaurant, but actually not very cheap. Menus from 128 DKK, mains 98-168 DKK.

Splurge

Besides the few splurge restaurants listed here, Skjoldenæsholm and Sørup Herregård listed in the sleep section also have top end restaurants.

  • Kudskehuset, Skjoldenæsvej 140, Jystrup, +45 5752 8343 (), [23]. W-M noon-9PM. Restaurant serving Danish cuisine in a historical building close to Skjoldenæsholm. Mains 145-249 DKK.
  • Oishii, Tinggade 10, +45 5761 6666 (), [24]. M-Sa noon-9PM, Sa 1PM-9PM. Japanese restaurant serving sushi and other typical Japanese dishes. Menus from 178 DKK.
  • Rådhuskroen, Sct. Bendtsgade 8, +45 5761 6897 (), [25]. M-Sa 11AM-8:45PM, Su 4PM-8:45PM. Restaurant in historical building serving classical Danish cuisine. Especially the open sandwiches for lunch are great. Open sandwiches 49-89 DKK, mains 158-235 DKK.

Drink

About a handfull of places to drink n' dance in the city.

Bars and clubs

  • Baghuset, Sct. Hansgade 31A, +45 5767 6898 (), [26]. M-W 3PM-midnight, Th 3PM-2AM, F noon-4AM, Sa 2PM-4AM. Bar with dance in weekends and live music now and then.
  • Crazy Daisy, Skt Hansgade 31, +45 5761 2547 (), [27]. Th 9PM-late, F-Sa 11PM-late. Night club promoting itself as a rock & roll bar..
  • Wengel, Nørregade 12. Th-Sa 4PM-1AM. Pub with live music now and then.

Cafés

  • Café Aspendos, Møllegade 11, +45 5767 0509. M-Sa 11AM-10PM, Su noon-10PM. Café serving drinks and light meals.
  • Café Slabberas, Butik 26, Klosterparks Alle 1, +45 5040 5303 (). M-F 10AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-5PM. Café serving drinks and light meals. Outdoor seating when wheater permits.
  • Cafe Valdemar, Torvet 6 (at the towns main square), +45 2395 0510. M-F 10AM-8PM, Sa 10AM-6PM. Café serving drinks and light meals. Outdoor seating when wheater permits.
  • Café Vivaldi, [28].

Sleep

Budget

  • Annegaarden Bed & Breakfast, [29].
  • Annettes Bed & Breakfast, [30].
  • Beo Beo B&B, [31].
  • Danhostel, Sct. Bendtsgade 18 (just beside the church), +45 5761 1526, [32].
  • Gyrstinge Village Hostel, [33].
  • Skovly Camping, [34].

Mid-range

  • Hotel Sørup Herregaard, [35].
  • Merløsegaard Manor, [36].
  • Scandic Ringsted, [37].

Splurge

  • Skjoldenæsholm Hotel and ConferenceCenter, [38].

Contact

Get out

Routes through Ringsted
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