Zealand: Places to Explore

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  • Helsingør

    Helsingør's name is derived from "hals," or neck, after the narrow neck of water separating it from Sweden's Helsingborg. That slim waterway made the town wealthy in the 1420s, when Erik of Pomerania established... Read more

  • Hillerød

    Surrounded by forests, Hillerød is an ordinary small city with some extraordinary features: it's home to the lovely Frederiksborg Castle and within a short drive of the ruins of two medieval monasteries... Read more

  • Humlebæk

    Historically a fishing village, this elegant seaside town with a population of about 6,000 is now a suburb of Copenhagen. It's also home to Louisiana, a fantastic modern art museum. In summer the town's... Read more

  • Møn

    The island of Møn makes for a wonderful side trip from Copenhagen, especially in summer. Its main attraction is the white chalk cliffs along the coast. The local beaches are unspoiled and uncrowded. Hikers... Read more

  • Roskilde

    Roskilde is Zealand's second-largest town and one of its oldest, having been founded in 998. The town is named for a Viking king called Ro, who, according to legend, built the city around a lovely spring—"kilde"... Read more

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