Denmark - Zealand (Chapter)
This is the Zealand chapter from Lonely Planet’s Denmark guidebook.
More than just the dazzle of Copenhagen, here lie some of the country’s finest beaches, quaint villages and vainest castles such as Helsingør’s hulking Kronborg Slot. History-steeped Roskilde is home to a World Heritage–listed cathedral, Scandinavia’s top rock music festival and the superb Viking Ship Museum. History also comes to life at Sagnlandet Lejre, a hands-on archaeology site. Then there’s the millennia-old Trelleborg ring fortress and medieval Køge.
- are you in Denmark or the south of France? Ponder the question on the wide golden beach at Hornbæk
- snoop around the immense bastion Kronborg Slot, setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet
- check out the Viking Ship Museum and then party hard at northern Europe’s largest rock-music festival in Roskilde
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Øresund Coast, Rungsted, Helsingør, Hillerød, Fredensborg, North Coast, Hornbæk, Gilleleje, Tisvildeleje, Fjord Towns, Roskilde, Lejre, Southern Zealand, Køge, Vallø, Sorø, Trelleborg, Næstved & Around and Vordingborg.
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