The Danish Monastic Route links existing trails and small roads with some 40 Danish abbeys and places where abbeys once stood. With routes along paths and winding roads with beautiful scenery and cultural and historical sights to be seen along the way. And with the peace and quiet needed to ensure that modern-day ramblers can proceed slowly on foot, this route in Royal North Sealand offers an authentic and unique experience.
Enjoy the peace1/8
Hikers at Esrum Abbey2/8
At Esrum Abbey the food is part of the culture and the nature3/8
Gurre castle ruin4/8
Market at Æbelholt Abbey5/8
The Carmelite Monastery in Elsinore6/8
Blue sky and beautiful scenery7/8
The old medieval town of Elsinore8/8
Elsinore is one of the best preserved old towns in Denmark with origins dating back to the Middle Ages. Explore the Carmelite Monastery, the old medieval town of Elsinore or Kronborg Castle.
The Central Tower of Gurre Castle was built at the end of the 12th century, while the outer wall was erected during the reign of King Valdemar Atterdag in the 14th century. King Valdemar Atterdag very often resided in the castle and he died there.
The hike takes you through the forest Gribskov. Gribskov is one of the largest forests in Denmark. The forest is the remaining of the great tangle which covered the prehistoric North Zealand.
The museum and the ruins of Æbelholt Abbey are located five kilometres west of Hillerød. At the museum are the excavated ruins of what was the largest Augustinian monastery in the Middle Ages.