The “My castle, my retreat” route takes you past all the must-sees in the area. You will come face to face with the cultural heritage of the area as you learn all about the dramatic history of its castles. You will be seduced by modern art and culture of high quality, and visit architectural gems that contain the very soul of the best in Danish architecture.
When Danes are newly in love and want to show each other that their feelings are sincere and heartfelt, they often visit the museum Louisiana together.
By inviting your chosen one to Louisiana, you show that you are really serious, that you are a cultured person, and that you have the ambition to achieve the best in life. Louisiana sets a high standard. But it is also versatile; most can be a part of it if they exert themselves.
Set off on a “back to basics” trip and taste true Nordic cooking. Many of the ingredients used in Nordic cuisine can be found on the beaches and in the forests of Royal North Sealand. Birch Syrup, sea buckthorn berries and wild garlic capers are just some of the delicacies the area has to offer.
The evenings are still long and light, the temperature warm, and calm has once again descended, now that most of the tourists have returned to their everyday lives. Throughout history, North Sealand has been a royal retreat and playground with time for pampering. And the retreat and pampering are still here today!
A walking holiday is the perfect opportunity to allow yourself the time to take stock, to find a balance, time to take a break, slow things right down and enjoy things for what they really are.
• Fredensborg Vandrerhjem (Danhostel Fredensborg) is a good, family-friendly hostel, centrally located near the spring and autumn residence of the Danish Royal Family.
Visit to Culture Harbour Kronborg
You start the tour at Culture Harbour Kronborg, which is built up around four institutions: the Danish Maritime Museum, the Culture Yard, Kronborg Castle and the Port of Elsinore. The Culture Harbour has grown up around the former Helsingør Skibsvært shipyard. The port opened in summer 2013.
The Nordic, modernist design tradition with its simple, clean-cut forms is apparent in many places. It is a tradition closely connected with nature. It not only provides inspiration, but also supplies materials and ingredients. Many of the new local producers share an awareness of the need to protect nature. Sustainability and ecology are therefore another characteristic.
Approx. 38 km
The days are also filled with great art, but of the more modern kind, when you visit the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Housing over 3,000 works, the museum’s permanent collection is one of the largest and most fascinating collections in Scandinavia. And set in some of today’s most fascinating architecture and beautiful green surroundings, your visit will be an experience worth lingering over.
The history is not just stories, but also experiences. Experiences based on the thoughts about pilgrimages back then, brought right up to date. As the need for reflection is common to all people and eternal. And the natural and cultural landscape in Royal North Sealand provides the perfect setting for reflection, with its intimacy and the joy of life.
• Arrival in Elsinore.
• The Carmelite Monastery, the old medieval town of Elsinore, Kronborg Castle.
• Overnight stay at Helsingør Camping, which has some lovely little cabins directly overlooking the Øresund Sound.
• Dinner at La Dolce Vita – a lovely Italian restaurant in Elsinore old town.
• Your break starts in the old medieval town of Elsinore. You will be staying at Hotel Madam Sprunck, which is located in the charming old historic town, close to the railway station, harbour, pedestrian shopping streets – and within walking distance of Kulturværftet (the Culture Yard) and Kronborg Castle.
• Visit the Danish Maritime Museum in the afternoon and feel the presence of history as you enjoy a café latte at the café.
You also get knocked into shape, swimming, running and cycling before the highlight of the holiday “The King’s Challenge” – North Sealand’s own Mini Triathlon!
Well-known speakers, sports stars of the past and present, will spice up your holiday with talks, input and expert advice on how to optimise your training. Hear, for example, motivational talks by Rasmus Henning (IronMan 2009 winner), Eskild Ebbesen (five times Olympic medal winner), Christian Bitz and others.