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Guided town tour in Gilleleje

Join a guided city walk and hear about Gilleleje's exciting history in the old fishing village.

Gilleleje is the fishing and tourist town on the North Coast of Sealand. Built on sand and herring, the fishing village has a rich history, including piracy and shipwreck.


The town's fishers built the first Protestant church in Denmark in the 1530s, and in 14 days, 1.300 Danes of Jewish descent to Sweden were rescued from the Gilleleje area.

All that and much more tell knowledgeable guides (in Danish) when there are city tours every Monday and Thursday in the Old Town in July and August. The trips last one hour and have a length of approx. one kilometre. It ends in Skibshallerne, the living museum on the North Coast of Sealand, from 1200 until today.

Date

Wednesdays from July 6 to August 10, 2022, at 11 am

The Danish guides are Museum Inspector at Museum Nordsjælland Søren Frandsen, who lives in Gilleleje and has worked with Gilleleje's history for more than 40 years.

Price

The trip costs 75 dkk, including admission to the museum. Under 18 years are free.

Location

The tours begin at the large anchor on Havnevej in Gilleleje - and end with a tour of the Ship Halls, including one of Denmark's oldest boats for fishing from the beach. At the same time, it is the boat in Denmark that has earned the longest in fishing.