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Naestved

Country
Denmark
State
Region Sjaeland
City
Naestved
Type of Location
Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

The nearest airport is Copenhagen Airport in Kastrup (Copenhagen).By car, the airport is little more than an hour away.It is possible to go by train directly from Naestved to the airport in 1 hour and 20 minutes (approximately).

By Train

Naestved Station offers direct connections south and north.You can get to Copenhagen within an hour for approx. 90 DKK.Connections to Jutland, Sweden and mainland Europe are also offered.The station is operated by DSB (Danske Stats Baner-Danish Railways).Heavy traffic on the motorways to Copenhagen has added to the amount of commuters using rail-transport to and from the Copenhagen area.

By Bus

A broad network of buses connects Naestved City to its urban area as well as all major surrounding cities.Ticketprices are reasonable and tickets are bought from the driver when boarding the bus.All buses depart from the bus-terminal at Naestved Station in the center of the town.

By Road

The infrastructure in Naestved has been under pressure for some years now.The roads in the city center are heavily crowded at mornings and in the afternoon.The absence of a direct motorway-connection to Copenhagen has led to numerous discussions over the years, but still, Naestveders have to take the 15 minute roadtrip to nearby Ronnede (East of the city) to access the E47/E55 connecting the area to the rest of Europe.There are direct road connections to nearby Ringsted, Slagelse, Praesto and Vordingborg (80 km/h) - all four cities within 30 minutes reach.

Key places to visit
St. Peter's Church, Gavno Castle, Susa Festival, BonBon Land, Naestved Festival, Naestved Museum, Naestved Stor Center, Naestved City Centre


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Places to Visit

St. Peter's Church

St. Peter's Church in Naestved on the Danish island of Sealand is first mentioned in a monasterial letter from 1135.Built of red brick it is one of Denmark's largest and finest Gothic buildings, scarcely altered since 1375.The chancel with its five tall windows is particularly impressive.It is Naestved's largest church measuring 55 m in length.Today's Gothic church replaces an older Romanesque cross-shaped building built of limestone and brick from the second half of the 12th century.This in turn was built on the site of an even older stone church with two western towers.The church's most famous wall painting or kalkmaleri is on the north wall of the chancel.It depicts Valdemar IV and Queen Helvig.There are other wall paintings in the church which have not been uncovered since they were coated with limewash after the Reformation.

Gavno Castle

Gavno Castle is located on the island of Gavno near Naestved.The castle is known for its tulips and a large collection of paintings.Today, the castle is owned by baron Otto Reedtz-Thott and has been in the Reedtz-Thott family since 1737.The castle covers some 2,300 acres of land with 1,200 acres of agriculture and 1,000 acres of wood.The castle has a vast variety of exhibitions during the year.The Gavno Classic Autojumble is Denmark's largest exhibition of classic cars and takes place every summer.Also there is a Christmas Market taking place in the gardens during two weekends in November.Art, book, hunting and health fairs also take place.

Susa Festival

Susa Festival of contemporary Danish art music was conceived as an idea during the 1992 and the first festival held over the weekend 21st and 22 August 1993 at Susaskolen in Skelby on Zealand.Among the performers in the first year was Storstroms Chamber Players and it persists at intervals and can be heard on a CD with live recordings from festivals.The other performers have for reasons of space mainly consisted of small ensembles but also other basic ensembles such as the Royal Academy Ensemble and Esbjerg Ensemble and Aarhus Sinfonietta has frequently visited the festival.

BonBon Land

Naestved is home to an amusement park in Holme Olstrup, just 10 minutes from the city center.The park has increased dramatically in size over recent years and is one of the most visited sights in all of Denmark today.Recently a new feature has been added to the amusement park in Holme Olstrup.It is called Fantasy World and used to be located in Ringsted.However, the "world" has been bought by BonBon Land and is now located right next to it.Fantasy World features a huge exhibition of Santa Claus his home, his workshop and all of his little helpers.

Naestved Festival

is a week filled with music, culture and theater.There is a concert stage at Axel Square, where the evening's music for young and old, and all the shops in town until late.Approximately every two years is a major theater set up that mixes the senses and vision.

Naestved Museum

Naestved Museum was founded in 1917.Naestved Museum building and preserving representative collections of material remains and knowledge of these relics from Naestved area.Naestved Museum's mission is Naestved Municipality.The time frame for the museum's collections range from the last ice age to today.Naestved Museum is a nationally recognized museum of cultural history.In collaboration with other museums and Heritage Agency works Naestved Museum with local aspects of Denmark's cultural heritage in all periods to the present.Naestved Museum carries out the archaeological survey work in New Naestved Municipality.

Naestved Stor Center

A decade ago a large shopping mall was established on what was then the outskirts of the city.The mall is called Naestved Storcenter (Naestved Big Center) and houses over 80 shops.Clothing, Danish design and much more can be found here.The center also offers seven restaurants of various kinds from Mexican cuisine to pizzas and hamburgers.People from most of Zealand come here to shop and the large warehouse, BILKA attracts a lot of customers.Naestved Storcenter is on the outer edge of the city and is easily accessible by bus (from Naestved Station) and by train (Naestved Nord Station is a five-minute walk from the mall entrance).

Naestved City Centre

The heart of the city has a large pedestrian area for a place of its size.Every Wednesday and Saturday there's a market in the city centre on "Axeltorv" (Axle Square) - a very old square, dating back to the founding of the city.The cosy environment with various shops, the marketplace and a vast variety of cafes is very popular with tourists and locals alike.

Right Time to Visit

June - August

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