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Explore some of Destination The South Coast of Denmark’s most beautiful nature areas.

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Aborrebjerget Dark Sky Star Spot
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Aborrebjerget Dark Sky Star Spot

Aborrebjerget is Møn's highest point (143 m), and with the open 360-degree view, it is one of the absolute best places to enjoy the starry sky on Møn.The path up to Aborrebjerg can be found in the Jyd...

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Avnø Naturcenter
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Avnø Naturcenter

Avnø Nature Center sits majestically in the middle of the open landscape. Zealand's best place to experience the Woodpecker Seal. All year round, about 250 animals live in the area.

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Boesdal Quarry
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Boesdal Quarry

Boesdal Quarry was closed in the late 70s and Stevns municipality later took over ownership.

In 2010, a group of local fire souls of Stevns to utilize the area better and simultaneously provide maint...

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Bøndernes Egehoved
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Bøndernes Egehoved

Bøndernes Egehoved is a stunning open forest filled with iconic broad-crowned oaks. A natural gem, it has pastures, marshes and beach meadows. As you step through the gate, you may encounter the peace...

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Dark Sky Møn and Nyord
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Dark Sky Møn and Nyord

Møn and Nyord have unique starry night skies with very little light pollution, which means that the sky is very dark, and it is therefore possible to see stars in their thousands.  Because the sky is ...

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Dybsø Fjord Stejlebanke
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Dybsø Fjord Stejlebanke

Stejlebanke is a large nature area located on the Naestved-Vordingborg road close to Vester Egesborg. It is a dry and protected hill of approx. 8 ha. It is located on the banks of Dybsø Fjord. The top...

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Enø Overdrev
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Enø Overdrev

Enø Overdrev is a beautiful nature area located on the southern part of Enø.

The area was protected in 1953 to preserve the unspoilt and beautiful nature.

Here you can experience a very special type...

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Faxe Kalkbrud (Limestone quarry)

In the middle of Zealand is Faxe limestone quarry - a piece of Danish history that has had great significance millions of years ago!

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Fruens plantation
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Fruens plantation

Fruens plantation was protected in 1940 and is owned by Næstved Municipality.

The forest at Fruens plantation is the last untouched part of Denmark's largest hill and is a beautiful green area close ...

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Herlufsholm Pinetum
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Herlufsholm Pinetum

Collection of rare fir and pine trees from all over the world. Established 1890-1920. The area had over 100 species of fir and pine. It was originally aimed at nursery use, but also as an experimental...

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Holmegaard Moor
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Holmegaard Moor

There are only 27 hectares left of the original moor. The peat has been dug up and used to fuel the ovens at Holmegaard Glass Works, as well as being used by the local population.

It must be emphasized...

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Jydelejet
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Jydelejet

If you want to go for a walk in the green, you can take the trip out to Jydelejet on Østmøn.

Jydeleje is a soft, rounded valley that cuts into the landscape behind the cliff. It is a cultural landsca...

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Knudshoved Odde
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Knudshoved Odde

Enjoy a walk in Knudskov - a beautiful forest in the eastern part of Knudshoved Odde with a lot of different wood sorts. The owners permission is required for organised tours. For further information ...

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Crane Island
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Crane Island

Kranøen is a small island located in Susåen, next to Rådmandshaven in Næstved.

The construction found on the Crane Island dates from 1913, and dates from the time when the island was used to store ra...

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Kristianholm Plantage
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Kristianholm Plantage

Fuglebjerg Municipality has a well-situated camp site for several tents. Immediately behind the coastline is an old gravel pit, now accommodating a couple of site-huts, camp site, fire place with wood...

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Mallings Kløft
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Mallings Kløft

The scenic Mallings Kløft at Stensbygård is worth a visit. The hill at the bottom of the ravine was formerly home to 5 water mills. In some places you can see the remains of the stone sentences from s...

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Møns Klint
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Møns Klint

Møns Klint is a great place for anyone who loves nature
The cliff rises 128 meters above sea level and the coastline is approx. 7 km long. The sight of the cliff testifies to the enormous forces of nat...

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Nyord Enge Naturreservat
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Nyord Enge Naturreservat

The nature around the island of Nyord is quite special. There are high-lying moraine hills, salt marshes and a large breeding population of waders and ducks. And Nyord town is culturally and historica...

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Oringepynten
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Oringepynten

In 1858, the Østifternes Mental Hospital, also known as Oringe, was inaugurated. The mental institution was located on the peninsula Oringe, which was selected so that one could be a little isolated f...

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Petersværft
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Petersværft

Peter's Wharf was named after the landlord Peter Johansen, Petersgård (Peter's Manor) built in 1777, and who founded a ship yard here. Formerly the biggest ship ever built outside Copenhagen was here,...

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Præstø Fjord
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Præstø Fjord

Præstø fjord is a beautiful area where the possibilities for fishing, kayaking or diving are many

The fjord is relatively protected with both shallow areas and shipping lanes. The fjord is suitable f...

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Ravnstrup Lake nature reserve
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Ravnstrup Lake nature reserve

Ravnstrup Lake covers about ten hectares. The lake was purchased by the Bird Protection Foundation/the Danish Ornithological Association in 1983. It is a typical Eastern Danish lake: rich in nutritiou...

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Rønnebæk Fælled
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Rønnebæk Fælled

Rønnebæk Fælled is a large local recreational green area close to Rønnebæksholm and only a short distance to Næstved Centrum. The area is dominated by Åsen, which in some places rises 40 metres above ...

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Rådmandshaven
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Rådmandshaven

Rådmandshaven is a natural area behind the buildings of Næstved municipality. The area runs along Susåen and up to Herlufsholm boarding school, which is the owner of Rådmandshaven. The southern part o...

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Skansestien
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Skansestien

Entrenchment trail. Go south from Faxe Ladeplads until you reach the the sign towards "St. Elmue". Turn to the left towards "Feddet". After about 1,5 km. you see the sign "Skansestien to the right".

Th...

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Stevns Klint
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Stevns Klint

Stevns Klint part of UNESCO World heritage

Stevns Klint was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List of natural properties in 2014. This is why Stevns Museum presents an exhibition on the criteria...

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Susåen
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Susåen

The Suså, which is the longest river of Zealand at 87 km, runs through Næstved, Faxe and Ringsted municipality.
At Suså near Næstved you can sail up and down the river. Here you will be able to experie...

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Svenskekløften
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Svenskekløften

In Hesede Forest you find a very "dramatic" forest area, where suddenly in the middle of the forest opens a high, steep gorge at 30-35 meters height. The place is great for a picnic where the kids can...

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Tryggevaelde river valley
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Tryggevaelde river valley

The river Tryggevaelde is one of Zealands largest rivers. It starts at Ulse lake at Bregentved. The river has 19 tributarys the largest being Stevns river, that starts north of St. Spjellerup and yoin...

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Tystrup-Bavelse Naturpark
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Tystrup-Bavelse Naturpark

Today the area around the Tystrup-Bavelse Lakes is preserved and part of it is owned by the state - including Hørhaven and Kongskilde Friluftsgård.

Owing to the preservation some of Denmark’s most char...

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Ugledige sø
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Ugledige sø

Ugledige Lake

Ugledige Lake is located in Ugledige, 5 km from Ørslev town near Vordingborg.

When you come from Ørslev and head towards Ugledige you come through Lekkende skov which leads further dow...

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Ydernæs close to Næstved
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Ydernæs close to Næstved

Thanks to the channel, Ydernaes is no longer a headland, but a peninsular. The old natural flow of water has been halted, but the area still appears as marshland.

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Feddet
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Feddet

Feddet is an amazing and picturesque peninsula that separates Præstø Fjord and Faxe bay. You’ll find beautiful nature here, with many kilometres of beaches and walking and cycling routes on stunning nature trails. In addition, there are plenty of activities for both children and adults.

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