Karrebæksminde

Photo: Tage Klee

The idyllic harbour in Karrebæksminde welcomes you with freshly caught fish, crab races for the kids and beautiful views towards Enø, the Grasshopper Bridge (“Græshoppebroen”) and the water.

In many ways, the idyllic fishing village of Karrebæksminde is a small break in everyday life, where time moves a little slower and the sky is a little bluer.

Quiet surroundings and beautiful nature

Karrebæksminde is situated on the coast facing the Smålandshavet sea, just a 15-minute drive from Næstved. In winter, the city is quiet and withdrawn, while in the summer, it becomes a hangout for many locals and tourists enjoying the town’s maritime atmosphere. The cosy harbour also welcomes sailing tourists and is a great spot for both anglers and crab hunters. The town is known for its fresh fish, smokehouses, ice cream and the many cosy cafés, so it’s little wonder that the waterfront buzzes with life on a nice summer’s evening.  

Activities in the summer heat

Karrebæksminde enjoys its peak season in the summer, when people flock to take part in the many events that take place – e.g. the circus, music, festivals, triathlon and, not to forget, the “Fishermen’s Boat Race”.

The holiday homes and holiday centres in the region welcome people from near and far, and despite the popularity of the place, the town still oozes peaceful cosiness and time for relaxation.  

Karrebæksminde is closely linked to the small island of Enø, which is easily accessible by the Grasshopper Bridge (“Græshoppebroen”). The Grasshopper Bridge, or Græshoppebroen, which also hosts Denmark’s smallest bridge race, is a bascule bridge that opens every hour during the day and lets the many ships and boats pass in and out of the canal.

Although Enø is a small island, it will not leave you wanting in terms of the atmosphere and experiences offered. You can play miniature golf, go shopping, eat ice cream and – not least – swim at the island’s stunning Blue Flag beach. Enø is an “unmissable experience” when you go to Karrebæksminde. 

Three interesting facts about Karrebæksminde

1. Karrebæksminde and Enø have fantastic bird life, which attracts bird enthusiasts from near and far every year

2. The Grasshopper Bridge, or Græshoppebroen, is a famous landmark in Karrebæksminde and has been a fixture in the town since 1936 

3. Enø’s shallow, sandy beach is one of the area’s most child-friendly beaches 

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