This week in Denmark the new national park Kongernes Nordsjælland (“Kings of Northern Zealand”) opens, which includes 5 thousand square kilometers of forest tracts and 60 square kilometers of lakes, sandy beaches and agricultural lands. Uniting them in the national park will help preserve the natural landscape, the integrity of the fauna and the rich cultural history of the area.
The new park will be the second largest in Denmark, and you can get to it from neighboring cities: Helsingør (here is the Kronborg Castle, the site of William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Prince of Denmark) and Hilleroda, where Frederiksborg is located – the largest Renaissance palace in Northern Europe, so a visit to the kings of North Zealand can easily be combined with a small tour of the Danish castles. You can arrive either on the Gribskovbanen railway line or on a bicycle, enjoying one of the scenic cycling routes.
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The territory of the new national park was inhabited for a long time: there are still numerous ruins of castles and monasteries, as well as Troldeskoven (“forest of trolls”), where the centuries-old pine trees, whimsically bent by strong winds, create a special, frightening atmosphere. In the north, along the coast, there are sand dunes and resort towns.
National Park “Kings of Northern Zealand” is opened with an official ceremony in the monastery of Esrum today, May 29.
Troldeskoven (“forest of trolls”)
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