Also called the “Green Industrial City,” this small and ancient harbor town in West Zealand is said to be the world’s best blueprint of industrial symbiosis – where all businesses in the area collaborate and work actively towards successfully managing and sustaining the environment and all natural resources. The city government and the corporations have come to work together in using locally-available materials and using them for economically viable and sustainable projects. It is home to Transmitter Kalundborg, a major broadcasting facility and Asnaes, the biggest coal-fired electricity plant in the country.
But beyond that, this thriving seaport municipality can also be considered a gateway to some of Denmark’s most amazing landscapes, rugged and rustic terrains and breathtaking beaches and coastlines. As part of West Zealand’s “undiscovered” areas, Kalundborg is near idyllic towns such as Reerso, Rosnaes, Sejero and Roskilde to name a few. There are also ferries connecting the city to Samso and Aarhus. Kalundborg has some interesting attractions worth visiting. Its most prominent landmark is the Church of Our Lady, a five-towered church built on the castle mound in Adelgade during the 12th century.
The church was designed in the form of a Greek cross with an octagonal tower on each of the four arms of the cross and on the center stands a square tower. The four towers were named after female saints – St. Gertrude, St. Catherine, St. Anne and St. Magdalene. Aside from the church there is also the famous Baroque-style Lerchenborg Palace located in the outskirts of Kalundborg.
Said to be the best example of rococo architecture in the country, the estate is now used for several purposes. In the summer the Knights’ Hall is a popular venue for concerts.