Langeland

Another dreamy vacation destination in Denmark is the island of Langeland, situated in the Baltic Sea between two other scenic islands, Funen and Lolland. Langeland Island which is also a municipality is home to 13,500 inhabitants and the birthplace of famous Danish scientist Hans Christian Orsted and statesman Anders Sandoe Orsted. There is a bridge that connects the quaint island to Tasinge and there are also car ferries plying along the islands of Lolland, Aero and Stryno.

As a holiday destination, Langeland offers natural attractions for people who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. There is a 140-kilometer stretch of unspoiled coastline with different kinds of beaches, lighthouses atop picturesque cliffs, deep forests and many more. The main town of Rudkobing dates back to the 12th century and still carry very strong vestiges of its past as a merchant town. Walking the streets you will find narrow, cobblestoned streets lined with half-timbered houses, windmills, pottery and artists’ workshops, well-preserved merchant houses and several medieval churches.

There is also the fishing village of Lohals which is popular among anglers and fishermen. The harbor gets busy during summertime with fishing boats on the dock and families camping nearby. Other attractions in Langeland include the Hulbjerg Passage Grave, a Stone Age monument atop the Hulbjerg Hill; the hat-shaped hills which were formed during the Ice Age; the fortified Tranekaer Castle which was built in the 13th century and the surrounding Tranekaer Castle Park which is said to be among the largest parks in Denmark.

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