Lolland

Largely undiscovered by tourists, Lolland is one of the island gems in southern Denmark in the Baltic Sea. While it is mostly flat, it still boasts of an amazing landscape where one gets the best of what Mother Nature has to offer – wide and rolling expanse of wheat fields, stretches of beautiful coastlines and sandy beaches, forested lands and picturesque parks. Lolland has a population of about 66,000 and made up of eight towns: Bandholm, Guldborg, Kragenaes, Maribo, Nakskov, Nysted, Rodby and Sakskobing.

While it is actually situated in a busy connection between Copenhagen and Germany it has retained most of its rural characteristics thus making it an ideal holiday destination especially for nature lovers. Aside from the many outdoor activities that can be done in and around the island (it is near to Falster and Mon, two other islands that offer spectacular natural attractions), Lolland also has a lot of interesting and must-see attractions. Most of the towns have medieval churches and monasteries.

For families there are amusement and theme parks like the Lalandia Water Park in Rodby, the Knuthenborg Safari Park in Maribo and the Medieval Centre in Nykobing. There are also museums and galleries that focus on the local culture and history of the island: the Kunst & Natur Museum in Horbelev displays a collection of stones and fossils gathered from the Falster coastline; Esklistrup offers the Tractor Museum; and there’s the Ship Museum in Nakskov. Local festivals are also great reasons to visit the island – annual events include the four-day Maribo Jazz Festival and the Nykobing Falster Festival Week.

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