The enchanting gardens of Liselund were laid out in 1792 by Antoine de la Calmette as the ultimate romantic gift for his wife – the name means 'Lise’s Grove'. Paths wind their way between rolling lawns, under chestnut and oak trees, and idyllic lakes. A wooden 'Kissing Bridge' crosses a trickling stream in the woodland and trails continue to a viewpoint on the sea cliffs. Unusual buildings overlooking the estate lawns include a chateau hotel and thatched manor house.

The latter, with its unusual spire, is open for tours (50kr) at 10.30am, 11am, 1.30pm and 2pm (Wednesday to Sunday, May to September only).

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1. GeoCenter Møns Klint

2.47 MILES

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2. Høvblege

2.51 MILES

In the shrubby fields of Høvblege, on the edge of the Klinteskoven forest, Denmark's last known population of Sortplettet Blåfugl (Large Blue) butterflies…

3. Møns Klint

2.55 MILES

One of Denmark's most iconic landscapes, Møn's tree-topped white cliffs rise sharply up to 128m (420ft) above an azure sea with milky-blue shallows…

4. Klintholm Beaches

3.88 MILES

Directly beside the harbour in Klintholm Havn are long sandy beaches. The eastern section is particularly pristine, with light-grey sand backed by low…

5. Elmelunde Kirke

4.93 MILES

Elmelunde church originally dates back to the 1080s, but what makes it special are the painted ceiling vaults that, like the whitewashed stepped tower,…

6. Keldby Kirke


Some of Denmark’s most memorable frescoes are splashed across the walls and ceiling of Keldby’s 13th-century brick church. The oldest (1275) yet most…

7. Museumsgården


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8. Mølleporten

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In the 1430s, Stege was ringed to the east by a moat and city wall pierced by three gatehouses. Built in layered brick and stone, Mølleporten (Mill Gate)…