Southern Zealand attractions

Museum in Stevns Klint

Koldkrigsmuseum Stevnsfort

This fascinating museum was a secret subterranean fortress used in the 20th-century Cold War era, when nuclear war was a feared possibility in the bellicose stand-off between NATO and the USSR. Visits are by 90-minu…
Castle in Vallø

Vallø Slot

Red-brick Vallø Slot ticks all the ‘proper castle’ boxes, with pointed metal-capped turrets and a moat filled with lily pads and croaking frogs. The building has retained its original 16th-century style, although mu…
Museum in Køge

Køge Museum

Occupying a half-timbered 17th-century abode, the revamped Køge Museum uses state-of-the-art technology to bring to life its local-history artefacts. One exhibition examines the ill-fated 17th-century battleship Dan…
Church in Køge

Sankt Nicolai Kirke

Honouring the patron saint of mariners, this powerful brick church features a 14th-century tower. In 1450 a little window-like brick projection (called Lygten) was added to the tower's upper eastern end to hang a bu…
Museum in Vordingborg

Danmarks Borgcenter

Set within the grass ruins of Valdemar's castle, this high-tech museum examines the site's history, as well as that of medieval Danish power, politics and castle life. Using interactive iPads, visitors can explore t…
Viewpoint in Stevns Klint


Less than 10 minutes' walk north of Højerup car park along the footpath towards Stevns Fyr, photographers will adore Bråten, a clifftop perch with the best view down onto the Stevns Klint site.
Church in Stevns Klint

Højerup Gamle Kirke

This 13th-century church with faded ochre murals stands so near to the cliff edge that a small balcony where the altar should be looks out directly across the sea and Stevns Klint.
Church in Vordingborg

Vor Frue Kirke

Tucked behind the western pedestrianised side of Algade on central Vordingborg's prettiest square, the brick-built Vor Frue Kirke contains elegant frescoes in its mid-15th-century nave, and there's a 1642 baroque al…
Tower in Vordingborg


Round, red-brick and 36m tall, the Gåsetårnet ('Goose Tower') gained its name when, in 1365, King Valdemar IV placed a golden goose on top of it. The goose was meant to mock a declaration of war made by leaders of t…
Viewpoint in Stevns Klint

Stevns Klint Cliff Base

To reach the base of Stevns Klint, you'll need to descend 110 steep steps just south of the Højerup Gamle Kirke grounds. At the bottom, climb the second set of steps (beside the first) to avoid the rockiest part of …