The route between Stege on Møn and Rødvig on Stevns offers many opportunities for detours to everything from burial mounds and an old fortification to Geomuseum Faxe and glorious beaches. But the route itself also includes many interesting sights.
The picture above shows the old lighthouse at Roneklint – the northernmost point of Jungshoved.
Sprovedyssen. Photo: Visit Møn
Take a detour from this part of the route to visit four ancient monuments. Sprovedyssen is shown here. Another ancient monument is Kong Asgers Høj (King Asger's Hill) which is one of the finest megalithic tombs in Denmark – it even allows you a glimpse inside! Remember to bring a torch!
Queen Alexandrine's Bridge
The beautiful Dronning Alexandrines Bro (Queen Alexandrine's Bridge) connects Zealand and Møn.
The town of Kalvehave on Zealand has a giant maze park with eight different mazes. The area also includes a fine church and a beach.
Jungshoved Kirke (Jungshoved Church) can be found at the southern tip of the peninsula of Jungshoved. Just south of the church is Slotsbanken – the remains of Jungshoved Slot (Jungshoved Castle), first mentioned in chronicles in 1231. The buildings can no longer be seen, but take a walk out across the salt meadow south of the castle – and you will get a good sense of the location of the castle, the sea and the surrounding countryside.
Drop by idyllic Stavreby Havn (Stavreby Harbour), Denmark's smallest fishing port. Only one commercial fisherman remains. The harbour has a small toilet with a fantastic view across the sea.
The town of Præstø lies in a beautiful location right on the fjord. The town has an impressive medieval church, winding streets and a small, atmospheric harbour. Take a cool dip in the sea at Præstø Strand (Præstø Beach).
Or take a detour just east of the town to Hans Christian Andersen's World – a theatrical park with daily performances in July. Continue northeast towards the picturesque old lighthouse at Roneklint and enjoy the beautiful views across the fjord and Maderne.
Just west of Præstø you will find Rødeled Pottery – Denmark's oldest pottery. Nysø Slotspark (Nysø Castle Park) is also worth a visit (entry DKK 10). A very beautiful Baroque manor can be found here.
History enthusiasts should take a look at Broskovvejen – an ancient Roman trading road.
The route along Præstø Fjord is sheltered and offers a wealth of information about the landscape and its culture at eight easy-to-spot fjord posts. You will find a fisherman's cottage, a lighthouse, a concrete boat, a service building and a bird-watching tower. Discover the landscape and culture of the area through leaflets, posters, exhibitions, audio guides and films on your mobile. Find out more about Naturrum Præstø Fjord.
The Feddet peninsula was built up over thousands of years as sand, gravel and flint was transported by the sea along the coast from the north.
Strandegård is an excellent starting point for walks on Feddet which offers a unique landscape. You will find a spectacular view of Præstø Fjord from the bird-watching tower on the southern tip of the peninsula.
Find out more about what is available on Feddet.
Faxe Limestone Quarry. Photo: Visit Faxe
Faxe Ladeplads is a lovely town with long, child-friendly sandy beaches and a fine yacht harbour. See what the town looked like in 1900 at Faxe Ladeplads Minipark – the scale is 1:10.
Skansestien just south of Faxe Ladeplads is a beautiful nature trail that takes you through forests and along the cliffs towards Faxe Bugt (Faxe Bay).
Take a detour to Faxe where Geomuseum Faxe invites you to take a journey 63 million years back in time. The Geomuseum also organises fossil hunts to Faxe Kalkbrud (Faxe Limestone Quarry).
The Park at Vemmetofte Abbey. Photo: Visit Faxe
The park at Vemmetofte Kloster (Vemmetofte Abbey) is well worth a stroll. Vemmetofte Kloster is no longer a working monastery, but a business with farming, forestry and camp site. Vemmetofte Klosterkirke (Vemmetofte Abbey Church) lies within the manor house itself. Its church services are open to the public every other Sunday.
Close to Vemmetofte you will find a forest with three sign-posted hiking routes. A camp site with an excellent playground is located at Vemmetofte Strand (Vemmetofte Beach).
Rødvig Harbour. Photo: Visit Stevns
The port and beach town of Rødvig has its very own special charm. Experience the smell of tar and fish on the busy harbour. Take a walk along the marina and watch the fishing boats and yachts. Visit the 100-year-old shipyard and the ice house producing the ice that cools the day’s catch.
In the summer, take a trip on M/S Freia and see Stevns from the sea.
Rødvig Skibsmotormuseum (Rødvig Ships Engine Museum) is a very special attraction for both children and adults. The museum houses a collection of 150 ships and boat engines dating back to 1903.
Don't miss Rødvig Flintovn which has now become the symbol of the town.