Lolland and Falster

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There are three neighboring Danish Baltic Sea islands and these are Mön, Falster and Lolland. All three islands together form a land complex that is connected. This land complex adjoins the largest Danish island of Zealand to the south. In the direction of Germany, Falster and Lolland also act as a natural bridge over the Denmark-Baltic Sea. The Danish islands are connected to the German mainland by the large ferry ports of Gedser on Falster and Rodbyhavn on Lolland. Mon, on the other hand, is known as a holiday destination especially because of the chalk cliffs.


Among Denmark’s islands, Lolland is the fourth largest island with more than 1,200 square kilometers. The island has a few beaches, especially on the Fehmarnbelt on the southwest coast. The very flat island in the southern part will be protected by dikes. Some of the largest passage graves in Denmark are characteristic of Lolland. Many place names come from attempts at Slavic settlements and they end with – itse. Between the ferry ports of Puttgarden and Rodbyhavn there is a project of a fixed crossing of the Fehmarnbelt with a length of 18 kilometers, which is particularly controversial in Germany.


Falster is an island that adjoins Lolland to the east like an acute-angled triangle pointing south. Compared to the German island of Usedom, Falster is larger with an area of over 500 square kilometers. Nykobing Falster is the main town on the island and it is located at the crossing to Lolland. Almost the entire southeast coast of the island of Falster is characterized by a sandy beach. This sandy beach is very shallow, making it particularly suitable for family vacations. The sandy beach then extends to the southern tip of Denmark near Gedser.


The island of Mon is definitely worth a visit and it is considered a sister island to the German Baltic Sea island of Rügen. The striking chalk coast is particularly worth seeing. Rügen and Mon both come from the same land mass. On the island of Mon there is a chalk cliff that is eight kilometers long and runs along the east coast and reaches a height of almost 130 meters. The chalk cliff promises fossil finds and when the visibility is good there is a fantastic view that extends as far as the German coast. On Mon there is also a lot of nature and it smells from the salt marshes in the north to the Klint forest behind the chalk coast. Mon is connected to the neighboring islands of Falster and Zealand via a system of bridges.

South Zealand, Mon, Falster and Lolland offer a wealth of activities for the whole family. For example there is the Knuthenborg Safaripark and the Badeland Lalandia on Lolland. The Nykobing F. Zoo can be visited in Falster, the history of the region can be discovered in the Mittelaltecenter, everyone can let off steam in the swimming center, crocodiles can be observed in the crocodile zoo or there is the Golf and Fun Park in Marielyst. On Mon, the Texas Ranch, Mons Klingt and BonBon-Land were on a visit. Everyone will have a lot of fun in BonBon-Land, as there is a particularly high level of entertainment and great attractions. The Knuthenborg Safaripark is very special on Lolland, because everyone comes very close to the animals from different continents. By car, visitors can drive between rhinos, monkeys, kangaroos, tigers, zebras and giraffes and experience a piece of the African savannah.

Falster and Lolland are two charming islands that are often referred to as South Sea islands because of their open and beautiful nature. Both have beautiful nature in common, but of course each of the islands has its own special features. A highlight of the two islands are the white and long sandy beaches, as well as the inspiring and relaxing expanses clad in forest. Both islands offer some attractions in the form of nature experiences, amusement parks and museums. Lolland alone offers more than 400 different sights and thus a vacation without boredom is guaranteed. Lolland is a very flat island and it is never more than ten meters above sea level. On Falster the terrain is undulating and there are small hills near the island, especially at the northern end. On both islands there are old trading towns with beautiful castles and old alleys for a leisurely stroll through town. Both Falster and Lolland are known for their long coastal stretches, a total of 600 kilometers. There are many child-friendly and very beautiful beaches to discover here. An example of a sandy beach is the beach on the east coast of Falster. This is located near the cities of Boto, Marielyst, Sillestrup and Elkenore and is 25 kilometers long. This sandy beach really offers space for everyone. Falster and Lolland have their own cultural milieus and these are worth exploring. There are many exhibitions and galleries on the islands because they are home to many artists. As already described, Knuthenborg Safaripark is worth a visit and it is the largest zoo in Northern Europe. With their own car they go through the park and then visitors come very close to animals such as antelopes, ostriches, monkeys, rhinos and giraffes. In Nykobing Falster there is the Medieval Center and it is an experimental museum center. There are many activities for both adults and children. The Fuglsang Art Museum is a huge building with 2500 square meters and it is located on the Gut Fuglsang. Here you can find the collections of the Fuglsang Art Museum and it is one of the best-stocked art museums in the Zealand region. A fine collection of Danish art is on offer, consisting of paper art, sculptures and pictures from the late 18th century to the present day.

For those looking for relaxation and nature lovers, Lolland is exactly the right holiday destination in Denmark. Everyone can enjoy the impressive and untouched nature on the island and hiking is very good. The island offers flat features and so the hiking trails are also suitable for seniors and families with children. Even people with poor physical fitness can use the hiking trails. Aside from hiking, cycling is also a very popular means of transport on Lolland. There are many cycle paths available on Lolland and these lead past small fishing villages and blue lakes. Everyone can do something good for themselves and explore the island quickly and easily by bike. Other popular sports on the island include surfing, sailing, diving, and fishing. The stress of home and everyday life is quickly forgotten while enjoying the sun, and many beaches also invite you to swim.

Falster is also an island in the Baltic Sea that belongs to Denmark and is located between Zealand and Lolland. If you want to reach Falster, you can do so from Germany (Rostock) with a ferry to Gedser. Even the journey is a real experience for the visitor, because it goes past many Danish islands and slowly the small island then moves closer from a distance. It is important that the camera is ready to hand. Today there are many dikes and this landscape can be traced back to the Ice Age. There are many hiking tours on lonely paths and nature lovers can absolutely enjoy the scenic charms there. There are also well laid out golf courses on Falster and for this reason golfers get their money’s worth. Falster is ideally suited for an active holiday, because in addition to cycling and hiking there are also different types of water sports. These include, for example, diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, surfing and sailing. If you are more of a beach tourist, you will find many white and kilometer-long sandy beaches on Falster, which convince with beautiful blue sea and dunes. With the help of a quiet place there is a relaxing swim in the sea and relaxation takes its course. For the visitors there is a lot to discover on the island and so there is the place Listrup for those interested in culture. At this point there is a very well-preserved passage grave to be admired. This grave is a form of a megalithic grave with a separated passage and a burial chamber. In the village of Norre Alslev there is a beautiful Gothic church and all visitors can stroll through the typical Danish streets.