New Kongernes Nordsjælland National Park north of Copenhagen invites you to experience culture and nature on more than 260 square kilometres with UNESCO World Heritage Sites
With Kongernes Nordsjælland (North Zealand of Kings) Denmark has a new national park in the north-east of Zealand. The fifth national park in the Nordic Kingdom covers an area of 263 square kilometres. Almost 60 percent of the extensive lake and forest landscape is a European Natura 2000 site. The National Park also includes many stretches of the Danish Riviera north of Copenhagen and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the par force hunting landscape of the Danish kings of the 17th and 18th centuries and Hamlet Castle Kronborg in Helsingør on the Øresund.
Kongernes Nordsjælland is the second largest in the country after the Wadden Sea National Park. It is characterised by an attractive combination of cultural and natural experiences. Its landscape includes cliffs and sandy beaches as well as some of Denmark’s largest forests and lakes. Active holiday-makers will find numerous possibilities for individual discoveries on hiking or cycling tours on a continuously marked network of routes. Among the cultural highlights are important royal castles and parks such as Kronborg Castle, Fredensborg Castle and Frederiksborg Castle. The remains of numerous castles and monasteries such as Gurre, Esrum, Asserbo, Ebelholt and Dronningholm on the Arrenæs peninsula also bear witness to the past.
The Kongernes Nordsjælland National Park is to be sustainably developed in the coming years in order to preserve its natural, landscape and cultural-historical values and to better convey the 10,000-year-old history of hunting, forestry and agriculture. At the same time, the habitat for endangered animal species, the marketing of regional specialities, new outdoor activities and gentle tourism in harmony with the interests of the inhabitants of the national park are to be specifically promoted.
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