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Zealand (Sjælland)
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Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, is on Zealand (Sjælland) and thus there is much commercial activity on the island. But there are also fine beaches, lakes, royal palaces and forests. Other towns worth visiting include Slagelse, Nastved and Frederikssund.

Excursions and sightseeing

The old fortress of Kronborg, famed not only as the most imposing edifice in Scandinavia, but also as the setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet, can be found at Helsingør (Elsinore). Frederiksborg Castle, equally as impressive, is to be seen at Hillerød, which houses the National History Museum.

The 12th-century cathedral at Roskilde and the Viking Museum are both worth a visit while, at Skjoldenasholm, there is a fine Tram Museum. Excellent beaches can be found in Sjælland, particularly in the north of the island.