| 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
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.