- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Visit Ebeltoft, Denmark
Ebeltoft is an old port town on the central east coast of Denmark with a population of 7,468. Ebeltoft is known for its old town center with cobble-stoned streets and centuries-old half-timbered houses. Plans for the conservation of this peculiar environment, was initiated in the 1960s by the city council and the National Museum of Denmark.
THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN EBELTOFT
Visit the African Savannah, the North American Prairie and the South American Pampas in the middle of Denmark. Ree Park - Ebeltoft Safari offers the unique possibility to see animals from five different continents in the scenic surroundings of the park.
Ebeltoft Museum is in fact several museums in Ebeltoft and its surrounding area. In 2007, the museum changed its name to Museum for Syddjurs. The museum was founded in 1909, and one of its most popular attractions is the Old Town Hall. It is Denmark's smallest town hall, and offers exhibitions on Ebeltoft's history as well as visits to the old dungeon.
The world's longest wooden ship lies quietly in Ebeltoft harbour, where it has been fully restored in the Ebeltoft dry dock. The ship is a large frigate surrounded by a museum, a cafeteria, a shipyard for wooden ships and the lightship Fyrskib XXI. On board Fregatten Jylland you can hear the timber creak and inhale the strong odour of wood and tar. From here you have a fantastic view of the bay of Ebeltoft Vig with the beautiful hills of Mols Bjerge in the background.
Kalø Vig Slotsruin
Kalø, formerly an island but today a peninsula is a unique natural beauty. Here you can see the ruins of Kalø Castle. The Castle was first built around 1313 by the Danish King Erik Menved to control the people of the area and defend it against intruding foreign powers. The most famous guest was the Swedish King Gustav Vasa, who was a prisoner here in 1519. Experience all the history by taking a stroll to Kalø from the parking lot near the Castle.