Kalundborg lies sheltered in a fjord of the same name in northwestern Zealand, Denmark. The town is well known for its ancient past and was often a royal capital in the Middle Ages. Its castle was a frequent meeting place for the national assembly and in later times became a state prison. Other sights in the city include the Vor Frue Kirke (1170) with five towers and a historical museum. Kalundborg is only an hour’s drive outside Copenhagen where you may discover sights including: the grandeur of the Amalienborg Palace, the famous Tivoli Gardens and Den Lille Havfrue – the Little Mermaid.
Enjoy the lovely countryside beyond the towered walls and take in the view of this former Hanseatic League town before exploring its narrow, winding lanes, marvelous ruined medieval churches and impressive St. Mary's Cathedral. Or visit an intriguing Bronze Age burial in the midst of farmland and take in the cliff-top view of the precipitous coastline.
The history of Nynashamn can be traced back thousands of years, and evidence of early inhabitants is still there to see in the form of historical remains, including gravefields from the Iron Age and Viking era runestones. From here you can take a train into Stockholm, only an hour away, or stay in town and explore the countryside and local culture.
Lithuania’s third largest city, Klaipeda has been in and out of the hands of the Russians, Swedes and Germans. Marvel at the impressive, and verbosely christened, St. Mergeles Marijos Taikos Karalienes Church tower and walk through Anika Square. Head to the pristine Baltic waters lapping at the broad sands of Smiltyne Beach. Or duck into the Clock Museum or Castle Museum
Enjoy the old medieval quarter of this Baltic jewel and see the lovely Golden Gate, the astonishing 15th century Artus Court, beautiful St. Mary's Church and Oliwa Cathedral, renowned for its three pipe organs. Then see Solidarity Monument Square and the famous shipyard where workers rallied against the communist government. Or drive into the countryside and see the fascinating 13th century Malbork Castle, once home to Polish kings.
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