An attractive old seaside market town


For the last 6 years Korsør hosted tourists from 9 cruise ships. The town is situated around a harbour which for centuries has been an important part of its inhabitants' daily life. To move from the southern part of the town to the northern, or vice versa, citizens have to pass over a bridge which at certain times of the day will be raised in order to let ships in or out of the fiord. Boats, vessels, merchant ships and the occasional cruise liner are regular visitors.

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Jens Baggensen (1764-1826)

jens-baggThe tour continues to “Havnepladsen” (the Harbour Square), where there is a statue of the town’s most famous son, the poet Jens Baggesen. He stands with a flower, a pansy,in his hand to symbolise the way in which the ill treatment he received in Denmark disallowed his talent to blossom. You are now in Havnegade, which was built after 1850 on reclaimed land. Not so long ago, did the waters of the Great Belt come right op to where the houses of Algade now stand.

Nankes Plads

Starting at Nankes Plads with Bomhuset – an administrative office for customs and tolls.With a littl...

Algade

On your left ‘Korsør’s Nyboder’ a recent residential scheme built in 2002–03 at Nankes Plads. As the...

Kongegaarden

Further down Algade, you will find “Konge-gaarden”, or The Great Hostelry as it is called in old doc...

Stapels Gaard

Built in 1667, this is the oldest farm in the town, and the last remaining example of the attractive...

Slottensgade

Slottensgade led to Korsør Castle, which has now been demolished. The castle gave the street its nam...

Rosenstræde

A side street leading off Slottensgade. The sweet scent called to mind by the name (which means “Ros...

The Fortress

After a quick tour along the fishing harbour, we have reached Korsør Fortress – also known as the Co...

Jens Baggensen (1764-1826)

The tour continues to “Havnepladsen” (the Harbour Square), where there is a statue of the town’s mos...

The Town Hall

At the end of Havnegade on the left hand side stands a little grey building which was originally bui...

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