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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Slottensgade

slottensSlottensgade led to Korsør Castle, which has now been demolished. The castle gave the street its name (the Danish word "slot" means castle). During 300 years when crossings to Fyn started from the southern part of the town, Slottensgade was home to boat owners and sailors, as well as officials from the postal service and customs authorities. At that time, the street also contained numerous hostels for travellers. Several of the houses in the street date back to the 1700s, having been built following one of the fires that often swept through towns in ages past. Many of the houses are built of stone from the now demolished Korsør Castle. Number 5 Slottensgade is the address of the "White Swan", a very old hostel with a white swan over the door. Number 1 Slottensgade is the address of "Postgården", at one time the finest hostelry in town, which could be seen from afar on the waters of the Great Belt. Many a traveller has spent the night here, and many have taken a cup of coffee and a little food here to recover from the worst effects of seasickness. The old building has recently been restored to its former glory, only now it contains modern, well-furnished apartments. Until 1920, the waters of the Great Belt came all the way op to the end of Slottensgade. The marina and the naval station are built on reclaimed land.

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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