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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The Fortress

fortressAfter a quick tour along the fishing harbour, we have reached Korsør Fortress – also known as the Coastal Battery. The well-preserved medieval tower here is well worth a visit, as is the great Magazine building of King Christian IV, which now houses the Korsør Town and Crossing Museum. Take a walk around the Fortress construction and enjoy the view from the top of the bastions.
From the fortress grounds, there are views of two of the town’s distinguished buildings, the old railway station and Hotel Storebælt. The old railway station from 1907 was closed down when the Great Belt Fixed Link was established. Hotel Storebælt was built as a hotel when the railway came to Korsør in 1856. This hotel was where Hans Christian Andersen liked to spend the night in the course of his travels around Denmark.

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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