Sykkeltur på Sjælland, Danmark juli 2022

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Søndag 10. juli 2022

Vi startet turen fra Slemmestad med hurtigbåten Tidevind.
Så sykla vi til DFDS-terminalen.
Det ble lenge å vente på brygga før vi fikk komme ombord.
Syklister er ofte lavt prioritert på båter.

Her står vi på Odden og venter på hurtigbåten Tidevind.
Endelig ombord på
Pearl Seaway (DFDS).
Det var godt å få satt seg etter den lange ventetiden på brygga.
Senere ble det både lunsj, middag og besøk i baren.

En fin kveld
Mandag 11. juli 2022

I Danmark fikk syklistene kjøre i land først.
Vi begynte tuen mot Helsingør, der vi skulle bo de første dagene.
En etappe på ca 45 km.

Første stopp på turen ble ved Charlottenlund fort og strandpark.

The Charlottenlund Battery, later referred to as the Charlottenlund Fort,
was built during the years 1886 to 1888.
It was a coastal battery and was part of the series of coastal batteries
intended to protect Copenhagen from the sea side.
It was part of the middle defence line together with the Middelgrund
Fort and the Kastrup Battery.
The Charlottenlund Fort >    (31. juli 2022)



Charlottenlund Beach Park (Danish: Charlottenlund Strand Strandpark)
is a seaside public park in
 Charlottenlund, Gentofte Municipality, in the
northern suburbs of
 Copenhagen, Denmark.

The park's history as a green space dates back to 1622 when King Christian IV established "Gentofte Deer Park by the Beach" (Gentofte Dyrehave ved
). The area later came under ”Gyldenlund”, what is now called
Charlottenlund Slot.


In 1886 the southern part of the area was ceded to the Ministry of Defence when Charlottenlund Fort as part of Copenhagen's new defense towards the sea.
The area to the north was leased to Frederick VIII who leveled it and used it as a
vegetable garden.
The area came into use as a public beach park in 1932. In 1950 the park was
refurbished to designs by Aksel Andersen, who served as head of the municipal
park department from 1946 until his death in 1953.  
Charlottenlund Beach Park - Wikipedia      (31. juli 2022)

Vi tok en avstikker innom Dyrehavsbakken, Klampenborg

Only 10 minutes drive north of Copenhagen you find the oldest amusement
park in the world. Located in the woods of Dyrehaven, Bakken is a unique
 amusement park, which offers a historic and nostalgic venue combined
 with modern and fun amusements and thrill rides.
Founded in 1583, Bakken, or Dyrehavsbakken as it is officially named, has been
a firm favorite with the people of Copenhagen for centuries. During summertime
families, young couples and seniors alike flock to the amusement park and the
surrounding woodland to indulge in a day of fun.

English | Find information about Bakken in English    (31. juli 2022)
I Vedbæk stoppet vi
for å spise lunsj.


Siste stopp før vi kom til Helsingør
ble på en strand i nærheten av Humlebæk.

Så fortsatte vi inn til Helsingør
og sjekket inn på Hotel Hamlet.

Tirsdag 12. juli 2022

Hotellfrokost med
utsikt til en stor

Helsingør (/ˌhɛlsɪŋˈɜːr/ HEL-sing-UR, Danish: [helse̝ŋˈøɐ̯ˀ]; Swedish: Helsingör), classically known in English as Elsinore (/ˈɛlsɪnɔːr, ˌɛlsɪˈnɔːr/ EL-sin-or, -⁠OR),
is a city in eastern Denmark. Helsingør Municipality had a population of 62,686
 on 1 January 2018

The name Helsingør has been believed to be derived from the word hals meaning "neck" or "narrow strait," referring to the narrowest point of the Øresund
(Øre Sound) between what is now Helsingør and Helsingborg, Sweden.

The people were mentioned as Helsinger (which may mean "the people of the strait")
for the first time in King Valdemar the Victorious's Liber Census Daniæ from 1231
(not to be confused with the Helsings of Hälsingland in Sweden). Place names show
that the Helsinger may have had their main fort at Helsingborg and a fortified
landing place at Helsingør, to control the ferry route across the strait.
Helsingør - Wikipedia   (31. juli 2022)

På vei inn til Kronborg Slott.
Measuring 62 x 12 metres, the Ballroom was the largest hall in Northern Europe
when it was completed in 1582. 
Kronborg - Wikipedia  (31. juli 2022)
Kronborg is a castle and stronghold in the town of HelsingørDenmark.
Immortalized as Elsinore in 
William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, Kronborg
is one of the most important 
Renaissance castles in Northern Europe and
was inscribed on the 
UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2000.
The castle is situated on the extreme northeastern tip of the island of
 at the narrowest point of the Øresund, the sound between present
Denmark and the provinces of present Sweden that were also Danish at the
time the castle was built. In this part, the sound is only 4 kilometres (2.5 mi)
wide, hence the strategic importance of maintaining a 
coastal fortification
at this location commanding one of the few outlets of the 
Baltic Sea.

The castle's story dates back to a stronghold, Krogen, built by King Eric VII in the
1420s. Along with the fortress 
Kärnan in Helsingborg on the opposite coast of
Øresund, it controlled the entranceway to the Baltic Sea.

From 1574 to 1585, King Frederick II had the medieval fortress
radically transformed into a magnificent Renaissance castle. The main
architects were the 
Flemings Hans Hendrik van Paesschen and Anthonis
van Obbergen
, whereas the sculptural work was coordinated by Gert van
In 1629, a fire destroyed much of the castle, but King Christian IV
subsequently had it rebuilt. The castle also has a church within its walls.
In 1658, Kronborg was besieged and captured by the Swedes who took
many of its valuable art treasures as
 war booty.
In 1785 the castle ceased to be a royal residence and was converted into
barracks for the
 Army. The Army left the castle in 1923, and after a
thorough renovation it was opened to the public.
Kronborg - Wikipedia     (31. juli 2022)

Utenfor Kronborg slott
The story of Shakespeare's Hamlet was derived
from the legend of Amleth, preserved by
13th-century chronicler Saxo Grammaticus in his Gesta Danorum, as subsequently retold by
the 16th-century scholar François de Belleforest. Shakespeare may also
have drawn on an
earlier Elizabethan play known today as the Ur-Hamlet, though some scholars believe Shakespeare wrote the Ur-Hamlet, later revising it to create the version of Hamlet that
exists today. He almost certainly wrote his version of the title role for his fellow actor, Richard Burbage, the leading tragedian of Shakespeare's time. In the 400
years since its inception, the role has been performed by numerous highly acclaimed
actors in each successive century.
Hamlet - Wikipedia   (31. juli 2022)
Under Kronborg’s four protruding bastions lie the castle's underground passages. The casemates are gloomy,
cold and damp, but have saved many
lives during times of war. The underground passages have
protected soldiers when enemy
bullets were fired into Kronborg.
Soldiers were able to barricade themselves inside the casemates for weeks. They had room for horses and soldiers and there were provisions to
feed 350 men for up to six weeks. The casemates were built in 1574-76,
when the medieval fortress Krogen (literally “The Hook”) was rebuilt
into the renaissance castle of
The Casemates - Explore the Castle - Kronborg Castle - Palaces and Gardens - Kongelige Slotte    (31. juli 2022)

According to a legend linked to
Arthurian myth, a Danish king known as Ogier the Dane (Danish: Holger Danske), was taken to Avalon by the enchantress Morgan le Fay.

Ogier returned to rescue France from danger, then travelled to Kronborg
castle, where he sleeps until he is
needed to save his homeland. His
beard has grown to extend along the ground. A statue of the sleeping Ogier (right) has been placed in the castle casemates.
Kronborg - Wikipedia   (31. juli 2022)

Her undervises det i bruk av sverd.

Fencing, organized sport involving the use of a sword—épée, foil, or sabre—for
attack and defense according to set movements and rules. Although the use of
swords dates to prehistoric times and swordplay to ancient civilizations, the
organized sport of fencing began only at the end of the 19th century.

The earliest depiction of swordplay is a relief in the temple of Medīnat Habu,
near Luxor in Egypt, built by Ramses III about 1190 BCE.

The Romans brought sword combat to a highly systematic art that was taught
to both their legions and their gladiators.
Gladiators were trained in schools
(ludi) by professional instructors (doctores). Beginners practiced with a wooden
sword called a rudis.

fencing | History, Organizations, & Equipment | Britannica     (31. juli 2022)

The chapel is located in the ground floor of the south wing and was inaugurated
in 1582. In 1785, as the castle was being fitted for use as army barracks, the
chapel was fitted out as a gymnasium and fencing hall and the furniture stored
away. The chapel was refurnished with the original furniture in 1838 and reinaugurated in 1843.
Kronborg - Wikipedia    (31. juli 2022)

Archaeological ruins and texts show
that stiltwalking was practised in
ancient Greece as far back as the 6th century BCE. The ancient Greek word
for a stilt walker was κωλοβαθριστής (kōlobathristēs), from κωλόβαθρον (kōlobathron), "stilt", a compound of κῶλον (kōlon), "limb" and βάθρον (bathron), "base, pedestal". Some stilt
use traditions are very old. In Namur, Belgium, stilt walkers of Namur have practiced fights on stilts since 1411.
The inhabitants of marshy or flooded areas sometimes use stilts for
practical purposes, such as working in swamps or fording swollen rivers.

The shepherds of the Landes region of southern France used to watch their
flocks while standing on stilts to extend their field of vision, while townspeople
often used them to traverse the soggy ground in their everyday activities.
Stilts were used by workers to attach hop grass to wires at 12 feet above the ground. This technique was documented up to the mid 20th century before being superseded.
Stilts - Wikipedia    (31. juli 2022)

The most famous aspect of the Hydra, though, was that its
many heads regrew whenever the hero tried to cut them off.
Without help from his nephew, and inspiration from Athena,
it would have been impossible for Hercules to overcome this regenerative power.
How Hercules Killed the Hydra: The Complete Guide (2022) (     
(31. juli 2022)

Defeating the Hydra was the second labor of Hercules, and it was a job that would require both strength and wits to accomplish.
The Lernean Hydra was a nearly un-killable serpent faced by Hercules during his famous twelve labors.
Its multitude of venom-spitting heads made it a dangerous foe.
Onsdag 13. juli 2022

Denne dagen tok vi ferga over til Helsingborg.
På Bildet ser vi Helsingør havn
Rudolph Tegner 1873 - 1950
Tegners talent vaktes ved mødet med den antikke kultur, da han som 15-årig besøgte Akropolis, og den antikke verden optog ham gennem hele hans kunstneriske liv. 
Helsingør havn
Helsingørgater om kvelden

Kronborg slott sett fra ferga.


Karl Martin på ferga til Sverige.
Øresund commonly known
in English as the Sound, is a strait
which forms the Danish–Swedish
border,separating Zealand
(Denmark) from Scania (Sweden).
The strait has a length of 118
kilometres (73 mi); its width varies
from 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) to 28 kilometres (17 mi). It is 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) wide at its narrowest point between Helsingør in Denmark and Helsingborg in Sweden.
Øresund - Wikipedia   ((31. juli 2022)

is a city and the seat of Helsingborg Municipality, Scania (Skåne),
Sweden. It is the second-largest city in Scania (after Malmö) and ninth-largest in Sweden, with a population of 113,816 (2020). Helsingborg is the central urban
area of northwestern Scania and Sweden's closest point to Denmark: the Danish city Helsingør is clearly visible about 4 km (2.5 mi) to the west on the other side
of the Øresund.
Historic Helsingborg, with its many old buildings, is a scenic coastal city. The
buildings are a blend of old-style stone-built churches and a 600-year-old
medieval fortress (Kärnan) in the city centre, and more modern commercial
buildings. The streets vary from wide avenues to small alley-ways. Kullagatan,
the main pedestrian shopping street in the city, was the first pedestrian shopping
street in Sweden.

Helsingborg is one of the oldest cities of what is now Sweden. It has been the site of permanent settlement officially since 21 May 1085. Helsingborg's geographical
position at the narrowest part of
 Øresund made it very important for Denmark, at
 that time controlling both sides of that strait. From 1429
 Eric of Pomerania
introduced the
 Sound Dues, a levy on all trading vessels passing through the sound
between Helsingør and Helsingborg.
This was one of the main sources of income for
the Danish Crown. Crossing traffic, like fishermen, were not subject to the tax, which
was initially directed against the
 Hanseatic League.
Helsingborg - Wikipedia    (31. juli 2022)
Grete ved Helsingborg Rådhus.
Helsingborg Rådhus
The building of the municipality of Helsingborg, designed by Alfred Hellerstrom, was built in 1897.
The four-storey building is built in the Neo-Gothic style and the building is surrounded by four towers facing Stortorghet, more angular to Rodhustorghet, and topped by a 65-meter bell tower.
Helsingborg City Hall (   (31. juli 2022)


Tredje etasje

The entire roof terrace was added in the years 1893-1894 in connection with
Kärnan undergoing a major renovation. Before that, the tower was a few meters
lower and ended already after the fourth floor. The top part of the high, narrow
stair tower is also from the 1890s. Regardless of how many meters up you have
been over the centuries, the view has always been fantastic. On really clear days
you can even see all the way to the Öresund Bridge today. At the top of Kärnan
you have a view of central Helsingborg and you understand why this is one of Helsingborg's most popular destinations.
The core of Helsingborg (    (31. juli 2021)

Kärnan,  (Danish: Kernen, both literally The Core)
is a medieval tower in Helsingborg, Scania, in southern Sweden. It is the only part
remaining of a larger Danish fortress which, along with the fortress Kronborg on the opposite bank of the Øresund, controlled the entranceway between the Kattegat and the Øresund and further south the Baltic Sea.
Kärnan - Wikipedia     (31. juli 2022)
The origins of the Helsingborg fortress
are disputed. Danish legend places its
origin to the reign of the legendary King Fróði. However, this legend has not
been supported by archaeological proof. Dendrochronological dating has

shown that the core was built in the 1310s, when Eric VI of Denmark was King of Denmark. It was considered the most important fortress in Denmark, and was
integral in securing control over the strait between Scania and Zealand.

Kärnan - Wikipedia   (31 juli 2022)


AXEL WALLENBERG, Sculpture, bronze, signed and dated 1938.
Skulptur ved Helsingborg havn.
Det var mange flere av samme typen.

On Mariatorget, surrounded by
restaurants from all corners of the
world, is Mariakyrkan. Or St. Mary’s
Church as it is actually called.
The church is the city’s oldest and
dates from the 12th century but was
rebuilt to its current gothic style in
the 15th century.
In the 14th century, the church was
one of Denmark’s largest city
St. Mary's Church - Visit Helsingborg

(31. juli 2022)

John Børjeson

Statue i Stadsparken, Helsingborg

Stadsparken, Helsingborg
Torsdag 14. juli 2022

Denne dagen sykla vi en tur i Helsingørs omegn.
Først langs kysten til Ålsgårde.
Deretter fulgte vi sykkelrute 107 til Espergærde.

Strand rett utenfor Helsingør sentrum. Vi kan se Kronborg slott.

Strand mellom Helsingør og Ålsgårde.
Fredag 15. juli 2022

Nå begynte sykkelturen på ordentlig.
Vi hadde noe vi måtte ordne i Helsingør før vi kom av gårde.
Derfor ble ikke første etappe så lang. Vi sykla til Gilleleje.
En strekning på ca 25 km.


Disse tre bildene er tatt like etter Hornbæk.

Fra Hornbæk var det fin sykkelvei langs sjøen.

Lørdag 16. juli 2022

Vi fortsatte langs sjøen.
Vi skulle gjennom Hundested
til Lynæs.
En strekning som skulle være
ca 40 km.

I Rågeleje var det
omdirigering av syklister pga
en festival. Veien gjennom
skogen var dårlig skilta,
men vi fant riktig vei.
En stund skulle sykkelrute
47gå langs sjøen, men vi
møtte noen som sterkt
frarådet oss å ta den veien.
Det hadde blåst mye de siste
dagene og det var veldig mye
sand på den veien.
Så da måtte vi finne
alternativ rute.
Veldig enkel, men koselig cafe

Veien gjennom skogen.

Hornbæk havn. Her tok vi litt godt drikke på en av de mange cafeene.
Lynæs hotel og kro.
Her fikk vi et bra rom.
De hadde også plass til
syklene innendørs.


Søndag 17. juli 2022

Skoven Kirke ligger i et naturskønt
område nord for Jægerspris nær ved Nordskoven og få kilometer fra Roskilde
Fjord og Isefjorden. Kirken blev bygget i
1897 i en stilart, der bliver kaldt nyromansk,
da den er inspireret af middelalderen.
Det var arkitekten Martin Borch, der var tilknyttet Stiftelsen på Jægerspris, der
tegnede kirken ligesom han har tegnet
mange af de bygninger, der ligger
omkring slottet.

Skoven Kirke | Gerlev, Draaby og Skoven Kirker   
(1. august 2022)

Fra Lynæs sykla vi til Sølager hvor vi tok ferga Columbus over til Kulhuse.
Derfra skulle vi følge sykkelrute nr 40, men her også var det dårlig merking.
Vi har tydeligvis tatt feil av veien et sted, for vi kom ut på bilveien ved Skoven kirke.
Vi valgte å følge bilveien derfra.

Vi kom forbi Julianehøj, og tok en pause der.




Julianehøj er en ombygget ganggrav (dansk: jættestue) utenfor Slotshegnet ved Jægerspris slott på Sjælland, som inngår i monumentparken Mindelunden.
Jettestuen, som opprinnelig stammer fra ca. 3000 f.Kr., ble opprinnelig kalt Monses høj og Væverhøj og ble utgravet og sterkt ombygget på slutten av 1700-tallet i regi av Arveprins Frederik og Ove Høegh-Guldberg. Det ble funnet menneskeknokler, en kobber- eller bronsedolk, samt flintredskaper.

Frederik navnga det nye monument etter sin mor enkedronning Juliane Marie.
 I 1782 ble en norsk runesten – den
såkalte Igijos sten, funnet i 1781 i
en grav ved gården Stenstad i
Telemark – montert på toppen av
(trolig fra 4–500-tallet e.Kr)
Julianehøj – Wikipedia      
(1. august 2022)

Billedhuggeren Johannes Wiedewelt ble satt til å tegne den nye inngangsportalen.
Den opprinnelige, østvendte, inngangen ble lukket og det ble satt opp en tavle i norsk marmor over den nye portalen med innskriften: JULIANE-HØJ – TIL DEN BEDSTE
Oppe på selve jettestuen ble det satt opp syv minnestøtter i gjellebækmarmor med
navn på de tidlige sagnkongene Skjold, Frode den Fredegode, Dan Mykillati, Harald Hårfagre, Gorm den Gamle, Harald Blåtann og Wittekind. I 1782 ble en norsk
runesten – den såkalte Igijos sten, funnet i 1781 i en grav ved gården Stenstad i
Telemark – montert på toppen av anlegget.
Den arkeologiinteresserte kronprins Frederik undersøkte også gravhaugen i april
1834. Hele monumentet ble restaurert i 1984. Osten Julanehøj er oppkalt etter monumentet.
Julianehøj – Wikipedia       (1. august 2022)

Jægerspris Castle is one of Denmark's oldest royal castles. It is beautifully
located, surrounded by forest and fjords. The royal history goes back to the
13th Century and the castle has served as a hunting and summer residence
for kings and queens.
In 1854 Frederik VII and Countess Danner moved into Jægerspris Castle.
They decorated the castle as their private residence and the rooms still
stand as they did in the 1850s. The museum also houses an exhibition about
Countess Danner's orphanage from 1867.
This year's special exhibition is about Jægerspris’ giant oaks, pictured by
artists since the 1840s. After a visit to the museum, you can go for a walk in
the castle park, where 54 memorial columns from the 1780s lead you from
the park to the forest and Roskilde Fjord.
You can enjoy a picnic in the park or visit the cozy Café Danner in the castle
Jægerspris Castle | Copenhagen Card     (1. august 2022)
Vi var inne på slottet, og etterpå tok vi en kaffe på
Cafe Danner på plassen utenfor slottet.

Så fortsatte vi mot Fredrikssund hvor vi skulle overnatte på Rådhuskroa.
Etter innsjekking tok vi en øl på Kroa.

Korteste vei å sykle er på 22 km.Vi sykla feil to ganger,
så jeg antar vi sykla ca 30 km.


Mandag 18. juli 2022

The Viking settlement was created because the participants in Frederikssund Vikingespil wanted to expand the Viking activities with a historically correctly reconstructed village.

Here you can experience five pit houses and a longhouse as well as a plank
road and a jetty. The pit houses are small, half-buried houses with recessed
floor level (the pit). During the Viking Age, they have been used as workshops
and in some cases also as temporary housing.
You can go into the pit houses, see where the fireplace has been or shudder a
little at how little space you had at the time.
Frederikssund Viking settlement - Visit Fjordlandet   (1. august 2022)
Sykkelrute nr 2 gjennom skogen.
Også denne gang var det dårlig
merking, men vi fant fram her.

Vi kom fram til innsjøen Buresø.
Her tok vi en lengre rast, og Grete bada.

Buresø is a lake located in a tunnel valley, immediately southeast of Slangerup, where Allerød, Frederikssund and Egedal municipalities meet. The tunnel valley,
which was formed during the last ice age, runs in an east-west direction and can
be followed along Mølleåen all the way to the Øresund coast. Between Buresø
and the nearby Bastrup Sø there is a watershed. Buresø drains via Græse Å to the
west to Roskilde Fjord, Bastrup Sø drains to the east to Mølleåen. Buresø and
surroundings is part of Naturpark Mølleåen.
Buresø - Wikipedia    (1. august 2022)



Fisken vil tilbake til Buresø.
  • Som det er med rigmænd, er det med Baronen – han akkumulerer. Dragen som flytter ind på det kunstige bjerg er modsat Baronen frimodig og nærmest kærlig, på trods af at det er en drage med alt, hvad det betyder. Vores vision for denne historie er at udforme den oppustede Baronen siddende på ryggen af dragen.
.Dragen skal ligge med det kæmpe gab vidt åbent med gigantiske tænder som
inviterer beskueren til at fodre den. Kroppen udformes af træstubbe der former
den slyngende krop. Dragen bliver ca 5 meter lang og den skal stå på bakken
ved Buresø og skue ud over søen.
Dragen og Baronen udformes af træ udelukkende med motorsav.
Frank Jæger Land | Egedal Kommune       (1. august 2022)

Fra Buresø fulgte vi sykkelrute nr 2 til Bastrup. Derfra valgte vi å følge bilveien gjennom Narum og videre til Herlev hvor vi skulle overnatte.
Fra Herlev hadde vi tenkt å sykle til DFD-termingalen for å ta båten hjem.
Men det var fullt på båten, så vi måtte ta en natt til i Danmark.

Dagens sykkeletappe var på ca 40 km

Tirsdag 19. juli 2022


Vi hadde en kort sykkeltur foran oss denne dagen. Derfor tok tok vi et lengre opphold på Charlottenlund strandpark før vi sykla inn til København

Dagens etappe ca 23 km
I København ble det middag, og en avskjedsdrink.
20. juli 2022

Bare 5 km å sykle ut til DFDS-terminalen.
Før det fikk vi et hyggelig møte med Geir og Annette
som også var i København.

I København fikk syklistene kjøre nesten først ombord.
Godt å slippe den lange ventetiden i ombordkjøringskø.

Til høyre er et omtrentlig bilde av kjøreruta vår.
Ca 30 mil sykla vi totalt
21. juli 2022

Fra DFDS-termingalen sykla
vi korteste vei hjem til Slemmestad.

Vi var ikke de eneste syklistene ombord
tilbake til 1. side