Admittance to desirable and varying cultural and leisure activities creates happiness and energy.
To more and more people this is associated with the positive work/life balance.
To become a part of the association activities strengthen the impression of being a part of a community. This can prevent solitude and loneliness.
Association activities bring people together. They strengthen solidarity and they make everybody cross cultural borders.
In Kalundborg Municipality, you have all kinds of possibilities to spend your free time doing what you like the most.
Football, volleyball, sailing, windsurfing, play an instrument, spearfishing, swimming, line dance, horseback riding etc.
How to get around
Public transportation in Kalundborg Municipality
It is very easy to reach Kalundborg, Gørlev or Høng by public transportation. The regional bus company Movia provides bus routes between towns and villages in the municipality and the surroundings.
The highway leads you to Copenhagen, Holbæk or Slagelse.
The train takes to you to Copenhagen in one and a half hour, and the ferry links to the island of Samsø just next to the train station in Kalundborg. From Høng, you can travel by train to Slagelse.
Movia provides a network of bus routes within the city of Kalundborg and regular connections between towns and villages.
By car you can easily reach Copenhagen, Slagelse and the rest of Denmark and even Europe.
Highway 22 and 23 takes you to the motorways in about half an hour.
If you are driving in Denmark, make sure to read about parking regulations to familiarize yourself with parking signs and rules that apply throughout Kalundborg Municipality.
By bike you get around easily. The bigger towns are provided with cycle paths to make it safer and easier to get around.
A nice way to get around is on foot. You can walk from A to B and enjoy the scenery.
Especially in the towns, it is easy to get around on foot.
You will find a variety of restaurants and takeaway shops. Here you can eat Chinese, Greek, Arabic, Danish, Thai and Italian.
You can shop almost everything in Kalundborg city. In the center of the town, you will find the pedestrian street. Here you will find a rich variety of shops selling toys, shoes, books,
jewellery, health food etc.
The city also has a great variety of supermarkets.
Do not miss the local cinema Kino Den Blå Engel (The Blue Angel). Here you will find newly released movies and concerts. Children from the age 6 and up to 14 can join the Børnefilmklubben - the children's movie club.
At the library, you will find the big guide to events and adventures for children; an abundance of theatre performances, concerts and workshops, named Det' sker.
In Høng, you will find a shopping mall that will provide you with almost everything. Here you will find four different supermarkets. Clothing, book shop, wine shop and a bakery. Shoes, hardware shop, pharmacy etc.
In Gørlev, you will find a couple of supermarkets, some small shops and a pharmacy.
Close to the school, you will find the sports centre.
In Gørlev, you will find the Gørlev Filmklub. A movie association where you every two weeks can come and watch a certain movie.
Where to eat out
Within the Kalundborg area, you will find restaurants serving Danish traditional food and other cuisines. Here, you can read about the variety of options to eat out www.visitvestsjaelland.dk.
If you wish to broaden your horizon and you find a pleasure in art, history and nature, you have come to the right place. In Kalundborg Municipality, you can experience medieval
history, modern art and tailless cats. Furthermore, you can attend Open Island events on various islands for instance Sejerø and Reersø that invites everybody to come by and enjoy the nature, the story and the art.
Kalundborg medieval quarter dates back to the beginning of the Middle Ages. Visit the old church also dating back to the 12th century or the town museum located within the medieval quarter showing exhibitions of medieval history, the crusades, maritime history, provincial and market town life and traditional folk costumes. http://www.vestmuseum.dk/Forside-3.aspx
In the medieval quarter next to the church, you will find the marvelous gallery Bispegården dating back to the 14th century showing contemporary art from a variety of Danish artists.
If you want to study more about Vikings, Information Centre Fugledegård will provide you with information and guided tours. In October, a Viking festival will be held at Fugledegård. http://naturparkaamosen.dk/oplev-naturpark-amosen/formidlingscenter-fugledegard/
Reersø is a peninsula welcoming you with a scenic nature, a historic town and a small harbour. On Reersø, you will meet many different artists with open galleries and studios and a bunch of tailless cats.
Of course you can go to the cinema and watch the latest movies. In Denmark, all foreign films are subtitled. So you can still enjoy the original language in the films. You find 3 cinemas in Kalundborg Municipality;
Kino Den Blå Engel
tlf.: 59 51 16 50
Den Gamle Biograf - filmklub
Gl. Stationsvej 12
A visit to one of the seven libraries in the municipality will both entertain you and provide you with answers, knowledge and inspiration. Every library has a section with books in English.
In Kalundborg Municipality, you will find a variety of civic centres with concert halls offering world music, tango dance sessions, jazz music, popular music and events for children.
- Gimle is located in Føllenslev.
- Musikcafeen is located in Gørlev.
- Kalundborg Blues & Jazz club is located in Kalundborg.
- In the city park Møllebakken in Kalundborg city, you will find an amphitheatre which presents popular music and theatre events.
- On Gisseløre by the beach in Kalundborg, a huge music event is presented every year in August. Kalundborg Rock'er is a two days music festival welcoming everybody to have a party.
- In Bregninge, you will find an amphitheatre which in the summer time presents concerts.
- Kino Den Blå Engel presents concerts and stand-up www.kino-kalundborg.dk
A heaven for yachting
Kalundborg Municipality has about 160 km of coastline.
Here, on the coast line, you will find several small harbours with room for maritime experiences.
It is a heaven for yachting where you can sail from harbour to harbour or from island to island.
Enjoy the rich nature and the picturesque small towns on your way up or down the shore.
On your way, you will meet great facilities, friendly service, and a rich variety of activities for both children and adults that will fulfil your experience with the west coast of Zealand.
Look for further information http://maritimtvestsjaelland.dk
If you feel like going to a beach for a swim, you have all the possibilities at hand. You will find several beaches with clear water and white sands; some are very good for children or dogs. Some of the beaches are stony, but they are all inviting to spend a day on the beach.
Blue flag eco-label
A number of the bathing beaches in Kalundborg Municipality are awarded the Blue Flag. To get the Blue Flag, the beach must honour some expectations to water quality, safety and information on the beach. The Blue Flag is sought for beaches, marinas and sustainable boating tourism operators as an indication of their high environmental and quality standards. http://www.blaaflag.dk/indhold/blue-flag-denmark.aspx
A Blue Flag beach must be clean, well preserved, have access to rescue equipment, toilet facilities and waste facilities.
Emergency and life rescue on the beach
Use the rescue equipment on the beach. Dial 112 on your mobile phone or on the beach emergency phone.
Introduce yourself clearly and specify:
- Where did the accident happen?
- Where are you calling from?
- How many people are in need?
Tell about the situation and clarify if the person in need of assistance is in the water or on the beach?
Experience the unique nature, the beaches, the forests and the wildlife just around the corner anywhere in the municipality.
It is important to inform about especially two species of animals; you may see the common European adder on Røsnæs. It is a venomous snake, but it is not regarded as especially dangerous or aggressive. However, if disturbed, it does bite. Bites can be painful and you must always seek medical care if bitten by the adder. Most of the adders have some kind of zigzag dorsal pattern down the entire length of their bodies and tails. The head usually has a distinctive dark V or X on the back. A dark streak runs from the eye to the neck and continues as a longitudinal series of spots along the flanks. Unusual for snakes, the sexes are possible to tell apart by the colour. Females are usually brownish in hue with dark-brown markings; the males are pure grey with black markings. The basal colour of males will often be slightly lighter than that of the females, making the black zigzag pattern stand out.
The other animal is a very small one, but can be of great risk for your health. The tick is a kind of mite which lives in the Danish nature. It is often to be seen in tall grass. The tick is active from April to October, but the prime time is from June to August.
Ticks have two-section bodies - the head that bites and sucks the blood and the body that swells. Getting bitten by a tick endangers your health because ticks are vectors of a number of diseases that affect both humans and other animals. Especially the bacteria Borrelia that causes Lyme disease, is to be found in Danish ticks.
Have you been bitten by a tick, you must be very careful to remove the tick as soon as possible. Be sure that there is no red marking around the spot of the bite. If you have a red mark, you must seek medical care. Be sure to remove the tick. Either drag it out or wriggle it out. You can buy a tick twister at the pharmacy to help dragging out the tick.
If a part of the tick remains, it will fall out in a couple of days and it is not infecting you with bacteria.
Notice that 98 per cent of all tick bites are not infected. However, you must still be sure to remove any tick that bites you.
On the Røsnæs peninsula, you will find a landscape which dates 17000 years back in time. Steep cliffs, the sea and the light are all breath-taking. Have a look at www.røsnæsrundt.dk (only in Danish).
Asnæs is a peninsula which limits the Kalundborg inlet to the south. On the peninsula, you will find around 100 burial mounds which are dated back to the Bronze Age. On the outer tip of the peninsula, you will find scenic hiking trails.
Vesterlyng is a vast heath with some of the municipality's most wonderful beaches with clear water and sandy dunes. On Vesterlyng, cows are free ranged from May to October; you will find a great variety of sea birds and wild herbs. You may bring your dog to the beaches of Vesterlyng, but keep the dog on leash.
Sejerø is an island which you can only reach by ferry from the small town Havnsø.
The island has a unique nature and welcomes you for a one-day visit or a full vacation.
The very small island Nekselø is also to be reached by ferry from Havnsø. Nekselø has about 22 inhabitants and none of the cars on the island have number plates. On Nekselø, you will find a very unique kind of nature and wildlife in Denmark.
KLØVERSTIERNE or in English Clover path. The public footpath which will bring you out and around in cities and the landscape:
The Medieval path - green line 2.5 km
The monastery path - blue line 5 km
East Town - red line 7.5 km
The Raklev path - black line 14.7 km
The School path - green line. 2.7 km
The town path - blue line. 5 km
The wood path - red line. 7.5 km
The Løve path - black line. 10 km
The Queens path - green line 2.4 km.
The Open countryside - blue line 5.4 km.
The Bottle - red line 7.5 km.
Around the island - black line - 10 km.
The City Path - Green line 2.4 km
Troldbjergskoven (The wood of the Troll Mountain) - Blue line 5.2 km
The Værslev Path - Red line 7.5 km
Fugledegård - (the nature park by Lake Tissø) - Black line 15 km