Danish Pilgrimage Denmark Sjælland (Zealand), Lolland, Falster Sjælland North to South

Day 9: Vordingborg to Gulborg

My wife and I drove to Vordingborg, where she stayed to look around, and I walked towards Gulborg. We planned to spend a couple of nights in Sakskøbing, whilst I was walking to Rødbyhavn. Today was another fairly hot day, and I walked 28kms, mainly along roads.

Vordingborg’s most famous landmark is the ruins of Vordingborg Castle, the old royal castle which was built around 1364. The only fully remaining part of the castle, the 26 meter tall Goose Tower, which is also is the symbol of the city. The name comes from the golden goose perched on top of the tower’s spire.

Other sites from in an around Vordingborg – Morten Olsen, the former Danish national football player and trainer is born in Vordingborg.

To get from Sjælland to Falster I first needed to cross the small island of Masned and the bridge across Masnedsund.

From Masned to Falster I need to cross the 3,2km long Storstrøm bridge. The bridge carries trains, vehicles and cycles and pedestrians, and was opened in 1937. It is characteristic with its 3 arches. It is the longest distance I have ever walked on a bridge.

On leaving the bridge on Falster, Denmarks 6th largest island. I walked towards Nørre Vedby and Vålse, with beautiful views along the coastline.

I ate lunch on the dam and the Vålse Vig bay.

From the dam I continued to Vålse and it’s red church.

The next village was Vester Kippinge, but not the most direct route. In the distance I could see something showing over the tree tops. I couldn’t make out what it was, but the pilgrim route turned out to be taking me in that direction.

It turned out to be Kippinge Church, the tower covered in scaffolding.

It turned into another hot day, and the rest of the trip via Vester Kippinge towards Gulborg was along roads – largely deserted roads.

My wife picked me up just before Gulborg bridge and we drove to Sakskøbing, where we spent the night and an excellent dinner.


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