The peninsular Helgenæs is situated south of the nature area 'Mols Bjerge'. Here you will find unique nature, cosy villages and lots of culture.
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In the scenic and hilly landscape of Helgenæs you will find both beautiful nature area and interesting, culture-historical memorials. The peninsular, which is nearly 8 km long and 4.5 km wide, offers a magnificent and quite unique nature, old village environments with narrow alleys and small, well-preserved houses as well as more relics. Villages from the stone age and the viking period are just some of the archaeological finds of the peninsular.
About 20 km from the peninsular, Ebeltoft offers leisure activities, sights, good shopping possibilities and more restaurants.
The sea, surrounding Helgenæs is not especially suitable for swimming because of its depth and current, but by Dragsmur, only a few km west of Helgenæs, you will find a fine and sandy beach, which is very suitable for children. The beach of Fuglsø is situated in continuation of the beach of Dragsmur, and offers a bathing jetty.
Helgenæs is characterized by steep coastal cliffs, small hills, wide views, hedges, lakes and meadows as well as more than 100 small wetlands. Because of these wetlands, the peninsular has a rich animal life with f.x. butterflies, amphibians and small birds.
The 'mountain' 'Ellemandsbjerget' is with it's 99 metres the highest point of the peninsular, and from here you can enjoy a great view of the island Samsø, and in clear weather, both Funen and Sealand are visible in the distance.
The fishing possibilities are ideal along the shores of Helgenæs. The chances for landing a fish by the lighthouse 'Sletterhage Fyr', on the southernmost point of the peninsular, where the water is deep, are extremely good.
You will find many marked walking routes in the scenic and varying nature.
During the summer, the lighthouse 'Sletterhage Fyr', on the southernmost point of the peninsular, is open to the public. From the lighthouse a path leads to a German radar tower from World War 2, and from here you can enjoy the scenic view of the southern islands of the Kattegats.
The redoubt installations 'General Ryes Skanse' from the year 1849 is situated on the highest point by the narrow tongue, which leads to Helgenæs.
At 'Helgenæs Museum' an exhibition about the people of Helgenæs and their conditions of life through the times is displayed. See among other things an old classroom, an old living room environment as well as an exhibition of agricultural tools.
Experience the activity and the atmosphere of the cosy tourist town Ebeltoft (24 km). The town carries you back in time with its narrow, cobbled streets and lopsided houses.
In 'Ree Park - Ebeltoft Safari' the animal species are divided on four continents, as they would be in nature.
The frigate 'Jylland' is the largest wooden warship in the world. The hull is 71 metres long, the spread of canvas is 1,881 square metres and it weights 2,450.
In the animal park 'Skandinavisk Dyrepark' you will have genuine nature experiences. From the 250 metres long footbridge you can observe the bears in the amazing bear park (34 km).
The amusement park 'Djurs Sommerland' is a fun and interesting experience for the whole family. When the entry has been paid, you can make use of all activities for free (43 km).
An impressive sight awaits you in the aquarium 'Kattegatcentret'. Observe the fearful sharks at close range behind a thick pane of glass (48 km).
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