• discovering korsor, denmark

 

In the brittle chill of winters, the port town of Korsor is a vision of twinkling lights against the thick ice of the Great Belt. In the summer months, when the Danish air is fresh and sweet – the harbor waters are blue and bright with fishing boats. Korsor is a fascinating place – boasting the oldest still operating movie theater in the whole world, a yacht harbor and natural beaches to take your breath away.

 

korsor, denmark

 

Surrounded almost entirely by water, Korsor has the feel of being bound to an island. The great bridge arches like a whales back bone across the Great Belt, and the tide splits the town in two – the Korsor Nor inlet and the Halskov side. Those intrigued by the historical workings of the strait that carves the land between Funen and Zealand in half should swing by the Korsor Isbadsmuseet. From the museum you can admire the perfectly framed Great Belt Bridge from the windows. Before the bridge – hand rowed boats armed with great saws would be forced to break through the thick wedges of ice.

 

The Korsor Fortress is also well worth a look, it’s russet red tones a stark contrast next to all the blue of the water. There are rumors of Korsor standing since the 13th century, and this striking medieval castle dates back to 1241. Meandering around the Fortress peels back the pages of history, showcasing historic collections from the Marine Society, endless ramparts, the harbormasters home, and a town exhibition center.

 

korsor, denmark

 

Down on the Korsor Marina, the jetties are lined with boats, families rent bicycles to ride around the harbor and the nearby beach boasts pristine waters for summer day splashing. There are exactly 13 beaches dotted around Korsor, ensuring that everyone can find their perfect piece of blue and white paradise. Being hemmed in by the gushing strait means that the waters teem with life and there is nothing quainter than watching the fishermen haul in their load at the end of the day.

 

The restaurants lining the harbor are also the perfect spot for tasting the freshest fish Korsor has to offer. Restaurant Lystbaadehavnen is a firm favorite thanks to its bridge views and wonderful wine list for sipping and swirling on the waterfront. Weekends in Korsor are all about summer picnics and open-air concerts, or take a good book and settle down in the lily white and rich greens of the Kongegarden.

 

 

discovering korsor, denmark

 

In the brittle chill of winters, the port town of Korsor is a vision of twinkling lights against the thick ice of the Great Belt. In the summer months, when the Danish air is fresh and sweet – the harbor waters are blue and bright with fishing boats. Korsor is a fascinating place – boasting the oldest still operating movie theater in the whole world, a yacht harbor and natural beaches to take your breath away.

 

korsor, denmark

 

Surrounded almost entirely by water, Korsor has the feel of being bound to an island. The great bridge arches like a whales back bone across the Great Belt, and the tide splits the town in two – the Korsor Nor inlet and the Halskov side. Those intrigued by the historical workings of the strait that carves the land between Funen and Zealand in half should swing by the Korsor Isbadsmuseet. From the museum you can admire the perfectly framed Great Belt Bridge from the windows. Before the bridge – hand rowed boats armed with great saws would be forced to break through the thick wedges of ice.

 

The Korsor Fortress is also well worth a look, it’s russet red tones a stark contrast next to all the blue of the water. There are rumors of Korsor standing since the 13th century, and this striking medieval castle dates back to 1241. Meandering around the Fortress peels back the pages of history, showcasing historic collections from the Marine Society, endless ramparts, the harbormasters home, and a town exhibition center.

 

korsor, denmark

 

Down on the Korsor Marina, the jetties are lined with boats, families rent bicycles to ride around the harbor and the nearby beach boasts pristine waters for summer day splashing. There are exactly 13 beaches dotted around Korsor, ensuring that everyone can find their perfect piece of blue and white paradise. Being hemmed in by the gushing strait means that the waters teem with life and there is nothing quainter than watching the fishermen haul in their load at the end of the day.

 

The restaurants lining the harbor are also the perfect spot for tasting the freshest fish Korsor has to offer. Restaurant Lystbaadehavnen is a firm favorite thanks to its bridge views and wonderful wine list for sipping and swirling on the waterfront. Weekends in Korsor are all about summer picnics and open-air concerts, or take a good book and settle down in the lily white and rich greens of the Kongegarden.

 

 

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    Sarah Lopeman
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