Hornsherred

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Old print of Jægerspris Castle

Hornsherred (Danish pronunciation:  [ˈhoɐ̯ˀnsˌhɛɐ̯ð̩] ) is a peninsula between Roskilde Fjord and Isefjord on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark.

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It falls within the expanded Frederikssund municipality and includes Jægerspris and Skibby and before 1 January 2007 a part of Bramsnæs Municipality, now a part of Lejre Municipality. It is connected to Frederikssund by the Kronprins Frederik bridge which was built in 1935. The area is increasingly popular as a venue for tourists with facilities for walking, cycling and sailing.

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Skibby Church

Attractions

Hornsherred has a variety of attractions including Jægerspris Castle, [1] the Færgegård Museum of Local History [2] and the walking and cycling tracks [3] around the peninsula. There is a yachting harbour at Jægerspris. The peninsula also has a number of stone age burial sites. Skibby Church with frescoes dating back to the middle ages is one of the main cultural attractions.

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References

  1. kongfrederik.dk
  2. visitdenmark.com
  3. fjordstien.dk

Coordinates: 55°48′N12°00′E / 55.8°N 12°E / 55.8; 12