Ise Fjord : Isefjorden) is a deeply branched arm of the sea into the Danish island Zealand. From its relatively narrow entrance from the Kattegat at Hundested and Rørvig, branches of Ise Fjord stretch 35 km inland and divide the northern part of Zealand into the peninsulas of Odsherred, Hornsherred, and Nordsjælland.(Danish
Some branches have names of their own, such as Roskilde Fjord which joins Ise Fjord proper close to its northern end, Holbæk Fjord, and the now drained Lammefjord and Sidinge Fjord at the west. The depth of the water in the fjord averages 5 to 7 meters, the deepest areas being those on the western side of Orø. Salinity is from 1.6 to 2.2%.
The banks of Ise Fjord are full of interesting flowers and plants. The river valley of Ejby north of Roskilde near Ise Fjord is a nature reserve with many rare plants.
Ise Fjord is also remembered for its 15th-century artists who decorated many of the region's churches with frescoes (kalkmalerier) depicting stories from the Old and New Testaments. A good example is Tuse Church near Holbæk in northwestern Sealand, which is richly decorated with both Romanesque and late Gothic murals. Here the life of Jesus is particularly interesting as it combines the biblical accounts with images of kings, devils, and women brewing beer.
Zealand or Sealand, at 7,031 km2, is the largest and most populous island in Denmark proper. Zealand has a population of 2,319,705.
Roskilde, located 30 km (19 mi) west of Copenhagen on the Danish island of Zealand, is the main city in the eponymous municipality. With a population of 51,262, the city is a business and educational centre for the region and the 10th largest city in Denmark. It is governed by the administrative council of Roskilde Municipality.
Frederiksværk is a town with a population of 12,694 in Halsnæs Municipality on Zealand in Region Hovedstaden in Denmark.
Hundested is a town with a population of 8,616 and a former municipality in Region Hovedstaden in the northern part of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark.
Jægerspris is a town and a former municipality in Region Hovedstaden. It lies in the northern part of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. The municipality covered an area of 96 km², and had a total population of 9,480 (2005). Its last mayor was Ole Find, a member of the Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) political party.
Høje-Taastrup Kommune is a municipality in Region Hovedstaden on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 78 km² (30 mi²), and has a total population of 50,676. It was formed by the 1970 Danish Municipal Reform, and its 1974 adjustment, by merging the parish municipalities of Høje Taastrup, Sengeløse, the Fløng part of Hvedstrup-Fløng and the Reerslev part of Reerslev-Vindinge. Since 1 January 2006 the mayor of the municipality has been Michael Ziegler, a member of the Conservative People's Party political party.
Halsnæs Kommune is a municipality in Region Hovedstaden. The municipality covers a total area of 122.15 km² (2013), according to Municipal Key Figures, and has a total population of 30,644. The municipality also includes the island Hesselø. Up to 20 km2 of the total area is water. Its name comes from Halsnæs, the peninsula that forms the western part of the municipality.
Himmelev is a largely residential area in the city of Roskilde in Denmark. It contains primarily parcel houses, but one of the three high schools in Roskilde, Himmelev Gymnasium, is also located there.
Svanholm is a country estate and former manor 55 kilometres (34 mi) west of Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1978 an association of over 100 persons bought the estate to create Denmark's largest intentional community. The Svanholm Collective grows its own food and was one of the pioneers of organic farming in Denmark. As of January 2006, membership consisted of 70 adults and 35 children aged 0 to 80, jointly owning around 400 hectares of farmland, park, and woodlands.
Danish national road 21 is a road going from Copenhagen, Denmark to Randers, Denmark.
Church frescos or church wall paintings are to be found in some 600 churches across Denmark, no doubt representing the highest concentration of surviving church murals anywhere in the world. Most of them date back to the Middle Ages and were uncovered by Jacob Kornerup (1825–1913) who carried out restoration work in 80 churches across the country towards the end of the 19th century. They lay hidden for centuries as after the reformation, they were covered with limewash only to be revealed and restored during the course of the 19th and 20th centuries. In most of Europe medieval frescos, extremely common in the Middle Ages, were more likely to be removed completely during the Reformation or in subsequent rebuildings, or merely as they aged. The oldest frescos, dating back to the 12th century, were painted in the Romanesque style by artists from elsewhere in Europe but those from the 14th century and thereafter are in the Gothic style which was used by native Danish painters. It is these that are considered to be the most important for Danish art and culture. A distinction is to be made between these church wall paintings or kalkmalerier and the generic term "fresco" which refers to all types of painting on plastered walls or ceilings.
North Zealand, also North Sealand, refers to the northern part of the Danish island of Zealand which is not clearly defined but generally covers the area north of Copenhagen. The Danish tourist authorities have recently introduced the term Danish Riviera to cover the area in view of its increasing importance for tourism. The area has three royal castles and offers resorts with beaches, as well as lakes and forests. In addition to Kronborg Castle, three of the North Zealand forest areas used for royal par force hunting are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Tuse Church is located near Holbæk in northwestern Sealand, Denmark. It dates back to the year 1200.
Munkholm Bridge is a 114 metres long arch bridge across the Ise Fjord linking the Holbæk area with the Hornsherred peninsula. The bridge is located six kilometers from the bottom of the inlet. It was completed in 1951 and inaugurated in 1952.
Undløse Church is located in the village of Undløse some 17 km (11 mi) southwest of Holbæk in northern Zealand, Denmark. The original part of the Romanesque church derives from the late 12th century. The church is noted for its early 15th-century frescoes and for its elaborate Baroque altarpiece and pulpit, both woodcuts by Abel Schrøder.
Ole Laurits Olsen Søndergaard was a Danish landscape painter. He also decorated a number of Danish churches with paintings and frescos.
St Ib's Church is a Romanesque church in Roskilde on the Danish island of Zealand. It was first mentioned in 1291. The church was once richly decorated with frescos.
Anders Nielsen Hatt was a wood carver active in Roskilde on the Danish island of Zealand. He is remembered especially for his carved pulpits in the area.
Gundsømagle is a town located two kilometres east of Jyllinge and Roskilde Fjord in the northern part of Roskilde Municipality, approximately 40 kilometres west of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Tuse is a village in Denmark, located about 5 km (3.1 mi) west of Holbæk. It has a population of 1,024. Tuse is located in Holbæk Municipality and therefore is part of the Zealand Region.