Jægersborg Dyrehave

Weekend excursions from Copenhagen are often made to the lovely beech trees and parks that lie between the highway connecting Copenhagen to Helsingør and the beach of the  Øresund. This lovely woodland area was established as a royal hunting ground in 1669 and is interspersed with paths and bicycle lanes. There are still over 2,000 deer in the park. The Ermitagen hunting lodge, which was constructed in 1736 for Christian VI and is located in the park’s middle, offers a good vantage point from which to observe them.

The Bakken theme park and Kirsten Pils Kilde, a holy spring that was a popular pilgrimage site in the 16th century, have its headquarters in the park. Unquestionably one of the nicest beaches in the region is close by at Bellevue. Just south of Dyrehaven, there is a golf course and a horse racing track, as well as horse-drawn carriage trips around the park.

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