The Asnæs peninsula, which sides the Kalundborg Fjord on the opposite side, and the Røsnæs peninsula were both created by a continental glacier around 20,000 years ago. The Røsnæs peninsula, which protrudes into the Store Bælt, was a favorite location for royal hunts in the Middle Ages because to its dense forest cover. The son of Valdemar the Victorious was slain by a stray arrow during a hunt in 1231, which resulted in tragedy.
The lighthouse, built in 1845, stands at the peninsula’s tip, Zealand’s farthest point west. Its lantern’s light may be seen up to 40 kilometers (25 miles) distant. In the hamlet of Ulstrup, there is an 1894-built windmill in the Dutch style just before the lighthouse.
Lerchenborg Slot, a Baroque fortress constructed in 1753 by General Christian Lerche, is located at the foot of the Asnæs peninsula. In 1862, Hans Christian Andersen stayed here, and some of the rooms still include memorabilia from his time there.

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