This week my husband and I had the opportunity to go to Lolland for a little parent getaway and enjoy the autumn colours and some good food in the small town of Bandholm.
What we found was quietness. Yes it is out of the main season, but most schools have their autumn break and many places offer family activities. Bandholm even has an entrance to Knuthenborg Safari park. Yet there was very quiet everywhere we went - or perhaps we picked the quiet spots :-). So we spent a day quietly exploring places in Lolland. We walked around Bandholm and we learned about babyfood production and more at FraFejø at Knuthenlund. From Bandholm and nearby Kragenæs there are ferries to some small islands that have become famous in Denmark for their fruit production - Especially their apples.
Next we went to Kragenæs and hiked a mile to “Dodekalitten”. It’s a sculpture project still in progress. When finished it will consist of a Circle of 12 sculptures. There are mystical sounds coming out below the sculptures and you have a good view to the sea.
A stop in Maribo for lunch and a visit to the cathedral. What we noticed driving around was that there are a lot of small bungalows and brick houses on Lolland and some are painted white, orange/red or yellow. The yellow houses around the cathedral in Maribo caught our eye.
Next stop Fuglsang Art museum. The current exhibition was interesting, but the most fascinating was the landscape seen from and with the museum which opened in 2008. Loved the window opening up to the landscape and creating an everchanging painting at the end of the hall way.
On our way back to Bandholm we stopped by Krenkerup Estate to admire the buildings in the beautiful late afternoon light. They have a brewery that makes excellent beer, but we skipped it for the dinner waiting for us. It looked like a perfect place to hang out in the summer.
What a nice day! And the dinner was a nice end to it. I don’t think i would vote Bandholm Hotel the best in Denmark, but the room was fine, the staff very friendly, there were lots of local ingredients and the breakfast was excellent. All in all good value for money there. I am already looking forward to more adventures in Denmark :-).