Jægersborg Dyrehave (The Deer Park) - A Danish UNESCO World Heritage Site

Matt Lynch
Article By: Matt Lynch
2 years ago
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SUMMARY: 15 minutes outside central Copenhagen is a stunning 1000 acre deer park. This hidden gem contains beautiful walking paths through a dense oak forest, a multitude of lakes, and sweeping fields filled with 2000 wild deer. Choose to walk, cycle, or even ride around the park in a horse and carriage. This is a perfect spot for nature photographers to get up close to herds of roaming deer or to do some birdwatching. And keep an eye out for rutting stags, although you are likely to hear them before you see them! The main paths are mostly gravel with some of the smaller routes muddy after rain. So appropriate footwear is recommended in poor weather. This is an excellent spot to visit all year round. During the summer and spring, you can enjoy picnics in the sunshine. Then in autumn experience the changing of the leaves on the oak trees, and in winter go for a bracing stroll on a frosty morning. DON'T MISS: The Hermitage Hunting Lodge at the centre of the park. This should be the main highlight of every visit to Dyrehave. The magnificent building dates back to the 18th century. As it was used by the Danish royal family to host hunting parties and luxurious banquets. The lodge is positioned on top of a hill with a view of the surrounding fields. On a clear day, you might catch a glimpse of the Swedish coastline across the water! HOW TO GET THERE: You need to get to Klampenborg train station then follow the signs to the entrance of the park. When you exit the train walk forwards, past some public toilets (make sure to use these before starting a long walk!). After, take a left over a bridge and up ahead you will see a red gate signalling the entrance. Catch the number 029 train from Copenhagen Central Station (20 minutes) or the same train from Nørreport (15 minutes).
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Dan Hill Rolling hills, woods and deer 2 years ago
I visit Dyrehave several times a year and am always struck by its beauty. The freely roaming deer walk around in herds and can often be found in significant numbers near their feeding station in the forest. The rolling hills are in stark contrast to the normally flat geography of northern Sjælland. There's a good cafe to be found near the entrance to the park on the coast side.

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