Explore Ringsted: its monuments, ruins, forests, and more!

From a quaint town center to modern shopping malls, public art, curious museums, lakes and forests, Ringsted has plenty to offer year round. Founded as a market town in medieval times, Ringsted was once the seat of the Danish royal family. Today it occupies a convenient location in central Zealand, surrounded by lush countryside and a quick train ride from central Copenhagen.

In the heart of the town center is Church of St. Bendt, a Rromanesque masterpiece holding tombs of esteemed monarchs. The imposing Valdemar the Great Statue stands in the main square, one of several works of art decorating the streets. Shoppers will find boutiques and brand-name stores showcasing the latest fashion trends. Take a break at a pavement café and sample tasty baked goods at the 220-year-old Hansens Konditori and Café.

Dedicate time to browsing the collection of gramophones, records, televisions, tape recorders and radios at Ringsted Radiomuseum. Ringsted Museum and Archive retraces the town’s agricultural and industrial history. It’s adjacent to Ringsted Windmill, a working windmill used to grind ecological flour. Transportation enthusiasts will enjoy the displays of old trams from around the world atSkjoldenæsholm Tram Museum in Jystrup.

Discover Zealand’s natural scenery by biking and walking along Ringsted Oplevelsessti, a trail that cuts through Vrangeskov Forest on the shores of Haraldsted Lake. Kærehave Wood is magical at Christmas when it hosts a festive holiday tree market. Spot 150 bird species, amphibians and reptiles at Kværkeby Bird Sanctuary. Skjoldenæsholm and St. Bøgeskov are other picturesque forests to explore on foot.

For a rainy day activity, head to Ringsted Svømmeland and have fun splashing around in pools and riding waterslides. Ringsted Outlet is a shopper’s haven, with stores offering discounts on brands such as Levi’s and Nike.

Ringsted is easy to reach by taking the train from Copenhagen’s central station. Visit the town on a daytrip or use it as a laid-back retreat after touring the many sights of Denmark’s capital city.

Known for

Monuments, Ruins and Forests

Top Hotels in Ringsted

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Sørup Herregaard
Hotel Sørup Herregaard
4 out of 5
Sørupvej 26, Ringsted, Sjælland
$96
per night
Oct 16 - Oct 17
3.9/5Good! (208 reviews)
Great value for money

"Perfect for a calm stay, great opportunities for walks/morning runs around the lake, in the woods etc. Need a car, because not close to the city of Ringsted, but lots of free parking areas, even right next to your room. The rooms are not fancy at all, but they work all right, including the wifi, ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018

Hotel Sørup Herregaard
Scandic Ringsted
Scandic Ringsted
3 out of 5
Nørretorv 57, Ringsted
$129
per night
Oct 16 - Oct 17
3.9/5Good! (248 reviews)

"Right next to congress centre where I was attending an event, shopping outlet across the road was an added bonus"…"

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Scandic Ringsted
Skjoldenæsholm Hotel og Konferencecenter
Skjoldenæsholm Hotel og Konferencecenter
3 out of 5
Skjoldenaesvej 106, Ringsted, Sealand
$153
per night
Oct 22 - Oct 23
4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)

"I noticed and appreciated most the friendliness of the staff."…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Skjoldenæsholm Hotel og Konferencecenter

Top activities in Ringsted

Kings & Castles Tour - A Tour of Royal North Sealand
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Kings & Castles Tour - A Tour of Royal North Sealand

$103

Kings & Castles Tour - A Royal Tour of North Sealand Join us in a full day's tour where we travel up the coast road to Rungsted, where Karen Blixen was born and then drive inland, along Danish country roads, to Hillerød, where you can see the beautiful Frederiksborg Castle, built by King Christian IV.

Forest Tower Tour
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Forest Tower Tour

$148

It's a unique nature experience in a new format- in the middle of Denmark's most beautiful scenery. With Nature, architecture, and experience in front, we welcome all age groups to a sensational experience in the forest.