Perched on the south coast of Lolland, Rødby is a small Danish town that lies across the water from Germany. It encompasses the lively harbour of Rødbyhavn, untouched beaches and a nature centre, as well as a museum dedicated to migrant workers.
Things to do in Rodby
For a day at the beach, head to Bredfjed Strand, which is an ideal spot for wading in the shallow waters and fishing for sea trout. On the other side of Rødby is the Lyttesholm Naturcenter, where you can learn about the area’s native wildlife and flora. If you want to spend a day immersed in nature, you can rent one of the centre’s wooden shelters or settle in beside the communal campfires.
Travelling with kids? They’ll love spending a day at Lalandia Rødby, a family-friendly amusement park that offers something for all ages. It features a tropical-inspired water park with themed play areas, water slides and a wave pool, as well as a bowling alley and a giant cinema. You can test your skills on the year-round ice rink and ski slope or let the little ones loose at Monky Tonky Land.
If you’re interested in the history of the region, pay a visit to Polakkasernen, which preserves a barracks that was built to house seasonal workers from Poland. Learn about the experience of working for the Danish Sugar Factories in the early 20th century and step inside a recreated dormitory where costumed mannequins bring the past to life.
Getting around Rodby
Rødby is just under two hours’ drive from the centre of Copenhagen and 1.5 hours from Copenhagen Airport, which has flights to destinations across the globe. Buses travel to the centre of Rødby while trains connect to the Rødby Færge railway station, from where ferries depart for Germany.