At the end of the inlet one finds Nakskov, an old danish town from the 1200′s. It holds a charming medieval town with life, trade and various tourist attractions. The town has various industries and an active industry port which turns over 500.000 tons on a yearly basis. The town is favored by the great farmland of Lolland and keeps a good industry from treating farming products – among others; sugar and cereal products. Despite the industry activities the town has kept it’s charm with small streets, town square and beautiful shopping streets. Cruise ships can dock right up by the deep water berth close to the houses in the medieval town. Upon arrival of cruise ships the town features different possibilities for arranging events such as music and guided tours around the tourist attractions – or even railroad traveling by real classic trains to Knuthenborg Safaripark, northern europes largest landscape garden with a fine collection of exotic animals, grazing in the park.
The medieval town
The historic part of Nakskov is compact and charming with fine architecture, old merchants houses, beautiful squares and small streets between the town and the port. It’s meanwhile a thriving trade town with many shopping possibilities.
The old smithy
In the midsts of the town one finds an old smithy which has been going non-stop for 250 years and it is today open for tourists where the historical crafts of the town is demonstrated.
Sugar production is an important part of the cultural landscape on Lolland and in the fall the steam from the sugar factory is visible far from Nakskov. Therefore it’s only natural that the town also holds a sugar museum where one can get insight into the industrial preparation of sugar beets.
In the port of Nakskov one finds a maritime museum where, among other things, models of the impressive shipbuilding which has been going on here, can be found. Both the historic ships from the 1500′s and the modern containerships, built in Nakskov until 1985.