Make a holiday home in Langeland South your home away from home
With quite a number of captivating historical sites and natural beauty to rival that of the most popular holiday locales, Langeland is a great place to spend a summer. It is a small island to the south of Denmark found between the Great Belt and the Bay of Kiel which is dotted with medieval towns, gentle hills and rugged sand and stone beaches. In tourists staying in Langeland South holiday homes can expect plenty of photo opportunities as they meander through narrow, cobbled streets lined with brightly coloured houses or the busy harbour. Apart from the homes built with the typical Danish long roofs and low walls, there are apartments available as well. The holiday rentals in Langeland South supplied by HomeAway are spacious and boast modern furnishings. Visitors will enjoy a host of great recreational facilities including pool tables and tennis courts.
Things to do
-Sightseeing: Holidaymakers won’t need a second invitation to get into the streets of old merchant towns such as Rudboking. Summer temperatures in these parts are far from scorching and one can stroll for hours through narrow lanes lined with quaint half-timbered structures and the odd medieval church. Wide pedestrian lanes also make walking hustle-free. Rudboking is actually Langeland’s main town and was the home of one of Denmark’s renowned physicists, Hans Christian Orsted.
-Ancient monuments: Among the many medieval buildings visitors will find is Tingstedet, an old two-storey merchant house coated in the typical lively yellow. It is filled with all sorts of interesting antiques and collectors will find it hard to disentangle themselves as they browse through heaps of items from centuries ago. The building was constructed in the 1700s. The Rudboking Church is a fiery red brick beauty that dates back to the 1200s though the original church was founded in 1105.
-Museums: Apart from the chance to browse through old buildings, history buffs will also want to book holiday homes in Langeland South to visit its museums. To get a taste of Cold War, they can visit the museum into which the Fort of Langeland was converted after falling into disuse. Here they can browse through exhibits that include anti-aircraft guns and fighter planes. Also worth a visit is the Pharmacy Museum. The pharmacy itself was in operation from the early 18th century and physicist Orsted’s father acquired it in 1775. A collection of drugs and equipment from that era are among items on display.
-Tranekaer Castle: Standing proudly atop a hill surrounded by water is the magnificent Tranekaer Castle, a bright red structure dating back to the 1300s. It was a fortress built to withstand attack as its 3m-thick walls attest. But it’s also aesthetically astute, with curved windows and an elaborate roof. Surrounding it is a 165-hectare park which is one of Denmark’s largest. It is a haven for nature lovers with its many tree species but those who appreciate art will enjoy discovering the pieces scattered throughout the greenery.
-Food and drink: Staying in a South Langeland self-catering holiday rental doesn’t have to mean cooking one’s own meals. Residents can seize this opportunity to try out traditional Danish cuisine offered by several eateries in the vicinity including the laid back, peaceful Cafe Skovsgaard and Thummelumsen where one can find delicious burgers.
Weather in Langeland South
This part of Denmark enjoys slightly warmer weather than other parts of the country. Those who book holiday homes in South Langeland during the typical summer months will enjoy temperatures averaging between 20 and 21°C. September is also okay for holidaying with average temperatures of 16°C. Winter temperatures can sometimes drop a degree or two below freezing.
Travel to Langeland South
Typically visitors to these parts will get a plane to the Copenhagen Airport and then find their way to Langeland, which is 88 miles away, by rental car. Copenhagen serves over a 160 cities spread across Europe.