Denmark: Much more than H.C. Andersen
Studying in Slagelse offers you a great variety of sports, entertainment, and fun for your leisure.
Whether you fancy handball, tennis or swimming, Slagelse offers you great facilities. Denmark´s first parkour park is situated near Slagelse in Gerlev. (Parkour is a sport of overcoming obstacles in the most effective and fluid way – surely you will get out of breath). If you need more excitement, Slagelse has a large roller skate rink.
In the evening you can dive into the comfortable seats in Slagelse´s great cinema, which offers both the newest action films and tearful romances. Enjoy the wide choice of coffee in one of Slagelse´s many cafés. They offer a great variety of sandwiches, salads, pastas and brunch. At weekends bands entertain live, while you and your friends enjoy a large draught.
Outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing, golf and horseback riding are possible as well. The beach can be reached in 20 minutes by bus. Denmark´s capital, Copenhagen, is within reach of 55 minutes by train, which departs every half hour from Slagelse Station.
In Copenhagen you will find the famous amusement park Tivoli. Visit The Little Mermaid of H.C. Andersen or take a stroll through Christiania, an area known for its alternative lifestyle. Go crazy shopping in the malls or visit museums on a rainy day.
Denmark offers you a great time while studying – Selandia offers you a great education while exploring Denmark!
Slagelse is a town in east Denmark, located in Slagelse municipality on the island of Zealand. It is located about 100 km (62 miles) south-west of Copenhagen. Population is about 31,800 (2006).
Hans Christian Andersen studied in the grammar school in this city for a few years but described it as a "nuisance". In the 11th century it had a mint and was an important trading center. The city has an 11th-century church, and nearby is (Trelleborg), a Viking fortress.
Slagelse is twinned with Aberdare, Wales.
The Trelleborg near Slagelse on the Danish island of Zealand is one of the Viking ring castles of which five or six have been found until now (2006). It lies to the northwest of Slagelse. At the time the fortress was built it was situated on a peninsula that jutted into the swampy area between two rivers. It was connected to the Great Belt by a lake that at its time was usable for Viking ships, but that has since vanished. It might have commanded the connection to the island of Fyn and the sea traffic on the Great Belt.