Experience Orø

WELCOME TO ORØ THE PEARL OF THE ISEFJORD

ATTRACTIONS

Whether you like arts and culture, the beauty of nature, peace and quiet or an active holiday - you'll find it all on Orø.

ORØ STRAND MINI-ZOO

This small zoo has over 400 animals and birds representing approximately 50 different species. You will see red deer, ostrich, llama, crocodile, coati, ferret, marmoset and tropical birds. You will also find a six meter long tiger python, the largest in Denmark!

ORØ FARM MUSEUM

This small intimate agricultural museum contains objects dating back to the 1920’s. It is free, and the elderly owner Knud Erik is often available to give a personal tour.

ORØ ROCK

One of Orø’s landmarks, this twenty-ton gneiss rock travelled all the way from Bornholm during the Ice Age. The stone is situated today on the ridge along Næsbyvej where you find a lovely view over the beautiful fjord.

GLASS ENGRAVER

Come on inside in the workshop where you can see a collection of beautiful glassware sand-blown with Orø-love. Contact the owner to arrange a visit.

HESTEBEDGÅRD MUSEUM

Visit this ancestral farmhouse, now a museum. The house and gardens provide the setting for a number of cultural events.

OURØ MEMORIES

This cozy little museum houses exhibits and an extensive collection of written material on Orø’s history. Also exhibited is a copy of the “Orø Cross”, an 11th century gold cross found on the island and considered to be one of Denmark's most treasured relics.

TASTE ORØ - VISIT A BEEKEEPER

Look for the sign "Åben Bihave" (Open Bee Garden) at the garden gate on the Højvejen 4. Here beekeeper Hans Jakob Arli Sørensen can give you an enlightening experience with the possibility of tasting the delicious natural product that is produced here.

ORØ LIBRARY

As one of Orø's many unique characteristics the island has its own library, which is run by volunteers in cooperation with Holbaek Library. Here you can borrow books, use computers and/or participate in the many exciting events which the library regularly houses.

GALLERY ARTDOOR

Visit local artist Steen B. Langvad’s gallery, where he exhibits his oil paintings, illustrations and sculptures. Take a look at the outdoor gallery and in the adjacent building, which houses an enticing range of island specialties.

CULTURE RESERVOIR

In honour of the Queen’s visit to the island in 2013, the old water tower on Margrethe Bakken was restored, and thereafter decorated by local artist Steen B. Langvad. The walls illustrate the history of Orø in a series of beautiful paintings.

ORØ CHURCH

Dating from the 1100’s, Orø church is the island’s oldest building. Its fine frescos had since the Reformation been hidden behind layers of whitewash. However in 2001 they, as well as the ribbed vaults, were restored to their original state.

FJORDLAND STUDIO

Visit the workshop of the artist Martin Brugisser. Here Martin creates his works in granite, stoneware, paper, wood, linoleum, masks and wind harps. Prior appointment is required to visit the gallery.

 

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