You actually do not have to travel far to visit Russia, you can just take a trip to Zealand. At Dronningmølle in Northeast Zealand, there is a beautiful nature area called Russia.
In the heather-clad hills along the winding paths, beautiful bronze statues have been placed, which show the artist Rudolph Tegner's mythological interpretations in the time around the First World War and the interwar years.
The hiking route is only 6.5 km long, but that does not make it any less experience-rich. It is particularly recommended to visit the short route in August, when the heather is in bloom. The partially protected heath near Russia also offers trees such as beech and oak, which have been allowed to take care of themselves and have grown large over the last 150 years. In the southern part of Russia, you are led through a thicket where juniper bushes grow over 100 years old. This thicket with juniper bushes is the only one of its kind in all of Zealand.
- At the end of the tour, they can visit a museum housed in a bunker-like concrete building. At the museum you can experience Rudolph Tegner's plaster sculptures, and there is also the opportunity for a bite to eat or a drink at the café, which is close to the museum.
- You can experience a herd of Gotland sheep, which aims to care for the landscape so that it remains open.
Frequently asked questions
No, it is strictly forbidden to pick the flowers, as you want to preserve the beautiful and wild flora.
There is a car park by the Tegner Museum, where the route starts.
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