West Zealand has a large and rich artistic society, which is interesting to explore. Museums and galleries invite you in for a multitude of impressions and inspiration. The artists open their doors, so the audience can see the beautiful and imaginative creations.
The town life has always been something special in West Zealand, here unfolds a diversity of experiences combined with reclining comfort and lots of space. The four towns Kalundborg, Korsør, Skælskør and Slagelse has been the epitome of West Zealand’s soul, with a rich cultural life, since the middle age.
See West Zealand through culture, art and history – on your own or with a guide. Find inspiration to a cultural experience on this page.
Up in Kalundborg's High Town you will see the unique Church of Our Lady. The floor plan of the five-towered church is a Greek crucifix, with a tower at the end of each of four arms. The fifth tower rests on four granite columns at the centre of the church. The church's fortress-like appearance has nothing to do with the town's defences but is intended to evoke "Heavenly Jerusalem" where, according to the Bible, God and mankind will live together after the end of time. In the Middle Ages people imagined Jerusalem in the sky as a fortress town with five towers.
At Adelgade 6 is the town's art gallery – Bispegården, built during the period 1450-1480 by the bishop who used the house when he was in Kalundborg - hence the name. The house now belongs to Kalundborg Municipality and since 1981 it has hosted art exhibitions and a restaurant. The Kalundborg Art Association organises changing professional art exhibitions here all year round. Admission is free.
We can warmly recommend you to visit one of our many galleries
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