Saint Bendt's Church (Skt. Bendts Kirke) in Ringsted, Denmark
|• Urban||13.7 km2 (5.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||54 m (177 ft)|
|• Urban density||1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)|
|Area code(s)||(+45) 57|
Ringsted is situated approximately 60 km from Copenhagen. Ringsted Station is the last station before trains bound for Funen and Jutland diverge from trains bound for Lolland-Falster and Puttgarden/Hamburg.
Tourism and transportEdit
Ringsted is one of Denmark's busiest transit cities. The city is located in the very middle of Zealand, connecting both the southern parts of Zealand as well as Funen and Jutland with the Copenhagen area.
- Danish Tramway Museum of Skjoldenæsholm, near Jystrup.
- Ringsted Station, served by both DSB domestic trains and international (EuroCity) services to Hamburg: frequent services to Copenhagen, Nykøbing Falster and Odense, although not all trains to Jutland stop at Ringsted — the bus station is in front of the railway station.
- St. Bendt's Church — a Romanesque, former Benedictine, abbey church containing numerous tombs of medieval Danish royalty.
Ringsted was the site of Sjællands Landsting (lit. Zealand's county thing) during the Middle Ages, which in 1584 moved to St. Bendt's church and became known as Sjællandsfar Landsting. In 1805 it moved to Copenhagen and was renamed Østre Landsret, and is still active under this name.
The church was consecrated in 1170. In front of the church is the spacious town square leading to the shopping streets with shops and boutiques for every taste.
The town arms goes back to 1421. There has been much discussion about what it portrays. The traditional answer is at the top the hand of God and under that Virgin Mary with Jesus surrounded by three figures that worship her. The city officially interprets the three figures as Saint Canute Lavard, King Eric Plovpenning, and Saint Benedict of Nursia.
Ringsted features two shopping centers named RingStedet and Ringsted Outlet Center. Ringsted also has a wide selection of cafes and restaurants, as well as two local breweries (Dagmarbryggeriet in Ringsted town and Det lille Bryggeri in Bringstrup) .
During the summer months, a mobile tourist office is opened in the town square.
- Jørgen Roed (1808–1888) a portrait and genre painter of the Golden Age of Danish Painting
- P. C. Skovgaard (1817–1875) a Danish national romantic landscape painter
- Frederik Vermehren (1823–1910) a genre and portrait painter in the realist style
- Sophus Schandorph (1836–1901) a poet and novelist, with the Modern Break-through 
- Edith von Bonsdorff (1890–1968) a Danish-Finnish ballet dancer and choreographer
- Jette Baagøe (born 1946) the director of the Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry
- Poul Ruders (born 1949) a Danish organist and composer
- Werner Knudsen (born 1953) a computer scientist, composer and author
- Michael Poulsen (born 1975) Danish vocalist and guitarist.
- Fritz Tarp (1899–1958) a Danish football player, with 250 caps with B.93 and 44 caps for Denmark, 26 as captain
- Omar Hermansen (1913–1998) a Danish boxer who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics
- Helle Sørensen (born 1963) a former cyclist, competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics
- Trine Hansen (born 1973) a retired female rower, team bronze medallist at the 1996 Summer Olympics
- Ulrich Vinzents (born 1976) a Danish retired footballer, over 450 team caps
- Henrik Hansen (born 1977) a Danish cricketer
- Anders Oechsler (born 1979) a retired Danish handball player
- Kristian Pedersen (born 1994) a Danish footballer who plays for Birmingham City F.C.
- BY3: Population 1. January 2020 by urban areas, area and population density The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
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- "Tingstenene". visitringsted.dk. Ringsted Turistinformation. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
- "Fantasy World". wiki.ringstedhistorie.dk. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
- Encyclopædia Britannica. 24 (11th ed.). 1911. .
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