Saint Bendt's Church (Skt. Bendts Kirke) in Ringsted, Denmark
|• City||295.48 km2 (114.09 sq mi)|
|Elevation||54 m (177 ft)|
|Area code(s)||(+45) 57|
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 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.
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.
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) Danish 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 Danish poet and novelist, one of the men of the Modern Break-through
- Per Gundmann (1906 in Jystrup – 1967) a Danish stage and film actor
- Jette Baagøe (born 1946) the director of the Danish Museum of Hunting and Forestry
- Poul Ruders (born 1949) a Danish organist and composer
- Michael Brockenhuus-Schack (born 1960) a Danish count and landowner of Giesegaard and Juellund
- Dominus (band) (formed 1991 - split up 2001) a death metal band from Ringsted
- Fritz Tarp (1899–1958) a Danish football player, with 250 caps with B93 and 44 caps for Denmak, 26 as captain
- Omar Hermansen (1913–1998) a Danish boxer who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics
- Jan Wiktor Wiśniewski (1922 in Ringsted –2006) a Polish footballer who competed in the 1952 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