A Dogs Life – Four Chihuahuas in Nykøbing

I have the chance to share my life with 4 dogs, 4 chihuahuas. I know what you think : Mexican dogs in Denmark ? Don’t worry, in fall and wintertime they wear very warm coats ! Blueberry, Yokko, Diva and Zara love to walk, whatever the season (but not when it’s raining !). Among our favourite walks, there is Svanedammen (The Swan Pond) and all the boulevard along Gulborgsund Strait, Strandenboulevarden (The Beach Boulevard), starting from Slotsbryggen (The Castle Docks).

Believe it or not, they’re able to walk up to 7 km ! That’s why they love to curl on the sofa to rest after those big treks…

All aboard !

Nykøbing Falster lies on the island of Falster, connected by the 295-meter-long Frederick IX Bridge over the Guldborgsund (Guldborg Strait) waterway to the island of Lolland. No wonder why the seal of Nykøbing Falster is a ship ! You can find it in different places in the town, especially on the ground.

At Klosterkirken, the Abbey Church, you can find a nice ship carved in wood, on the right side at the entrance, which is also the seal of Nykøbing Falster.

You can also see some nice vessels hanging from the church’s roof. It’s not clear whether those are ex voto, or just presents to the church.

If you follow one of the streets that leads to the church (Store Kirkestræde), you will find the famous tavern Marine Stuen. This tavern exists since 1938, and is owned today by Søren Andersen, who took over the place in 1967.

And if you want to see real boats, you have to go to the harbour at Slotsbryggen.

A Stroll at Strandboulevarden

If you want to walk around 4 to 5 km, from the center of Nykøbing, you should really stroll along Guldborgsund Strait, on Strandboulevarden (“Beach Boulevard”). You can start from Slotsbryggen (The Castle’s Dock), close to the cinema Nordisk Film Biografer, and take your time enjoying nature, all the way up to the outskirts of Nykøbing. (Map at the end of the article).

This is one of my absolute favourite walk, and I do it several time a weeks with my dogs. It is also the best place to see seasonal variations, with changing water and vegetation. These pictures have been taken in March and April 2019, just at the start of the Spring.

It’s time to go back to civilisation ! Here’s the view of Nykøbing when you go back to the center. You can see Slotsbryggen, Vandtårnet (The Water Tower), the Danish Agro factory, and further away, on the right, the Nordic Sugar factory.

Here’s a map of this nice stroll along Guldborgsund Strait.