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Coat of arms of Næstved
Næstved (Denmark)
Basic data
State : DenmarkDenmark Denmark
Region : Sjælland
(since 2007) :
Coordinates : 55 ° 13 '  N , 11 ° 46'  E Coordinates: 55 ° 13 '  N , 11 ° 46'  E
Founded: 1135
Population :
Postal code : 4700 Næstved
Sister cities : FinlandFinland Rauma

IcelandIceland Álftanes Gjøvik Sopot Gävle

Website: www.naestved.dk
Peter's Church in Næstved
Peter's Church in Næstved
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Næstved is a Danish town on South Zealand and belongs to the Sjælland region (Region Zealand). Næstved is also the capital of the municipality of the same name within the region. The municipality covers an area of ​​681 km² and since January 1, 2007 consists of the former municipalities Fladså , Fuglebjerg , Holmegaard , Næstved (1970-2006 199.84 km²) and Suså . The paper and electrical industries are important branches of industry.


In the Middle Ages , the industrial and port city at the mouth of the Suså in the Karrebæk fjord was an important spiritual center. In 1946 the man of Porsmose , a Neolithic bog corpse , was found near the village .

Development of the population (January 1st) in Næstved municipality:

  • 1980 - 45,237
  • 1985-44,908
  • 1990 - 45,175
  • 1995 - 45,621
  • 2000 - 46,536
  • 2005 - 48,312
  • 2008 - 80,732
  • 2010 - 81,112


Tourist attractions are the medieval townscape with the old town houses , the Apostelhaus (1520), the town hall (1450 to 1520), the Heiliggeiststift (15th century) and the Hanseatic company house (14th century).

Another significant attraction in Næstved is the 55 meter long Gothic Church of St. Peter (Danish: Sankt Peders Kirke) south of the town hall of Næstved. The substance of the church goes back to the 12th to 15th centuries and is essentially preserved to this day. In a monastic document from 1135, an earlier church building is mentioned for the location of St. Peter. A church Romanesque cross building made of limestone and bricks existed in the same place in the late 12th century. In 1375, the extensions to today's Gothic church, the substance of which is made of red brick and which is one of the largest and most famous Gothic buildings in Denmark, began. Therefore, the church was restored several times, including according to the specifications of the architects Niels Sigfred Nebelong and Georg Kretz in the period from 1852 to 1856 and 27 years later in a three-year phase under the guidance of the architects Johan Daniel Herholdt and the then 31-year-old Hans Vilhelm Ahlmann. Particularly noteworthy about the church of St. Peter in Næstved are the eastern choir and its five high windows, the niche wall, which was probably designed later and decorated with lots of decorations, and the pulpit completed by the sculptor Lorentz Jørgensen in 1671.

2 km north of the city center is the former Herlufsholm monastery , a Latin school since 1565 and a boarding school for boys since 1567; it was not until 1966 that the school was also approved for girls and in 1985 for female students.

6 km southwest of Næstved is the island of Gavnø , on which the Gavnø Castle is located, which was built in the Rococo style. It was built on the site of an earlier monastery laid out by Margaret I in the years 1755 to 1758. In addition to the well-known tulip cultivation in the park, there is a butterfly house, the large Reedtz-Thott painting collection and a library, but also a fire department museum.


Næstved is twinned with Rauma in Finland, Álftanes in Iceland, Gjøvik in Norway, Sopot in Poland and Gävle in Sweden. In addition, there is cooperation in some social areas with the cities of Chalon-sur-Saône in France, Pistoia in Italy, Narita in Japan and Alytus in Lithuania.


The city has an important long-distance train station between Copenhagen and Hamburg on the Ringsted – Rødby Færge line . It is also touched by trunk road 22 between Kalundborg and Vordingborg . The two trunk roads 14 to Roskilde and 54 to Rønnede start here.

sons and daughters of the town

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics banks -> Befolkning og valg -> BY1: Folketal January 1st efter byområde, alder og køn (Danish)
  2. Venskabsbyer. Retrieved June 15, 2010 (Danish).
  3. Partner Skabsbyer . Retrieved June 15, 2010 (Danish).

Web links

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