Beautiful shoreline walk around the once infamous businessman+s private island!


Assens, 5610, Denmark

Created By: Lars Bo Hansen

Tour Information

An easy walk along the seaside for 70% of the way. Time and the sea have caught up with this pretty island which is now joined to the little fishing village of TORØHUSE. The story of the infamous Harald Plum and the collapse of commodities after the end of World War 1 ended right here on the island!

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What You'll See on the Tour

The public parking is scenic and also offers public toilets, the walk starts by crossing the bridge. 
The path winds between the fishermen+s huts with a sandy bech on the left and a quaint inlet on the right. The fishing boats anchored look almost miniature in size. 
Head left following the path towards the gate and in the direction of the forested area by the sea.
Go through the gate, following the path until you get to the salute cannon in front of the main building. " The great merchant Harald Plum, who owned Torø from 1917 until his death in 1929, had a salute cannon erected, which was used to sa... Read more
The vantage point also offers good views back to the little village of TORØHUSE and has a nicely positioned picnic bench.
The remains are few but some poles in the sea may indicate the past use of fishing nets. Picture shows Harald Plum walking alongside the wooden barrier created to stop erosion
At one stage the eccentric owner wanted to build a replica of the famous Copenhagen landmark "round tower" but the building only reached the 2nd floor by the time of his passing. You can still see the building which is part of the Copenhage... Read more
A cross erected in respect of a family whose remains were found on the island. The inscription reads :- "On Christmas Eve 1928, this cross was erected in memory of three unknown men, woman and child, whose final resting place was the hard s... Read more
Back on the path it meanders through trees 
Spot the old shipwreck of the freighter MS Verka which sank in 1977.
The path leeds inland between two paddocks with sheep. Several more buildings are visible used by the Copenhagen Teachers Association for summer camp activities every year.
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