Welcome to Vestegnen - close to Copenhagen

Vestegnen has it all! Whether you are going on holiday with children, want a city vacation with cultural experiences, or want an active holiday, Vestegnen fulfills your wishes. Bike on the many cycle routes, take a swim at our sandy beaches or explore Vestegnen’s many smaller museums and concert venues. Or find accommodation only 20 minutes from Copenhagen.

ARKENs entrance

ARKEN - Museum of Modern Art

Love modern art? Situated in the beautiful surroundings of Køge Bay Beachpark, ARKEN - Museum of Modern Art exhibits mordern art from the 90s till the present. ARKEN's exhibitions present Danish, Nordic and international art - from young, new talents to established names. 

Lifeguard tower

Go to the beach

Vestegnen has a beautiful 7 kilometer long seaside and beaches with sand dunes and fresh water to take a dib in. It is easily accessible whether you arrive by car, bicycle or public transportation.

Camping Tangloppen

Where to stay?

Need a place to stay? Vestegnen offers several accommodation options. Find your campsite or Bed & Breadfast in Vestegnen.

Path to Køge Bay

Vestegnen's Nature

Go explore the nature of Vestegnen. The Vestegn is ideal for both hiking and cycling. With its abundance of hiking and cycle paths you can get around quickly.

Grab your bike - see the marinas

Marinas in the Beach Park

Get on your bike and go marina hopping! Five marinas from Greve Marina in the South to Hvidovre Marina in the North are waiting for you. It is a great combination of Nature and culture!

Shopping in Vestegnen


The shopping possibilities on Vestegnen are endless. An abundance of shopping malls are waiting with to welcome you with lots of inspirational stores and great offers!

Thorsbro Waterworks

Thorsbro Waterworks Museum

For more than 100 years Ishøj has been delivering water to thirsty copenhageners. In the good old days diesel engines pumped the water almost 20 kilometers to the city, but today it is done by far more effective electrical pumps. However, the old diesel engines are on display at the old Thorsbro Waterworks in the old beautiful engine room. Visit Thorsbro if you are interested in old engines and history.

Visit also Kroppedal Museum

Kroppedal Museum offers local recent history, history of astronomy, local history from the past, as well as local archaeological findings.

Ishøj Tourist Office

Ishøj Self-Service Tourist Office

For more information about Vestegnen, visit Ishøj Tourist Office



Visit The Circus Museum

Who says children won't enjoy learning about history and culture? The Circus Museum will speak directly to the heart of any child. The best part is that no one will tell you to be quiet!

In fact, visitors get the chance of becoming a circus artist for the day, and the museum's own artist performs regularly.

The Giant Tiny Tilde

Visit The Six Forgotten Giants at Vestegnen

Go on a sculpture treasure hunt and find The Six Forgotten Giants, created of recycled wood by artist Thomas Dambo.

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