Mondays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (GMT)
Current Travel Information
Enjoy outdoor activities and history in Marielyst
Marielyst, a small resort town on the island of Falster, Denmark, is a popular summer holiday destination. Near your holiday home in Marielyst, you can relax on the town's long, sandy beach, discover the region's history, and enjoy art and culture. The town is particularly popular with families and history lovers thanks to its many outdoor activities and interesting sites to explore.
Relaxing at a holiday home in Marielyst
Renting a holiday home in Marielyst lets you enjoy the island of Falster's many activities and sights, from stunning coastal walks and sandy beaches to interesting historical sites.
Outdoor activities abound on Falster
Near your holiday home in Marielyst, you can participate in a range of outdoor activities. One of the most popular things to do here is visiting the many sandy beaches, including central Marielyst Strand. The town's numerous walking and cycling routes are on largely flat terrain, making them suitable for people of all fitness levels. Avid golfers will enjoy taking to the greens at Falster Golfklub, a well-established course set in stunning natural scenery, and Golfklubben Storstrømmen, which opened a new course in 1995.
The island's strong coastal winds afford excellent surfing and windsurfing, and you can learn both sports at Surfcenter Falster in Marielyst. Adrenaline seekers will also want to try parachuting at Lolland-Falster Airport.
Visit intriguing historical sites
History lovers are sure to enjoy staying at holiday homes in Marielyst, thanks to the region's rich culture and history. To learn more about the area's history, head to Middelaldercentret. The open-air museum is a reconstruction of a small Danish market town during the Middle Ages.
You can also visit the oldest castle on the island, Aalholm, whose oldest parts date back to 1329. Visitors can visit the chateau and gardens for a look into the lives of medieval Danish nobility. For a snapshot of more recent history, visit Corselitze, an 18th-century manor house set in a lush forest, or Gedesby Molle, a historic windmill that offers fun activities for children.
Enjoy unique food and drink in Marielyst
The Marielyst area has long been known for its high-quality agricultural produce, thanks to its rich soils and fertile land. Today, this means visitors can enjoy delicious foods produced locally, from fresh apples to cherry wine and craft beer at the Krenkerup Bryggeri brewery. Another speciality well worth trying on your visit is local honey, which has been produced on the island for generations.
At Falster's numerous farm shops, you can buy local produce directly from farmers. Marielyst also has a supermarket that sells only local goods, Helt Lokalt. Pick up fresh food as you explore the island, and take it back to your Marielyst holiday apartment.
Fun family activities in Marielyst
Marielyst and the island of Falster have long been known as ideal holiday destinations for families. Visiti the Guldborgsund Zoo and Botanic Gardens, where children will delight in seeing a variety of animals and playing on the playground. For more animal adventures, head to the Knuthenborg Safari Park on the neighbouring island of Lolland. The park features animals from all over the world in an open-zoo setting.
Kids will also love horseback riding tours, which are available with local tour operator FerieRytter. Another fun option for adrenaline-fuelled family-friendly entertainment is the Marielyst Gokart and Paintball Center.
There are several enticing locations around Marielyst that offer holiday apartments. Gedesby, a cosy town about 10km south of Marielyst, has accommodation options in a quieter setting, away from the summer crowds. Keep going south, and you'll soon come to Gedser on Falster's southern tip. The small town, known for its dramatic coastal scenery and prehistoric fossils at Gedser Odde, has numerous holiday homes close to Marielyst. Another good option for quiet holiday family accommodations is Sildestrup, a small hamlet just north of Marielyst with a sandy beach and shallow waters. Pack a picnic and spend a day lazing on the beach.
How to get to your holiday home in Marielyst
The easiest way to get to your Marielyst holiday home from the UK is by plane. The closest international airport, in Copenhagen, has multiple flights per day from London and other UK cities. From Copenhagen, you can either rent a car or catch the regional train to Nykøbing Falster. Driving from Copenhagen International to Marielyst takes about 1.5 hours, while trains take about four hours.
You can also reach Marielyst by catching a ferry from Fehmarn in northwest Germany, or Rostock in northeast Germany. If you prefer to take your own car from the UK to Marielyst, you could use the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle train and then drive to Fehmarn to connect with the ferry. The drive from Calais to Fehmarn takes around 8 hours, though there are several towns you can stop at along the way.
The best times to travel to Marielyst
Summer, when the weather is at its warmest, is easily the most popular time to rent a holiday apartment in Marielyst. The season is the best time to enjoy the region's many outdoor activities, bringing average temperatures around 20°C in July and August. However, summer is also the busiest time of year in Marielyst and finding accommodation can be more difficult, making it necessary to book ahead. For this reason, some people prefer to visit Marielyst in the cooler months. Although the weather's chillier, the crowds are smaller, making the coastal scenery and historical sites even more enjoyable.
Do you have a holiday house or apartment yourself and want to increase your bookings? TUI Villas is part of the e-domizil group, one of the largest and most successful holiday home providers in Europe with an extensive network. We take care of the active marketing of your holiday home - without any risk for you as a host.
Service and contact
E-mails and requests sent via the form are processed around the clock, even on weekends and on public holidays.
Or call us on
Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Sat 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
(Greenwich Mean Time)
We speak English.