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Country  Denmark
Region Region Sjælland
Municipality Falster municipality
Coordinates 54°48′0″N 11°58′0″E / 54.8°N 11.966667°E / 54.8; 11.966667
Area 514 km2 (198 sq mi)
Population 43,537 (2005)
Density 85 /km2 (220 /sq mi)
Municipality since January 2007
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Falster (bottom)
Farø south bridge to Falster.

Falster is a Danish island. The area of the island is 514 km² (198 sq. miles), and there are 43,537 inhabitants, over 40% of whom live in the principal town, Nykøbing Falster. It includes Denmark's southernmost point, Gedser Odde, near Gedser.

It is connected to the larger island of Zealand in the north by two bridges – the Farø Bridges (Farøbroerne) are part of Euroroute E47 from Copenhagen (and Helsingborg) to Lübeck (and thence Hamburg and the south). The E47 continues via a tunnel under the Guldborgsund strait to the western neighbouring island of Lolland. From there, a ferry connects to Germany, but plans exist for a Fehmarn Belt bridge to replace it. The Farø bridges join on the small island of Farø, and from there a further bridge gives access to the eastern neighbouring island of Møn.

There are two other bridges connecting to Lolland: the Guldborgsund Bridge at the northern end of the strait and the Frederick IX Bridge at Nykøbing Falster.

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Falster is an island in Denmark.


Nykøbing Falster




Falster is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea.


People here mainly speak Danish and the older generation is generally better at German than English but there are a lot of young people who speak English if you need help.

Get in

By car

You can get to Falster from the neighbouring islands Lolland and Zealand and by carferry from Rostock in Germany. The ferry is operated by Scandlines. The ferry runs every 2 hours and the trip takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes.

By train

Nykøbing Falster is on the mainline from Copenhagen to Hamburg 4-6 trains a day to Hamburg. Every hour to Copenhagen. Lokalrailway to Maribo and Nakskov on Lolland every hour.

By air

Copenhagen is the nearest airport ... 180 km north!

By bicycle

Part of the Berlin-Kopenhagen bicycle route runs through Falster. The route takes you to Falster via ferry from Rostock in Germany in the south or via ferry into Stubbekøbing in the north. Bicycles take the same ferry as cars, with straps provided to secure the bicycles during the journey.

  • Nonner fra Falster

Get out

Copenhagen, the Danish capital, about one hour by car.

Rostock by ferry see "Get In" for more information.

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