Helnæs is a fascinating peninsula to visit, with its magnificent scenery, active cultural and artistic life, and interesting past, offering a wealth of things to explore and see.
Helnæs has been inhabited since the Stone Age. Five burial mounds dominate the landscape in the hills south of Maden. Helnæs is first mentioned in historical records in 1231 as “Hælghænæs” (sacred promontory). Take the narrow road out to Helnæs and encounter this impressive landscape. Just after the road to Helnæs, the hills, Bobakkerne, rise up like a giant embankment, which is blanketed with colourful flowers in summer. This pastureland is open to walkers as the Danish Nature Agency has purchased the area.
Further south on Helnæs, is the huge meadowland, Maden, west of the town of Helnæs. Almost 300 hectares of meadows and fields lie behind the beach ridges along the Little Belt. The Danish Nature Agency has purchased some of the areas and, together with Funen County, is in the process of improving the nature and access to the areas.
Just after the road out to Helnæs, the hills, Bobakkerne, rise up like a giant embankment, which is blanketed with colourful flowers in summer. This pastureland is open to hikers as the Danish Nature Agency has purchased the area.
The Helnæs peninsula is about 20km south-east of Assens.