Cultural environment – Rødby market town and station town

Rødby Town square

At the heart of Rødby, you clearly sense the town's history as a market town - not least in the cobbled town square.


Cultural environment

In physical planning, a valuable cultural environment is defined as a geographically delimited area, which in its appearance reflects significant traits of societal development. The valuable cultural environments are the responsibility of the municipalities, pursuant to, among others, the Danish Planning Act's Section 11a, subs. 14. This means that the municipalities are responsible for mapping, selecting and safeguarding cultural environment values.


Rødby's historical development from a medieval village to a market town and later a station town is clearly reflected in the town's structure. The town core consists of narrow, crooked streets and a well-preserved cobbled town square surrounded by small houses. The town's medieval history and later status as a market town is clearly visible in the urban landscape.


The town's history as a station town is reflected around the heart of the town. Here, the roads are wider and straighter, and the houses are bigger. The expansion in the 1960s in connection with the Fugleflugtslinje can be seen, for instance, in the single-family home neighbourhoods, in the functional town hall, and in the small details of the urban landscape.