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Rodby is a Danish town located on the island of Lolland. The town is mainly known for the ferries to Puttgarden in Germany, one of the heaviest used ferry routes in Europe, with large ferries departing every 30 minutes nearly round the clock. The town's harbour is located approximately 5 km to the south west of the town.
Lolland is also known as the "pancake island" because of its flatness: the highest peak of the entire island is 25 m above sea level which is just outside the village of Horslunde. The island has been an important communication highway, among others for the Germans during World War II. Historically, sugar beet has been grown in Lolland and is still a major industry, visible from the large number of sugar beet fields.
The town is also known for the popular aqua park and holiday centre, the Lalandia Holiday Centre, which is the town's largest attraction. The park has an Aquadome where visitors can enjoy a tropical climate and enjoy the water slides along with many other water based activities. The park also has many restaurants, shops and lots of activities including Monky Tonky Land, mini-golf, a ski slope, an ice rink and bowling alley.
The German village of Puttgarden is located on the island of Fehman and lies on an important route between Germany and Denmark. The Fehmarn Belt, an 18 km wide strait in the western Baltic Sea, separate both countries. A train ferry terminal was built in Puttgarden in 1961-63 and at the same time Fehmarn was connected to the mainland by bridge. Between 1945 and 1963, the ferry route from West Germany to Denmark had run between Großenbrode and Gedser. Since the completion of the Great Belt Fixed Link in Denmark, the route via Puttgarden has become less used by trains, but the harbour is still used by Scandlines ferries.
From the Middle Ages until 1864 Fehmarn island formed part of the Danish Duchy of Schleswig. When the duchy was partitioned in 1544, it formed part of the duchy of John the Elder. Upon his death without heirs in 1580, Fehmarn became part of the Duchy of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp. After the Great Northern War Fehmarn along with the rest of Schleswig was united with the Danish crown. In 1864 Schleswig passed to Prussia as a result of the Second Schleswig War.
A ferry service operates across the strait between Puttgarden and Rodby in Denmark with a crossing time of around 45 minutes.