The Ballen - Kalundborg service was operated by SamsøFærgen.
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The Port of Ballen lies on the east coast of Samsø in Denmark, which is the world’s first 100% renewable energy powered island. It’s located in the south of the country and with the island’s central position, it was used as a common meeting place in the Viking Age.
There are a small number of restaurants and cafes in the town, offering stunning views of the Danish coast. There is a lovely stretch of beach offering long straits of pristine sand. The town is also home to the Energy Academy, which is at the centre of the project making the isle 100% free of fossil fuels. A bus service runs around the whole island, including stops in Ballen, near the picturesque harbour and ferry terminal.
Ballen’s harbour is relatively small but provides four daily sailings to Kalundborg with services provided by SamsøFærgen. The journey west to Kalundborg take one hour and fifteen minutes.
The Danish town of Kalundborg is located on the island of Zealand and although it is a modern town there are examples of half timbered houses and pretty cobbled streets. Popular attractions in the town include the five steepled church, Vor Frue Kirke (Our Lady's Church) and Kalundborg Castle where Kings and noblemen used to gather to conduct political discussions in the 14th and 15th centuries. The castle is believed to have been built by King Valdemar Atterdag. The town and its waters are popular with anglers and the many miles of coastline around the peninsulars of Asnaes and Rosnaes provide good opportunities to catch herring, flatfish, sea and rainbow trout, mackerel, garfish, sea perch and grey mullet.
It is thought the town became a settlement in 1170 at the point of a natural harbour that is located at the top of a narrow bay which is known today as Kalundborg Fjord. The 19th century saw the settlement grow and become a significant industrial centre by the middle of the 20th century.
Kalundborg has Denmark's largest deep water harbour and a ferry service to Denmark's second largest city Arhus and the island of Samso.