Eskilstrup Church, Falster
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The town has grown up around Eskilstrup Station which opened together with the Falster Railway in 1872. The earliest buildings included the businesses and hotel close to the station on the main street.
The town today
Eskilstrup is conveniently located close to the E47 motorway from Copenhagen to Rødby Havn. Facilities include a school, sportshall, day nursery, food store and a hotel. There are beech woods in the surrounding countryside and it is not far to the coast. Some 300 children attend the local school. Local landmarks include the water tower, windmill and sportshall. Nearby Ønslev benefits from the town's activities and services.
Eskilstrup is home to Danmarks Traktormuseum (Denmark's Tractor Museum) with some 200 tractors from the beginnings up to 1970. Also in the neighbourhood is the Krokodille Zoo with Europe's largest collection of living crocodiles. One of the region's oldest churches, Torskilstrup Church, lies 4 km (2.5 mi) northeast of Eskilstrup.
- BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas: database from Statistics Denmark
- Jens Kinkel, "Eskilstrup Kirke", Danmarks Kirker. (Danish) Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- Ketty Lykke, "Historie om Ønslev & Eskilstrup", Eskilstrup By & Omegns Beboerforening. (Danish) Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Eskilstrup", Guldborgsund Kommune. (Danish) Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Samling", Danmarks Traktormuseum. (Danish) Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Welcome to Crocodile Zoo", Krokodille Zoo. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Torkildstrup kirke", Nordens kirker, (Danish) Retrieved 27 November 2012.
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