Sæby

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sæby
Town
Sæby Church
Sæby Church
Official seal of Sæby
Seal
Sæby is located in Denmark
Sæby
Sæby
Location in Denmark
Coordinates: 57°19′46″N 10°31′56″E / 57.32944°N 10.53222°E / 57.32944; 10.53222
Country Denmark
Region North Denmark (Nordjylland)
Municipality Frederikshavn
Settled 11th century
City status 1524
Population (2014-01-01) 8,803
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Sæby is a town and seaport located on the east coast of the historical region of Vendsyssel in the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark. The town is located in Frederikshavn municipality in Region Nordjylland. It has a population of 8,803 (1 January 2014).[1] Sæby was granted market rights in 1524.

History[edit]

Seal of Saeby, 1584, by J.Th Hansen

Until 2007 Sæby was the main town in Sæby municipality. Since 2007 part of Frederikshavn municipality.

Attractions[edit]

  • Sæby Glassblowing Workshop
  • Sæby Harbour
  • Sæby Church
  • Fruen fra Havet: 6,25 m. high statue standing on the pier at the entrance to Sæby harbour. The statue was made by artist Marit Benthe Norheim and it was inaugurated in 2001.
  • Sæby Museum
  • Sæby Old Town
  • Sæby Teddies (two persons in teddy-bear costumes)
  • Sæby Watermill
  • Sæbygaard Manor: A manor house from the renaissance. Inside there is a small museum with exhibitions of historical furniture.
  • Sæby Beach
  • Sæby Townsquare

References[edit]

  1. ^ BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas database from Statistics Denmark