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Most of the trees are beech, mixed with oak, ash, maple, small-leaved maple and alder. Walking around the wood, you will also see trees such as larch, silver fir, Douglas fir and red oak.
Today, the forest has become such an urban forest that it is rare to spot game such as roe deer, foxes and hares there. If you have control of your dog, you can walk it here without a leash.
At the entrance to Strandalleen from Christiansslundsvej, you can see two white stone posts, with an inscription of the year 18-38. This makrs the year when the forest was given its current name. Up until 1838, foe forest was called Hesselet, but when Prince Christian (later King Christian VIII.) visited the forest, it was given its current name and the two posts were erected.
South of the forest you will find one of Denmark's largest conference centres, Hotel Nyborg Strand. Hotel Hesselet, which is built in Japanese style, is situated in the forest.
The Restaurant Lieffroy is situated in the northern part of the forest overlooking the Great Belt, with an idyllic green area housing a beautiful thatched pavilion and several old solitary trees. One of these trees, an oak, was planted to mark women's right to vote in 1915. During the year, various public events are held on the lawn, such as popinjay shooting, Midsummer's Eve, concerts, etc.