Fredericia a Fortified Town of Historical Importance

Fredericia a Fortified Town of Historical Importance

By tradition Danish kings have the names Christian or Frederik. Fredericia is named after one of the Frederiks but which one? Fredericia is a relatively newly founded town by Danish standards and only about 350 years old. Fredericia was built on the small peninsula Bersodde in the years following 1649. In 1650 king Frederik III signed a document on December the 16th, granting Fredericia market town privileges, which in Danish is called købstadsprivilegier. To help stimulate the growth of the…

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Bornholm – a Pearl Amongst Pearls

Bornholm – a Pearl Amongst Pearls

On the Danish island Bornholm art and nature go hand in hand to greet you all year round. Bornholm also known as the Sunny Island as the people who live on Bornholm experience more sunny days than the rest of Denmark. If you want to make the most of your trip to the island I recommend you invest in a guided tour. I would love to show you what to experience which could be on a guided tour from Gudhjem…

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Guided Beer Walks in Central Copenhagen

Guided Beer Walks in Central Copenhagen

Today, one should consider Copenhagen a capital when it comes to tasty beer. 20 years ago Denmark was not playing Premier League beer wise, but today Copenhagen is a prime destination for beer tourism and the city has plenty of watering holes where you can soothe your palate. Until recently, the market was dominated by near monopolies, lager, gold-beer (a particularly strong lager) and hardly any other type of beer. Today Denmark is a diversified Beer-country and Copenhagen is its…

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Southern Jutland – an Interesting Story

Southern Jutland – an Interesting Story

2020 is a year celebrated throughout Denmark. Why? An outline of Southern Jutland’s history in anniversary of 1920. A memory is often associated with a defining event. An event so unique, so dramatic and so significant that it must be celebrated simply because its significance and importance to Man, not just me as an individual. Some dates and years’ significanc ensure they will never be forgotten. April 9th 1940 is one of such dates. If we go back a little…

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Brandt’s Woolen Mill in Odense – a Hub for Culture

Brandt’s Woolen Mill in Odense – a Hub for Culture

The Brandt’s Woolen Mill in Odense, or simply Brandt’s for short, is a charming and historic building complex in the centre of Odense. You can visit and enjoy it day or night. Numerous changes during the years have gradually helped turn the area into the hub of culture and entertainment it is today. It is still a thriving workplace, but nowadays the jobs are very different. Now the activities are centered around entertainment, leisure, shopping and culture, there are lovely…

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Copenhagen’s Surprising Nature and City Sights

Copenhagen’s Surprising Nature and City Sights

If your family or friends suggest a holiday in Copenhagen what will be your first idea for activity? My first thoughts are metropole, dense housing, lots of people and the centre of power. So this is where I first go wrong as Copenhagen has so much more to offer. Numerous historical sites with lots of captivating stories, squares, beautiful buildings and centuries of history, wars and social history shaping the sense of being Danish. There are so many more opportunities…

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The Viking Age is Still Here – this Time with a More Civil Attitude

The Viking Age is Still Here – this Time with a More Civil Attitude

The island of Lindisfarne, not far to the south and east of Edinburgh. The year is 793. A horde of hirsute, lousy, smelly and cruel Vikings attack the humble, saintly, defenceless christian monks. They pillage, rape, kill, plunder and loot the monastery, stealing the cover for the Lindisfarne Gospels as well as much more. Tales of the Vikings could easily open like this. These Vikings understood the value of gold and gemstones. The Lindisfarne Gospel was nothing but a collection…

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Denmark – Perfect for Biking

Denmark – Perfect for Biking

If you like to go biking when on holiday you already know how you move through space and nature in a way that differs from the experience of driving a car. You feel how nature sometimes resists or supports your tired legs, how the wind caresses your face and your skin (hopefully) and how you immediately absorb the quality of the surroundings through your eyes. This is something akin to forest bathing on wheels – soothing, relaxing and demanding at…

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Holiday in Denmark – Relax, Enjoy, Experience Hygge

Holiday in Denmark – Relax, Enjoy, Experience Hygge

Go for a great holiday in the most lush, safe, secure, happy and cleanest of countries in the world. Everywhere in Denmark you will be near a fine and safe, sandy beach with good waves for bathing, clean water and very often lifeguards too. On the West Coast of Jutland the waves and currents of the North Sea may be a challenge, but on the east coast conditions are often more family friendly. The east coast beaches are suitable for…

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