Denmark Off The Beaten Path

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Denmark Off The Beaten Path

  • Dragør

    Copenhagen Off The Beaten Path

    Dragør is only 12km from the centre of Copenhagen, but its location on the south-east coast of Amager, south of the airport, means that it hasn't been incorporated into the city and has retained its character, that of a small seafaring town and fishing port. It's a very pretty old town with many well-preserved historical buildings, and plays host...

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  • Parks & Outdoor areas

    Copenhagen Off The Beaten Path

    The park, complete with trees and statues, near The Little Mermaid, is a great place for a picnic by the water. I wasn't actually able to have a picnic here but my imagination created the thought. The day I visited this park and saw the Little Mermaid, the sun shined, it rained, it hailed, it snowed and the sun came out again. (All in a matter of...

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  • Christiania

    Copenhagen Off The Beaten Path

    Christiania is an alternative district of Copenhagen, which arose after hippies, homeless, alternatives and autonomists military barracks occupied and the "free state Christiania 'proclaimed. Since then it has become a neighborhood where alternative people feel at home, and which the inhabitants an example of the Danish progressiveness and...

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  • Roskilde

    Copenhagen Off The Beaten Path

    About 25kms outside of Copenhagen and easily accessible by train from the Central Station; Roskilde makes a great day trip. It has a lovely town and main street with square, lots of shops, cafes and bars plus parks and church, but perhaps its main attraction is the Viking Museum. This museum contains five reconstructed viking ships, excavated...

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  • Sweden

    Copenhagen Off The Beaten Path

    Across the sea from Copenhagen, in another country, lies one of the major cities in Europe. This was a city that once was visitable only by ferry, but since the great wonder of the Oresund bridge was built, it is now accessible by a train. It's so easy and close that many people live in Malmo and work in Copenhagen. Malmo is Sweden's third biggest...

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  • Helsingør

    Copenhagen Off The Beaten Path

    Hamlet's Castle is about thirty miles north of Kobenhavn in Helsingor (pronounced as Elsinore.) It is worth the trip to see : Kronborg Slot (Kronborg Castle ) on which Shakespeare based Hamlet's castle and a popular place to perform his play. The real Kronborg Castle was evolved from a fortress, built in the 1420s and strategically placed to serve...

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  • Museums & Exibitions

    Copenhagen Off The Beaten Path

    Cisternerne is a quite spectacular art museum, located in the old water reservoirs below Søndermarken on Frederiksberg (see other tip). It was first used in 1996 - in connection with Copenhagen’s status as European City of Culture - as an exhibition space, and from 2001 to 2013, Cisternerne was a Museum of Modern Glass Art. Today, it is part of...

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  • Beaches

    Copenhagen Off The Beaten Path

    My friend lives in Charlottenlund which is fife minutes from the seahore and beach there. In winter it is nice to take a stroll while in summer it must be nice to take a bath in the sea watching the big ships passing at the horizon.... Some are also bathing in winter..the so called "Vikings" run a bath in Charlottenlund.

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  • Dyrehaven

    Copenhagen Off The Beaten Path

    A little way outside the city to the north is a suburb called Klampenborg, which can be reached S-train, or by a very pleasant 10-15km cycle up the coast. It is best known for being the main entrance to Dyrehaven (The Deer Garden) forest park, one of the most popular recreation areas for Copenhagen city dwellers. Jægersborg Dyrehave is noted for,...

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  • Architecture

    Copenhagen Off The Beaten Path

    I don't know if there is something alike in all the world. For me, it was the first (and last) time that I crossed a strange men's work that starts being a bridge and, suddenly dives into the sea to become a tunnel. Expensive toll, of course, but a clever solution and a different experience, putting Sweden only minutes away, without restrictions...

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  • Churches

    Copenhagen Off The Beaten Path

    Grundtvigs Kirke (Grundtvig’s Church) is located on the Bispebjerg Hill in the north-western part of Copenhagen. The church was built as a national monument for the priest, hymn writer and social reformer Nikolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig (1783-1872). The foundation stone was laid on September 8, 1921 and the church was completed in 1940. The...

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  • Nyboder

    Copenhagen Off The Beaten Path

    Nyboder was erected between 1631 and 1641, during the reign of King Christian IV, as quarters for the permanent personnel of the Navy. These terrace houses have been rebuilt many times, but some of the original buildings still stand with part of this now serving as a museum. The Nyboder houses are unique in that they are all painted yellow. It...

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  • Inner Suburbs

    Copenhagen Off The Beaten Path

    Countless tourists walk up and down Stroeget to shop and sure, if you've never experienced Scandinavia before, it can be fun with Illums Bolighus and all the rest, but the crowds depress me. If you are looking for a bit more "special" shopping and are interested in clothes, it might be worth heading for Gammel Kongevej which is the road leading...

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  • Bakken

    Copenhagen Off The Beaten Path

    Just a little train ride away from the city you find Dyrehavsbakken or just Bakken (The hill) as its normally called in Danish is situated in the southern part of the large forest Dyrehaven. Its the oldest amusement park in the world dated back to 1583 (pls tell me if you know one older). It has a felling like a large version of this travelling...

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  • Russian Orthodox Church

    Copenhagen Off The Beaten Path

    We've examined Russian Orthodox church only from windows of our car. However we remembered its shape very well. In two weeks after returning home to Moscow we saw a television plot which saw many televiewers all over the world. Ashes of the Russian empress Maria Fedorovna (she was the Danish princess before she got married tsar Alexander III)...

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  • Castles

    Copenhagen Off The Beaten Path

    Frederiksborg Castle is located in the middle of Hillerod and contains the national history museum. Lovely 1 day trip from Copenhagen. The history of Frederiksborg Castle starts ine the 16th century when King Frederik II converted this manor into a hunting state and helped the village of Hillerod to grow.

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  • Rundetårn

    Copenhagen Off The Beaten Path

    On the other hand, the city seen from the top of the Round Tower looked so mellow in the pastel colours of a late afternoon. The lines of the city architecture became softer and the forged iron of the fences and the cobbled streets so dynamic as if the city was slowly waking up.

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  • Sand Buried Church

    In Skagen you'll find the largest migrating sand dune in Europe, 'Råbjerg Mile.' Though in other areas there have been active efforts to reduce the problems of such a moving mass. In this area the moving sand has been allowed to go on. It is a source of study, but also an attraction for tourists. "'Den Tilsandede Kirk," ( the church buried in the...

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  • Powerful Winds From The North Sea

    We went to the Nord See one afternoon to watch the sun set. It was a cold, windy November day. The wind was so strong that it blew a fan of water all the way up to the car which was at least ten meters away!I am used to living near the Pacific Ocean and seeing the power of a stormy sea. Even I've felt the strong winds that sometimes blow though,,...

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  • Hellum Country Church and Cemetery

    A simple offering to sight seers, is representative of the calming atmosphere found in the countryside. Hellum is such a small village that the residents must use the post office in the next town, Jerslev. Most travelers miss such a tiny place because the big cities tend to offer more. In a small town or village it is easier to grasp an over view...

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  • Skagen: Brondums Hotel

    In 1859, Anna Ancher's father was a grocer and owned the Hotel Brondum. At that time it was a small inn and grocery, today it is a fashionable hotel. There is a story that Hans Christian Anderson was on holiday in Skagen in 1859 and went to the Hotel Brondum for dinner. Anna's mother was cooking and ran out of fish for his meal. She sent a boy to...

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  • Nordjylland--North Jutland

    Northern Jutland is the north part of the biggest Island of Danmark. (Excluding Greenland) Aalborg, Brønderslev, Skagen and Hellum are the towns I visited. I don't know if this is the easiest way of getting to North Jutland from Copenhagen or not, but it is the way I was taken there by my friends. From the docks north of Kobenhavn we traveled...

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  • an interesting castle outside of the...

    A bit outside of the village I saw this castle from a wider distance and only a private road going there, this is why I decided not to get any further, but it was great to see such a romantic building, while driving through the landscape.Another interesting side-road was decorated with wooden sculptures, cut out from trees that once stood at this...

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  • Hjerl hede

    The museum shows the development of the Danish village from the year 1500 up to about 1900 with among other things a forge, an inn, mills, a school, a vicarage, a dairy, a grocer's shop and farms.Every afternoon from the end of June to the beginning of August the museum is vitalized by more than 100 people, dressed in old costumes. Also...

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  • walk the world in 5 minutes

    the world mapis located in Klejtrup near Hobro in jutland.its an island shaped as the world in the right measures... The World Map was created 1944-1969 by the Danish American, Søren Poulsen• The Map measures 45 metres by 90 (49 yards by 98). • One 111-kilometer (69 miles) latitude corresponds to 27 centimetres (11 inches) on the map. • Owing to...

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  • Fredrikshavn

    Frederikshavn is a Danish small city northern Jutland. Its name translates to "Frederik's harbour" and it is one of Denamrk's strategic harbour.Fredrikshavn is not really a tourist attraction it's just a useful ferry port and you might pass by it if you travel from Denmark to Sweden or Norway or just from/to Skagen. You can look around the old...

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  • Fjerritslev

    Fjerritslev is a town in Jammerbugt Municipality in Nordjylland. It is a lovely town, not quite a tourist attraction but a good place to drop in for a lunch or a stride along the street. The thing I like most about Fjerritslev was their well preserved Brewery. More a historic musuem of the area then a brewery. A well preserved museum in a brewery...

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  • Nature Center: Vejlerne

    This place was a huge suprise! We where on our way from Limfjorden to Saltum. After getting of the ferry (from Mors) we were driving the motorway and saw a building in the middle of nowhere. A little intrigued we decided to stop and discovered it was a Nature Centre! Vejlerne is located on the border between Thy and Hanherred, just of the...

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  • Morsø

    Mors is a little and land locked island in the shallow pathways called the Limfjorden. The main town on the island is called Nykøbing Mors and is a little town with friendly locals and beautiful views. Geologically Mors is unique. Mors, as the neighbouring island of Fur, is known for its deposits of diatomite, locally known as 'moler' (mo-clay)....

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  • Samsø

    Samsø is a Danish island 15 kilometers off the Jutland Peninsula. This island is special because it is the first place fully powered by sustainable energy. Samsø won a government competition to become a model renewable energy community, 100% of its electricity comes from wind power!!!!The island is also known for its early potatoes which are...

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  • Mandø

    Mandø is a island on Danish Wadden Sea just off the southwest coast of Jutland. The island is located near Ribe and Esbjerg. Mandø is located midway between the two larger islands Fanø and Rømø which are connected to the mainland by a ferry and a road running across a causeway. Extensive mud areas and tidal marshes circle the island and are home...

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  • Cruise to Helsinborg, Sweden from...

    An interesting day trip out of the city of Copenhagen if you have time to spare when you are having a vacation in Copenhagen is to take a day trip to Helsingborg in Sweden. You may either take trains or buses to Helsingör (Elsinore) from Central Copenhagen. You will cross the Sound by ferries. There are several operators operating ferry services...

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  • Day trip to Malmö by train, Sweden

    You may take a one day trip to Malmö in Southern Sweden by trains from Copenhagen's Central Railway Station located just within a stone's throw from Tivoli Amusement Park in the heart of the city. You will be travelling over Öresund Bridge which is approximately 15 kilometers long across the Sound. You will arrive at Malmö Central Station in...

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  • Tisvilde

    The town of Tisvilde is situated on the north cost of Zealand. The towns name goes way back and tells the ancient story of worship to the Good of war Tyr also named Ti and vilde that comes from old Danish word "væld", meaning a spring. Making it Ti’s- spring. As the place of the War Good it was also here sacrifices was made to him often in the form...

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  • Nice danish countryside.

    The southern part of the island Fyn is a little tucked away, but it´s a very sceneic part of denmark and very family friendly.It´s called the garden of denmark because of it´s gentle nature and if you don´t mind water that is a little cold evebn in the summer, then it´s also a good place to go swimming as the area has many good beaches.

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  • Jelling Viking Mounds

    The little town of Jelling has a fantastic museum and a in-depth history of the Viking clans. Well worth a trip if Viking is your heritage. Jelling is the site of two great Tumulus mounds erected in the late 900-s. One of the mounds is presumeably a burial mound, perhaps of King Gorm of Denmark. This mound contained a wooden chamber, but no remains...

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  • More pics from Møn

    Møn is a nature pearl 125 km south of Copenhagen - A must see for nature lovers - romantic and a bit dramatic landscape and don't miss nearby Liselund - it's so romantic and quite.....The beautiful park an "castle" of Liselund - a Romantic gift for a beloved vife back in time.....Look at other pics at this...

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  • The Faroe-islands

    The Faroe-islands are part of Danmark as well, although they are listed like an independant state on VT. I came several times to these remote islands, when-ever our cruise-ship M/S Vistafjord was on her way to Iceland. You may see this great cruiseship, where I was working for more than 4 years, on my main picture, anchored off the Faroe islands...

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  • Randers

    Randers is a small town close to Aarhus and we took a little walk through the old town with lovely architecture and interesting buildings. In general you will see wide areas of modern houses in the outskirts of danish towns, the centre is mostly full of lovely half-timbered houses.Randers is one of the small towns close to Aarhus, that we used to...

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  • Overandlef / Over Randlef

    Over Randlef is a small village close to Arhus and it has many interesting old buildings and halftimbered houses in the old town-centre. It is another place of importance in the history of the danish part of my family.We were searching for tomb-stones of the Rassmussen-family there (but unfortunately the old part of the cemetery was taken away some...

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  • Dronningslund palace

    Dronninglund, in the northern part of Danmark is the castle / palace, where the Danish royal family came from and nowadays their former palace is used as a luxury hotel. Dont miss to take a look inside the church nearby, it looks very interesting with great wooden decorations, frescos and paintings.When you start early in the morning from Arhus...

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  • Rundetaarn / the round tower of...

    Christian IV had the idea to build this interesting tower in 1637. It was ment as an observation-tower and something unique is the fact, that there are absolutely no steps to climb up that tower, but instead there is a winding road going up there inside the tower, so the king was able to ride up on the horseback.Nowadays the tourists walk up there,...

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  • Vor Freslers Kirke - Church of the...

    Kopenhagen is a great place to see fancy spires - like the one of Vor Freslers Kirke - Church of the Saviour :This church in Christianshavn was built in about 1750 and 400 steps are leading to the top of the spire, where you will have a great view over the cityWhat an idea to build the stairs outside in a great spiral - no bad idea in a country...

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  • Fristaden Christiania / Freestate of...

    Fristaden Christiania / Freestate of Christiania started as a Hippy-colony on an empty island opposite of the cruise-port of Kopenhagen. In 1971 the empty island was occupied by some hippies and they defended their status untill 1986, when their status was officially recognized by the city of Kopenhagen. They follow their own rules of "freedom"...

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  • Bagenkop on the island of Langeland

    Bagenkop on the south-end of the island of Langeland is another village we visited first in 1964, having been invited there by a cousin of my mother. In the year 2000 I returned there and I think that Bagenkop might also be an interesting place to go for ordinary tourists, who care for lovely landscapes and a quiet vacation.My favorite building was...

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