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May 17, 2012 |
We're going to Denmark! My husband, adult daughter, her partner and I are off later this month. None of us has ever visited Denmark before and we are wondering if you have any suggestions. My Grandma (Bedstamor) lived in Copenhagen until she was 25. She was a storyteller and wielded a mean aebelskiver pan.
You'll probably land in Copenhagen, Carol, so you can look around there. See the Hirschsprung Museum, a small art gallery with some gorgeous 19th Century paintings, and skip the big State Museum. You can find Hans Christian Andersen's grave in the big cemetery on Jagtvej. The statue of Gefion near Kastellet and the English church is magnificent, much more impressive than the little mermaid person. Tivoli is fun, but even more fun is to take an S-Train north to Klampenborg and the huge Royal Deer-Hunting park (Dyrhave) with a hunting lodge in the middle and nice stands of beech trees and a great amusement park and also a horse-racing track nearby. The trains and buses are excellent and you can get almost anywhere in the country. The clothing-optional place to sunbathe is Frederiksberg, if that's of interest. I recommend heading for the island of Fyn and the town of Svendborg from which you can take a little ferry boat over to Aero and Langeland, two islands which are great fun to ride bikes around. Rather flat, fields of grain, little villages of 18th Century cottages with tile roofs and little vinstuer, wine rooms, where you can get a simple traditional meal, the herring (sild) followed by pork (fleskesteg) or the rather rare hamburger (Fransk boeuf) or the Danish goulash (biksemad). The Danish Miami is in the north of Jutland, at Skagen. All worth seeing. A good country for hiking and biking.