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Jul 31, 2018 - Train, Bus, Boat

Today we travelled back to Mariager, the city of roses. Here we will be taking a 3 stop round trip by 3 different vehicles, Trekantruten. First up, a steam train, but due to the drought, the steam locomotive has been changed to a regular engine. At first we chose to ride 1st class, but found the compartment very stifling and then we got little itchy bites, so decided to move to the sitting area. We learned that the coach we were riding in was built around 1910 and was well preserved. We rode through the country side, bypassing forest and...

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Jul 27, 2018 - Salt Center

Today we drove north to Hobro and then to the Salt Center Museum in Mariager. There are many areas of salt production around the world with a center in Hobro. At the museum, we learned about the history of salt production whether sea, plant or mining the salt layers, to types of salt and of course the salt trade wars. In a outdoor hut we watched how they heat the water to dry off the salt, skimming and collecting it with a rake. Our main goal of course was to relax in their "Dead Sea" pool, which was at 38 degrees. It was a weird feeling to...

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Jul 26, 2018 - Ebeltoft

Today our journey took us to the town of Ebeltoft. Our plans were to visit the old town and do a boat tour on the harbour. Ebeltoft is an old port town on the east coast. There are many beautiful beaches along the front of the town. As our Harbour tour started at 2 we decided to visit a ship museum, which housed the longest wooden warship in the world. The frigate Jylland was launched in 1860 and sailed untill 1887. She fought in many battles and was used to transport kings, princes and princesses. She was completedly restored in 1994. We...

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Jul 25, 2018 - Den Gamle By

We ventured back to Aarhus to visit the Old Town, Den Gamle By, an open air town museum. It originally opened in 1914 and has grown to 75 historcal buildings collected from 20 townships in Denmark. More buildings are under construction. The building are decorated in the original historical style dating back to the Rennasance. Characters dressed in period clothing wander about or are stationed at various posts impersonating the period of the time. We had lunch here and had a Smorsborg or open face sandwich were very tasty. The last part of...

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Jul 23, 2018 - Aarhus

We had a very lazy morning, watering the plants and the greenhouse. They use special styrofoam containers. Placing a bag of soil on top of the container with holes in the bottom of the bags, they planted cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers. You lift the corner of the bags and their is a hole leading to the container, which we filled with water and fertilizer. This should last 2 or 3 days depending on the weather. Speaking of weather it was very warm and muggy today. We travelled to Aarhus, located on the Jutland peninsula's east coast. Aarhus...

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Jun 30, 2018 - June 30

We left Copenhagen this morning at 9 AM and Rode to Odense, the birthplace of Hans Christian Anderson. On the way we hit some serious traffic. We stopped at a highway gas station for a pit stop and Mike got a grilled hot dog served in a hollowed out crunchy bun-yum! We also drove over a bridge to get to the island We arrived around noon and our tour guide said see you at two o'clock. We went by Hans C. Andersen's house for a photo op.. There are two churches in town to explore and a number of sidewalk cafés Church Knut was made to honor...

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Scandanavia

Jul 18, 2017 - Frederiksberg Palace

Frederiksberg Palace is about 30 minutes from Copenhagen once again it was built by Christian the 4th it burnt down in the 1800,s and Carlsberg donated money to restore the castle the highlights of the tour for me were the church where the coronations take place and the knights hall. The stained class windows were also impressive in the knights hall there are the coats of arms of all the people who have received the order of the elephant Denmark’s highest award. On the way back the bus drove though suburbs were the wealthy live including...

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Jun 25, 2014 - Ebeltoft and Mols Bjerge National Park

After a rest day we headed out to the Djusland peninsula just north of Aarhus and the town of Ebeltoft. The Djusland peninsula is a popular holiday area. For us the main purpose was to visit the Frigate Jylland in Ebeltoft, the longest wooden warship in the world. From bow to stern the frigate is 71m long. The Frigate Jylland was built in Copenhagen between 1857 and 1862 and was in service as a warship between1862-1874. On 9 May 1964 she became a national symbol when she won the battle against the Austrian-Prussian fleet in the Battle of...

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Jun 23, 2014 - Den Gamle By -Aarhus

Today we headed to Aarhus the second largest city in Denmark. The main purpose of the day was to visit the highly recommended Den Gamle By open air museum. The museum brings together a collection of houses and buildings from around Denmark into a historic old town. The main area covers the period of the 1700s/1800s and explains the history and trades of the period. Similar to other open air museums there was costume guides in some of the houses. We tasted a rather nice vegetable and bacon soup, bought a couple of delightful cakes at the...

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Jun 22, 2014 - Music and two walks

Mads the manager at the campground had told us about a small music festival taking place at the village of Vrads just 6km away from the campground. He recommended a group called the Old Boys Big Band who were performing at one o’clock on Sunday. After a lazy morning we decided to go and see them on our way out for a walk in the Lake District. They were excellent. Daisy was very good while we sat and watched them until she saw a cat run through the tent. Fortunately she didn’t bark. We then made our way towards Ry and found a walk up a hill...

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Jun 20, 2014 - Our first walk in the Lake District of Denmark

Our campground is situated just west of the Lake District area of Denmark. It was time for a good walk so armed with the free local map of walks we headed to a place just north of Ry. The weather was a bit iffy but it didn’t matter. When it rained heavy we sheltered under the trees before continuing. After our walk we went into the small town of Ry. We were going to explore the town but heavens opened so we did a bit of shopping then headed back to base. We all enjoyed the walk and our first experience of the Danish Lake District despite...

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Oct 30, 2013 - The Viking Club

The Viking Club Well, it’s not the mile high club but it was pretty amazing anyway….I am visiting a friend from my high school days in Norfolk, Jeanine, who married a Dane twenty years ago and has been here ever since. Last night she asked me, “Hey, do you want to become a member of the Viking Club?” “Sure,” I reply, “Who doesn’t? What’s the Viking Club?” “Well, you get naked and jump into the ocean. Three times.” “Don’t some people have heart attacks when they do that?” “Sure, but I’m a nurse and they have plans in place for that kind of...

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