Denmark’s most unusual sights: cliffs, lighthouses and islands
This lighthouse on the top of a 60-meter cliff on the shores of the North Sea was built at the end of the XIX century. Over time, due to strong winds and soil erosion, a huge sand dune formed around it. Local authorities tried to save the 23-meter high lighthouse by planting trees and building wooden fences around it, but the elements were stronger. The sand swallowed up the trees, the houses around the lighthouse and eventually the entrance to the lighthouse itself. The last signal from Rubjerg Knud was in 1968. After that, a museum and a coffee shop were built near the lighthouse, but over time they too were swept up by sand. They say it will collapse by 2023, so you have to hurry to see it.
The Cliffs of Myeong Klingt
The white cliffs on the island of Mön are perhaps one of Denmark’s most impressive landscapes. The limestone cliffs stretch for six kilometers along the coast and at their highest point reach 120 meters above sea level. Each year, thousands of tourists come to see them. On the cliffs spread the forest, where you can find rare plants – for example, more than 20 species of orchids. If you go a little further from the coast, you can get to the reserve Lisselund, which will please fans of hiking and biking. There are also estates and farms of the XVIII century.
Egeskov Castle was built in 1554 for protection in conditions of constant unrest in the country. Since then it served as a residence for several noble families until in 1959 they made it a museum accessible to all comers. Thousands of local and foreign tourists come to the castle every year. It is also surrounded by a stunning park. The park has received several prestigious awards, such as the “European Garden Award” from the European Association of Historic Gardens (EGHN).
Address: Egeskov Castle, Egeskov Gade 18, Kværndrup, Denmark Tel: +45 62 27 10 16
Long sandy beaches, seals and rare birds are just some of the details of the landscape of Skagen. Located in Denmark’s northernmost part, on the Jutland Peninsula, the scenery surrounding the town is breathtaking. The cape on which Skagen is located separates the two seas, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, and many people travel here to see where they meet. Because of this unique natural phenomenon on the shores of Jutland is a very strong current, so swimming is prohibited here. However, you can go to the beaches on the west or east side of town, where the water is calmer and not so deep.
Deer Park Jegersborg
Not far from Copenhagen is a deer park, a huge oak forest where about 2,100 deer live. In 2015, the park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List for its evocative landscapes. In addition to the scenery, visitors to the park can also take in Danish history: Among the trees stands the Hermitage hunting lodge, which was built during the reign of King Christian IV. At the other end of the forest is Direhavsbakken, the oldest amusement park in the world. It is still in operation and offers plenty of rides for children and adults.
Frederiksborg in Hillerød is another of the many castles and palaces that were built during the reign of King Christian IV. It is the largest Renaissance castle in Scandinavia. It is also considered one of the most striking examples of this architectural style. In the castle is a museum of Danish history, covering 500 years of life of the country.
Old Town (Den Haml Bay).
The historic district of Aarhus is an open-air museum where you can see how Danes lived before the early 20th century, as well as in the 1920s and 1970s. The cobblestone cobblestones, 17th century houses and people dressed in historical costumes make you feel as if you are really back in time. The museum opened in 1914 and since then, travelers come here to experience the Danish customs of different centuries.
Address: Den Gamle By, Viborgvej 2, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark Tel: +45 86 12 31 88
Lim Fjord and Fur Island
Despite its small size, the island of Fur is one of the Danes’ favorite spots. In addition to the beautiful nature, it attracts tourists with a variety of galleries, museums and workshops. In 2010, readers of a major Danish newspaper voted it the most beautiful island in the country. A favorite pastime of visitors to Fur is to wander the local beaches in search of fossils, some of which are more than 55 million years old.
Monument “Men Meet the Sea.”
On the beach in the town of Esbjerg on the southwest coast of Denmark stands a majestic monument consisting of four white sculptures of seated men. Each of them is nine meters tall. The monument was created in 1995 by the sculptor Sven-Vig Hansen. Now the monument meets and accompanies all the ships that enter or leave the harbor Esbjerg.
Hammeren Reserve on Bornholm
Hammeren is a nature reserve in the north of Bornholm, where many Danes spend their summers. The island offers a beautiful view of the Baltic Sea. Thanks to the local hills, Lake Hammerso and the cliffs, which rise 26 meters above the sea, the landscape here is considered one of the most beautiful in the country.