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September 4th 2021
Published: July 22nd 2021
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Denmark, 2.450 km in 12 days




August 2020, Corona: Code Yellow and few tourists in Denmark. It was a warm summer, too warm for the Danish. We travelled by car from Holland mainly through rural areas to avoid crowds. The pleasant summer sunny days added special colours to Denmark. Searching for Denmark historic "Viking past" we visited: JELLING: Rune Stones erected in the 10th century by King Gorm the Old and his son Harald Bluetooth; LINDHOLM HOJE in Aalborg: Viking burial ground from the Iron Age and Viking Age placed in an oval outline of a viking ship; LADBY: only known Viking- ship grave grave in Denmark; TRELLEBORG: circular Viking fortress and a wooden longhouse reconstruction & ROSKILDE: five original ships discovered at the bottom of Roskilde Fjord. In the North of the island of Zealand and only 10 km by boat from Sweden lies the city of Helsingor and there we visited KROMBORG SLOT, a 15th century Danish castle that was the setting for Shakespeare Hamlet (1602). The palace serves as a theatre stage where actors are moving around and playing Hamlet famous parts. We were welcomed by Shakespearean actors and Hamlet himself asked Wim: why the supplies of beer were arriving late ...


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Ribe (Jutland)

Ribe Domkirke 948 AD
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Ribe (31)

Ribe Domkirke 948 AD. Mosaics by Carl-Henning Pedersen (1980)
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Kolding (Jutland)

Koldinghus, 15th century castle.
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Kolding (Jutland)

Koldinghus, 15th century castle.
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Kolding (Jutland)

Koldinghus, 15th century castle.
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Jelling (Jutland)

Jelling, Unesco World Heritage Site
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Jelling (Jutland)

Runes stones AD 1000 (raised by Gorm´s son, Harlad Bluetooth) Denmark birth certificare. The stone reads: "King Harald ordered this monument to be made in memory of Gorm his father and Thyra his mother, the Harald who won for himself all Denmark and Norway and made the Danes Christians"
Jelling (Jutland)Jelling (Jutland)
Jelling (Jutland)

Runes stones AD 1000
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Jelling (Jutland)

Jelling, Unesco World Heritage Site
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Jelling (Jutland)

Wim I, Koning de Nederlanden in Jelling


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