My husband having an infinity with all things historic was the guide & commentator for most of the trip. Hence we had a wonderful time visiting his historical roots and stepping back into an ancient and not so ancient part of Denmark's history. I hope you enjoy a taste of our trip and a small selection of the nearly 2000 photos that I took.
Starting our journey in Glückstadt, Germany.
Dybbøl Mølle (Mill)
It is a famous national symbol of Danishness.
Sønderborg Slot. (castle)
It is also close to where Jens went to Military academy - a little later than 1158. :)
Jelling & Ladby Skibbet (ship)
- The Ladby ship is a major ship burial, of the type also represented by the boat chamber grave of Hedeby and the ship burials of Oseberg, Borre, Gokstad and Tune in South Norway, all of which date back to the 9th and 10th centuries. It is the only ship burial discovered in Denmark.
(Information nicked from Wikipedia. :)
The castle was originally founded by Christoffer I in 1268 but the oldest remaining part of buildings is the north side facing the castle lake originally built by king Christoffer III (1441–1448). The western side was later built by king Christian I (1448–1481). King Christian III built the south side and the small towers in the courtyard.
Today the restored castle functions as a museum containing collections of furniture from the 16th century to present, Roman and Gothic church culture, older Danish paintings, crafts focused on ceramics and silver and shifting themed exhibitions.
- Thank you Wikipedia. :)
Skagen (The northern most point of Denmark)
Unfortunately when we visited Skagen it was raining so much that most of my pictures have rain drops on them so here is just a taste of our adventure to the topmost tip of Denmark.
For more information see here.
Borremose (fortified Iron age village complete with rogue cows.)
Gammel Estrup Slot (Manor)
From 1930 the manor has served as a museum, showing the development of Danish nobility through the ages. The surrounding buildings support the museum, the nearby apple plantation and a horticulture research center.
- Thanks again Wikipedia.
Fyrkat Viking Village
Here you can find more information about Fyrkat Viking fortress.
Jaegerspris Slot & cemetery.
Today the castle serves as a historic house museum and is also noted for its park.
Look here for more information - thanks again Wikipedia. :)
- I loved this place and it's history. After King Frederik VII died his wife didn't sit idle. Her legacy lives on in all the good works she did and continues to do after death via her foundation the Frederick VII's Foundation for Poor Women from the Working Class, and the house was called "The Danner House". On her death, she left Jægerspris Castle "to the benefit of poor and destitute servant girls".
Trelleborg Viking Fortress
Stevnsfordtet military museum (fortress)
Marielyst town and bonus antique car exhibition.
- Pictures taken with my phone. :)