Denmark tourism palace with history.
famous for the world’s oldest flag there really old monarchy Vikings. it’s also on the happiest nations home to the inventors skype and lego. Denmark is located in Europe it borders with Germany and has a population of 5.5 million.
the country became unified nation around 700 AD. but people happily settled there since the end of the ice age. and these two people were thrown into a bog . many thousands of years ago . and they’ve been preserved ever since so this is present-day Denmark.
but we need to go way back to 100 AD where the time there are a few tribes hanging around the angles. the jutes the Saxons and the danes .
but then most people decided. to migrate to Britain so the Danes moved into Jutland .
and finally occupied the entire realm of present-day Denmark . as well as some parts of present-day northern Germany.
ok so let’s go to the Viking age. first of all the biggest misconception about the Vikings. they didn’t have any horned hats and yes they raided village places.
they actually did a lot of farming. and were into settling and trading compared with other people . the time they were also quite clean they have their own language. and pagan religion gods like Thor and Odin. that was until King Bluetooth introduced Christianity. although some guy mentioned it before.
but nobody listened to him generally. speaking the Norwegians expanded to the north andwest places. like Ireland Scotland Iceland Greenland and Newfoundland also known as Vinland.
the Danes went to Western Europe. and southern Europe settling in danlaw and Normandy . and the Swedes went east they were able to sail . the seas and rivers effectively thanks to their immense longships. they were great Seaman they managed to sack Paris. under the leadership of Ragnar with 120 ships and 5,000 soldiers.
after besieging the city Charles Bold paid them. a huge amount of money to leave and a while before that the Vikings. first raided England sacking and looting a monastery. in the north and having raided many times they gained a reputation. and soon found it easy to trade and demand money .
but in 865 the Danes landed with the large army In East Anglia . with the intention of conquering. the anglo-saxon kingdoms Northumbria east anglia sussex essex mercia Kent and Wessex. the armies of various danish leaders had come together to form one combined force.
the Great Heathen Army under the leadership of the sons of Ragnar. after making peace with the local East Anglian King the great heathen army moved north .
where they catch the City of York and Northumbria and install a puppet king called Egbert. they carried on into Mercia but the king of Merica then negotiated peace so they left them alone . for a while and they continued their invasion. by defeating King Edmund of East Anglia and conquering East Anglia.
The king of Wessex Ethelred . and his brother Alfred then attempted to stop them by attacking. the Danes Reading but they were repelled however Ethelred and Alfred managed to defeat them.
at the Battle of Ashdown the Viking army. then decided to go back to Merica and they took part of Merica . Alfred was the king of Wessex and he paid the danes money. or Danegeld to keep them away for awhile. and a guy named Guthrum became leader of the Viking army.
and after a few years of peace
Alfred managed to defeat the Danes .at the Battle of Eddington after spending some time. with a peasant and burning some cakes . Alfred and Guthrum then decided to divide England into to Guthrum converted to Christianity. and established Danelaw and kept Northumbria under puppet rule.
over the years the Danes were driven out of England by Alfred sons. and Viking rule ended when Eric bloodaxe was to driving out of Northumbria .and the anglo-saxon kingdoms were restored after many raids along the coast of France. and the Netherlands one group of Danes was granted permission to settle northwestern france under the condition.
that they defend the area from future attacks. as a result the region became known as Normandy. and it was the descendants of these settlers who would conquer England in 1066 . the Danish monarchy goes way back starting with Gorm .the old and there were a few other possible kings but their legendary so Gorm was the first historically recognised.
a little while later Swegn Forkbeard ruled Denmark. and over in England King Ethelred the unready massacred a number of Danes including Swegn’s sister . then launched attacks on England and conquered it.
coming king but he died a few months later after falling of a horse. so his son Canute then took power and the empire stable throughout his rule .
but in 1042 Edward the Confessor became king of England. and the danes were never kings of England again. and sadly the Danish Viking Kings. never managed to turn their conquests into a lasting empire. Danish fleets attacked estonia but they could never control the area. it was only when Valdermar the victorious landed in Estonia and defeat .
the Estonians in a great battle upon which estonia came under danish control. and legend has it this is when the danish flag fell from the sky .
he also gained some land in present-day Germany. however he was captured and released on the condition .that he surrender all of his conquests except for an island called Rugen and Estonian.
but the territories were sold anyway. when the country fell into debt however eventually. the kingdoms of Denmark Sweden and Norway had a threesome. and they United in what was known as the kalmar Union and its capital was Copenhagen. Sweden could never decided she wanted to be in the union and one of many great events in this period .
was the Stockholm bloodbath where there was a successful invasion of sweden by danish forces under the command of King Christian. the second and around 80 to 90 people were executed. and eventually Sweden left Denmark also fell into a civil war at this time. because some people wanted to be Catholics while others wanted to be Protestant .
during the sixteen and seventeen hundreds Denmark and many colonies in Iceland Greenland and the Faroe Islands. they began to establish trading posts a small town in India. West Africa however they lost land in the second northern war against Sweden. they also colonized two islands in the Caribbean called st. Thomas and st. John .
the Danish East Indian trading company also colonizing islands near them. but all there werre many wars in this period most of them against Sweden. there was the Seven Years War the second northern war the great northern war .the thirty years war now over in France.
they just had a revolution and Napoleon takes power and starts causing havoc in Europe during the war. the British Navy decided to stop france from importing war materials. so they searched the vessels from neutral countries . Denmark and Sweden didn’t like this very much. so they form an armed neutrality later on Russia and Prussia also joined in to Britain.
then got mad and threw some crumpets in the floor attack. the Danish fleet in copenhagen and they destroyed part of it. a few years later the French fleet was destroyed trafalgar. the British then feared that the French might seize the Danish fleet and use against them. so in their panic and paranoya their attacked copenhagen again bombarded the city .
and Copenhagen was forced to surrender. and the British took the Danish fleet that’s a little bit harsh. than best friends Norway and Denmark broke up. and Denmark began to sell its possessions it’s five trading posts in west africa. went to Britain the danish west indies of st. Thomas and st. John were sold to the United States for a very low amount of money.
and became the US Virgin Islands Iceland also became independent. however Greenland the faroe islands are still of the danish kingdom and they love each other very much. joined with Denmark were too Duchys Holestein and Schleswig.
I’m probably pronouncing these wrong i know . i pronounce a lot of other things wrong anyway .there were a few issues in these regions and war broke out Prussian and Austrian forces crossed into the duchies. the Danes fought bravely against them but they lost the duchies.
were occupied it’s the 20th century and wars coming. but Denmark decided to remain neutral one in ww1 smart but then Denmark got a phone call from Nazi Germany. and they signed a 10-year non-aggression pact but germany invaded the next year.
anyway 7,000 Jewish Danes were then smuggled to sweden. Greenland was held by the united states so denmark could later regain control after the war was over . so when germany surrendered in 1945. danish occupation ended and Greenland was given back to denmark. today denmark is prosperous nation and for some reason the British still love their….
The Beach of Fjellerup
on the northern part of the peninsula, Djursland. in Jutland, Denmark, (north of the town Aarhus) . A very child freindly beach – no tide or current. If one wants to swim, one has wade out quite a bit. The water is nice and warm, on a perfect summer day. Fine sear for bathing here.
It’s quite a big beach, this Beach of Fjellerup. There is a backcountry of summer cottages. The beach stretches for some miles . along the northern coast of Djursland. As mentioned – very child friendly. June was a bit cloudy, and bit cold here . but July has started of nicely with a lot of sun. This has powered up beach life, with the holliday season at a high now.
It never gets crowded on the beaches of Djursland – with sea on three sides of the peninsula, and down south where there are beights and inlets, in a land of headlands and capes, with Helgenaes, The Bay of Ebeltoft and the Bay of Århus. So there are a lot of beaches in this area, and always places, where one can find shelter from the wind.
If one is tired of one type of beach, then one can find another type of beach. There are beaches here on Djursland, where it gets deep fast. There are beaches where one can scuba dive and catch flounders for dinner, if one feels like – whilst bathing. It’s free for all.
It’s a really good idea to get hold of the beach-map over Djursland, which one can get for free at the tourist offices. If one wants to take a boat along, there is ample opportunity. Summer guest often bring their boats along. There are a lot of place and flounders to be caught from boat here on northern Djursland.
According to reports on the Internet, something like a catch of 30 – 40 flounders in a couple of hours. Fjellerup Beach also has a row of dunes in front of the beach – not very wide. The road is right between the dunes and the summer houses.
Here one can snuggle up, if it’s a bit cold on the sandy beach. This is not the case today, where it’s a lovely warm day in July. The beach stretches for miles to two sides.
is the second oldest amusement park in the world. It’s located here in the heart of downtown Copenhagen, Denmark which is pretty neat. and they have a special tonight where they are doing fireworks all week in honors of christmas and new years.
kinda one of the largest open spaces. that has several different rides.It’s absolutely amazing how it’s. sandwiched between the central train station and downtown copenhagen. It really is right in the heart of the city. and uhh feels a lot like a giant park as much as anything. and I guess it’s why its an amusement park but it is more modern than I expected and has a lot of unique rides.
They have done an incredible job decorating both for the holidays and in general so it is definitely a unique experience and quite enjoyable. Now, Tivoli is a pretty incredible venue for lovers, this is an amazingly romantic place to walk around and it really takes that amusement park charm and builds on it.
There is a crescent moon under this gorgeous. giant heart tree to just kinda drive that point home tonight and a little taste of russia here to go with it. Not bad. So we are located down by the main lake in the heart of Tivoli . and it is absolutely incredible. You can see one of, if not the largest rollercoasters in Denmark the Demon.
Because it is pretty cold here
, it is the end of December. we stopped by to pick up glock, glog, glook, glogg. which is a fortified wine, err rather, a heated wine which is fortified by some type of Alcohol. We opted for a little bit of rum and it sweetens it up and tastes absolutely delicious. while warming our hands and our bodies.
Check it out. So, we are on smuggler’s alley here. in the heart of Tivoli. It is a funky street full of shops, with the roller coaster actually running. right on the other side of it. you can hear people scream as they come racing by from time to time.
It’s a pretty neat little place, it does kinda feel a little bit like one of those streets out of harry potter. something like that. You can see the sign. Even some steam gives it that old feel.
A steel box acts like a shoe box.
When it’s open, it’s soft. But when you put on the lid. it’s stiff. That technology is often applied to bridges but not very often to buildings. The Maritime Museum of Denmark. steel construction par excellence The Maritime Museum in Helsingør is unique.
It’s located below the surface and below sea level in the 133-m long. dry dock in the old shipyard. BIG architects created the design and Ramboll as consulting .engineers realized the constructions. These bridges provide a light contrast to the closed exhibition rooms – – and they are part of the museum tour.
Ramboll oversaw project, and construction management. and supervision of all the engineering work, including steel constructions. The bridges are transparent and seem to float. The idea is to see the dock in its entirety both from the inside and the outside.
That requires a material that is both strong, stiff and cohesive . and doesn’t take up too much space. That left no other option than to build the bridges out of steel. Each bridge creates an indoor room with a steel footbridge and roof and glass walls.
To maintain an uninterrupted view we couldn’t add gratings to the sides. It was quite a challenge to anchor things – – and at the same time . create a construction flexible enough. – to prevent the glass from shattering when there’s a strain on the bridge. New and old intersect radically .- and the supports are hidden far behind the glass facades.
This is the most critical point in the construction. because two bridges meet there, three meet there .and there’s not much concrete left to carry it all. Here are the remains of the old dock. It has to carry everything. We built the bridges as a steel construction of 2,000 plates – – welded together to form closed boxes.
The steel constructions
were designed using 3D modelling. Due to the unique geometry they were constructed as welded boxes. The chains keep the upper and lower bridges flush – – so the glass doesn’t shatter or fall out. They also ensure that the bridges swing together, reducing movements.
The resulting bridges are strong but light. The bridges actually form an inverted display case. enabling you to see from the inside the museum’s main attraction: Helsingør Shipyard’s original dock.
The dock remains visible in full scale through the transparent bridges. The supports are hidden and the bottom is free. Bridge technology has been applied to a building in a unique form.
Draaby Beach in Denmark
lies on the southern part of the peninsula. Djursland, in Jutland facing the sea
between Denmark and Sweden – Kattegat.
It’s a mixed sand- and stone beach with an open coastal plain.
Oopen skies, and a horizon overlooking the sea.
It’s a fairly long beach, stretching all the way to Kobberhage.
(Copper Hook) the most southern part of the peninsula, Djursland.
In the distance lies the island, Hjælm (The Helmet).
If one wants an overview of the 22 sandy beaches on Djursland.
al tip is to look in the brochure VisitDjursland has made.
where all the beaches are shown on a map.
One can get the brochure for free at the tourist offices.
This beach is one of the possibilities.
This area is also good for scuba diving,
such as if one want’s to catch some fish for dinner.
between patches of seaweed and sand.
Here you often find plenty of flounders .
Its middle noon, a fine day in July.
A day that’s probably going to be perfectly sunny.
Not many of us on the beach, at now.
The peninsula Djursland is surrounded by sea to three sides.
plus a lot of small beaches in the sea of bays and inlets.
in the southern part of Djursland.
Here there is a large beach with a gravel road .running parallel
giving easy access.
Absolutely not overrun.
Also with a fine coastal plain stretching 100 yards
up to the coastal inclines.
In the municipality Syddjurs (Southern Djursland).
there are about 8000 summer houses.
where some of the perfectly located are here
above the coastal inclines at Draaby Beach.
A lot of them are rentals. This means a lot for the area.
and that municipality makes a point of handling this well.
Here Ebeltoft close by is a fine, very cozy, borough.
and a centre for many summer guests as to
cafe- and cultural activities.
Top 10 things to do and eat in Copenhagen Denmark.
when you don`t have a michelin star budget there is so much to see and do in Copenhagen that this is actually the top 12 things to do in Copenhagen. top 10 list is Nyhavn with its beautiful boats . Copenhagen boats Nyhavn with. it`s restaurants is a great base for tourists coming to Copenhagen.
Danish hotdogs, danish smorrebrod, Copenhagen Lots of smorrebrod Danish schnapps. Copenhagen street food at Papiroen. paper island this is the top food tourist attraction in Copenhagen. lots of food trucks means that there is lots to do on a rainy day in Copenhagen. Pulled Duck it brazilian BBQ copenhagen street food .
Torvehallerne market Kobenhaven, Copenhagne top food market in the city . Danish pastries Copenhagen boat tours Copenhagen canal tours are a great way to see the city. The little mermaid copenhagen Grod porridge Copenhagen is the best porridge in the world .
The royal Smushi cafe.
Great danish pastries and tea in royal Copenhagen .pottery they serve a realy unique speciality called Smushi . More smushi Mikkeller craft beer apple wine from the cold hand winery.
Denmark Den Vandrette is a really cool wine bar that stocks bio-dynamic and organic wines best wine bar in Copenhagen. Rundetaarn astronomical observatory Copenhagen .Mother italian wood fired oven organic sourdugh .
pizza Copenhagen in the meat packing district of Copenhagen these are the best pizzas in Copenhagen Sushi at Torvehallerne market.