North of Denmark: Medieval days, a soon-to-disappear lighthouse and a Danish vineyard

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I was lucky to borrow my sister’s car when she was on vacation in Croatia and we therefore went 2 days to the north. Victor is absolutely not a museum kind of guy; he prefers to take photos of things outside e.g. the surrounding nature, buildings, and animals. With this in mind we planned the activities for 2 days in the north of Denmark.

Voergaard castle with medieval days

First stop was Voergaard castle in Dronningelund. This week we were lucky that they had medieval days meaning that outside the castle there were people dressed out, trade stands, knight tournaments and activities for kids. It was amazing to see how people lived their roles 100%! We ate our lunch and got some medieval beer served in a medieval mug by medieval people! Awesome!

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See the gallery below and read the description. Pictures taken by @chilevida

It was impressive to see how many people who were involved in this event and that everybody took their roles serious. The kids I observed were thrilled about this experience!

Rubjerg lighthouse – soon to disappear 

Then we headed further up North to see the stunning area Løkken where Rubjerg Lighthouse is placed in sand dunes (when they builded it there where no sand dunes). The sea and the wind caused sand drift and today its no longer in use – only as tourist destination. Today there are approx. 20 metres to the cliff, and, since the erosion of the coast the past years has taken an average of approx. 3 metres per year(!!), the lighthouse will fall down on the beach in less than 20 years; and 125 years of drama will become history.

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Vineyard Glenholm – Danish wine 

After the lighthouse we went to Glenholm, one of Denmark´s oldest vineyards. We stayed in a house where we got our own room but shared kitchen and bathroom with other guests. It was a very beautiful area, the room was great and I would love to come there one more time! It was even very cheap; 350DKK for one night.

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Breakfast time with a view to all the grape plantation

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In the background you can see the Limfjord. You can also go there and try 4 different wines and/or have a wine tour and then afterwards try the wines. We wanted to do that but we changed plans in the morning and decided to try catching a boat to a nearby island (another blogpost about that later). But then we have an excuse to return another time 🙂

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Sources:

http://rubjergknude.dk

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