Gendarmstien, or The Gendarme Path, is an 84 km hiking route and the first European Quality Trail in Denmark. It follows the eastern part of the Danish/German border, and is roughly comprised of the same paths the old border patrol – the Gendarms – used to police the area from 1920 to 1958 to prevent smugglers bringing in contraband to Denmark.
The trail offers sights of both historic importance as well as scenic, and you encounter many fun facts about Denmark, its history, geology, flora and fauna along the way.
Denmark is the 2nd flattest country in Europe, only surpassed by The Netherlands by a mere 4 metres. But the Danes don’t let a lack of peaks get in the way of climbing: They head to the trees instead.
Challenge yourself by scaling difficult obstacles many metres above the forest floor, while enjoying the beautiful woodlands and outdoors in Denmark. Here, in the crowns of majestic beech forests, you can get close to a part of nature only reserved for winged creatures and enjoy an active outdoor adventure for the whole family.
Denmark has a surprising amount of castles, manors and palaces. No less than 160 adorn the Danish landscape, from the rich soils of Funen to the aristocratic environment of Zealand. The castles served a number of different purposes. Some were primarily for defensive use, some were residences for Kings and Queens – and some of them still are!
Discover with us a personal Top10 of our favourite castles in Denmark:
The Viking Age was born out of the Iron Age and defined the beginning of the Middle Ages in Northern Europe. It was a time of human evolution, improvement and advancement – culturally and geographically.
Zealand in East Denmark was a powerhouse of Viking exploration and conquest. Follow us, as we discover the centres of previous power, dive into Viking legends, and use new technology to learn from the archaeologists.
The Vikings were adventurous, fearless, ruthless, barbaric, curious, tough. We have many assumptions of these warrior merchants, who continue to fascinate and surprise us.
Follow in the Footsteps of the Vikings in Denmark and discover where to learn more about these bold seafarers.
Skagen, the Top of Denmark. Basically a beach between two oceans, illuminated by a magical light that has inspired artists for decades. A haven for seafood, home to a brewery with the same name and a favourite summer destination for the Danish society. There are plenty of things to do and see besides lazing on…
I readily admit it: I didn’t know what Oyster Trophy Week was until an hour ago, and this is happening right under my nose, in my own country, let alone in my own region. Well, if you don’t know what it is either, lets get enlightened together! Oyster Trophy Week is held in week 42,…