Beautiful Denmark by Morten Andersen

- Morten Andersen is Danish and the all time leading scorer in the National Football League

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This is my favorite destination and I’m proud to share it with you.

Denmark is a place surrounded by water and I have always been drawn to it. When visiting Denmark it is important to see the country from the water.

Travel to Skagen, the northernmost point in Denmark, and take a walk out to Grenen (The Branch) where the waters of the North Sea and the Kattegat Sea meet. It is an amazing sight and the light in the summer time is beautiful in Skagen. Take a walk by the quaint harbor and enjoy the many fish restaurants and if you are there for the Skagen Festival you will hear and experience great music as well.
One of the most romantic places to go for a weekend is the Island of Fanø. Make sure that you get a room at Sønderho Kro and book a table for dinner in the low ceiling dining room. Candlelit dinner with authentic Danish food at the highest level. The wine list is very nice as well.

When staying in Copenhagen bring your walking and biking shoes. The Danes bike everywhere and there are bike trails all over the city. You can rent bikes in Copenhagen and it is quite inexpensive. A great way to see the city is to hire a bike tour guide who can guide you through the city and point out all the historic and cultural sights. Make sure that you jump on one of the sightseeing boats (you will get a good view of the city center of Copenhagen from the wooden boats). There is a fun place by the harbor where you can kick off your shoes and enjoy beach volley ball or just lounging on big comfortable outside beds having a Danish beer. It is called “Halvandet” and you can get there by boat as well.

Hopefully you are bringing your golf clubs because there is one course that is a must in Denmark to play; “The Scandinavian.” The course is located north of Copenhagen and is of the highest international standard. If you are lucky enough to get a tee time take a deep breath and enjoy one of your life’s greatest golf experiences.

Also, just north of Copenhagen, is the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Overlooking Øresund and Sweden, the museum displays modern art and is definitely worth a visit. You can take a train from Copenhagen very easily.

Tivoli Gardens is a must for all visitors. The amusement park is in the center of the city and is loved by the Danes for its tranquility and flower displays. It is a haven in the middle of a big city. Inside the park sits the Japanese Tower newly renovated by proprietor Henrik Damgaard. The restaurant serves great sushi, sashimi as well as an assortment of fantastic dishes. The wine list is spectacular and the ambience just right as you sit and watch your food being prepared in the open kitchen. Bon appétit.

Denmark is a happy place. Denmark is a beautiful place. We welcome you to come and experience our country surrounded by water, but grounded in a deep and proud history.
We are the oldest monarchy in the world and the Danish flag flies proudly everywhere.


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Morten Andersen


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