Denmark’s therefore called ‘Whiskey Belt’ may be the golden coast of Denmark. A full world of beaches, luxury resorts, green lush forests and higher life attractions. Within a egalitarian nation which loves it’s beer (think Carlsberg and Tuborg) it is said that the regions affluent residents would rather have a tipple of whiskey – hence the name. Stretching along some 40 kilometers of coastline north from Copenhagen, the region is really a refreshing and easily accessible alternative to sightseeing. Below are some of the highlights.
Inch. The Daisy Route
The 40 kilometer Strandvejen (shore road) Lifeguard Training from Copenhagen right through to Helsingor runs the full length of the Whiskey Belt. It is also referred to as the Daisy route. That is as it has road signed with the ‘Daisy’ of all Margrethe II (popularly called Queen Daisy) which indicates a place of outstanding natural beauty.
Although hire cars are readily obtainable, it’s just as simple to explore the road by rail (the ‘coastal lineup’) and bicycle. Bicycles may be hired cheaply locally and can be carried onto trains.
2. Bellevue Beach
Possibly Scandinavia’s most glamorous shore, Bellevue is your place for Denmark’s ‘Beautiful People’ to watch and be seen throughout the summer. The chic and charm goes into the stylish structure of the resort. Much of this is created in the mid 20th century by ‘Danish Modern’ architect and designer Arne Jacobsen. The blue and white striped life guard towers along with white beach side kiosks will be his work. At the ‘Restaurant Jacobsen’ sets out of the construction, interior design, jewelry and furniture bears his mark.
3. The Deer Park
Relax in this cool, dark, fairy tale forest of majestic oaks. Indeed, even Bambi himself will feel at home here. The Dyrehaven (deer park) was the imperial hunting grounds. It was fenced off by the King of Denmark at 1669. Now it houses approximately 2,000 deer and a popular haunt of walkers and picnickers.
4. Bakken Amusement Park
Located deep in the depths of the Deer Park, the planet’s oldest carnival playground is a sanctuary of sound and light. This is the point where the Copenhageners loosen up and have pleasure in a bawdy, pristine environment. The playground comprises over 100 rides and amusements, food booths, dancing, Icecream, cabaret, open
Atmosphere restaurants and bars. Not to be overlooked !
With beautiful gardens overlooking the sea towards Sweden, the Louisiana museum includes one of the largest and finest modern (20th century) art collections in the world. A huge part of the museum’s charm is based on it’s unique site. Spaciousness along with the relaxed exterior environment of the gardens make it a favorite destination. The name Louisiana stems from the former estate owner’s three successive wives, each of whom was called Louise !
6. Karen Blixen Museum
Place at a thickly planted 40 acres park lies the charming manorhouse of Rungstedland. Since her death in 1962 the estate serves as both a museum and bird sanctuary.
The house is actually a reminder of the privileged elegance of a bygone age.
7. Hamlet’s Castle
At the end of the Whiskey Belt, in which the Baltic and North Sea match, lies the magnificent renaissance castle of Kronborg in Helsingor. Hamlet himself might be centered on the Danish legend of Amleth detail by detail in the writings of ancient historian Saxo Grammaticus.
Finest time to plan a call to the Whiskey Belt is mid June through late August, once the weather (and beach life) reaches is most beneficial and also the scene in it’s greenest. Out of now it’s still a pleasure to visit with the advantage of audiences.