World Heritage Sites in Denmark
Tentative list of Denmark
Aasivissuit, Arnangarnup Qoorua (Greenlandic inland and coastal hunting area)
Amalienborg and its district
Christiansfeld, the Town
Church ruin at Hvals°, episcopal residence at Gardar, and Brattahlid (A Norse/Eskimo cultural landscape)
Moler landscapes of the Liim Fiord
The International Wadden Sea
The Parforce Hunting landscape in North Zealand
The Trelleborg fortresses
VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Jelling mounds, runic stones, palisade area and church
VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / The Trelleborg fortresses, Denmark
Jelling (April 2013)
This was a long holiday weekend in Holland, leading up to the last Queen's Day and the inauguration of the new King on April 30. Of course I did not sit and wait around, but drove to Denmark via Hamburg for another WH quest. I managed to pick up my last Danish WHS, the underwhelming Jelling, and three TWHS in both Germany and Denmark: the Viking wall "Dannewerk", the protestant town of Christiansfeld and the early 20th century marvels of Hamburg's harbour area.
Greenland (July 2006)
Greenland holds the image being so remote that it almost drops off any world map. But it takes only about four hours by Airbus from Copenhagen to reach this fascinating land of ice and stone.
While the WHC in Vilnius was deliberating on the 2006 inscriptions, I visited Greenland for 8 days. Besides the formidable Ilulissat Icefjord (one of the best additions in more recent years), I enjoyed doing 'Greenlandic things' like a few nights in the rough countryside at Camp Eqi, tasting whale meat and going on a 'Musk Ox Safari' near Kangerlussuaq.
. Ilulissat Icefjord
Another Castle and Cathedral (October 2005)
Over the last weeks I've been busy categorizing all WHS. Two categories really came to stand out: the Christian religious structures and the military/fortifications.
Coincidentally, a quick getaway to Copenhagen this weekend brought me close to one of each: a cathedral (Roskilde) and a castle (Kronborg). Both proved worth visiting, but their uniqueness is highly questionable. Where the Roskilde cathedral scores some points for being made of brick and Protestant, Kronborg's value is mostly regional.
. Kronborg Castle
. Roskilde Cathedral