Denmark’s so called ‘Whiskey Belt’ is the golden coast of Denmark. A world of shores, luxury resorts, green verdant forests and high life attractions. In an egalitarian state which loves it’s beer (think Carlsberg and Tuborg) it is said that the regions wealthy residents would rather have a tipple of whiskey – ergo the name. Stretching along some 40 km of coastline north from Copenhagen, the region is actually a refreshing and more readily accessible option to city sight seeing. Below are a few of the high lights.
Inch. The Daisy Route
Even the 40 kilometer Strandvejen (beach road) out of Copenhagen to Helsingor runs the complete length of the Whiskey Belt. It’s also known as the Daisy course. That is since it’s road signed with all an ‘Daisy’ of Margrethe II (popularly known as Queen Daisy) which indicates a location of outstanding all-natural beauty. The road runs parallel to the narrow Oresund strait which separates Denmark from Sweden.
Although hire cars are readily obtainable, it’s equally as easy to learn more about the route by rail (the ‘coastal line’) and bicycle. Bicycles may be hired cheaply indoors and can be carried onto trains.
2. Bellevue Beach
Possibly Scandinavia’s most Lifeguard Training glamorous beach, Bellevue may be your place for Denmark’s ‘Beautiful People’ to see and be seen every summer. The chic and charm goes into the stylish architecture of the hotel. Much of it was created at the mid 20th century by ‘Danish Modern’ architect and designer Arne Jacobsen. Even the white and blue striped life guard towers along with white beach side kiosks will be his work. At the ‘Restaurant Jacobsen’ out of the building, interior design, furniture and cutlery conveys his markers.
3. The Deer Park
Relax in this cool, dark, fairy tale forest of majestic oaks. Indeed, even Bambi himself might feel at home. It had been fenced away by the King of Denmark in 1669. Now it hosts around 2,000 deer and a favorite haunt of walkers and picnickers. And be sure to enjoy some classic Danish cuisine in the oldie-world restaurant ‘Peter Lieps Hus’, an former gamekeeper’s cottage.
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 really is the point where the Copenhageners unwind and have pleasure in a bawdy, burlesque environment. The park includes over 100 rides and amusements, food stalls, dancing, ice cream, cabaret, spacious
Air restaurants and pubs. Not to be missed !
With beautiful gardens over looking the ocean towards Sweden, the Louisiana museum features among the largest and finest modern (20th century) art collections on the planet. A large portion of the museum’s charm lies in it’s specific site. Spaciousness along with the relaxed exterior environment of the gardens make it a favorite family destination. The name Louisiana stems from the former estate proprietor three successive wives, all whom had been called Louise !
6. Karen Blixen Museum
Place at a thickly planted 40 acres park is located the magical manorhouse of Rungstedland. This is the former family home of Karen Blixen, famed romantic authoress of ‘Out of Africa’ and different works. Since her death in 1962 the estate serves as both a museum and bird sanctuary.
Your house is just a reminder of this privileged elegance of a bygone age.
7. Hamlet’s Castle
At the end of this Whiskey Belt, in which the Baltic and North Sea meet, lies the glorious renaissance castle of Kronborg at Helsingor. That is actually better known as the castle of ‘Elsinore’ from William Shakespeare’s play ‘Hamlet – Prince of Denmark’. Hamlet himself might be predicated on the brand new legend of Amleth step by step in the writings of medieval historian Saxo Grammaticus.
Best time to organize a call to the Whiskey Belt is mid June through late August, when the weather (and beach life) reaches is most useful and the scenery at it’s greenest. Out of now it’s still a joy to visit – with the main benefit of crowds.