Tag: Denmark

A colleague of mine, who should have been a historian rather than a programmer, mentioned to me once that people with blond hair and blue eyes originally lived around The Black Sea but eventually migrated to Northwestern Europe. My memory of this was brought back when I was standing at the Dodecalith monument in “The Lolland Alps”, overlooking the archipelago and the passage grave Glentehøj as well as three other burial mounds from the Bronze Age.

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This summer is not only the longest and warmest since I have been in Denmark, it’s also the longest and warmest on record. We have had weeks and weeks of temperatures hovering around 30°C. Like in Southern Europe, many people choose to stay inside away from the scorching heat during the daytime. However, I choose to explore whenever I get the chance. This weekend my friends told me about the Viking Festival at Trelleborg Castle, the best preserved of the seven known Viking ring castles in Denmark.

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My way of leaning a new language is to understand its culture. As part of my journey to become Danish, I love to explore Denmark’s history. There are many historical places north of Copenhagen just waiting for me to explore. This time, we took a day trip to Esrum Abbey in the town of Graested. Founded in the 12th century as the first Danish monastery, the abbey played an important role during the Reformation of Denmark in the 16th century.

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