2020 Tour of Denmark and the German Border Land (Postponed)

The 2020 Trip has been postponed. Stay tuned for rescheduling details.

The Danish Sisterhood is happy to announce its 4th tour of Denmark – this time including the part of Northern Germany, which at one time belonged to Denmark. Benedikte Ehlers will again be our tour guide, and she has planned another fantastic tour for us.

This tour will give us more time to explore and experience Copenhagen as we will spend the first 3 nights at the Imperial Hotel located in downtown Copenhagen, only a short walk from Tivoli (the famous amusement park), City Hall, the Main Train Station and, of course, shopping streets.

On August 11 we may start checking into the hotel at 3:00 pm. Most flights from the US arrive in Copenhagen in the morning, so you will have plenty of time to get from the airport to the hotel in time for Benedikte’s “Welcome Meeting” at 6 o’clock. You can take the train directly from the arrival hall of the airport to the main train station, or if you are less adventurous you may opt for a taxi right to the hotel door.

After the 3 days in Copenhagen the bus will take us across the islands of Sjælland (Zealand) and Fyn (Funen) to Jylland (Jutland) where we’ll head south, and much of our focus will then be on the part of Schleswig-Holstein that has been the subject of much contention between Denmark and Germany. After the war of 1864 Germany took most of South Jutland (Sønderjylland), which remained under German rule until 1920 when a large area north the present border was regained as a result of a referendum. The centennial of this referendum and the subsequent reunification of Sønderjylland will be celebrated during 2020. Once we cross the border to Germany, we will see many reminders that this area was at one time part of Denmark as we travel through this beautiful area of Germany and visit old “Danish” towns, such as Friedrichstadt – or in Danish “Frederiksstad”, named for Danish King Frederik 1. (1471-1533). After the return to Denmark, we will visit the island of Als, and Fyn – this time arriving by ferry from Als. On Fyn we will have the experience of staying 2 nights at a real “fairy-tale castle – Hvedholm Castle, where we also stayed during the 2016 tour. It was a fabulous experience – giving us a taste of how the nobility lived in the past. From the castle we’ll tour the area of South Funen – and the tiny island of Bjørnø (Bear Island) – a place that not many have heard of!

To give you a quick insight into the places we will visit and the pace of the tour, the entire itinerary is attached, including the names of the accommodations we will be using in case you would like to google them – or use it as contact information. Benedikte always makes sure that we have plenty of stops along the way so we can stretch our legs and maybe enjoy a little refreshment – both very important to Danes!
I hope this itinerary – planned with our group in mind – will sound just as exciting and inspiring to you as it does to me. I am sure that not many American tourists have found the tiny island of Bjørnø included in their travel plans. This tour also provides opportunities for participants looking for a little more action, f. ex. a couple of opportunities to go swimming in the beautiful Baltic Sea (weather permitting!; so if you feel so inclined, bring your swim suit! A spa treatment is also an option while in Glücksburg.

 

For more information, please contact :
Connie Schell
e-mail: cschell4dss@aol.com
phone: 518-651-1789

Please mail your reservation/deposit to:

Connie Schell
246 Foster Road
Fort Covington, New York 12937