The only Scandinavian country we’ve visited so far, Denmark sits on the North Sea just north of Germany. The southern part of the Jutland Peninsula, where we house sat for a friend, is a rolling land of wheat fields, waterways, pretty towns, and Viking heritage—also very good bread and, of course, Danish pastries.

When we visited

July to August 2015

Major stops

Copenhagen, Haderslev, Ribe

Memorable Moment

Sitting in an outdoor cafe with heaters running and a blanket on the back of each chair—in July

Did you know?

At various points in history, southern Jutland was part of Germany (where it was known as North Schleswig). Visitors to the region today still consist mainly of Germans. When people realized that we couldn’t speak Danish, they usually tried German before English.

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