Day Out in Denmark | The Historic Hubertus Hunt in Klampenborg

A Danish Autumn Adventure Just North of Copenhagen
JÆGERSBORG DYREHAVEN IS PART OF A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Gathered in the autumn colored forests north of Copenhagen every November, nearly 40,000 locals anxiously await the pounding sound of horses galloping and maneuvering obstacles with their riders in brilliant red suits. This is the Hubertus Hunt, or Hubertusjagt in Danish. Every year since 1900, with the exception of a few years during WWII, spectators have gathered in the gorgeous forest park known as Jægersborg Dyrehave on the first Sunday in November. Continue reading “Day Out in Denmark | The Historic Hubertus Hunt in Klampenborg”

Take an Oyster Tour in the Wadden Sea National Park, Denmark

A Delicious Day out in one of Denmark’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Slurp up some lessons ABOUT biodiversity ON the island of Rømø

When an invasive species provides an opportunity to teach visitors about marine ecosystems and is also tasty to eat, it’s a win-win. Set your sites towards the southwest coast of Jutland, Denmark and take an oyster safari in the Wadden Sea National Park. We spent a morning wading through mudflats with the Naturcenter Tønnisgård on the small island of Rømø recently to pluck fresh oysters straight from the sea. Even if shellfish isn’t your favorite dish, it’s an interesting and entertaining day out in Denmark. Continue reading “Take an Oyster Tour in the Wadden Sea National Park, Denmark”

Cruise through the Crowds in Colmar France on a Canal Boat Tour

Experience the Sweet Charm of Alsace 
Cruise past the crowds IN LITTLE VENICE, COLMAR

I’ve had Colmar, France – cute little Alsatian sweetheart – on my must-see list for a while. So when this summer’s grand European road trip from our home in Copenhagen to the south of France had some wiggle room, we added it to the itinerary. Apparently, so did everyone else visiting western Europe this year. Known as the setting inspiration for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, there is good reason why everyone feels the need to see it for themselves. But how to ditch the masses and circumnavigate the selfie sticks in this pretty little Alsatian sweet spot? Step aboard a canal boat. For twenty-five minutes you are afforded a small-group guided tour of these canals chock full of charm.

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See a Sustainable City in Action on a Green Bike Tour of Copenhagen

 Copenhagen Wants to Be the World’s First Carbon Neutral Capital
LEARN MORE AND GET INSPIRED ON A GREEN BIKE TOUR

Copenhagen – Denmark’s charming capital city is working diligently to become the greenest city in the world. Want to see what sustainable city planning and green urban development look like in action? No better way than behind the handlebars of a bicycle – a truly Danish way to do it. Don’t worry, there are plenty of places to stop and take it all in. (You can even take a walking tour.) The guides at Green Bike Tours have tons to tell you about Copenhagen’s goal to be carbon-neutral by 2025. Let’s go for a ride.

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Copenhagen Color: Where to Get Your Autumn On

Best Places to Find Fall Color in Copenhagen

A Self-Guided Bicycle/Walking Tour of Autumn Foliage and Danish Café Hygge

Fall is fantastisk in Copenhagen. Deciduous trees that dominate the landscape start changing colors to coordinate perfectly with the classic Scandinavian architecture painted in rusty reds and oranges and ochres. This town is built for autumn. The long Nordic summer days slowly get shorter as they slip into autumn. It is my favorite season here, even as the light gets less and the air turns cool. Pull on a sweater. Or a jumper if you’re British. Bring layers and something to stave off the very real potential of rain. Fall can be crisp like a tart Danish apple, famous from the island of Fejø, ripe and ready.

But autumn can also be sunny and bright here. In Danish, there is a name for that hybrid season as summer turns to fall, sensommer. It can be sublime. Come soak it up. And even when the weather wanes, as it is wont to do in Denmark, you can enjoy the season change from inside one of Copenhagen’s many cozy cafés and delicious craft coffeehouses. Continue reading “Copenhagen Color: Where to Get Your Autumn On”