Many probably know the Michelin guide for the year to spice up the world's restaurants with their famous stars. And maybe connects you to the coveted stars, with restaurants like Noma and Geranium, which have really helped to put nordic cuisine on the world map.
But it is probably very few, who are aware of, to the French, red restaurant magazine has a green little sister, which rewards the best sights.
Like with the gastronomic guide means one star, that attraction is worth the experience, two stars means that the attraction is worth a detour, and three stars indicates that the attraction is worth traveling for.
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It is the French tire company, Michelin, which is behind the Michelin guide.
the Michelin guide started as a guidebook for drivers with street maps, information about gas stations and lists of restaurants and accommodations.
In 1926 there was for the first time awarded stars to restaurants in the Michelin guide. In the first instance the restaurants, however, only achieve a single star. The system with zero, one, two, or three stars, as we know it today, was introduced five years later.
the Stars are awarded on the basis of assessments from a team of anonymous inspectors, who visit the restaurants.
The gastronomical red guide book is the most well known, but there is also a green version, as guides to the best and most touristic attractions.
Source: Michelin guide website
One of the Danish attractions, there is to find on a top spot in the wizard, is the Moesgaard Museum just outside of Aarhus. In the past week, they received their third star in Michelin's green guide of attractions.
Director of Moesgaard Museum, Mads Holst, is pleased with the recognition, which follows with the stars.
- Although the green guide is less well-known than the red, it means the extra star, of course, that we are an attraction of the highest international standard, which is worth to travel for, and it is a big cadeau, says Mads Holst to Ekstra Bladet.
At the Moesgaard Museum, it is hoped that the recent commissions may mean that more international visitors will come by and experience the world's best preserved bog body, Grauballemanden, and the many other historical finds, the museum houses.
- We hope it will mean that we will be more visible on the international scene, and that it can contribute to the nordic culture and history can be recognised in the same way as the nordic kitchen. And so, we hope, of course, also in more visitors, says Mads Holst.
currently, the 12 Danish attractions boast of being the holder of three Michelin stars, and the list include the art museum Louisiana, the Roskilde Cathedral and The Old Town in Aarhus.
In total, around 90 attractions received one or more of the not-so-well-known stars, and yet more are mentioned in the guide.
the Extra Leaf has made an overview of the Danish sights which have received the French stjerneguides tribute.