The last few months with the Coronavirus have prompted many danes to take a holiday in Denmark. Some do it for the first time. Others love to keep the summer holidays at home and travel only in the winter. But what can Denmark really offer? Ekstra Bladet has asked well-known people with a thorough knowledge of our country's nature. Here is what they hold particularly.
--------- SPLIT ELEMENT ---------It is my life's Shangri-La
Actually, he lives – he seems even – the most beautiful place in the world, but if he needs to recommend a very special place in Danmark for people who do not know the most beautiful places in their own country, it will be Hjortø.
It is not any long trip with the ferry to Hjortø. The sail from Svendborg. Photo: Per Rasmussen.
– today is Nora 85 years – yes, we are both know to be older, for I am 82, but since we during my first visit on Hjortø many years ago met for the first time, it said ’bang’, and since I have adored livsstykket Nora. She is the reason I repeatedly returned to the small south island, as I have come to love, not least for its tranquility, to such a degree, that I have said to my wife that I will be buried there.
– My wife is much younger than me, so it will be my turn first, and therefore have I stated that either should my urn be reduced on the island – or my ashes spread there. Is how it is. The island is a wonder.
Nora Rasmussen is a wonderful rejekælling, believe Poul Thomsen. Photo: Per Rasmussen
Poul Thomsen told also the story of Hjortø and Nora Rasmussen in his memoir ’One with life’, but it discourages him from repeating his wish with bold underlines:
– I would lie on the island among the wild roses in the vicinity of the magnificent Nora. She is a wonderful rejekælling, which can pill the small fiord in a very special way, so that no time takes. Late actor Jens Okking tried to free her, but got a basket, telling a gnæggende Poul Thomsen.
You can go Hjortø around an hour, says Poul Thomsen. Photo: Ernst van Norde
It is not a day's journey to reach the island in Svendborgsund.
the Island itself, you can reach around along the water at a time, but it does not change that it is a gem. I am, moreover, proud of Denmark and happy, that we have so much to offer both large and small. I understand that people like to travel south. It must they would like, but it is a pity that they don't come around in their own country.
Although he lives on the Randerskanten close by fjord, forest and fields.
– It is a paradise. When I look out at my window, I can see the ships pass between the grass and the cattle. It is so beautiful. It is my life's Shangri-La. The river gudenå and Randers Fjord is a huge asset. I have lived on my slope with a view over the fjord since the 1960s, and this area is so great that one need not be a nature lover to be able to see it. I love to get out in nature. Pt. I am bad at walking and must use a walker, but I still enjoy my two dogs, interest in the ’little Brother’ and Border Terrier ’Thit’ (after Thit Jensen), he laughs.
There are only eight people signed up on Hjortø. Photo: Per Rasmussen
the Entire Poul Thomsen's life has been about nature and animals, and there are not many places in Denmark he hasn't been. Therefore, you must listen, when he assigns ’its’ beautiful places.
In spite of major cities and agriculture, we have so much, which other countries envy us. Very is however gone to at the oar, and it must mourn – especially I am sorry that the small sites have lost their originals. Them there are not many left of the more. Modern society does not leave space for the types. And it is a shame.
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