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Danish Lake Lands

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Another of our favourite restaurants is Aalekronen on the banks of Lake Julsø. This area of Denmark, only 40km from Aarhus is known as the 'Danish Lake Lands' because of a series of large lakes which are interconnected by the Gudenå River (Denmark's longest at 160km). I've not found anything which gives me exactly the number of lakes, but I've counted eleven. It is a beautiful area with fantastic scenery.

After a delicious and relaxed lunch we caught the ferry for a short, but enjoyable trip on the lake to Himmelbjerget ("The Sky Mountain" or "The Mountain of Heaven"). With a height of 147 m (482 ft), Himmelbjerget is one of the highest natural points in the Danish landscape. It is also an area of great cultural significance. On top of the hill is a 25 meter tall tower that was erected to honor King Frederik VII and his role in giving the Danish people a constitution in 1849. There are also a number of monuments several honouring Danish poets and one commemorating the women’s right to vote in 1915.

We disembarked at Himmelbjerget, but chose not to walk up the hill on this occasion, happy to enjoy a coffee and ice-cream by the lake and wait for the return ferry to Aalekronen.

Another relaxed and lovely day together, in this special part of Denmark.

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Another favourite restuarant  -  Aalekronen

Another favourite restuarant - Aalekronen


Checking out the ducks .. looking for food

Checking out the ducks .. looking for food


I can dance anywhere …

I can dance anywhere …


Hjejlen paddle steamer, the world’s oldest operational coal-fired paddle steamer.  The company first started travelling the lakes in 1859

Hjejlen paddle steamer, the world’s oldest operational coal-fired paddle steamer. The company first started travelling the lakes in 1859


There are 7 ferries travelling the lakes, and 1 paddle steamer

There are 7 ferries travelling the lakes, and 1 paddle steamer


There's lots of water traffic on the lakes

There's lots of water traffic on the lakes

Himmelbjerget (Sky Mountain) - a popular cultural and recreational site.

Himmelbjerget (Sky Mountain) - a popular cultural and recreational site.


Sharing the day with Olivia

Sharing the day with Olivia


Lovely

Lovely


Looking across the lake

Looking across the lake


Enjoying the day

Enjoying the day


An idyllic (but very expensive) home by the lake

An idyllic (but very expensive) home by the lake

Posted by patsaunder 02:48 Archived in Denmark

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