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Tallinn is one of the most beautiful cities when the sun is out, alfresco drinking and dining everywhere with much to see. Olde Hansa is a 15th century merchants house at the back of Town Hall Square which has staff in medieval dress for that authentic look. Olde Hansa is old German for old tribe. One of the three houses...
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Beautiful Tallinn has been war torn throughout history, so it won't surprise you it is riddled with tunnels. Kiek In De Kök. The tunnels are full of stories that your guide will reveal. Although most of the men walked round in T shirts, the ladies wore blankets supplied on the way in. It is cold underground. FRED OLSEN BALTIC CRUISE MARELLA...
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One could bravely suggest Helsinki is always on a Baltic Cruise itinerary, but is that always the case? Well, more often than not it is. It is a small city with a great shopping centre near to the port, so those who love to shop are catered for. Those who want to see what is on the suggested highlights...
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Originally built as a summer house in 1606, the 400-year-old Renaissance castle was Christian IV's favourite castle.  His colourful personality left a strong mark on it and Danish history. Once inside you are taken on an organised tour room by room, including the Winter room which was part of the Kings private chambers by your phone! Unless you have...
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Skagen is one of the cleanest places you will ever visit, the most popular holiday place in Denmark, and yet so clean. It's sheer beauty and cleanliness divulge a culture of people that have it inbred not to drop litter or cigarette ends, but to create and colour their world with the use of the sun most months of...
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A statue you might miss off your list, Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid, is far from Disney's image and there is a copy much nearer as we show at the end of our Hans Christian Andersen film. First published in 1837 the fairy tale has been adapted by many including Disney, but it was written by the Danish author Hans...
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This is one of the oldest running wooden roller coasters in the world. It was built in 1914 and is one of Tivoli's most popular rides. It is suitable for all ages but young children must be accompanied by an adult - and you really feel the surge in your stomach. It is to this day still the most...
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The Teddy Bear Museum in Skagen is in the shadow of the large round red brick observation tower, that looks like a water tower, and opposite Ancher's House. It is an easy walk from the harbour, easier to cycle. The Teddy Bear museum opened in 1998 and is the only one in all Scandinavia. It is fun, and can...
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Given the King granted permission to open Tivoli Gardens in 1843, it is unlikely they used the name because it spelt I LOV IT backwards, but just about every kid of every age does - love it. These wonderful gardens inspired Hans Christian Andersen to write the Nightingale. The Park has had an entrance fee since it opened, and highlights have...
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Hans Christian Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875) spent much time in Copenhagen, we retrace his footsteps and share what you can find of him here.This is a chance to make up your own tour and find some secrets in Copenhagen that even the tours don't share. His lodging rooms, his houses, where he worked and played. https://youtu.be/LE_EOVSc20Q A few features...