Unique Experiences in Denmark 2022
Signe Bøgh Tonnesen on an oyster safari by the Wadden Sea. Photo: Mads Tolstrup
Vadehavskysten: A treasure trove of nature and culture The southwestern corner of Jutland is home to one of Denmark’s most stunning national parks. With a wide selection of experiences on offer, there is something for everyone, from exploring the Wadden Sea and migrating birds, participating in highoctane beach activities or an oyster safari, to delving into the history and culture of the oldest town in Denmark. By Trine Jensen-Martin
Photos: Gitte Lindeborg
It is not only migrating birds that flock to the Wadden Sea; this is a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. “Nature itself is one of the biggest attractions,” explains Katrine Jung, marketing manager at Vadehavskysten. “You can recharge here, like the migrating birds.” The Wadden Sea is the largest tidal flats system in the world. A visit to the area, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, makes for a unique experience 78 |
of the relationship between the sea, the surrounding nature and wildlife. An air of history Medieval Ribe, Denmark’s oldest town, which dates back to around 710 AD, offers activities for all ages. Its history is evident everywhere, and a visit would not be complete without a stop at one of its many museums: Ribe Cathedral Museum, Ribe Vikingecenter, or the HEX! Museum of Witch Hunt to name but a few.
The town is also home to the largest playground in northern Europe, a huge area modelled on the historic buildings in Ribe itself, but in miniature playground format, managing to be both playful and educational at the same time. Opening in June 2022, it is guaranteed to please visitors from all over – and particularly the younger ones. Esbjerg means business Esbjerg, Denmark’s youngest city, is a real cultural melting pot. Business, commerce and artistic ventures all contribute to what is fast becoming one of the country’s most exciting cities to live and work in, and most certainly an interesting place to visit. “Esbjerg’s identity is developing, and the city is a leader in the field of green en-