Lolland and Falster – Denmark’s Secret South

I don’t usually tend to admit ignorance. I grew up the youngest of four intelligent siblings, meaning that to admit ignorance was to admit weakness. Also, I’d usually back myself to know at least as much as the average person on any given country. I feel like Denmark is the exception though, because the average person these days seems to have watched The Bridge and Borgen, and so at this point knows substantially more than me.

How little did I know? Well, for one thing, in my mental map of Europe, Denmark was an enormous single landmass jutting out above Germany, easily the equal of its Scandinavian cousins. To those of you thinking “yeah, that sounds about right”, allow me to take you on a journey of discovery that might just blow your mind, as it did mine.
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Whistle-Stop Copenhagen

I have a theory. In every city, there are four overarching categories of tourist sites (although obviously there will always be some crossover), and for a successful city break, you need to visit at least one of each. I put this theory to the test when I visited Copenhagen recently, and had less than five hours to see all of it. So here it is; the single most whittled-down, focused tour of a city imaginable, based on the four types of places you need to see (plus one extra, which will become apparent later on).

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