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Travel tip: Day trip to Denmark

Taking a day trip to Denmark with the Scandlines Fähre

The beautiful Denmark is one of the most popular travel and excursion destinations at the Baltic Sea. It attracts with its enchanting landscape, its countless sandy beaches and rocks as well as its fresh sea air. Denmark is also an ideal destination for a day trip to the Baltic Sea. In addition to its impressive natural landscape, the Baltic Sea region offers many sights, family-friendly islands and plenty of leisure activities for adults and children.

Day trip to Denmark by Fähre

The Danish islands are particularly easy to reach from Germany by Scandlines Fähre. In Schleswig-Holstein, for example, there is the Puttgarden-RödbyFähre, which operates from Fehmarn. Another option for a day trip is to take the Rostock-GedserFähre in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

The journey by Fähre does not take much time. It only takes 45 minutes from Puttgarden to the Danish island of Lolland via the Vogelfluglinie. From Rödby, the motorway leads towards Zealand and Denmark’s capital Copenhagen. The Fähre between Puttgarden and Rödby operates around the clock.

This is also the case with the Rostock-Gedser ferry connection, but not as frequently. The journey takes about two hours. On both routes, the service is operated by Scandlines. Tickets can be purchased in advance on the Internet.

Even the Fähre ride offers a wonderful view of to Baltic Sea. While the adults enjoy the flair on board, the children can explore the ship. There are also shops and restaurants to pass the time.

The Scandlines day ticket

The Scandlines day ticket is highly recommended. It includes the return journey from 80 euros on the same calendar day. It applies to all departures to 6 a.m. on the day of booking. There is a seat guarantee for the booked outward journey.

Experience Denmark’s most beautiful sights in one day

There is a lot to see on a day trip to Denmark. These include natural attractions such as the sea and beaches, leisure pools and a variety of different activities.

Start day trip from Falster

The best starting point for a day trip across the Baltic Sea is the picturesque harbour town of Falster, which scores with its rural atmosphere. Falster’s old town is perfect for a stroll through the shops. Another place of interest is the white lighthouse. From there it goes to the southernmost point of Denmark. The geological museum is also worth a visit. The tour can be finished in one of the harbour restaurants, where delicious fish menus are served.

Admire the impressive nature of Møn

The Baltic Sea island of Møn has a very special natural attraction to offer. The imposing megalithic sites are considered particularly impressive. Together with thefromof Jelling, which can be found to Jutland, they are among the most important archaeological sites in Denmark and are part of the UNESCO World Heritage.

Numerous relics along the coast of the Baltic Sea date back to the time of the Vikings between 800 and 1066 and from witness to the period. Vikings are often the focus of attention at exhibitions, festivals and fairs. For example, dishes and drinks from the period can be eaten, historical costumes can be admired or typical souvenirs can be purchased as souvenirs.

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Visit to Lalandia

If you like to go to leisure pools that offer plenty of action, then Lalandia Holiday Park in Rödby is the place for you. The park is excellent for young and old. So there are fast-paced water slides. The Aquadome has a wave pool that promises fun for the whole family.

Those who like it less turbulent can pay a visit to the whirlpool or the sauna. Children up to 5 years old have their own area especially for them. There they can play and splash around to their heart’s content. If the water gets too much, there is variety at the mini-golf, to playground, the climbing wall and in one of the creative workshops. There you can create a personal souvenir to remember the day.

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Trip to the Knuthenborg Safari Park

On Lolland you can also experience Africa. Knuthenborg Safari Park is the most extensive safari and adventure park in Northern Europe. About 1000 animals from Africa and Asia can be admired there. These include antelope, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, ostrich, goat, domestic donkey, screw horn sheep, Watussi cattle and rhino. There is also a special area for monkeys.

Animals from Asia such as Siberian tigers, yaks, Japanese sika deer and water buffalo are housed in a separate enclosure. The visit is done by car or in the safari bus of the park. Visitors can also walk in areas that are not dangerous. You can still take a tour in a rustic Land Rover.

Of course, there are also naturalist guides who talk about the animals and the history of the Safari Park.

The site also has the largest nature playground in Denmark.

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The Limpopoland

In the middle of the safari park is the Limpopoland. It offers fun for young and old. Especially children get the opportunity to really let off steam there. Water fans will get to money’s worth in the “Congo Splash”, the steepest water ride in Europe. After an ascent of 16 metres, the slide leads steeply down into the depths.

Other attractions of the park are the “Kilimanjaro”, the slide “Kampala Express” and the “Tiger Cam”.

Trip to Zealand

Another attractive destination is the Danish island of Zealand. A wonderful landscape with sea, dunes, cliffs and charming villages awaits visitors. In addition, the capital Copenhagen is also located to Zealand. So it is not for nothing that Zealand is considered a first-class holiday region and suitable for families with children.

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Visit to Copenhagen

The metropolis Copenhagen is the largest city of Scandinavia and offers a clear contrast to the otherwise rather rural and quiet Denmark. Among the many interesting sights is the amusement and theme park Tivoli. A visit to the old town is also recommended.

In addition, you can go on an extensive shopping tour through the city. The pedestrian zone Ströget is recommended. It is one of the world’s longest pedestrian zones and offers an extensive number of shops. For relaxing there are of course also many cafés and restaurants.

Also worth a look are the castles and churches of the Danish capital. These include, above all, the Fredrik Church and the Amalienborg Palace.

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Conclusion of the day trip to Denmark

Denmark is very diverse and you can experience a lot. Of course, you won’t be able to do all of the presented destinations in one day. And for some of them you need more time than one day to discover all facets. But on a day trip you can discover bit by bit of Denmark with the individual destinations. And with the Scandlines Fähre, you can reach your destination quickly, safely and inexpensively.


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