Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tur af Skanderborg ... A tour of Skanderborg


I søndags, tog vi en køretur til Skanderborg med mine svigerforældre. Den bedste del af vores tur med dem er at vi aldrig tager motorvejene. I stedet for, tager vi "bag vejene" så jeg kan se flere ting i Danmarks landskab og jeg elsker det!

On Sunday we took a driving trip to Skanderborg with my inlaws. The best part of our trips with them is that they never take the highways. Instead we take the back roads so that I can have the chance to see all the extra parts of the Danish landscape and I love it!



Skanderborg er berømt i Europe for dens årlig Musikfest som bringer mange "store navne" til Danmark hver sommer (Eric Clapton, for eksempel sidste sommer). Den 4dage musikfest kaldes "Danmarks smuk fest" fordi den sker i en stor bøg skov i Skanderborg. Her er et billede af indgangen til hvor musikfesten at jeg tog i søndags. Mads vil gerne gå med mig denne sommer, men jeg er ikke så glad for ideén at sove 4 aftener i et telt.... LOL. Måske jeg vil skifte før sommer kommer....især hvis jeg kan sove i en af disse telte: http://www.smukfest.dk/page.asp?id1=225&id2=346&id3=252&id4=0 Vi så mange mere vidunderlige ting omkring Skanderborg....ting at jeg vil gerne køre tilbage og ser igen i varmt vejr!

Skanderborg is famous in Europe for its annual
MusicFest that brings many big names in music to Denmark each summer (Eric Clapton, for example last summer). The 4 day festival is called "Denmark´s most beautiful festival" because it takes place in a huge beech forest in Skanderborg. Here is a picture I took on Sunday of the entrance to where the music festival is each year. Mads would like us to go this summer, but I am not so excited about sleeping 4 nights in a tent....LOL. Maybe I will change before summer comes.....especially if I can sleep in one of these tents: http://www.smukfest.dk/page.asp?id1=225&id2=346&id3=252&id4=0 We saw many more wonderful things around Skanderborg...things I definitely want to go back and see in warmer weather!

Skanderborg var hovedkontor i Jylland for tyskerne under anden verdens krig, imens de besat Danmark. En stor bunker ligger i en af Skanderborgs skov og er åben til besøg i april.

Skanderborg was the headquarters in Jutland for the Germans during WWII while they occupied Denmark. A huge bunker lies in one of Skanderborg´s forests and re-opens to visitors in April.







Skanderborgs Slot Kirke at ligge ved siden pladsen hvor Slottet var og foran Danmarks største sø, Mossø.
Castle Church of Skanderborg that sits alongside the place where the Castle used to be and in front of Denmark´s largest lake, Mossø.

En gammel kloster på vejen til Skanderborg. Jeg kan lide, især, vejs navn--"Munkvej".
An old monastery along the road to Skanderborg. I especially like the road´s name---"Monk road".





























10 comments:

Bluefish said...

Nice scenery.

Jakino...the Desert Rose said...

Looks like a very pretty area, but of course that would be the description for pretty much all of the pics you have posted within the last year!! :)

LadyFi said...

It looks fantastic! Reminds me of England...

I agree with you - sleeping in tents, in the rain and mud, with no toilets is not my cup of tea either...

Amy said...

Beer can tents...how DANISH!!!! Whenever you see shows here from Denmark, they look like a bunch of party animals...is this true??

I wouldn't be my cup of tea either, a music festival, only because there would be other people then me there...hahahaha...if i could get a private concert I might go...hahahaha...

Your inlaws sound wonderful. I love people who take the off beat path in life and not the usual highway!!!

Mom said...

This is definitely a step up from Woodstock.....but you're too young to know about that. Those can tents remind me of giant porta-pottys.....IF they were blue it would be like the the 3-Day Walk all over again. hee hee

Anonymous said...

The Can Sleep article is also avaiable in English
http://www.smukfest.dk/page.asp?id1=225&id2=252&id3=265&id4=0

But if you want to reserve one of the Can Sleeps you have to be very very quick

"The 121 CAN SLEEPs® were produced for the Danmarks Smukkeste Festival 2005 and placed as six-packs near the festival area. The area had separate toilet and bathing facilities. The CAN SLEEPs® were rented through the internet on the first come, first served principle – and they were sold out in just 40 sec."

nettielouise said...

I think if I lived in Denmark, all I'd want to do would be to drive around on back country roads with a picnic basket on the weekends!

Rachel said...

I like Nettie's comment w/ the picnic basket on the wkends - perfect idea! :-)
Kelli, thanks for sharing all these great pix of Denmark that you get to see... it lets me ask Mac lots of questions and gets him thinking of places he wants to show me. Thanks again for such a great blog! :-)

Lisa said...

OK, I don't like camping (I said I camped when I lived on a farm in AR. However if I could have a beer can tent I am all in!

Kelly said...

Kuddos to your inlaws for suggesting the scenic tour...absolutely gorgeous pics!