What we miss from Danmark
The first thing we noticed when entering or driving in Denmark is the quiet way the Danes drive their cars. Before we were driving in Germany and there you always have the feeling when driving that the devil is breathing down your neck. I felt 20 centimetres distance from bumper to bumper at 70, 80 – a madness. That us further reasons what we miss from Denmark.
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What we miss from Danmark
We miss the silence of the Danes
The Danes are completely different. Hey, they drive easily sometimes with a distance of 50 meters or more simply behind you. No pushing, no rushing. That’s valerian driving – and not just after crossing the German-Danish border. The Danes always have the peace away. This can be seen everywhere – in the coffee, in the restaurant, in the shop – simply everywhere.
We miss the Danish friendliness
The Danes are so nice and friendly. On the street the Danes laugh or greet cheerfully. Old talks to young – sitting at the same table. What is striking about the Danish youth is that – both in the countryside and in the city – not everyone hides behind mobile phone screens and dives into the digital “world of friendship”. You also don’t see much walking through the streets with earplugs. They all don’t have tinnitus yet.
We miss Smørrebrød
My first gustatory experience with Danish dishes came in the form of a fish roll. Until then, I only knew Smørrebrød from the Danish Cook in the Muppet Show and the catchy tune “Smørrebrød, Smørrebrød ram tam tam tam, Smørrebrød, Smørrebrød ram tam tam…”. Smørrebrød ram tam tam tam…“. Claudia had already been to Denmark several times during her childhood and adolescence and knew the fish sandwich like the back of her hand – in all imaginable variations.
Smørrebrød is not only available with all kinds of fish. No, there are also potatoes, egg salad, prawns, beetroot, chicken, cress, fried onions etc.. Mampf, the water is running into my mouth again.
We miss the Danish beer
Who hears Danish beer might think of Tuborg or Carlsberg. But who knows the variety 1883? This beer – drawn directly from the barrel – tastes spicy, with a slight malt aftertaste. Denmark also offers a variety of other types of beer. And in the Carlsberg Museum you can take a tour of the world’s largest collection of beers. They have exhibited fabulous 22,622 types of beer.
We miss Wienerbrot and Himbeersnitte
Okay, I don’t know how the biscuits got the name Wienerbrot. But that part is a big deal. You can get it in practically every bakery and the ingredients are not always balanced. Anyone who has been to Denmark and has not eaten Viennese bread or raspberry nits has not been to Denmark. But beware: the raspberry nits have so much sugar in them that you get a sugar flash for a week.
We miss driving on the beaches
Wow… what a special experience. There are a few beaches on the west coast of Denmark where you can go by car. For us with the Duro of course a great fun. We won’t experience it that fast any more.
We miss the colored houses
The Danes own beautiful houses. Many facades are also quite colourful. There are red, yellow, blue, green, orange paintings. When I think about what kind of fuss the Swiss authorities make when someone wants to give his house a coloured swab… with buses is threatened and a new coat of paint of course at the expense of the house owner. Allegedly the overall picture is to be preserved with uniform grey as the facade colour. Crazy.
We miss the many harbours
Everywhere there are harbors. Big, small, hidden in the reeds, rustic… for us as sea lovers and ship enthusiasts a great pleasure. And there are jellyfish. Lots of jellyfish. Ok, they are not all year round in coastal areas and on the beach. They were lying on the beach because they were carried here by the waves and the tides.
Conclusion: Denmark may be an expensive country. But it offers an enormous amount of quality of life and peace. It may have few inhabitants, ok. But that’s exactly what makes it such a pleasure. The streets are only well filled in the bigger cities. In Copenhagen you can also get stuck in traffic during rush hour. Otherwise, it can happen that one drives along the road for 10, 15 minutes and no other car crosses the way. Danish cuisine is varied and delicious. Fish cooked, smoked, pickled, fried… the palate gets its fitness program and the brain gets enough omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. We also learned something about the history of the Danes and the Vikings. It is an exciting country with a big portion of serenity.