Closer & Authentic | Scandinavia & the Baltic
You’re assured a warm welcome every step of the way on this exploration of
one of the world’s happiest countries. The feel-good factor will be especially
heightened in Fredericia, where military costumes and fireworks will mark the
annual 6th July celebrations. Elsewhere, there’ll be unique Viking re-enactments
to enjoy too. Braemar will dock centrally in every port, including charming
Copenhagen, which is your gateway to the Danish royal residences.
Kronborg Castle Fredericia
As you cruise along the impressive Kiel Canal, which
is only navigable by smaller ships, you’ll benefit from
Braemar’s smaller dimensions right away. Your scenic
sailing will lead you into the historic fishing town
of Aabenraa. There’ll be time to take in the cosy
atmosphere and 13th century architecture; wander
around the Brundlund Castle Art Museum; or
perhaps tour to Ribe, Denmark’s oldest town.
A traditional Viking welcome will greet you in
Hundested, complete with historic battle
re-enactments on the quayside. From here you can
venture out on a tour to Kronborg Castle – the iconic
setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Afterwards, there’ll
be an opportunity to pass the castle aboard your ship.
On the Danish island of Bornholm, the quaint streets
and half-timbered houses of the charismatic capital
of Rønne are perfect for exploring. Rønne is also your
starting point for tours to the friendly fishing village of
Gudhjem and the dramatic ruins of Hammershus Slot.
The highlights of Copenhagen will be much easier to
experience from Braemar’s central docking location.
The famous Little Mermaid Statue is well within
reach, along with other attractions, including the
colourful Nyhavn waterfront district.
Elsewhere, you could opt to stroll around the
famous Tivoli Gardens, home to picturesque lakes
and enchanting gardens; learn about the Danish
royal residences on a tour of ‘Royal Copenhagen’;
or uncover Danish secrets at the National Museum.
There’s a second helping of the Kiel Canal to savour,
but not before you’ve spent a full day in Fredericia,
docking just 400 metres from the town centre. To
commemorate the anniversary of the 1849 Battle
of Fredericia, there’ll be locals dressed in traditional
military costume as well as a spectacular firework
display, among other attractions.
Away from the festivities, don’t miss the opportunity
to visit old military ramparts and historic landmarks,
including the Foot Soldier Statue. Alternatively,
you can head to nearby Odense to see the
Hans Christian Andersen Museum and Funen
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