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July 18, 2013

Secret Scandinavia: Bronte's favourite Danish summer hideaway

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A while back Bronte was asked to recommend a super secret local spot in Denmark that you’d only know about if you were a local. She remembered this amazing place where she is from called Reersø (population 511).

It’s a teeny penunsular (attached only slightly to the main island of Zealand - and in fact it used to be an island back in the day). Famous for centuries for its fishing and local fish dishes (in particular, smoked mackerel and eel), this little secret spot is hard to find but possibly as Danish as you’ll ever get. It's a really old village full of wonderful Danish farming and fishing heritage.

To get to Reersø you need to take a plane to Copenhagen, then a train to Slagelse. From there bus 432 (it doesn’t go very often and it takes quite a while: be patient). 

We recommend trying the local ‘Reersø Kro’ which is a 300 year old pub: they serve amazing local fish and seafood. Stay at the campsite or at the Inn. Great beaches, lovely sailing opportunities, wind surfing, lots of fishing and hunting (if you’re into that). There are no bars, no nightlife, no shops except a little grocery market. Just the smell of the sea and cats with no tails (yes, this is a place full of Manx Cats - thought to be introduced here centuries ago from an Isle of Man ship wreck).

Got dosh to spare? This is what £500,000 will buy you on Reersø Peace and quiet here

Got only £80K to spare? Get this nifty little summer house

But it doesn’t really matter because unless you’re Danish, you can’t buy a summer house in Denmark. Oh, didn’t you know? Indeed, that is the law. Cheeky Danes. Wonder how they got away with that one .

Next week: Jonas’ secret summer place in Göteborg.

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                      Danish Habour Porpoise in Reersoø - Photo by Ole Agerbæk Sørensen

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