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“Skagerrak meets Kattegat”
Review of Town of Skagen

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“Skagerrak meets Kattegat”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

Had wanted to visit the meeting of the Skagerrak and the Kattegat near Skagen from recommendations from a previous visit to Denmark. We took a train from Aalborg via Frederikshavn (about an hour or so). Skagen, a pretty town, lived up to its reputation as an artistic place with its great 'light'. We walked to the meeting of the North and Baltic seas via the sand dunes, not availing of the tractor transport that was on hand. On the way we visited a Tower with an art show in progress and said we would purchase on the way back.
Quite a number of people were viewing the troubled meeting of the seas having travelled out via the long sand spit. It was an impressive sight and well worth the trip. A video, rather than a photo, would better catch the feeling of the place.

On the return journey we visited the Bunkermuseum, with its WWII memorabilia, which explained the presence of the many Nazi bunkers in the vicinity as being part of the so-called Atlantic Wall, although in this case stretching into the Baltic! Unfortunately the Art Gallery in the Tower was closed on our return.

Visited June 2013
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Grenoble, France
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“Heaven of peace”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Skagen is a peacefull little city. It's really interesting and surprising to see two seas meeting !
It's very romantic and very picturesque !

Visited September 2013
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Bexley, United Kingdom
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“Baltic meets the north sea at Grenen, and Skagen town”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

What a fantastic place to go. A friend took me up here, would never have thought of it myself! lovely walks through the sand dunes to the open peninsula where you stand at the tip whilst the seas merge over your feet :-) Skagen town is full of the typical yellow houses and buildings with the red roofs. Very well worth going to.

Visited July 2013
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Girona, Spain
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“The Saint-Tropez of Denmark”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Cozy town with a Saint-Tropez atmosphere in Northern Denmark.
Vibrant restaurants and terraces by the harbour, tight of sailboats and beautiful yachts in the summer. The place to be for sea lovers from Scandinavia.

Visited July 2013
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Central Florida, Florida
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“Great town for walking and biking.”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Great walkability. Use the train service to get there and walk or ride your bike through the lovely streets. The home gardens are beautiful.

Visited September 2012
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