Mange Hilsner from Denmark

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® MD594797

Last month my family and I spent one incredible week in the Ringkøbing area of Denmark, just steps from the North Sea and I thought, I'd share a few pictures and impressions with you all. 

My first thoughts while driving through Denmark en route to our vacation rental was how calm (despite the wind), peaceful and slower paced it seemed. Roads were just 2 lanes most of the way and traffic circles are very popular. The landscape is spectacular and all - nature and the people - have adjusted to the rough winds coming from the North Sea. 

Houses (naturally, the REALTOR® in me paid close attention to houses & subdivisions & construction) are set in between the dunes - as if they are hugging them. You'll only be able to make out the roof of many of the homes from the street. Speaking of which, green and thatched roofs are quite popular and are characteristic for the area by the North and Baltic Sea. I don't know if our vacation rental was "the norm" but assuming though, it's all very much quality, eco-friendly and as storm proof as possible. As always I wondered how much better houses on the East Coast would fare during Hurricane season if those were constructed a similar way and/or with the same materials.  

What can you do in one week in Ringkøbing, Denmark? Go for long walks [or runs] on the beach, brave the waves and cold water of the North Sea, collect rocks and sea shells, climb up the steps in a lighthouse and take in the view, go antique shopping, visit the aquarium, pet fish and sift sand to find Amber, learn about local history and WWII [there are still bunkers on the beach], ride a bike [it's extremely bike friendly], have fun at Legoland, eat lots of fish, find your way out of a maze, play soccer golf ... relax, recharge your batteries and make memories. 

We did all of the above and then some and loved the area.. so much so that I wouldn't mind a return trip in the future. 

Ringkobing, Denmark

Mange Hilsner from Denmark!

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Thompson Company, REALTORS
16910 Oak Hill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905
o: (301) 384-9177 c: (240)593-2860

Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD. She has enjoyed assisting buyers and sellers since 2004 and focuses on residential Real Estate in  Montgomery and Howard County, MD. Andrea is a proud mom and hobby decorator with a vintage soul. She always answers the phone with a smile, enjoys running and treasure hunting and is addicted to coffee.


 All photographs are my own and I'd like to keep it that way. All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.




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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Life just seems like it would be so much more simpler in places like Denmark or Norway.  I love the house with the grass roof.

Jul 25, 2017 04:07 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Andrea. What a lovely post. I love to learn about new places and this is surely one I think I too would enjoy. Great photos.

Jul 25, 2017 06:19 AM #2
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
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I always learn something new from you, Andrea. Like today, I learned how to type a Nordic word like Ringkøbing with a slash through the o. Sounds like a wonderfully exciting place to visit. But why is there a lawn growing on that roof? 

Jul 25, 2017 07:47 AM #3
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Andrea, you have been *FEATURED* in today's Tuesday Travelogue! 



Jul 25, 2017 10:32 AM #4
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I spent some time in Denmark in the 1980s and what a wonderful place with hospitable people.

Jul 25, 2017 06:48 PM #5
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Andrea, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

Jul 26, 2017 01:38 AM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and your photographs.

Jul 28, 2017 11:06 AM #7
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