DANISH PLACES: CHRISTIANSFELD

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My Hubby and I love going for a drive, discovering new places. We usually do this on Wednesdays, as this is our day off, and so most weeks, Wednesday has become our Saturday :)

The other week we drove to a small town called Christiansfeld, which is located in the southern part of Denmark. The city was founded in 1773 by the Moravian church. Its architecture is very distinct and very well planned, where most town houses and city buildings are built using very fine quality craftsmanship and strict choice in materials, giving it a very unanimous look.

In Denmark we take good care of our old buildings and therefore also keeping the history. Christiansfeld is quite special in this way. It was built in only twenty years and to promote trades and industry. One of these industries was the honey cake bakery, which up until 2008, still was using its original 18th century bakery. Today a chocolatier has taken over the place, but they still bake honey cakes after the original secret recipe, although today, they have become a bit more sophisticated, using only the best organic ingredients available.

There's not a lot of activities in this town, but there is plenty of history and details. We just loved walking around looking at, discovering and photographing little old pieces of history. This uniqueness and well preserved architecture, has also resulted in the town being on UNESCO's tentative list.

Have a great evening.

 

Comments

Found your Precious Sisters name listed in Victoria magazine and had to find you online. We live in western Colorado and are currently hosting a Danish high school student. Shes adorable and after only two weeks, she has become part of our family. Love the pictures you've posted of Christiansfeld. Thank you for giving me more insight to such a beautiful country!