Last summer I went to the lion park in Denmark, and we were pretty lucky with the weather. It was supposed to be cloudy and rainy, but instead, we got sun and pretty nice weather to walk and drive around the park in.
Even if the park is nicknamed the lion park, the lions are among many other animals at the park. There are elephants, monkeys, birds, camels, zebras, giraffes and more. I’ve posted about the visit before here.
Møns Klint can be found in the south-east of Denmark, and one can visit chalk cliffs previously mentioned here. To get from the centre and parking space, there are steps to get down to the beach.
But be warned, it’s mentioned at the top that it takes 15 min. In case you didn’t make the connection, that’s a lot of steps, so when you get back up the stairs, you might want to stop by the center to have some ice cream or a different treat.
When we visited in late June 2012, they sold ice cream made on the island of Møn, and it was truly delicious. (I’m not sponsored by them, though I definitely wish I could have the ice cream again).
I’ve visited Denmark more times than I really know a number of. So it’s always felt a bit like home. In early June 2017, I went on yet another road trip with one of my sisters in Denmark. And it was a lot of fun, we went places that we apparently had visited as kids, but that I was too young to remember, such as the Lionpark, where this picture is from.
The Lionpark, or Givskudd Zoo as it’s officially known, started off with lions and expanded over the years with other animals, such as gorillas and monkeys. When we were there, they had started adding a dinosaur area to the park, which seemed kinda popular with younger boys. I’ve also written about the Zoo before here.
When on a road-trip in Denmark, one will see Danish buildings and churches. This picture was taken in mid-June 2012, as we were passing a Danish church being renovated on the island of Møn.
This is Elmelunde Church, and according to the church’s Danish website (English Wikipedia-link), the oldest church on Møn. The building started around 1085 and was added to since on multiple occasions over the years.
We passed the church on our way to visit the cliffs of Møn, which I’ve written about before here, here and here.
In June 2012 I visited Denmark, and one of the places we stayed was in Copenhagen. My sister and I visited the tower, and inside most of the tower, this is how the way up looks. At the top, there is a staircase to get up to the last floor, and out on the platform to see Copenhagen from above.
We had pretty nice weather so we could see Copenhagen, but we wore dresses on a windy day, so we also spent time holding our dresses down.
This picture was also taken in the Lion park in Denmark in early June. Over the years I’ve learned (along with a lot of people) that Zoos and any place involving animals as an attraction can be a tricky situation. There are places that ignore the animals welfare for the sake of earning money and entertaining people, and there are the places where the animal welfare is considered the key thing. The thing is to be aware that it’s happening, such as many ongoing issues in the world, and support the places that make a home for the animals or the organizations that support the wild life where it lives.
There are places that ignore the animals welfare for the sake of earning money and entertaining people, and there are the places where the animal welfare is considered the key thing. The thing is to be aware that it’s happening, such as many ongoing issues in the world, and support the places that make a home for the animals or the organizations that support the wild life where it lives.
As far as I could tell, the animals at Givskud Zoo had a lot of space and places to hide if they felt like it. And it seems like they’ve worked to make sure the animals like the area and the fellow animals.
Jelling is a place with a long history. The stones I’m referring to are not the ones actually in the picture, but two stones dating back to the time of the Vikings. If you want to find out more, the National Museum of Denmark has written about the Jelling project right here.
We stopped by Jelling after we had visited Givskudd Zoo, and went up on one of the two hills around the church. This is the view from that in early June 2017.
One of the things Denmark is known for is being flat. And if the land is flat, wind power with the help from wind turbines is also a thing Denmark is known for. To be quite honest, I don’t know how the wind turbine systems works, so I’ll link to the wikipedia article about wind power in Denmark, that seems to have a lot of links that one could learn from.
This picture was taken while driving (well, being a passenger) north on Jutland in early June 2017.
In early June I went on a road trip to Denmark (with a quick stop in Germany as well), and one of the places we visited was Givskudd Zoo.
Givskudd Zoo started in 1969 with lions as only animal, and is therefore known as Løveparken (the lion park) for many. Now there are many more species, where giraffes are one of them. The zoo and safari park has large enclosures for the animals, and it’s possible to walk and drive around parts of the park.
In late July 2016 we were traveling around Skagerak and Kattegat, which meant driving across the Øresund bridge, that goes between Denmark and Sweden. Luckily, the weather wasn’t too bad this day, so we actually had a pretty good view of the area.