Sometimes liquorice is not as sweet as it seems.

Trip Start Mar 17, 2012
Trip End Jun 26, 2012

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Landgasthof Hoffnung Handewitt
Read my review - 4/5 stars

Flag of Germany  , Schleswig-Holstein,
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Today is our last day in Denmark. Our accommodation tonight will be just over the German border in Handewitt (no need paying exorbitant accommodation bills if you can avoid it!)We will again spend the day following the Daisy Route in Denmark in a southerly direction before heading into Germany in the late afternoon.

Our first attraction is the little island of Mando which is only accessible by car during low tide. Of course, if you drive across the causeway when the tide is rising you may get yourself into deep water, literally! Alternatively, you may make it across okay but get stuck there until the next low tide – something undesirable if you are on a tight schedule. In our case, we had no idea of what the tides were doing so it wasn’t looking promising. As luck would have it (for once) another vehicle came along and he professed to know that now was a good time to cross and return in safety. Since his car was an expensive model I figured he could not be so foolhardy as to risk sinking it in a rising tide so we followed in his trail across the causeway. As soon as we were over we made a U-turn and returned. Of course our objective had been just to cross safely and return as we were aware the entire island was just a nature reserve and there was nothing of interest for us over there.

The Daisy Road takes us past interesting sights and after a while we enter a small village called Hojer. What a treasure trove this was. There were interesting galleries and a fabulous windmill known as Hojer Molle which is one of the tallest in Northern Europe. It has been preserved and is now a very interesting museum. Also there were cute houses and best of all, a highly acclaimed and award winning butcher shop that sells the best Danish frankfurts. Yum.

Next surprise on the agenda is a town called Mogeltonder. Its main street in which (once upon a time) the King (one of the Frederiks) would walk down from his palace, had to look like a Parisian Avenue. And so today it has been preserved as to how it looked over 400 years ago. Also surprising was the discovery of the fact that in Denmark you can buy liquorice coated and centred ice creams. Unfortunately, for as good as they look, the liquorice is the salted variety.

By now the sun is low in the sky and it is time to head for our lodgings for the night.  We leave the Daisy road for local highway 8 which will feed us onto E45 – the European superhighway, to take us into Germany. In no time at all we are travelling at high speed (130 KPH on the Danish side, unlimited on the German side) to our hotel Landgasthof Hoffnung.

Once we are settled in, we take a short drive down to Flensburg, situated on the German side of the Flensburger Forde. We settle on a Swiss style restaurant for dinner and enjoy a plate of the classic Swiss dish geschnetzeltes.

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