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The sea and sailing is an important part of Danish culture and the Danish people were amongst those known as the Vikings. Today the sea still plays an important role both commercially with the large numbers of ferries that connect the numerous islands and neighboring countries; and for recreation with its cozy harbors and sheltered bays.
In Denmark, - land and sea are very close connected. Denmark is a complex of islands and water, where the islands grow tongues and reefs far into the sea, and it seems that land and water try to embrace each other. For me the water with its many islands is the best part of the country.

The photo shows the Flensburg Fjord near Broager in South Jutland, it is occasionally known as the Flensburg Firth that in the far north of Germany forms part of the border between Germany (in the background) and Denmark - stretching 50 kilometers into the Baltic Sea. Areas with a unique history border its waters. In 1920 a referendum resulted in the restoration of North Schleswig to Denmark, and the border between Denmark and Germany has remained undisturbed in the middle of Flensburg Fjord ever since.

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