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Brunsnæs is an old and cozy ferry berth (there was a ferry to Holnis in Schleswig-Holstein) with a very nice bathing beach. Windsurfers and other water sport enthusiasts will find good conditions here. The whole place is truly "hyggelig" as the Danes say. “Hyggelig” portrays that special mix of cosiness, comfort and warmth that is so typical for Denmark. “One can’t translate this expression. “Hyggelig” is indeed the most important word in this lovely country!
But there are still some shades of the past, for example this old house. Its’ typical Prussian architecture seems to be too bulky for this small beach. In 1864 - as a result of the second Schleswig War - Denmark was forced to relinquish Schleswig-Holstein to Prussia. The loss of 20 % of its overall area became a national trauma for Denmark! First in 1920 - as a result of World War I - a plebiscite reunited the northern half of Schleswig with Denmark. This is the reason why so many places in South Jutland are looking like places in Northern Germany. And the Danes are still characterizing Prussian manners as the exact opposite of “hyggelig”.

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Additional Photos by Harriet Kaehler (Kielia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
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