Grenen, Denmark's northernmost point

Grenen, Denmark's northernmost point

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Denmark’s most northern point Grenen, is known for its unique natural phenomenon; it's the spot where Skagerrak sea and Kattegat sea collide.

Due to changes in the water currants and seasons, your visit to Grenen will differ depending always on the season you decide to visit the famous northern tip. As water currants change, so will your entire experience. No matter when you decide to go, you will be able to stand in two different seas at the same time.

Grenen
Grenen
Grenen, 9990 Skagen, Danemark

To witness the full experience hop on the Sandormen (sand worm in Danish), which will take you through the magnificent sand dunes to the tip of Grenen (branch in Danish). You can extend your excursion (especially in the summer) with a beautiful walk on the beach leading you all the way to Skagen Grå Fyr. If you would like to grab a bite, to enjoy a cup of coffee under the warm sunshine, or to explore the cultural side of the region, then the Skagen centre should be your next best option.

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The Atlantic Wall

As you walk around the Skagen coastline you will come across the German built bunkers, which were part of the so-called Atlantic wall during the Second World War. Even if you are not a history buff, seeing these bunkers is quite a unique experience. If you do happen to be a history buff though, then the Skagen Bunkermuseum is really worth a trip. The Regelbau 638 is a German wartime bunker, which was part of the German military’s Atlantic wall in World War II. The bunker was used as an infirmary for the wounded German soldiers. Hence, Skagen is not only well known for the Grenen tip and the merging of the two seas, but it also known for its line of German bunkers along the West coast of Jutland.

Skagen Bunkermuseum
Skagen Bunkermuseum

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Jutland's finest arts and crafts

Skagen has a well-known reputation for its arts and crafts. More specifically, some of the finest pottery and glasswork come from this region of Jutland. Skagen Glasværksted and Skagen Potteri should definitely be on your list, if you would like to purchase any of the unique glasswork or pottery pieces.

Lunch and dine

I presume that after an excursion wiith an overflow of World War II information and some window-shopping; it is time to satisfy your taste buds. As you might have already guessed, there is an abundance of seafood in Skagen, which comes from the Skagen seaport. One of the cosiest spots is Pakhuset Restaurant, which used to be a fish warehouse, and is now a popular place especially in the summer time because of its outdoor terrace and a fine view of the harbour.

Pakhuset Restaurant
Pakhuset Restaurant

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Another recommendation especially for fine dinning is the Skagen Fiskerestaurant (dating back to 1907), located right at the harbour. Some of the most popular choices on the menu are herring, shrimp, lobster, fish cakes and other kinds of grilled fish.

Skagen Fiskerestaurant
Skagen Fiskerestaurant

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Masa Mesic

Masa Mesic

My name is Maša, born in Croatia but grew up in Prague. I have a great passion for gastronomy, yoga and languages. Follow my journey, as we travel through Denmark and Czechia.

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