The Scandlines ferry company provides modern and environmentally friendly ferries to Denmark. (Photo: Scandlines)

The Scandlines ferry company provides modern and environmentally friendly ferries to Denmark. (Photo: Scandlines)

Take the Scandlines ferry to Denmark – Home of the vikings

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Already after a short leap over the Baltic Sea vacationers with the Danish ferry service Scandlines reach the historic home of the Vikings. The Vikings, who once lived in the north of Europe, now belong to the Danes’ cultural heritage, just like the little mermaid and the world-famous Smørrebrød.

In Denmark’s Borgcenter in Vordingborg, Denmark’s largest king, small and large visitors can experience the exciting history of the castles and kings from the Middle Ages. Children have the opportunity to experience Denmark’s largest castle ruins from the Middle Ages. From the Gänseturm (“goose tower”), the best preserved and largest medieval tower of the North, visitors can enjoy the magnificent view of the popular harbor town of Vordingborg and its surroundings.

The Vikings return to their country of origin: punctually at Easter the Borgcenter opens its doors with a brand new Viking exhibition. The exhibits of the Viking Museum Haithabu near Schleswig move temporarily to the Borgcenter to Vordingborg and return to their Danish roots.

Quick and safe to enter the world of the Vikings: The ferry company Scandlines has special offers. (Photo: Scandlines)
Quick and safe to enter the world of the Vikings: The ferry company Scandlines has special offers. (Photo: Scandlines)

A real medieval feeling can be experienced by holidaymakers at the medieval center of Nykøbing and a time journey into the age of knights. A complete city of the 14th century is here authentically reconstructed. People in contemporary clothes are trafficking here and go after a trade. Also historical technologies, such as a gigantic stone sling, can be admired by the visitors.

The physical well-being is ensured by authentic medieval food. The Medieval Center opens its doors for visitors from April 30th. The small harbor town of Nykøbing-Falster itself is also worth a visit. The town at Guldborgsund is characterized by a mix of small old streets and modern buildings.

From Germany, travelers can reach the world of the Vikings in Denmark via the Scandlines ferry connections Rostock-Gedser as well as via the Vogelfluglinie Puttgarden-Rødby. For travel until 23 May 2017, the economy ticket is available on both routes from 33, – Euro (£ 28) and bookable up to 14 days before departure, subject to availability. In the main season (24 May -10 September 2017) the economy ticket on the routes Rostock-Gedser and Puttgarden-Rødby costs 67, – Euro (£ 57).

For a day trip, the Scandlines day ticket offers you the possibility to travel flexibly. Up to 23 May 2017 tourists on the route Puttgarden – Rødby are brought back to Scandinavia with the Scandlines ferries to Denmark and from 85, – Euro (£ 72) every 30 minutes – relaxed and without time pressure. In the main season (24 May-10 September 2017) the day ticket on this route is already available from 100, – Euro (£ 85). On the route Rostock-Gedser the day ticket is available from 115-, Euro (£ 98), in the main season from 130-, Euro (£ 110).

The transfer time from Puttgarden to Rødby is 45 minutes. From Rostock to Gedser you arrive in 1 hour and 45 minutes. With Scandlines, the holiday begins with a maritime experience on board the ferries. Whether relaxing on the sun deck or taking a leisurely stroll through the Onboardshop, Scandlines offers travelers a relaxed and comfortable Baltic Sea trip with maximum flexibility in travel planning.

Also in 2017, the Scandlines passenger tariffs mentioned on all routes apply for a passenger car up to six meters in length, including up to nine passengers.

Prices in £ are rounded

further information: to the website of Scandlines (english)

Claus-Detlev Bues

Claus-Detlev Bues

Claus-Detlev Bues has been working as a senior editor for caravaning for decades. In addition to several print titles, he is also responsible for online reporting as a D.C.I chief editor and also oversees the areas of test and technology. Several books about caravaning come from his pen. In his spare time, he likes to work on oldtimers and is an active self-employed and developer of motorhomes with whom he is traveling all over Europe.
Claus-Detlev Bues