Have you already spent summer holidays in such sizzlingly hot destinations as the southern Spanish holiday gem Lanjaron Villas? Why not try a holiday resort off the beaten tourist track this time? A quiet Danish island with a tranquil and idyllic landscape, Tåsinge is a great place for a northern European seaside stay. Tåsinge is one of the islands at the heart of Denmark's Archipelago, a group of islands located off the country's east coast. Connected to the Danish mainland by a bridge, the island has a uniquely Danish rural environment, as well as one of the nation's most famous landmarks.
This landmark is Valdemars Castle, built in the mid-17th century by King Christian IV. However, the castle does not necessarily have anything to do with kings or military leaders. Rather, the woods nearby were the scene of a 19th century celebrity suicide involving tightrope walker Elvira Madigan and her lover, the Swedish cavalry officer Sixten Sparre. Looking for other holiday locations of outstanding natural beauty? Look no further than the idyllic natural sceneries of Central Switzerland Accommodation.
Tåsinge Holiday Cottages - considered by the Danes themselves as an idyllic island Eden
The lovers' story was a complex one, but it can be explored in an exhibition at the Tåsinge Skipper Home & Folklore Collection. The castle itself now houses an eccentric collection of museums, including the National Museum of Yachting, the Danish Toy Museum and the Museum of Trophy Hunting and Ethnography. Interested in museums and history? A stay in Oslofjord Holiday Cottages could be the perfect holiday getaway for you! The landscape of the island is regarded by many Danes as being an idyllic version of what their nation would look like in a perfect world. Orchards and gardens dominate the scene, many in the distinctive local style. This gives anyone enjoying a stay in Tåsinge apartments a sense of how Danes see their own country, as well as being a lovely landscape to enjoy.
Tåsinge Accommodation - an island bursting with opportunities and things to do and see
Visitors to Tåsinge holiday rentals can also visit the small town of Troense, where the streets are half-timbered and date from the 17th century. The town is pleasant to walk around, especially in May and early summer. This is when the fruit trees in the orchards bloom, combining with the flowers in the gardens to produce a sweet-scented and wonderfully pleasant experience for anyone who wanders through. Adjacent to Tåsinge is the island of Thurø, which, like Tåsinge, is connected to the larger island of Fyn by a bridge. A 17th century church is among this island's historical attractions, while Danish poets Karin Michaelis and Tom Kristensen are buried in the cemetery there. The southern and eastern parts of the island have some wooded areas for hikers to explore, as well as a good conservation area and some attractive beaches. Although somewhat off the beaten track, a stay in Tåsinge holiday rentals is a great way to explore this part of Denmark, one of northern Europe's loveliest countries. Another holiday region filled with fascinating history is Vysočina Holiday Apartments.