Rebild National Park - Rebild Bakker

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Rebild, Denmark

Rebild National Park - Rebild Bakker Reviews

Chokk Chokk
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The first National Park in Denmark Nov 06, 2010
Rebild Bakker is the first National Park in Denmark established in 1912 as a gift from a group of Danish-Americans that gave the former grass area for the Rebild farmers to the Danish state. The gift was given on 3 conditions; the area had to stay as a nature area, on special American days like the 4th of July it should be available for Danish-American’s to party at and it should be available for all people at all times. The 4th of July Festival has been a tradition since 1912.

The Rebild Bakker are so called "false hills" – which are deep melting water gorges in the river valley sides, formed just after the Ice Age. The nature in Rebild consists of a mosaic of moorland and ancient stunted beech forest.

364 days a year Rebild Hills is a unique and beautiful hilly landscape, but one day a year the hills are celebration and colours. It is on the 4th of July, the American Independence Day on which tourists, Danish-Americans, local people, world-famous speakers and sometimes royalties gather in the hills and participate in the Rebild Celebration of the year.

Rebild is and always will be a centre for the large tourist area around Rold skov; there are more than 400.000 visitors yearly. The area is also called “Land of the Small Museums” because here you find many of the museums in the area: The Museum for fiddlers, hunting and forestry, Lincoln Log Cabin, The House of the poacher Lars Kjær, the House of Top Karen and Thingbæk Limestone Mines.

The open landscape in the hills is covered by heather, crowberry, blueberry, stag's-horn clubmoss, arnica, juniper et cetera. The scrub consists of aspen and beech as well as scattered oaks.
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davidx says:
Thanks; this is a new one on me.
Posted on: Nov 07, 2010
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