The villages around the Bridge of Fur offer beautiful country roads, wilderness trails, ancient monuments, idylls, a dozen lakes, many with fish. All in the most beautiful nature. At the bridge, the river flows briskly under towering pine trees.
The Bridge of Fur has a very special history that I love. The story should not be compared to the horrendous aggression on Ukraine.
The Bridge over Lyckebyån is a historic place. Here was the national border between Sweden and Denmark in 980-1658. In ancient times, the bridge was an important meeting place for people in the border areas.
“For over 600 years, the inhabitants lived at a national border, which they perceived as a penalty of sin. But no boundary marking could wipe out their community. Though at every outbreak of war, they were transformed into each other’s enemies. ” Vilhelm Moberg
Hence the peasants’ peace agreements: The parishioners of Fridlevstad in the south, and Vissefjärda in the north had promised each other not to follow their masters across the border, and not to go against each other by force or fire.
A new Danish record might be set for rain in February. But one day did its best to ruin the statistics and made the day worth remembering.
Rain hangs about the place, like a friendly ghost. if it’s not coming down in delicate droplets, then it’s in buckets; and if neither, it tends to lurk suspiciously in the atmosphere. ~ Barbara Acton-Bond
The very best trips are the ones I plan myself because the attention I have in the planning is aroused when I walk the route. For me, the attention is what makes the journey a wonderful adventure. Such a walk was the spring trip on foot to Dronningmølle along Esrum lake.
I traveled by train into Denmark’s oldest forest, Gribskov and started my trip between spruce and beech trees. The sun was shining and the air flickered as the fog rose into the air.
Many hours later, I boarded a train in the late evening hours with an overwhelming sense of joy over nature.
Happy Adventures and Leave Only Your Footprints Behind ❤️
My most attentive readers may have read about this walk before. I hope you enjoy it this time too 🙂