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Hi, l.p. Those articles designed for newspaper distribution have a specific word limit. But I confirmed that this additional museum is mentioned in the Near Copenhagen chapter of Rick's Scandinavia guidbeook.

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I went to the Maritime Museum in Elsinore this time last year.
It is absolutely wonderful, and not to be missed!

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I like to add a few places worth visiting for people interested in (maritime) history:

The last 3 places are located in Germany but Scandinavia have to be seen in the historical, cultural and maritime contexts which include also the sea shore areas of Germany - for long times in the past they were Danish or Swedish territory.

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Markk those are some great additions, but I must correct you, since Fregatten Jylland is not in Sweden, but in Denmark! For a German to make such a mistake is a bit of an insult to Danish National pride, since the Frigate Jylland was instrumental in the Danish victory over Prussian and Austrian ships in the battle of Helgoland in 1864. We did however loose the war, which is why Haithabu (and south Schleswig) is now in Germany and not in Denmark.

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Morten, thanks for correction. You are absolutely correct with Ebeltoft, Denmark.
I apologize for insulting a symbol of Denmark''s pride, it was not my intention. Correction update of entry is done and clearly marked.

At least wars have no winners at all. Denmark and Germany are closely connected in the meantime which I really appreciate. I am smiling every year in September when year after year Denmark is the country with the most non-German participants at Berlin Marathon.

Maybe we shall add also Tirpitz Museum in Denmark to the list of History and Maritime Museums.
What do you think?

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No worries MarkK, we don't take our national pride to serious anyway :-)
I haven't been to the Tirpitz Museum since i was a kid, but it looks like they have updated it quite a bit.
While we are at it, we could also add the Sea War Museum https://www.seawarmuseum.dk in Thyborøn, which main focus is the Battle of Jutland in 1916.

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No worries MarkK, we don't take our national pride to serious anyway :-)
I haven't been to the Tirpitz Museum since i was a kid, but it looks like they have updated it quite a bit.
While we are at it, we could also add the Sea War Museum https://www.seawarmuseum.dk in Thyborøn, which main focus is the Battle of Jutland in 1916.

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Good tip. Did not know that one so far.

I like to add also another one: The Whaling Museum in Sandefjord, Norway. They have a full-size model of a blue whale and still an old whaling ship, the MS Southern Actor.

It seems we are starting an own list of Scandinavian Maritime Museums here. Like.