Ebeltoft, Denmark

Ebeltoft is a city in Djursland in Denmark. Ebeltoft city, the "Piece de Resistance" of Djursland, restored the 1860 Battle Frigate "Jylland", a world-class maritime showpiece.

This city, which gained township rights in 1301, was not always a touristy destination, except for a few hundred people who came from Copenhagen and Aarhus in the summer season, staying in summer houses along the coast. They found the quaint ways of the "Molbos" (Danish equivalent of hayseeds or bumpkins) and the half-timbered houses embellished by hollyhock roses along cobblestoned streets, to their liking. Indeed, it is within living memory, that a town crier went around, bellowing the news of the day. Now people come from afar to see the frigate and the tiny perfect city hall from 1789, now a museum complete with the original dungeon, reached through a trap door in the floor of the reception hall.

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