Welcome to Solvang, a one-of-a-kind town in the heart of California, where Danish heritage mixes up with the American culture.
The tour starts at Centennial Plaza, dedicated in 2011 during a visit of Henrik, the Prince Consort of Denmark. Nearby the Plaza, discover Bit O' Denmark, the building standing since the town's foundation, and learn about unique "schools for life."
After that, meet the Little Mermaid, the sculpture of the famous character from Hans Christian Anderson's book loved by millions.
Next, walk through the cozy and popular Solvang Park, full of activities, and get to the Solvang Visitors Center, where you can learn all the essential information for your further stay in the town.
Continue the tour, get to the Atterdag Village and find California's oldest wind harp with its own story of arriving at Solvang. Following the route, don't miss catching the town's symbols here and there, and make sure you find all the windmills on your way, including Blue and Alisal windmills.
Last but not least, stop at the Old Mission Santa Ines, a Catholic parish with its peaceful vibe that was built before Danish settlers came to this land.
By the way, Solvang is a fantastic place to get closer to the Danish culture not only through architecture and history but also through prominent food that you can try along with enjoying the surroundings.
Join the tour and get ready to spend a memorable day filled with the beauty of the Danish legacy in the US.