Little Denmark: in Solvang, California, Denmark is alive and well. They have everything Danish, from little shops selling pastries and open sandwiches to being surrounded by gentle rolling hills, windmills and horse drawn carriages. They also have wineries. For, eh, making traditional Danish wine. Maybe.
During the 1880’s, around 90,000 Danes emigrated to America and settled largely in Minnesota and surrounding states. Moving west throughout the next few decades, lots of Danes finally found the perfect place in California and set up Solvang, meaning “Sunny Hill”. Solvang was officially founded in 1911 and is today the “official” Denmark in America.
Bronte really, really wants to go there.
You can visit Solvang here www.solvangca.com
PLEASE NOTE our webshop is now closed, no new orders will be accepted until the 25th of Dec when we re-open. If you have already placed your order don't worry - we will ship it as soon as possible. Our central London cafe & shop is open and fully stocked until 6pm Dec. 23rd - our lovely team is there to help.