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Little Scandi Country: Solvang, California

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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

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