Learn about Denmark’s involvement in one of the darkest periods of European history on this informative tour, which explores the Danish resistance movement. From Aalborg our journey will begin at Hvidsten, once the home of the Hvidstengruppen, a group led by the local inn owner Marius Fiil, who worked with the British to resist German occupation. Fiil, his son, and six other men were executed for distributing parachuted supplies across Denmark between 1943 and 1944. We’ll start at the burial ground learning the backgrounds of the group members, before moving to the nearby Hvidsten Inn for a guided tour led by Fiil’s great grandson. Here, you’ll get a further insight into the private lives of the brave men and women who fought against German rule. Pause afterwards for a traditional Danish lunch, the famous Hvidsten omelette. A short drive away is Mustard Point, a parachute drop zone essential to the work of the Hvidstengruppen and considered the best in Europe. This final stop of our day will reveal the missions carried out, the successes and the failures. From here we’ll return to Aalborg.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.