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Dutchess Resident Travels To Denmark

Lydia Higginson stands next to Viking ship at a Viking museum.
Lydia Higginson stands next to Viking ship at a Viking museum. Photo Credit: Lydia Higginson
Kronborg Castle in Denmark
Kronborg Castle in Denmark Photo Credit: Lydia Higginson

DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Lydia Higginson, vice-president of Dutchess Tourism, recently did some sightseeing of her own, traveling to Denmark.

Higginson decided to travel to Denmark after learning that she had ancestors from the country.

"I was excited to explore my Nordic roots," Higginson, who went to Copenhagen said.

In Copenhagen, Higginson explored castles, restored Viking ships, museums and took a canal tour of the city.

"I have come to feel much closer to my ancestors and more aware of the kind of lives they must have led," Higginson said. "I will never forget the majestic beauty of Kronborg Castle. It is where "Hamlet" takes place and is often called Hamlet's castle.

Higginson was also lucky to miss out on the cold weather in New York.

"It was warmer in Copenhagen than here," Higginson said. "They embrace the outdoors, people still bicycling, all the cafes, bars, restaurants, coffee shops, have outdoor seating and heat lamps."

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