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Discover Denmark in Solvang, California

There’s a lot to see in the Danish capital of America.

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In 1911, Danish-Americans founded this charming California town and named it “sunny field,” or Solvang, in Danish. More than a century later, it’s clear that its Danish culture has stuck, from all four of their windmills to stores selling authentic Danish baked goods and costumes. Watch the videos below for a tour of the people and places that make this special town worth visiting.

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Solvang’s sunny fields and climate make great wines. Have a glass with the owner of a Solvang winery, Jason McClain of McClain Cellars.

Take a tour of the town with the expert, Claudia Orona of the Solvang Carriage and Trolley Company.

Bake Danish pastries with Bent Olsen, of Olsen’s Bakery. He’s a fourth generation Danish baker who’s been at the helm of Olsen’s Bakery for over 50 years.

Get to know Sue Manning, the owner of Elna’s Dress Shop, which has been selling handmade Danish costumes for 79 years.

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