Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Mom's 1953 Europe Road Trip: Vejle, Denmark

From Mom's Europe trip diary, in the "PLACES VISITED" section:
September 3, Thursday – Road between  Steinburg, Germany, and Vejle, Denmark
A strong gale started during morning hours.  Arrived at border around 1 p.m.  At German, couldn't get anyone to answer.  Finally got through both with no difficulty whatever, again.  Ate in Tønder--some youngsters all came over and got our autographs--felt like a celebrity.  Drove on to Vejle where we found nice rooms* at very inexpensive price.  Things are looking up.  Rained almost all the way here, but country is still beautiful and looks very neat.  Decided to go on to Norway and Sweden.

* According to the "HOTELS STOPPED AT" section of the trip diary, my mother and her friends spent this night at the Hotel Royal in Velje, Denmark.

Here is a picture of the hotel in 1955, to the right of the Velje Town Hall:
Vejle Rådhus og Rådhustorvet [Vejle Town Hall and Town Hall Square], 1955, Vejle Stadsarkiv B-701128, Historisk Atlas - the Hotel Royal is on the right. During World War II, there was a bunker in the center of the square.

This is the 27th in a series of posts transcribing entries in my mother's 1953 Europe Trip journal.

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