I have wanted to visit Denmark since my teens. My best friend in high school was a recent immigrant from Denmark and from him and his parents I learned that it was a wonderful place.
Our danish experience started in the port town of Alborg. Our guide told us how Denmark had produced a high standard of living in an area with massive infrastructure requirements for bridges across fjords, connection between widely scattered communities and tunnels thru mountains. Recent petroleum revenue has helped but profit does not appear to drive the economy. Community and social needs are the major priorities for government expenditure.
Warnemunde is a major ship building port in Germany. Many of our fellow passengers went to Berlin on a 3 hour train ride but we elected to explore the smaller town. A good choice!