The book “Rebild Hills” (in Danish: Rebild Bakker) tells the history of the wellknown area i North Denmark, visited by more than 400,000 people every year. They come to enjoy the beautiful and every-changing woodland and heath scenary. Througout, you feel the presence of history.
The very first Rebild Celebration took place in 1912. With exceptions only during World War I and II, these heath-covered hills have hosted the yearly Danish-American festival on the American Independence Day, 4th July.
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Authors: Henrik Bugge Mortensen & Marianne Adamsen
Published: July 4, 2012
Format: 23.5 x 24 cm, hardcover
Language: Danish and English in the same book
“Rebild Hills” also tells the story of the Rebild Celebration and the more than 300,000 Danes that emigrated to America to create a new life for themselves.
Among them, a group of passionate people who saw the value of building a bridge between The Old and The New World. Leading the way was Max Henius, who tirelessly fought for the Rebild idea and the heath lands that he so dearly loved.
This book contains the fascinating story of the purchase of the hills, which they later donated to the State of Denmark, establishing Denmarks very first National Park. It tells the gripping stories of the people behind, their visions, the celebrations, the celebrities, the conflicts, and all the funny and quirky events that inevitably occur when people join together for a higher purpose.
All in all, this book gives you the full story of Rebild Hills and the Rebild Celebration throughout history.