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These Baltic ports didn't make my selective Top 5 Baltic port list, but have special qualities that attract visitors.
Listing is alphabetical.
Aarhus (right photo)
Den Gamle By. It's an open-air museum with reconstructed old Danish buildings with traditional furnishings (right photo).
tours. Best two ships: A World War II destroyer and a 1909
The seaport's waterfront in the Fiskebrygga (fish market area). Offers a good photo opportunity.
Four-masted windjammer museum tour. Ship launched in 1903 and sailed as far as Australia.
Museum hopping. Stars include Viking Ship, Kon-Tiki, Munch, Polar Ship, and National Gallery.
Old Town. For a memorable bird's eye view of this tight-packed area, take the elevator in St Peter's Basilica.
The Bornholm heritage museum and the Erichsen house & garden museum are worthy venues in this laid-back island town.
For many cruisers, it's the daytrip shore-excursion gateway to Berlin (several hours away by road or rail).
Visby (left photo)
The Old Town is camera-friendly and is surrounded by a tower-perched Medieval defensive wall.
Elsinore, Goteborg, Helsingborg, Kalmar, Karlshamn, Karlskrona, Kemi, Korsoer, Kotka, Malmo, Saaremaa, Turku, and Umea.
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