I almost forgot about it, but 10 years ago today the first part of the Great Belt connection opened – in a case of symbolic politics it was decided that the motorway connection should be delayed so that it would only open one year after the railway connection.
On the one hand, I can get nostalgic about the ferry trips that were an integral part of any holiday journey when I was a child – and then again not: The number of train connections were limited and slow and if you travelled by car, you (or rather: my dad) would always have to rush in order not to miss the ferry booking.
It used to take three hours to get from Copenhagen to Odense and there was only one connection per hour. These days it takes from 75 to 90 minutes and for most of the day, there are three connections per hour. Odense is almost a suburb of Copenhagen 😉