- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Travel to Blavand, Denmark
Blåvand is a headland on the North Sea coast of Jutland northwest of Esbjerg, and is the westernmost point of metropolitan Denmark. The Blåvand Lighthouse is the westernmost located building in Denmark.
Before January 1, 2007, Blåvand was also the name of a municipality (Danish, kommune) that contained the headland. The municipality covered an area of 223 km², and had a total population of 4,378 (2005). Its latest mayor was Hans Chr. Thoning, a member of the Venstre (Liberal Party) political party. The main town and site of its municipal council was the town of Oksbøl.
Because Blåvand is on the coast and has a peninsula (Skallingen) which stretches to the southeast, it is surrounded by much water.