"Dannebrog, Nebraska" Dannebrog by Rich62

Dannebrog Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 21 photos

DANISH DANNEBROG

Dannebrog is the Danish capital of Nebraska. From Grand Island, go about 20 miles north on highway 281, then ten miles west on hwy. 58.
As you enter town on "Roger Welch Boulevard" you will see Harriet's Cafe on the north side of the road. If you stop for coffee, its on the honor system; just put your coins in the plate or jar, feel free to make change, they trust you.
At lunchtime you will have a nice meal, probably prepared by Harriet herself. She has been doing this for a long time. Sunday lunch is the best, though. Get there early because the line may stretch out the front door. Its a big Danish Smorgasbord, and you will not leave hungry.

2012 update: Harriet, bless her heart, has retired. Someone else has started a cafe there, and I understand the menu has, as one would expect, been changed. I'll bet its still a good place to eat.

HISTORICAL STREET SIGN

Some of the information on this sign:

In 1871 a band of Danish immigrants founded the community and named it Dannebrog, which is the name for the red and white national flag of Denmark. Dannebrog's peak population was 426 people in 1920. Germans, Czechs, Poles and Swedes also settled in Dannebrog. In 1989 it was named "Danish Capital of Nebraska" by the state legislature.

ROGER WELSCH AVENUE

When you drive into town you will be on the street named to honor its most famous resident. For years, Charles Kuralt of CBS News fame, made sure that Roger Welsch had a "Postcard from Nebraska" segment on the CBS Sunday Morning program. Many of those "postcards" about rural life were filmed in Dannebrog.

Their website is www.dannebrog.org

For more information:

call 308-226-2237 or email dannebrog@nctc.net

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:DELIGHTFUL, INTERESTING PEOPLE
  • Cons:CAN'T THINK OF A BAD THING ABOUT DANNEBROG
  • In a nutshell:IT WAS MADE FAMOUS BY ROGER WELCH'S "POSTCARDS FROM NEBRASKA" SEGMENTS ON THE CBS "SUNDAY MORNING" SHOW
  • Last visit to Dannebrog: Jun 2012
  • Intro Updated Jul 10, 2012
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    Jul 9, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    Just finished reading one of Charles Kuralt's books. The next one will be "A Life on the Road"

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