Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Here are a few pictures from our day in Copenhagen. We pretty much walked the entire city. I think we hit most all the most recognized spots. We didn't go into Tivoli, the large park with concerts and amusement rides because of the cost.

Rosenborg, castle in the city park that now houses many of the royal jewels and a museum.
The round tower (aptly named).
Gefion Fountain near our favorite church and the Little Mermaid statue.
Our favorite church, an St. Alban's Anglican church.

The kids in front of the most famous Copenhagen site: The Little Mermaid, from Hans Christian Andersen's story of the same name. He is the most famous Dane.
Nyboder: Homes built for the royal navy in the 1600's. This street has the only remaining original homes. The others in the area were built in the 1700's.
Alexander Nevsky ChurchThe Marble Church near Amelianborg Palace, the royal residence.
Amelianborg and the Marble church behind us and the Opera House in front of us. Seen below:

The Royal Danish Theater.
The stock exchange with a very interesting tower made from the tail of 4 dragons.

Nayhavn, the most famous street in Copenhagen. Also, the prettiest!

Sunday, May 01, 2011


Jason had been wanting to head up north to Denmark and Sweden and Norway for about 4 years now. So, when the kids had off a week at Easter we decided now was the time since we are headed south in a few months.
I found this great little vacation house about 45 minutes from Copenhagen and just off the beach. It was a good spot, quiet and scenic.
We drove into Koge, the nearest city to grab some goodies and see the largest town square in Denmark. The city was a disappointment, to say the least.

There were a few neat, old buildings and a pretty church.

The day after our 9 hour drive through almost the entire country, we hit Copenhagen. I will add pictures of Copenhagen later so there aren't so many pictures.

We spent a day in Copenhagen and then on our second day, went to Helsingor, (spoken like Elsinor) a city on the far north border of Zealand and home to Kronborg. Kronborg is a castle made "famous" by Shakespeare in his play "Hamlet".

Kronborg was used originally as a toll fort and then was built into a castle. I read that they held meals here that consisted of 65 courses and each guest was provided their own vomit bucket!

It is built at the narrowest strait between Denmark and Sweden. It is built in a star formation with moats around the outside walls and the inner walls.
Looking out toward Sweden.
The town of Helsignor was quaint and prettier than Koge. We walked a few of the streets and found a few interesting buildings.

Jason liked this building because it was so narrow, really just a door and window in size.