Denmark

Denmark

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  • Day30

    So this morning we walked the bell tower/spire of the beautiful Lutheran 'The Church of our Saviour'. There were 400 yes that's 400 and just to reiterate that- 400 steps up to the top and then 400 coming down! Views from the top worth it as you see all over Copenhagen, including Sweden in the distance - connected by a bridge. The spire at the top is black and gold. When we finished the church was open and the organist was practising on the pipe organ- magnificent. (Even though I could hardly walk at that stage!)Read more

  • Day41

    Forgot to mention we went to Christiania on our last day. It is a self-proclaimed autonomous neighborhood of about 850 residents, covering 84 acres in the borough of Christianshavn. Christiania has been a source of controversy since its creation in a squatted military area in 1971. Its cannabis trade was tolerated by authorities until 2004. In the years following 2004, measures for normalizing the legal status of the community led to conflicts, police raids and negotiations. The people in Christiania have developed their own set of rules, independent of the Danish government. The rules forbid stealing, violence, guns, knives, bulletproof vests, hard drugs and bikers' colors. Famous for its main drag, known as Pusher Street where hash and skunk weed were sold openly from permanent stands until 2004, it nevertheless does have rules forbidding 'hard drugs'.

    There was definitely something in the air when we were there....and I was asked to put my phone camera back in my bag by a mysterious man hiding behind a tree!! Very interesting place.
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  • Day38

    Arrived to an overcast and now wet Copenhagen but did manage to take a few pics before we got drenched. We have been to Copenhagen before for about half a day and managed to see a lot but looking forward to seeing it tomorrow at a less frantic pace.

  • Day27

    Left Croatia this morning to fly to Denmark. Copenhagen is so much cooler!! Although raining at the moment. First glimpses of 'Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen'. Hans Christian Anderson. Tivoli Gardens, what seems like thousands of bikes everywhere, but still to catch up with Princess Mary! Nearly 9.00 at night and still very light. Major sightseeing to start tomorrow! Evie- another country for your pin board.Read more

  • Day41

    Headed off today with a mission for our last day in Copenhagen - climb the 400 steps to the top of the Church of Our Saviour. The last 150 stairs are on the outside and offer the best views of Copenhagen. Mission accomplished! The church is also noted for its carillon which is the largest in Northern Europe and plays melodies every hour.

  • Day41

    We had also saved the last day for our visit to Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen's famous amusement park and garden. It is beautiful, well designed and has a great atmosphere. Although we didn't go on the rides it was a lot of fun watching others flying to dizzying heights or upside down. The gardens are such a pleasure to look at and be in, especially on a beautiful sunny day as it was today.

  • Day41

    Next we went to King's Garden, a 30 acre park containing Rosenberg Castle and several other historical buildings. A dominant feature of the gardens is two diagonal lime tree avenues which intersect near the centre of the park - stunning.

  • Day29

    Woke up to rain this morning! Spent the morning on the sightseeing bus then coffee and lunch. The Danish are the 3rd highest coffee drinkers in the world just behind Sweden and Finland and they make fantastic coffee! The Danes average 4 cups a day. Just another little bit of info- there are 5 bikes for every 4 people- they ride everywhere with specials wide bike lanes. Still raining After lunch So Betty and I spent a few hours wandering through the national museum.Read more

  • Day39

    A very full day in Copenhagen on a beautiful sunny day. We did the full circuit on the Hop on Hop off bus (yes we were those tourists who never got off)! On the second round however we got off and did a great boat tour of the canals. Then called in to say hello to The Little Mermaid - not looking too bad for having lost her head twice, her arm once, blown off the rock once and painted red once!! Poor girl. We spent the rest of the day and night wandering around enjoying everything, which included a jazz festival with great music in the Nyhavn district. Fantastic spot to sit and have a drink and that's what we did.Read more

  • Day36

    Just spent our first day in Aalborg down a fjord in Denmark. We went on a tour to a medieval castle and market. It doesn't sound too fascinating but it was really interesting. We had a local lady who took us through the castle. She brought the place to life. I kept thinking of my Mum looking at all the beautiful table settings with silver and China and the period furniture from all the different inhabitants over the centuries. Outside there were markets in the castle grounds where the locals were dressed in medieval costumes but were actually producing goods, food or music from the time. It was not crass as you would imagine as they all were quietly getting in with it not looking for applause or trying to flog their wares. The only downside was it started to rain and has been raining since. We are back on board though and drinking coffee reclined in rockers as the ship heads towards Norway. We are at sea tomorrow as we cruise into the North Sea and around the corner to Norway. So far the sea is calm and we haven't put on our seasick patches but Bette is on guard.This ship is really very comfortable. It is much more modern and stylish than the Silversea one we were on before. We feel very lucky to be able to travel in such comfort. Bette has even corrupted me into some afternoon naps. My back continues to plague me and Bette's right knee is terrible but doing what we can to get by. Next time I think we better bring a physio with us. We were hoping the Coles family gathering today to say goodbye to Lucy and Josh was a happy/sad one. It was great Bette spoke to Lucy the other day. Bon Voyage to you both. Travel safe and enjoy London lol Barb &BettexxxRead more

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