Hi everyone! I am running behind on some posts but I’m just enjoying myself so much that I thought I’d at least update you on my latest adventure in Copenhagen, Denmark. Copenhagen was a must see for several reasons; I love Castles, I love Princess Mary and I love, the Little Mermaid!
We arrived in Copenhagen airport and took a 13 minute train to the city of Copenhagen. It only cost us 36 crown (approx. 4 Euros) and is super quick so is the best way to travel to the city centre. We dropped off our luggage and made a dash for the Castles.
Copenhagen is a walkable city so it wasn’t too difficult to locate the home of the Danish Royal Family, and Australia’s very own export, Princess Mary (she met a nice man at a pub in Sydney, fell in love and then discovered that he was a Prince … fairy tale anyone?!). Ok, so I didn’t see her, but I did go to Amalienborg Palace, which is where the Royal family currently reside. It was a beautiful day so we explored the Palace and then waited for the changing of the guards.
The guards walk around the Palace in perfect precision and when it is time to change the guards, they take their job very seriously! A set of guards walk from across the city to relieve the current guards of their post (I know this as I followed them from one side to the other). It’s definitely a site to be seen.
I also managed to catch a glimpse of Princess Mary and Prince Frederik’s official wedding photo. My grandmother would have been proud!
The next royal residence on my list was Rosenborg Castle, a renaissance style Castle complete with a beautiful garden that is open to the public. We spent quite some time sitting in the Castle gardens taking in some much needed rays of sunshine and admiring the view of the Castle.
Isn’t Rosenborg Castle absolutely stunning?
We even caught a glimpse of the Crown Jewels… imagine how heavy this would be on your head!
And this as an accessory to your ball gown…
The Round Tower
Next on our list was the Round Tower, which is an observatory and an art museum.
The walk up the round tower is interesting as there is a ramp that continues all the way to the top of the tower. We decided to make our way up the tower as it is known to have the best views of Copenhagen.
The view was beautiful indeed… but the best part was enjoying the view while sitting in the sun and closing our eyes for a little rest. We saw quite a few who had the same idea, so did not feel embarrassed at all.
If you’re a fan of beautiful scenery, then Copenhagen is for you. Whether it be walking through the streets to see the colourful houses along the river…
Enjoying the fountains…
The beautiful promenade…
and the churches…
Or if you want to hang out with past Kings, then that’s doable too…
There is also the Tivoli Gardens which is a beautiful theme park that has a Disney movie like theme! We enjoyed wandering around the gardens while eating ice cream and being entertained by it’s many acts (there are pantomimes, puppet shows and even a sporting match that is a mix between volleyball and soccer!).
A few hours in Tivoli Gardens can make any person smile, but what made me smile the most was finally meeting Ariel, The Little Mermaid! People travel from all over the world to catch a glimpse of Ariel, perched so elegantly on a stone and looking towards the land, as if longing for her Prince. Many people gathered around Ariel that day but after patiently waiting, I managed to climb onto the rocks and have my moment with her! I happily posed for a photo and smiled proudly at my wonderful husband who was balancing on a rock and desperately trying not to fall into the water, just so he could take this picture. Definitely a wonderful end to our adventures in Copenhagen!
What do you think of Copenhagen?