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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.

Exploring the area around Amalienborg Palace

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 toΒ 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.

Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen

Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen

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.

Marching with the guards on our way to Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen

Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen

I also managed to catch a glimpse of Princess Mary and Prince Frederik’s official wedding photo. My grandmother would have been proud!

Princess Mary and Prince Federik’s wedding photo hung in Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen

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.

Rosenborg Castle gardens

Rosenborg Castle gardens

Rosenborg Castle gardens

Isn’t Rosenborg Castle absolutely stunning?

Inside Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen

Inside Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen

Inside Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen

We even caught a glimpse of the Crown Jewels… imagine how heavy this would be on your head!

The crown jewels at Rosenborg Castle

And this as an accessory to your ball gown…

The crown jewels at Rosenborg Castle

The Round Tower

Next on our list was the Round Tower, which is an observatory and an art museum.

The Round Tower, Copenhagen

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.

Rick climbing The Round Tower, 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.

The from The Round Tower, Copenhagen

Picture Perfect

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…

Copenhagen, Denmark

Enjoying the fountains…

The fountains by the gardens are beautiful in Copenhagen

The beautiful promenade…

Copenhagen, Denmark

and the churches…

Copenhagen, Denmark

Or if you want to hang out with past Kings, then that’s doable too…

Copenhagen, Denmark

There is also theΒ 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!).

Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen

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!

My moment with The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, Denmark

What do you think of Copenhagen?