The Copenhagen Cathedral in its present shape is an unpretentious building in Neo-Classicist style designed by the architect C.F. Hansen. The foundation stone was laid by King Frederik VI in 1817,... more
The Gefion Fountain is the biggest monument in Copenhagen, one I liked very much.
The tiered fountain is topped by goddess "Gefion" who is whipping her sons [Oxen] The Oxen look angry to me as their... more
Christianshavn is a really nice area in Copenhagen with many cosy cafés, great restaurants and charming houses (the Salami, the Lobotomy, the Yellow Envy, the Sponge Cake, the Layer Cake…) - all... more
If you like ambitious modern architecture, then you will definitely want to take a look at the Black Diamond that houses the Royal Danish Library on Christiansborg. Its black, reflective, monolithic... more
After an enjoyable time at the Zoo, we exited and walked into Frederiksburg park.
This is another huge park with lots and lots of lawn, trees, pathways, fountains, nice buildings and beautiful flower... more
Holmen is home of three different vessels from the Cold War era: The frigate Peder Skram, the fast attack boat Sehested, and the submarine Sælen - and all vessels are open for public.
HDMS Peder... more
Fairy tales.....Did you read them as a child or had them read to you?
I did both, and I remember how sad the story of the "The Ugly Duckling" made me. This fairy tale, and many others were the work of... more
Det Kongelige Teater (The Royal Danish Theatre) has been located at Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen since 1748, first as the theatre of the king, and then as the theatre of the country. The present... more
A look at the Zoo to see what type of animals live in this part of the world was included in our walk.
I really enjoyed the Copenhagen zoo. There were plenty of animals to see, including real Polar... more
Assistens Kirkegaard was created in 1760 outside the boundaries of Copenhagen as they then existed to relieve pressure on the graveyards inside the city walls. It became popular in the 19th century,... more
Thorvaldsens Museum is a monument to the famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844), who spent more than 40 years living in Rome and during his lifetime created more than 500 sculptures,... more
Copenhagen's newest attraction, The Blue Planet aquarium, opened in March 2013 in Kastrup, 8-9 kilometres from the city centre. It was replacing the old Danmarks Akvarium (Denmark's Aquarium) which... more
Sadly they had been flooded upstairs ( August 2008) so we could only visit the ground and basement galleries. We liked the small exhibition of items that set a new trend or product- Levi jeans, VW... more
Next to Gefion Fountain, is beautiful St. Alban's Church.. This is an Anglican Church which was consecrated in 1887.
The Church was named after Saint Alban, the first martyr of England, murdered on... more
St. Alexander Nevsky Kirke is the Russian Orthodox Church in Copenhagen and is located very near the Marble Church. When you are walking from the Amalienborg Palace towards the Marble Church stop... more
Attached to the famous Round Tower we didn’t miss to visit this beautiful church after visiting the tower.
Although the tower was read since 1642 the church was built in 1656 (after the death of King... more
Den Kongelige Afstøbningssamling (The Royal Cast Collection) is housed in Vestindisk Pakhus, an old warehouse from 1797. The museum houses a collection of more than 2,000 plaster cast of the world’s... more
The first Christiansborg Slotskirke (Christiansborg Palace Chapel) was constructed during the years from 1738 to 1742, but when Christiansborg Palace burnt to the ground in 1794, the Chapel was also... more
Two harbour tours leave from Nyhavn, one for 60 and one for 30 Kroner. I did the cheapest and thought it was excellent. Good commentary and overview of the city, loads of inspiration for things to see... more
Copenhagen's City Hall and mayoral residence is a striking building that towers over the huge Radhuspladsen square. Its Italianate look and soaring clock tower were inspired by the City Hall in... more
Dyrehavsbakken (or just Bakken) is located in the lovely Jægerborg Dyrehave (read my other tips) and is the World’s oldest amusement park. The history goes back to 1583 then a spring was found. The... more
Kongens Nytorv (Kings New Square) is found at the end of Strøget (the pedestrian shopping street) and is the largest square in Copenhagen. It was constructed in 1670 by King Christian V, inspired by... more
Jægersborg Dyrehave or just Dyrehaven (The Deer Park) is a public forest park 10 km north of Copenhagen and covers around 11 square kilometres. It is a very beautiful area and great for walking... more
I feel priviliged to work here! All my life I have overlooked it as the place where I first changed trains on holidays and then, as an expat Swede, often changed trains or planes between Sweden and......
Copenhagen is one of the world's foremost bicycle cities.
It is also the home of a stunning new opera house, simply called Operaen = The Opera, which opened in 2004 on the harbor directly opposite......
I returned to Denmark for the third time in July 2009 at the time of the Copenhagen Jazz Festival - I'm a big fan. It was also a great opportunity do explore Frederiksberg Kommun with one of the savvy...