The inspiration to this park was the pleasure gardens that existed in Europe. In 1841 Georg Carstensen applied to the king about building a english style garden. The area was controlled by the millitary, and the buildings had to be temporary and easily pulled down in an event of war. The buildings were erecteed in 1843, and the first season was...more
A found this a great Hilton property to use with early flights out of Copenhagen. It is an easy...more
RIZ Raz We find this hotel in our guide book and decide to give it a try. It's a vegetable only buffet.....for about $20.00 . it located just off the pedestrian street and about 20 minute or less from our hotel. It's pretty full when we arrive at about 7pm ...must be packed during summer. It turns out to be pretty good. Lots to choose from...more
Dragør Church was completed in 1885, before that time the Dragør citizens had to use the church in Store Magleby (just outside Dragør). The church is designed by architect J.H. Wessel in a Neo Gothic style characteristic of the period, and built by R.P. Guldborg - a local master-builder. Their webpage is only in Danish...more
The memorial stone is located north of the harbour in Dragør and was erected in 2003 in memory of the humanitarian effort made by fishermen and others from Dragør in October 1943, when the Germans started its action against the Danish Jews. It is said that more than 700 persons were saved by the Dragør fishermen and other helpers.The relief is made...more
I started writing aug 23rd 2011. It'll take me a day or two to finnish the tipBakken claims to be the oldest amusement park in the world, starting with a legend about a girl and a holy spring in the 16th century.More to come when finnishedThe LegendEntertainersTentsPjerrotLanguageEntrance is free. You pay for your rides with eighter cash or a...more
If you're staying in Copenhagen and you're messed up with noises and the stressful life I would certainly recommend a trip to Dyrehaven - it's possible to rent horses or bikes - or you might just take a walk in the big forest looking at the nature and the deer...On Wednesdays it's allowed to drive by car in some of the area - there's a parkinglot...more
Herlev train station has connections to Copenhagen to the outheast and Frederikssund to the north west. There are two lines stopping at the station, the S-tog C and H lines (Both operating Frederikssund-Copenhagen).There is a "kort&godt" travelshop on the station.more
Herlev Torv 9-11, , Zealand, 2730, Denmark
Good for: Couples
Where Lyngby Lake and Bagsværd Lake meet, lies the place renting out canoes. From here you can sail across Bagsværd Lake and then down the small river Mølleåen. You can go all the way to the sea (Øresund) or just some of the way and then turn around.
We hired canoes for two days. We stayed overnight at a basic campsite near Rådvad. The next day we sailed all the way back.
Some places along the river we had to carry or wheel our canoe across the road. This is because of the many watermills along the river. It is not possible to sail through a mill, so you have to get out of the canoe and carry it (or rent wheels and wheel it). Theese mills were very important in the old days, since the produced the power to the factories making textile and other things. The trip is therefore also a histories trip, where you see the beautiful old mills and the old factory buildings, now used for different purposes.
The trip was beautiful and it was a fun way to get around. Even though it was a beautiful trip I was not completely satisfied. It was a hassle to get out of the canoe and drag it so many places. It broke the trip up into small peaces and it was hard to relax.
Especially near the canoe hiring there were many canoes and many people. This ment it wasn’t really quiet and it was harder to enjoy the nature. When we got far away from the canoe hire the crowd disappeared, probably because they had to turn around and return the canoes, we had it for two days so we continued.
Equipment: Rent some wheels for the canoe, when you have to cross the water mills. Thet are inexpensive and well worth it.
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