København – Wrap up of the weekend

This post was originally written in November 2009. It’s part of the series of posts I wish more people had read and which I will repost during my absence…

After a three day sightseeing marathon we decided to take things slowly on Saturday and slept late. After a huge breakfast we headed to the city center to go shopping. Well, in the end, we didn’t buy anything despite postcards, souvenirs (black currant jam) and a wallet, but we had a great time strolling through the city and its shops.

In the afternoon we visited the National Museum that displays the history of the Danish people of the last 2000 years. It was really interesting to see the parallels and differences of our own history. In the evening we went to the Copenhagen Film Festival to see “No one knows about Persian cats”. I’ve written an individual post about this movie which you can read here.

Here’s the route we followed on Saturday (without the cinema):

On Sunday morning we packed our bags so we could enjoy the last hours in Copenhagen without having to worry about luggage. Then we set off to search the alternative Little Mermaid. We were lucky, but it was mere chance that we really found here near the new port:

Around noon we met with Manuela to have a look at Rosenborg Castle. Yeah, we visited a lot of castles, but it didn’t get boring, because they were all completely different.

Rosenborg was built as summerhouse in the 18th century and turned into a museum in the late 1800s as the regents didn’t have any use for it any more. Today it houses a collection of artifacts that were collected by the former monarchs and the Royal Crown Jewels.

It’s surrounded by a huge park that invites to spend some time just wandering along, marvelling at the nature… This is also where we took this picture:

In the evening we had delicious dinner at a vegetarian restaurant in the city enjoying the last hours of our stay. All in all I have to say, it was a wonderful time we had and if you ever come to Europe or to Denmark, take your time and visit Copenhagen. It’s really worth it!!!

Follow these links to read the other posts from Day 1Day 2 and Day 3.


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