Do you enjoy castles, delicious baked goods, and pristine views? If yes, then read on before planning your next great adventure! If you’re looking for a vacation destination, you’ll want to keep reading to hear some of the magical treasures to behold in this European wonderland. For anyone planning a trip to Copenhagen and the like, here are a few things you won’t want to miss!
Have you ever visited a Castle? The notion struck me when a Demark resident asked me that same question, and the answer was (excluding Disney’s Magic Kingdom) no. Unless you’ve visited a country where a Monarchy prevailed, you haven’t seen an actual Castle. The castles of the royal family scattered throughout Denmark are truly breathtaking! The pictures hardly do their majestic presence justice. Pictured above is Kronborg castle located in the town of Helsingor, just under an hour outside of Copenhagen. Built in the late 1500s, this Renaissance structure is none other than majestic.
As you walk in and around Copenhagen, you’ll find that the city scene is well balanced with a speckling of beautiful parks. The gorgeous Rosenborg park (pictured above) located in central Copenhagen is a must see on your visit. The greenery, stone work, statues, and other park accents remind me of the setting in a fairy tale and are ever impressive! The abundance of swans (yes, swans!) adds to already whimsical feel.
If you get the opportunity, I strongly urge you to visit the Botanical Garden and its indoor greenhouses. The aromas alone inside the elaborate greenhouses were exhilarating in their own right, let alone the visually pleasing, gorgeous exotic plants! While passing by the indoor water-grown plants, be sure to take a second look… you’re sure to see some beautiful fresh water fish among the flowers! Want to see and learn more? The garden is just one of the many features to observe at the Natural History Museum of Denmark.
While walking through the charming streets, you’ll be enchanted by all of the brightly colored houses.The colorful homes add extra visual appeal around every corner. Among the brightest streets is the charming Nyhavn Canal, which is home to many restaurants, live entertainment and more! A popular place for tourists, Nyhavn Canal is often busy and bustling. Despite the crowds, the quaint atmosphere and unique architecture are worth visiting for an evening or midday stroll!
If you’re looking to book a room during your stay, check out Hotel Marienlyst which sits along the picturesque Swedish coastline. Along with the fine dining and glorious views in and around the Hotel, venture to the surrounding bay area along the coast. If you do get the opportunity to stay in this hotel, I strongly recommend it. Staff is friendly, food is delicious, and the views of the Baltic Sea are exquisite. Along with the sea views, you can also clearly see Kronborg Castle in the distance while dining. Book a tour of the castle (within walking distance) before lunch or simply enjoy the view from afar.
If you think you’ve enjoyed danishes made outside of Denmark, brace yourself for the real thing! You can’t walk too far without finding a quaint coffee shop or patisserie that is filled with baked goods beyond your wildest dreams! The chocolate croissants are nothing short of delectable! Think you can walk by without stopping in? Then you’ve never visited Denmark! Don’t worry about indulging while visiting this energetic city. Bikes are commonplace and the city has strong walkability which allows for easy accessibility and promotes an active lifestyle.
Next Stop, Copenhagen!
Getting acquainted with this Scandinavian country is a pleasant treat for the eyes, ears and taste buds. Make no mistake that the items listed above are just a few highlights of the many features to experience in this most unique destination.
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