Wednesday 18 April 2018 – Copenhagen
With the glorious weather – which I was happy to find we were sharing with friends back home – and a hearty late breakfast under our belts we tootled out into the sunshine to start our exploration of the wonderful city of Copenhagen.
We didn’t have to go far just round the corner and we were at our first port of call, the National Museum of Denmark.
A beautiful bright atrium welcomed us to the museum
And from there we went on a journey through Danish history from the Palaeolithic right through to the 21st century. Here are some of my favourite exhibits:
But my absolute favourite had to be this cabinet full of extraordinary instruments
Just in front of the hotel was a monument that gives you an idea of how they were played.
From the National Museum we walked via Slotsholmen passing the stunning Christiansborg Slot (castle) on our way to the National Library – the Black Diamond – where Lonely Planet report a great cafe….not for us …. but I will skim this. There will be more on food in tomorrow’s entry.
Refreshed by a Wok and Go we headed off to the unbelievably picturesque Ny Havn for a harbour cruise.
What a dream. Small quaint houses surround a canal head where superb boats are moored along the quay.
The cruise took us along canals and out into the harbour where we could see the Little Mermaid perched on her rock, the work of Denmark’s famous King Christian IV (you got to love a monarch who makes his subjects drink beer rather than water), the Opera House, one of Hans Christian Anderson’s houses and much more. The low bridges and tight corners were quite thrilling. From our waterborne vessel we could happily people watch – the whole city seemed to have come out to enjoy the sunshine – and allow the history of Denmark’s capital to gently unfurl before us.
No1 Daughter and I were loving life.
A wonderful afternoon spent in Spring sunshine.
Hold that thought I will be back soon
Until next we meet,