Princess Mary's Hangout

Trip Start Apr 01, 2011
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Trip End Apr 27, 2011


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Friday, April 15, 2011

Our day in Copenhagen was one of the busiest days yet!

With the help of a city map we scored from the hotel.. we took a self guided of the city. We covered quite some ground.. only missing out on one place we wanted to see.. The National Museum.

Across the road from Copenhagen Central is The Tivoli Gardens.. an amusement park. It's not Dreamworld.. but it does have a rollercoaster and some other fun looking rides. We didn't go.. but it would be a fun place to take kids for a few hours.

Walked through the City Hall Square and Nytorv Square (where the Court House is). We walked down Kompagnistræde.. a street filled with interesting shops.. and very busy. We walked down to Gammel Strand.. where we stopped for lunch at a small café.

We continued on.. Christiansborg Palace and the Christiansborg Palace Chapel.. The Old Stock Exchange.. Højbro Square.. Strøget (one of Europe’s longest shopping streets) and The Royal Theatre.

Next was Nyhavn.. the old port with it’s quaint old houses. Bars and cafes line the sides of the canal here.

We passed The New Royal Theatre before reaching Amalienborg Palace.. the royal residence. I don’t know for sure.. but I’m guess that’s where “our” princess lives. Guards are posted at every entrance.

We saw the Opera House across the water before passing a bunch of churches slash cathedrals.. on our way to Gefion Fountain.. The Citadel.. and The Little Mermaid (one of the most photographed sights in Copenhagen).

We made our way to the King’s Gardens and Rosenborg Castle.. and then down to Landemærket.. where the famous Bering House of Flowers is. Denmark exports flowers all over the globe. If you have ever received flowers from someone.. it's quite possible they originated from Denmark (although I'm not sure my friends in Australia would get fresh flowers from that far away).

We climbed up The Round Tower for a 360° view of the city.. and the last place we saw was Our Lady’s Church.. where “our” princess got married.

After a long day of walking.. we were both absolutely stuffed. We headed back to the hotel for an early night.
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