It's Part 2 of the post about our family vacation to Denmark...
Today we 'travel' out of Copenhagen to the greater Copenhagen area, across to Funen and even as far as Jutland.
Our main mode of transportation were the trains....and what better way to occupy oneself on a long train ride than...Crochet! (yep you guessed it...I brought it along...)
In the greater Copenhagen area we have:
ROSKILDE -- just a half-hour train ride from Copenhagen Central Station
|3 large jars greet you as you step out of the train station|
|The imposing facade of the Roskilde Cathedral|
|A reconstruction in progress at the Viking Ship Musuem|
|Look what was on sale at the Viking Ship Musuem gift-shop!|
(In case you're wondering...no...I didn't buy it....might try to make it one day though..)
HELSINGOR -- an hour's train ride north of Copenhagen
Kronborg Castle (popularly known as Hamlet's Castle) is probably the most well-known landmark here...
Koge -- an hour south of Copenhagen
Hillerod -- half hour ride from Copenhagen
|Federiksborg Castle is the most famous landmark in Hillerod|
|Unfortunately it was undergoing some restoration works.|
|Federiksborg has beautiful architecture.|
On FUNEN island -- Odense and Svendborg are about 1-2 hours on the train from Copenhagen
|Svendborg -- get on the ferries here to reach one of the little islands south of Funen|
|Svendborg -- town square building|
|Odense -- birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen|
|Beautiful artwork inside the Hans Christian Andersen Musuem|
On Jutland where Denmark meets the rest of mainland Europe-- Aarhus is a 3.5 hour train ride from Copenhagen
|Scenes from Den Gamle By -- an open-air musuem|
|At the local market in Aarhus, daughter and I looked covetously at the beautiful flowers which |
probably wouldn't survive in our tropical weather back home.
We even journeyed to Malmo in Sweden... (ssh...it was actually only 20 minutes away from Copenhagen)...
|Malmo central station -- we felt like we had stepped into a Science Fiction movie in the year AD2100.|
|Malmo town hall -- one of the most photographed buildings|
|Building at the 'little square'...|
|A Family Portrait|
Have a great weekend!