Susan & Richard's European Adventure 2013 travel blog

Royal Palace in Denmark

Ancient Musical instruments in the museum

Copenhagen street scene

Busy Copenhagen market square

King Richard

 

Crown Jewels of Denmark


We drove from Stockholm, Sweden to Copenhagen, Denmark down the eastern coast of Sweden along the Baltic Sea. It was mostly small farms dotted with beach resort towns. Summer is in full swing in Scandinavia. Everyone is on vacation as July and early August are the best weather months. If the sun is shining everyone is scantily dressed sitting on their lawn chairs.

We are now in Copenhagen, Denmark for our 4th day and really love it here. You could easily spend a month here. We visited Rosenborg castle which served as the royal palace from about 1650 to late 1800's. The palace had the most unbelievable display of wealth and riches from the past. Those kings and queens really lived in splendor while everyone else starved. There was also a display of the royal jewels which included three crowns spilling over with fine gemstones and diamonds.

The Copenhagen jazz festival is going on right now. There are some big names here but it is mostly up and coming artists playing on the street, in small cafes or churches. By the end of the festival there will have been over 2000 concerts. Since we are jazz fans we are really enjoying all the music. We went to one concert in a big, old church and the sound was really good.

Copenhagen is really interesting. While it is not as pretty as Stockholm, it definitely is the most interesting. And of course, the public transportation system makes it easy to get around. Our campground is 5 miles from the city center which takes about 20 minutes on the commuter train.

Will post some pictures when we have better Internet connection.

Next we will head back to Germany and then down to France to pick up a ferry to Great Britain. We are really looking forward to driving on the other side of the road in a camper!



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