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May 1, 2019 - Big day of Sight seeing

So confident today, we felt like a local. Headed straight to Central Train Station for trip to Helsingør, Nord Sealand, about 40 minutes north of Copenhagen. A very quaint village by the sea - the closet point to Sweden - 4 kms across the passage.  Train driver delayed the train for passenger who asked him to wait while he ran back several carriages for his bag he’d left on train.  Beautiful scenery through forest, and many chestnut trees in flower.  *Walked to Kronborg Castle, high on the coast edge, with a large moat around it, dating...

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70 Canals 2019

Jul 24, 2014 - Fredericksborg Castle

Another hot day. We headed to the town of Hillerød to visit Fredericksborg Castle As you entered the town there was no problem in spotting the castle it was huge. After parking up we started our exploration of the castle and its grounds. Since the Middle Ages a property has sat on the islands of the current castle. It was King Frederik II who obtained the property in 1560 as a palace and named the castle Frederiksborg. It was his son King Christian IV in 1599 who instigated major restoration work which involved the old main buildings being...

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Jul 22, 2014 - Fredensborg Palace

Another very hot day so we decided to find a suitable tree shaded park. Our choice was the Fredensborg Palace. From our guide book the Palace Park was just the ticket on a hot day and it was quite right. We enjoyed several hours just sitting or strolling the park with its avenues of trees. We found the Esrum Lake and also the various sculptures in and around the park. The Fredensborg Palace was built in 1720 by Frederik IV and was called the “Peace Palace” The palace is Danish royal family’s summer residence but we discovered the Palace...

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Jul 19, 2014 - Helsingør and the Kronborg Slot

Another hot day. Today we headed north to Helsingør to visit the World Heritage site of Kronborg Slot. The massive castle sits overlooking the narrowest part of the Øresund a between Denmark and Sweden. The water is only 4km wide at this point The original castle was built on the site around 1420 by the Danish King Eric VII and acted as a toll house. The king insisted on the payment by cargo ships of “sound dues” by all ships wishing to enter or leave the Baltic Sea passing through the Øresund. At the time he controlled both sides of the...

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Aug 9, 2011 - Friday 5th - Denmark

Friday 5th Drive down to Jens Dads place and wait for Karin to arrive. Today the plan is to head over to Denmark for a look around and buy some more cheap booze. Annie and her boyfriend Andreas (Andy) are also keen so we have to take 2 cars and arrange to meet at Helsingborg where the ferry leaves from. I was kinda happy about that as I had visions of being in the car with Jens dad and Karin and them chain smoking in the front…… These are big massive boats once again similar the ones that we went on with Marie and Michael to the Border shop...

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Aug 12, 2009 - Frederiksborg Castle

This was my last day trip out of Copenhagen, first to the town of Hillerod, home of Frederiksborg Castle, then on to the tiny town of Humelbaek, and the Louisiana Modern art museum. It was a pretty full day and I did a whole lot of walking. Frederiksborg is said to be "the grandest castle in all Scandinavia" and sometimes referred to as the Danish Versailles. While it's nowhere near as big, it certainly is over the top just like Versailles. The interior rooms are filled with ornate furniture, paintings and sculpture. It was interesting,...

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Baltic Europe 2009

Aug 10, 2009 - Helsingor, Denmark

The main reason to go to Helsingor, other than to catch a ferry to Sweden, is to visit Kronborg Castle. The outside of the castle is the most impressive part, esp. when you arrive by boat from Sweden and can see it from the water. There's really not much to see inside, a few displays, but really pretty stark. It's probably more representative of what most castles were like back in the day - dark and dreary. I arrived just before they closed, but the girl at the ticket counter let me in for a quick tour anyway. This is the castle from...

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Baltic Europe 2009

Aug 16, 2008 - Louisiana and Helsingor

Other than the Friday night revelers noisily passing by our hotel around three in the morning, we all slept very well and later into the morning. The weather looked promising for another day of no rain, thereby breaking Peggy's worry that she'll have rain every day of her vacation. Let's hope it will stay that way. Breakfast was a little later than usual so the breakfast room was overwhelmingly crowded. Somehow we managed to find a table and squeeze through the crowd to help ourselves to the food items. The poor breakfast personal could...

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Aug 17, 2007 - Helsingor, Denmark

Hello everyone. We sailed into Helsingor on August 16 around 4 pm. We spent an extra day sailing about in the wind and rain....great wind for sailing unfortunately usually comes with rain!! And it was cold enough for fleece, wool socks, wool hat and a rain coat! Helsingor is a beautiful city off the Baltic coast. Its population is about 100,000 which makes it a nice size for walking to most places. While seeing the world by ship your legs become you most important mode of land transport unless you are able to navigate the bus/tram system....

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