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Aug 26, 2015 - Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen’s main attractions include its three royal palaces situated in manicured parks, star shaped fortress, the famous Tivoli amusement park, and the much-loved Little Mermaid. It has three sections – South, Central, and North Copenhagen. Photo 1 We spent a day visiting each one. MARRIOTT COPENHAGEN The Marriott Copenhagen is located in South Copenhagen on the bank of the Inderhavn River with easy walking access to the three sections of Copenhagen. Photos 2-13 Maria Mathiasen, Guest Relations Manager, and Anna Kall, Operations Director...

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Jul 25, 2015 - Day #1 with Firebird Tours

We joined up with our tour group after breakfast today. The company we booked with is Firebird Tours, a Scandinavian based tour company. We will be traveling now for 12 days with a small group of 16 people, of which we are 6. After meeting our tour guide Suzanne, along with our tour mates, all English speaking travelers mostly from the USA, we boarded the bus for a 3 hour tour of the highlights of Copenhagen. We visited Palace Island, the Danish Parliament where we witnessed the changing of the guards, Rosenborg Castle, the famous "Little...

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Jul 23, 2015 - Danish Slot (Castle) Tour(s)

After a more respectable start to the day, with maps in hand and a plan to visit Frederiksborg Slot, we headed to the Train station. As I have been given the job of map reader for this trip (Les Frederick....I miss your great map reading skills...lol) I spent some time the night before reading Rick Steeves Snapshot book on Copenhagen. Starting out went okay, we found the train station easily enough and I was confidently leading my charges to the stairway into the station when suddenly a local fella offers his assistance. Very nice and...

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Jul 22, 2015 - Sights, sounds and tastes of Copenhagen!

It's been a full day touring around Copenhagen to experience the many sights, sounds and tastes of this lovely danish city. The weather was perfect for our 12 hour day of walking almost the entire city. Due to the 8 hour time change needless to say we were all up and ready to go much earlier than the locals. Heading to the streets that early meant many stores were still closed however it also meant we were able to experience the rush hour of cyclist heading into the downtown core to start their work days. Very impressive...it is amazing to...

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Jul 21, 2015 - Travel to Copenhagen - Day 1

Hi All, This is the first official day of our trip. Dave, Bryan, Dolores and I arrived safe and sound in Copenhagen, Denmark. With quick transport arranged by Bryan by the tour company, we easily arrived at the vacation rental in the heart of the city which will be our home for the next 3 days. After a quick orientation of the flat from the owners, it was off to get ourselves familiarized with the area. First on Bryan's list was to try one of the famous "danish" hot dogs from a local food vendor. Yumm...it was quite tasty. Next to walk...

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Jun 19, 2015 - Tivoli Gardens

Friday, June 20 Today we decided to go to Tivoli Gardens. But we have learned that we can’t walk all day and stay up and out late. And Tivoli has several evening attractions. So we mostly did stuff in the room until mid afternoon. Tivoli is one of the world’s first amusement parks. It has rides and arcades, but also gardens, restaurants, and various types of shows. There are several roller coasters, including one described as the the world’s oldest wooden coaster still operating. If so, it has plenty of steel supports. There is also a...

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Jun 18, 2015 - Freetown Christiania

Thursday, June 18 This morning we went to Freetown Christiania. This is an alternative community that occupied a former military area in the 1960s or 70s — and continues to this day, somewhat to the dismay of the average Copenhagean. It is a sort of hippie community, with a relaxed attitude toward soft drugs and a communal vibe. The narrative on the bus said about 900 people live there, with about 180 children. I don’t know about those numbers, but it is a colorful community, with a lot of graffiti, quite a bit of poverty, and number of...

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Jun 17, 2015 - Palaces and castles

Wednesday, June 17 Today we took a Hop-On, Hop-Off bus to Amalienborg Palace. Actually, it is a complex of 4 palaces in a diamond shape. One is occupied by the queen when she is in town, one by the Crown Prince, one is for guests, and the 4th is part museum and part a residence for another member of the royal family. The museum was interesting. Many of the rooms are as they were when a particular person occupied them. Mostly very cluttered with art, photos, etc. The Danish royal family seem to be related to all the other royal families...

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Jun 16, 2015 - Travel day

Tuesday, June 16 Another travel day. No problem getting to the station, but it took a while to find the right train. We had to switch trains in Lund, which should have been a 2 hour wait, but the second train was delayed almost an hour. So much for uneventful travel. We used up the rest of our Swedish kronor buying lunch to carry with us. Finally got to Copenhagen about 2:30 or so, found an ATM, and found our hotel. It is an older hotel, very near the train station. Room seems fine. Front desk said there was a laundromat down the street,...

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Jun 7, 2015 - Around Denmark

The final day aboard the Serenade of the Seas was a day at sea. To be honest, I cannot remember doing a single thing. Seems impossible that four ports of call would wear me out, but I was pretty tired. I guess I really must be getting old. The ship docked in Copenhagen port early on Saturday. We ignored the fact that we were in Copenhagen again and went to a leisurely breakfast. Our bags were set outside the stateroom the night before. So, we disembarked after breakfast, found our baggage in the terminal, and got in the long line for a big...

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May 30, 2015 - Boarding the Ship

We hadn’t really considered how to get from the apartment to the cruise port. Dad said we could just call a taxi—which would have been a good plan if we had a phone that worked. Or could speak Danish when we made the call. In the end, we packed everything up, hauled it to the bus stop, and took the bus to Central station. From there, it was easy enough to find taxis. Well, to find small taxis. Bigger taxis to hold luggage, dad’s scooter, and us was a bit more of a challenge. We actually ended up in two taxis. The port was farther than I...

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May 29, 2015 - Tivoli

Back in Denmark. After two full days, we took things a little slower today. The goal was to spend the day at Tivoli. Tivoli is the oldest amusement park in Europe, and one of the oldest in the world. The park boasts several roller coasters, a ferris wheel—lots of great rides—but I think Tivoli is best known for its gardens. It is right in the heart of Copenhagen, across the street from the Central train station. Lots of things make Tivoli special. I have been there once before and remembered it being quite expensive. Maybe living in...

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