Denmark spring itinerary

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(Last Updated On: May 15, 2019)

Unexpectedly cheap airfare and a chance to connect with cousins from Finland for a few days led to a week exploring Copenhagen and the Danish countryside in May 2011.

A spring get-away in Denmark

We spent a week traveling in Copenhagen and the Danish countryside beyond.

May 11 – Copenhagen

Airport Connection

Last year an email address provided by an elderly relative on the east coast of the United States led to contact with cousins in Finland, which was followed by last summer’s visit and on-going communication via email and Facebook.


A Glimpse of Life Along the Water

May 12 – Copenhagen

Vor Frelsers Kirke – Our Savior’s Church

The Round Tower

The King’s Gardens and Rosenborg Slot

The Marble Church

It was a long, slow route from the laying of the cornerstone for the Marble Church (formally named Frederik’s Church, but more famous for its solid marble walls) in 1749 to its completion in 1894.

During that interval the Copenhagen church sat abandoned for more than 100 years – something that’s a little hard to believe today.

Amalienborg Slot


May 13, 2011 – Copenhagen

Rådhus – City Hall

Morning Architecture Tour

Studying Sustainability at the Danish Design Center

Overwhelmed at the National Museum

Train Station Goodbyes

My cousins are heading home today, so we all head back to the train station.The central train station (Copenhagen H, with the H standing for Hovedbanegård) was constructed in 1911, so has the high ceilings and dramatic metalwork of that time.

It is both elegant and gritty at the same time. We have already determined that it is always busy. And it is a fitting place to say goodbye.

Wandering and Window Shopping

Nyhavn Reflections

May 14, 2011 – from Copenhagen into the countryside

Life in a Bicycle City

Rather Random City Snapshots

Market Day in Køge

Stevns Klint

Crossing the Farø Bridge to Falster

Denmark is a land of wonderful bridges and the Farø Bridge is certainly among the more dramatic. It’s actually two bridges (that intersect with a third) on the tiny Island of Farø. It looked interesting on the map, but the southern cable-stayed portion is absolutely gorgeous – even in the rain!

Evening in Bandholm

May 15, 2011 – Lolland, Falster, and Møn

In Search of the Past at Fuglse Church

The Search Continues in Vester Ulslev

Thatched Houses Amid Fields of Gold

Put Nysted on the List for Next Time

Back Across the Farø Bridge and on to Møn

Fanefjord Frescoes

Around Our New Neighborhood

Møns Klint

Lane’s View of Møns Klint

Liselund Slot

Sunset Along the Baltic

May 16, 2011 – Møn and Zealand

A Rainy Day on the Road

Jaegersprise Slot

Frederiksborg Slot

Looking for Ice in Helsingor

A Rainy Night at Hamlet’s Castle

May 17, 2011 – Between Denmark and Sweden

Rain and Fog

Visiting Family in Sweden

It’s always good to come around a bend and see Brogård in the distance. It feels like home even if my visits are always short.

Crossing the Øresund Bridge

Evening in Dragør

May 18, 2011 – One last morning in Denmark

A Quiet Morning in Dragør

Staying at a Farm Cottage


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