Sunday, 18 September 2011

September in Copenhagen Part 1

Catching the guards' turning towards our direction can take minutes
and it was a windy morning. Brrrrrrrrrrrr!

Guards at Amalienborg Palace, the queen's residence.

"Meeting the Little Mermaid, the most famous statue in Scandinavia.
This bronze statue "Den Lille Havfrue" was inspired by Hans Christian
Andersen's The Little Mermaid, of the world's most famous fairy tales.
Edvard Eriksen's sculpture, unveiled in 1913, rests on rocks right off
the shore. In spite of its small size, the statue is as important
a symbol to Copenhageners as the Statue of Liberty to New Yorkers."
(Frommer's Europe by Train)

The best way to see this city founded by Bishop Absalon in 1167 is
getting into one of those Hop On-Hop Off bus tours. We paid for
a two day pass with Tivoli entrance for DKK 220 per adult which is
roughly 40US$.

Visiting friends posing in Amalienborg Palace

Feeling like travelling in The Netherlands with so many bikes all over.

Arriving in Koebenhavn H (main station), these huge ceiling
lamps never fail to impress me everytime I come to this city.

A comfortable Danish train. Can't believe it can float!

You would just not believe that such ferries carry trains, trucks,
trailers, hundreds of cars, motorbikes, campers and travellers.
It takes about 45 minutes to cross from German Puttgarden to Roedby.
I paid from Cologne main station to Koevenhavn H return 167.10 Euro
with Bahncard 50. Check offers from German trains especially
starting from Hamburg.

One of the famous landmarks of the city - Carlsberg. In 1847, the famous
beer was brewed in this brewery in Valby.

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