Cruising the Baltic Sea: Copenhagen

Copenhagen’s most famous symbol stands a mere four-feet tall the Little Mermaid erected to express gratitude to Hans Christian Andersen who published his fairy tale in 1837.

Seventy years later, a Danish brewer attended “The Little Mermaid” ballet and commissioned the waterfront statue.

 

 

We visited Copenhagen by bus, “the Hop on Hop off” bus and by boat on a sunny day.

The famous Tivoli Gardens that inspired Disneyland encompass a parade of flowers in addition to restaurants, cafes and offer two spectacular rides. The wooden roller coaster that was built in 1914 is the oldest one and still in operation, and the Star Flyer ride is the world’s highest carousel, standing over 260 feet high.

 

Amalienborg Palace.
The winter home of Queen Margrethe II and her family consists of four French-style Rococo mansions.

 

 

 

When we passed by the Old Stock Exchange, we noticed the 196-foot Dragon-Spire tower topped with three golden crowns symbolizing the union of the Nordic countries.

The Nyhavn Waterfront district features brightly colored 17th and 18th century townhouses, restaurants and cafes where people gather on Friday evening for drink and dinner.

Here are pictures of modern life in Copenhagen.

 

 

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