14 MayDays 5 & 6: Around Town, Roskilde, & Tivoli

On the agenda for Day 5 was a day trip to Møns Klint. It’s about a two hour drive on country roads each way from Copenhagen. The cliffs look amazing in photos and from what the ladies said they were. But I took the day to stay in Copenhagen and catch up on some sight seeing I missed due to jet lag.

Copenhagen is an amazingly friendly city. I felt 100% comfortable walking around by myself. Here are a couple of things I did:

My first stop was the Rosenburg Castle. Unlike the other two castles, this one is located in the city.

Not to scale.

Rosenburg houses the Royal Crown Jewels. I do appreciate them keeping my emeralds safe.

Then I had lunch at and strolled around the The National Gallery.

Which got me in the mood to look at something new. So I went to The Danish Museum of Art & Design. I totally have these bowls in my kitchen.

Then I swung by to say hi to Hans Christian Andersen.

After my day around town I met up with Vicki, Melissa and Zaza to meet some of Zaza’s friends out for a drink. They were just as nice and funny as Zaza is. We ended the night at a wine bar to share some delicious tapas.

On Day 6 we went to Roskilde which is an ancient city, dating from the Viking Age.

We started at the Roskilde Cathedral.It was the first Gothic cathedral to be built of brick.

And it is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

And the burial site for Danish monarchs.

Then we were off to the Viking Ship Museum. These are pieces from an original Viking ship.

I don't they would have gotten far with me on board.

On the way back towards Copenhagen we stopped in Dragør again and I was able to take some pictures.

While there we stopped for coffee and a danish, as we often do in the afternoon.

Then I had one more stop to make before leaving Copenhagen. Tivoli Gardens. It’s right in the center of Copenhagen and is the oldest amusement park in the world (don’t worry the rides aren’t that old). Tivoli is set in beautiful gardens with many rides, games and restaurants. It’s also a place for concerts of all kinds. It’s fun and beautiful and I wanted nothing more than to have been there with Tom. I guess I will just have to come back with him!

So that was my stay in Copenhagen. It’s a European city I never thought of visiting before meeting Zaza. But now that I have been here I am going to recommend it to everyone. I absolutely love it here!

Now it’s off to Sweden!