On our drive through Denmark Chris and I arrived at Elsinore with it’s beautiful wharf, where the old shipbuilding yard has been modernized into a beautiful cultural and knowledge center. As we were walking towards the water Chris came across a jumping mat and had fun putting it to good use.
We found several interesting boats tied up at the pier.
In the background is Kronborg Castle, famous for it’s part in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Right by the water is a phenomenal library which will be the focus of my next post.
Our drive in Denmark took us along the North Sea part of the time and the Baltic Sea as well. This is the pier at Hornbaek, along the North Sea on the northern tip of the peninsula. It was a gorgeous day.
One of the highlights was seeing the playground fill up with children suddenly!
We even saw a brave surfer in the cold waters of the North Sea!
This is another beautiful beach –very different from the previous one–where we stopped to explore on our way back to Copenhagen.
The B & B Chris had found for us in Denmark was far out in the country, but it happened to be right next to one of the Danish castles–Fredensborg Palace. It’s an eloquent Baroque castle named by King Frederik IV to commemorate the end of the Great Northern War in 1722. It’s name means “Place of Peace,” and we certainly agreed with that title. There are walking paths all around, branching off in different directions, and it makes a great morning stroll or run for many people every day. There are interesting groves of crazy looking trees nearby, as well as many important statues and markers.
It was a great way to start our morning in Denmark!
Chris and I had a night in Denmark before going to Amsterdam. He had found a nice Bed & Breakfast that was just perfect. The owner of the home was so nice and it was in a great location in the country.