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.



Seafood Market

We were thrilled to find this fish market and restaurant at Hornbaek.  It was unbelievable.  We sampled a lot of different things.

The old photos on the walls tell a lot of stories of fishermen braving the elements here.

This was a fun bench we found nearby.

Since I’m talking about food, I’ll show some of the Danish pastries we also found while in Denmark.



Danish Castle

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!