Tivoli is an amusement park and “pleasure garden” in Copenhagen. The park opened in 1843 and is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world (the older one is in Denmark, too).
Amalienborg is an 18th Century rococo complex of palaces. Denmark’s royal family, one of the world’s oldest monarchies, still resides here.
Kastellet (Citadel) is one of the best preserved fortresses in Northern Europe. Shaped as a five-pointed star with bastions (projections from a wall that enable defensive fire in multiple directions) at its corners, the citadel was part of a ring of bastioned ramparts that used to encircle Copenhagen.
Rosenborg is a Renaissance palace, with gardens and museum, in the Danish capital. It houses the crown jewels.
Kronborg is a castle in Helsingør, north of Copenhagen. It was immortalized as “Elsinore” in William Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet.”
After a visit to Helsingors, we took the ferry across the strait to Sweden to visit the former royal palace Sofiero, now an extraordinary floral park.
A post for photos of Copenhagen that don’t have anywhere else to go.