After writing about my arrival in Copenhagen, I wanted to spend some time enjoying it before I began to document my experiences in more detail. Now, as I sit on a train back to Hamburg I can reflect upon such a wonderful holiday. With two years of pandemic awfulness, it was so refreshing to travel to Scandinavia. This holiday has secured my love for such a brilliant and modern group of nations.
Before I came to Copenhagen, I knew a little about the Vikings, had an awareness of the Hygge concept which is often referred to on blogs and was aware of the geography of Denmark. That was about it though. I had no idea just how impactful my travels to Denmark were going to be.
Doing that tourist thing…
Of course, you have to start somewhere and when I did my initial research, one of the most intriguing historic buildings suggested was Rosenborg Castle which was slap bang in the middle of gorgeous Copenhagen. Originally the seat of King Christian IV, this 400 year old building was stunning and you could book a time slot to look around its well-preserved interior.
This place is so beautiful and has a good tour brochure that briefly describes each room in Danish and English. Every room was a new discovery as we walked into it. From bedchambers to a basement packed full of the Danish Crown jewels, I was very impressed by my visit.
Entry cost 125 DDK (about £14) and it was definitely worth it. The gardens were also impressive and it was an easy walk from the centre of the town.
That evening we had a lovely meal at a Chinese restaurant and then tasted some of the incredible gin recipes on offer at Two Socks Gin Bar.
The man running Two Socks was really friendly and gave a detailed history of how each Gin came about. I had one with a peach flavour and went back for a pear based concoction. As someone who rarely drinks gin, I was really taken in by the drinks there. Best of all, it was just a short distance from our hotel.
I hope my blog has given you a taste of Copenhagen. Thank you so much for reading and don’t forget to follow my blog if you want to know more about my travels or about books, TV shows and the environment. There will be more about Copenhagen soon.
11 thoughts on “Things To Do In Copenhagen (Part One)”
Copenhagen sounds like a brilliant place to visit, glad you enjoyed it! I would love to go to a Scandinavian country one day 🙂
Yes it is good. These places are ahead of the game on eco-issues too.
It amazes me that a 400 year old Castle like the Rosengborg is maintained in such great condition. The Food Explora in me always look for a good dining experience. The Two Socks Gin Bar looks like an interesting place to visit. Jamie, I appreciate your travel experiences.
Thanks. Copenhagen food is amazing and diverse.
The name of that gin bar makes me wonder if the founder was British, or is it called something else in the native tongue?
Some really intriguing recommendations for a city we had intended to visit this summer, but never made it! Maybe next year!
Thanks for sharing.
I’m glad you enjoyed your time in Copenhagen and I love Rosenborg Castle especially seeing the crown jewels!
The food looks delicious and the gin sounds good too!
Thanks for reading. It was amazing!
It is well worth going to. Thanks for reading.