Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Orangery, Helsingor & The Sea {Denmark Wrap-Up}


We managed to fit in quite a bit of sightseeing in Denmark between visits with family and friends. We knew we wouldn't have time for Legoland or Bakken this trip... and we didn't make it to Tivoli this time as planned... but we definitely made it up to the kids later with a spontaneous stop at Rainbow Magicland outside Rome.

Here's a wrap-up of the Danish part of our trip:


Fredensborg palace (official residence of the Danish royal family)


beautiful gardens behind the palace - we took a tour of the kitchen garden also


outside the Orangery at Fredensborg (Crown Prince Frederik's 40th birthday was celebrated here in 2008... see pics here; love Princess Mary's cherry-red dress)


inside the Orangery


the whole arrangement was just filled with beautiful sights


must have a stop for ice cream outside the palace - note the "Royal Twins" in honor of the new prince and princess born on January 8th of this year
(I had a Slotsis.)


"To go or not to go..." is the question at the restaurant at Kronborg Castle (Hamlet's castle) in Helsingor


a beautiful spot for lunch


Danish open-faced sandwiches


path into the Renaissance castle


the famous statue of Holger underneath the castle - legend says if Denmark is threatened he will awake from his slumber and protect the country
(don't know if you can tell, but my children are ready to bolt out of the room)


inside Kronborg


Kronborg's Lego and art room for children


playing at the beach in Southwest Zealand


a beautiful day for a walk along a Danish beach

xoxo

6 comments:

  1. looks like a nice spot to visit;i really love the picture with the children playing and kicking water x sandra

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  2. What beautiful pictures! Looks like the perfect vacation :)

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  3. Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing!

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