Thursday, April 24, 2014

Denmark Vacation 2013 {part 1}

Last summer we were in Denmark two separate times - we left to fly to London, then took the Eurostar to France, and --  after a visit there -- flew back to Copenhagen from Paris.  During our first stay, we walked and shopped along busy, touristy Stroget (Illum is one of my favorites) and had breakfast outside again at Cafe Europa 1989,  strolled along the harbor, visited Frederiksberg to walk around Frederiksberg Have and tour Carlsberg, and spent a day at Tivoli.

We usually go to Tivoli (website with information here) and the rest,  but this was my first time touring Carlsberg.  They have stables and some beautiful horses, along with all the other displays about the history of the company, and are located in a beautiful area.  If you'd like to go, you can get started planning a trip on their website here.

If you like beer, I recommend trying Tuborg.  Can't get it in the US.

bikes, bikes, everywhere bikes


"Be yourself. Everyone else is taken." - Oscar Wilde

in Frederiksberg
We bought pastries and coffee from Lagkagehuset (these are all around, including the airport) and enjoyed them sitting on benches with this view.

pastries at Lagkagehuset

Frederiksberg Have

poster at Carlsberg

the other little mermaid - at Carlsberg

largest collection of beer bottles in the world

at Tivoli

boat rides at Tivoli

Madklubben inside Tivoli for lunch

shopping at Illum

I love the clothing designs for children found here. I bought that pink sequined ruffled skirt for one of my daughters.
The brand Wheat is another of our favorites.

at Royal Copenhagen

dinner at cafe Oscar

 The well known Hotel d'Anglterre (est.  1755) has recently undergone a huge renovation.  It is an absolutely beautiful hotel.  Right across the street vendors were set up with tables full of old Danish silver, jewelry, Christmas plates and much more (I don't know the days or hours for this).  I brought back three blue plates to add to my collection.

Some pictures from the second half of our Denmark vacation in the next post (Legoland, the Viking Ship Museum, and dinner at PONY).



  1. Dear Sparrows and Sparkles,
    thank you for those beautiful photos! And for reminding me of our stop in the Carlsberg Museum - it was so much fun! I love Denmark - especially their furniture and what they eat; and of course their art and sea.

    1. Thank you Britta! I agree amazing food, furniture, art, and beautiful beaches.