I met up with my former American host family in Copenhagen. It was beyond very nice to see them again!
We spent 4 days sightseeing in Copenhagen and then further around in Denmark, including Aarhus, Ribe and my home town. We had an awesome week and hope they did as well.
A fun thing was, I suddenly felt like a tourist myself. I saw pieces of Copenhagen that I haven't really seen before and I realized so much more cultural about the city of Copenhagen. Yes, we have a lot of tourists visiting Copenhagen each day, that I've realized. But hey, it just makes the atmosphere a little better
No sightseeing and no Denmark-tour without Hans Christian Andersen himself - Am I right? I know I am. This store is located across the street from Nyhavn and is actually where H.C. Andersen lived before hand.
As well as H.C. Andersen's stores, you have to visit Amalienborg. Beautiful place, beautiful garden and you know, it's the royal castle right?
And if you are lucky enough, or get there at noon time. You'll see the royal guards do their command shifts. It's very pretty and interesting. I can't imagine what it takes to participate in the royal garden, lots of responsibility, but I can imagine it is breathtaking and different job
Nyhavn is a gorgeous place for sure. I can not put into words how populated it is every single day, but also just the atmosphere is amazing. Going down Nyhavn, there are a lot of different side cafés and restaurants, in which you can stop by for brunch with your close friends or just a beer with your co-workers. Simply just everything!
My host family and I went on a boat trip around the canal of Copenhagen. It's a sightseeing tour, the weather was nice and pretty. And no kidding, I actually also learned some stuff, haha.
They are building some new Metro systems in the center of Copenhagen. This one is close to Nyhavn, and they keep decorating the walls with different art pieces. Which I think is very great. The metro is believed to be done in 2019.
Next up, Rosenborg Castle. It's a royal castle as well, with a basement filled with Royal treasures and a castles filled with unique decorated rooms and furnitures. Definitely worth the visit!
Above was once a bathroom in the old castle. Just look at the small bricks on the wall. All hand painted and very neat. Can't imagine how much work they put into everything at that time.
In every single room we entered, they had even decorated the ceiling so detailed. Again, I can't even try to imagine all the hard work. But gosh, it was pretty and remarking.
I had my little co-photographer along by my side. Glad to see you with a camera Brianna ;)
Rosenborg Castle is located in the middle of the Royal Garden (Kongens have)
This is the view from one of the many rooms
In the basement, you would find a lot of cute essentials. But nothing could compare to the crowns. These two crowns each would weight up to 2kg. Imagine having to wear that pressure on your head all day long
Just look at the details again, I can't even. It doesn't even seem real
The first church we entered. It was very big and very old But it had even more history to tell.
One again, I'm impressed about all the work, the details and the captures of history.
Imagine being marriaged in this church?
Even though Ribe is filled with curious tourist basically 90% of the time, I'd say it's a very beautiful place
So Rømø is an island about an hour drive from my house. Rømø is known for it's long beaches huge ice creams and basically just a nice vacation place. A lot of Danes, as well as tourists, go there during summer, spring or fall time, just to relax and spent some time with the family. You can rent vacation houses there or just stay at a hotel. Some people go camping as well.
It's not a day at the beach without catching crabs
After all, I had some very great days with my family and my American family. We all got together very well and spent some time eating and exploring together. I've seen new places of Denmark, which is very great. I hope everyone else had just as great a trip as i did.
A thank you to my families, the Danish and the American