Tuesday, 15 September 2015

A - Z Guidebook - Kronborg Castle, Denmark


Kronborg Castle in Helsingor, Denmark   

Look at how skinny I was back then!  This was in our backpacking days, when we travelled around the world for 9 months.  We loved Denmark, even though every museum in the whole of Europe was closed for 4 months over the tourist season so we got to see very little of the art and culture.  Sadly, the Museum workers had decided to go on strike over summer, and were on strike for 4 whole months! Luckily, some places were still open, like the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, which I will tell you about another day:=)

We stayed in the red light district of Copenhagen (lots of mirrors on the ceiling in our room), which was a lot of fun.  We had one of the best breakfasts there: cold meats, cheese, bread and a whole pot of coffee for each person.  Aah, my kind of start to the day, not being a huge fan of cereal or toast.

We even got to go to Sweden for a couple of hours.  The Oresund Bridge between the 2 countries hadn't been built then, so we took a ferry to Sweden.  We wandered around for a bit, then jumped back on the ferry to Denmark.  We only had Danish money with us, (though the Information bureau kindly accepted our Danish kroner so we could buy a booklet from them), so we thought it best to head back (the delights of Copenhagen were still calling).  Plenty of reasons to head back to Sweden some day, and I would surely love to see inside some of those museums and historic houses.




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12 comments:

  1. Hi Sherry, lovely pic! We have yet to visit the Scandinavian peninsula but it's on the list. I'm curious to hear your Viking Museum story, that would definitely be a place I'd love to visit! :)

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    1. hi emily
      there is so much history here. it was wonderful to visit (even from the outside) Hamlet's castle!

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    2. True there is so much history. Btw, I knew it was Elsinore, Dad's an English Literature Teacher! :)

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    3. it was very exciting to be there! even if hamlet ain't real:)

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  2. Hi Sherry - no, I haven't been to Scandanavia either. All those episodes of Borgen, Wallander and of course, The Bridge have promoted it on my list though! We were all younger and skinnier once, weren't we? Thanks for being a constant supporter of AZ!

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    1. hi fiona
      yes i would love to see the more northern reaches of scandinavia! Our Swedish "daughter" told us that swedes were very grim. she found it hard to believe that aussies were so friendly and had no hidden agenda in being friendly to her.

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    1. thanks Jem! it seems like a century ago and another person entirely.

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  4. I love Kronborg,we lived about half an hour from here for 2 years. If I have my castles correct as well then I think we saw Hamlet there too just before we left! :)

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    1. yes this is where shakespeare set Hamlet!:)

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  5. A nice picture. The castle has a slightly spooky appearance, and as Fiona indicated, is a reminder of Scandinavian noir - Wallender, The Bridge, Stig Larsson...

    I sympathise with your experience of closed museums, having become increasingly bemused by the sign 'in restauro' (under repair) outside many museums and galleries in Italy on my first trip to Europe. On the other hand, museum and gallery overload has to be guarded against so some closures can be handy.

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    1. Thanks retrostuart! It is an extraordinary place.

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