Frederiksborg Palace, Denmark

Frederiksborg Palace (Danish Frederiksberg Slot) is a castle in Hillerød, Denmark (North Zealand) which was built as a royal residence for King Christian IV. It is the largest Renaissance palace in Scandinavia. The palace is located on 3 small islands in the middle of Palace Lake, and is adjoined by a large, baroque formal garden.…

Hamlet’s Kronborg Castle, Elsinore

Have you ever read the famous tragedy story by William Shakespeare – “The Traditional History of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark”, or “Hamlet” as it’s more commonly known? There is a castle in Denmark called Kronborg Castle, situated near the town of Elsinore (or in Danish, Helsingor), which is the setting of “Hamlet”. Kronborg Castle is…

Scandic Hvidovre, Denmark

We stayed at this hotel for our first night, located at quite an inconvenient & inaccessible location.  Apparently, I found out that the Scandic group of hotels is well-known in the Scandinavian countries. However, this one really failed to impress us, in fact I had to agree with many negative reviews that I read online…

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Nyhavn means “New Harbour” in Danish. It is a 17th century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is brightly lined up with numerous cafes, bars and restaurants in olden townhouses. As seen in the pictures above, there are many historical wooden ships in this canal, hence it serves as a heritage harbour…

Dragor, Denmark

According to Wikipedia, Dragor, on the southeastern coast of the island of Amager, is located only 12km from central Copenhagen (Denmark’s capital), but the town is not a part of Metropolitan Copenhagen. It was about an hour’s drive from central Copenhagen to this little fishing village/ market. Dragor was a prosperous seafaring town in the…

Little Mermaid

I’m sure most of you have read or heard about the Little Mermaid fairy tale when you were a kid. One of the Denmark’s major attractions is the Little Mermaid sculpture in the harbour of Copenhagen. It is a short walk from the Langelinie cruise ship pier. It is such an iconic symbol of Denmark…