Saturday, 26th July

Planning has played a key part of our trip and being able to see lots of things can only be posssible with planning. Since we had a lot to see today, we made a list of things to see based on the reviews in Trip Advisor. The items on the list were:

Copenhagen City Hall (Also called the Radhus)

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Radhuspladsen (The market plaza at the front of the City Hall building)

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Nyhavn (strip of cafes and restaurants on the canal front)

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Kongens Nytorv (The King’s Square – also a central market place of the old city, but which is unfortunately under major construction work at the moment)

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The Little Mermaid statue (Probably the most famous of all Danish landmarks, based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen, popularised by Walt Disney)

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There are also obviously times that don’t go to plan and those also bring about some of the best experiences as well. For example, that time when it poured rain and we were forced to take shelter at Princess Mary’s house. 🙂

The first picture is the church near her house (Frederiks Church), the second her courtyard. The next two pictures are where she actually lives and her tinny if she should ever decided to throw a line in the harbour.

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Here are some other great sights of Copenhagen such as the Tivoli Gardens, Hans Christian Andersen Statue and busy Saturday mornings on a beautiful summer day.

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After a few beers in the sun and some fish and chips, we decided to call it a day and headed back to were we are staying. Then we had a small nap before having dinner. I know, I know, it’s a hard life. 🙂

Oh, and I almost forgot! For you Lozz – Danish danishes. 😀

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Friday, 25th July

After a dramatic sunset the night before, we knew today would be a great day. And it was a bit of a special day for Keith.

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After leaving Hamburg, we headed towards the German/Danish border. On the way is a little town in Northern Germany called Wacken (pronounced Varken). Every year since 1990 there has been a massive heavy metal festival that goes for three or so days and features heaps of top name bands in metal. They usually draw on average 75,000 people to participate in the concert each year.

Since we didn’t have our plans set early enough, Wacken 2014 was sold out, but we managed to be going past about a week before the concert started. We called in to see what the place was like, take some photos and buy some merch! Can you believe there was even a WOA (Wacken Open Air [Concert]) branded cow?

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After calling in briefly, we stopped in at a town called Horsens in Denmark to say hi to an old friend of ours – Tina! Not only did she make time to catch up with us, but also went to the trouble of creating us a traditional Danish Smorrebrod, it was absolutely delicious 🙂 Tina’s daughter Hannah had made an amazing chocolate cake and Tina packed us up some to enjoy when we reached Copenhagen. It was so wonderful to see Tina and Hannah, meet Tina’s mum and lovely neighbour and enjoy relaxing in the sunshine.

After leaving Tina’s place, we headed on to Copenhagen. We arrived too late to be too excited, but will have millions of photos from tomorrow!

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