Browsing Category : Denmark

Appreciating Art in Copenhagen’s National Gallery Part One: The Royal Collection


National Gallery of Denmark, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark Like practically everywhere else in Copenhagen, the National Gallery of Denmark (SMK), which I was expecting to be not that interesting, was absolutely fantastic.  The Danes are masters of doing everything wonderfully.  The museum itself is attractive, the art is great, the lighting, the level of information given – everything was…

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A Family Affair in Copenhagen’s Amalienborg Palace


Amalienborg, Copenhagen, Denmark Denmark’s royal family is much loved by the Danes: they have 82-92% approval ratings, which is partly to do with their humility – apparently it’s not unusual to literally bump into prominent members of the royal family in the streets of Copenhagen (I’ve seen a photo of the Crown Princess cycling her children to school in the…

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Feeling Suitably (Low-Key) Regal in Copenhagen’s Christiansborg Palace


Christiansborg Palace, Christiansborg Slot, Copenhagen, Denmark Royal Palaces confuse me.  Sometimes, they are fun to visit, and sometimes they are incredibly dull, so they are not an automatic ‘must do’ for me.  Having enjoyed the Amalienborg, we decided to trot along to the Christiansborg, and I’m glad we did. Actually, Christiansborg is not just used as a royal palace, but it’s…

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Christmas Sparkle at Tivoli Gardens


In Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark As someone who has been to two theme parks in her whole life, I don’t know much about rides.  Honestly, the last time I went was when I was in my mid-twenties.  I felt like the oldest woman ever.  I gamely went on all the rides that my companions wanted to go on, but I…

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