Before Copenhagen, I would often spend my free time in Køge, the municipality to which Bjæverskov, the small town where I lived for 8 months, is located. Køge is a seaport and a market town for many years. Old and well-preserved houses can be found in the city, lining its medieval cobbled streets. In fact, … More KØGE – Home to the oldest dated half-timbered house in Denmark
The Copenhagen Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. Founded in 1859 by ornithologist Niels Kjærbølling, it has evolved from being the summer garden of Princess Vilhelmine with a number of “eagles, chickens, ducks, owls, rabbits, a fox, a seal in a bathtub and a turtle in a bucket” to a well-known zoological garden with … More A lovely autumn day at Copenhagen Zoo
The Tivoli Gardens is absolutely one of my favorite amusement parks ever! Located right in the center of Copenhagen, near the Central Station and close to Rådhuset (City Hall), the park is the second oldest operating amusement park in the world. According to sources, it is the second most popular seasonal theme park in the … More Tivoli Gardens – Scandinavia’s most-visited amusement park and pleasure gardens
Since 2008, people flock in Copenhagen in spring to enjoy the colorful Sakura Festival organized by the Copenhagen Sakura Festival Committee with the help of the Copenhagen Municipality, the Embassy of Japan and Japanese firms and cultural groups in Denmark. Thanks to the Japanese businessman, Mr. Seiichi Takaki, who donated the number of Japanese trees now … More Copenhagen Sakura Festival – A feel of Japanese atmosphere in cold Scandinavia
The National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen consists of exhibitions about Danish and foreign history. It calls itself a museum of museums, and contains artefacts from the different eras, from the Viking Age up to the 21st century. It was a fun-filled learning experience for me and my sister when we visited the museum one … More Nationalmuseet – Denmark’s largest cultural and historical museum
Copenhagen was dubbed as Europe’s greenest capital city in 2014. Byhøst and Sharing Copenhagen celebrated the recognition with the Harvest Festival, which included an 800 meter long table, 37 participants, 9 restaurants, and 2,600 guests! Coincidentally, I was looking for a volunteer work at that time, and through Help2Help, a volunteering agency, I learned about … More KBHS Høstfest (Harvest Festival) – A wonderful volunteer experience!
Kronborg Slot is no doubt one of the most beautiful castles in Denmark. Together with my sisters, I explored the UNESCO site and the surrounding neighborhood on a beautiful weekend. Kronborg is located in the municipality of Helsingør, at the most northeastern tip of the island Zealand. Its location was perfect during the 1500s, when … More Kronborg Castle – Home to Shakespeare’s Hamlet