Located an easy walk from the Little Mermaid statue and the Kastellet, Amalienborg is the winter home of the Danish royal family.  It is comprised of four identical palace buildings with an octagonal courtyard that is monitored 24/7 by Den Kongelige Livgarde (the Royal Life Guards).  Their uniforms are similar to those worn by the guards at […]

The Danish word smørrebrød loosely translates to “butter and bread” and is a classic sandwich in Denmark.  A thick slice of sour dough rye bread is spread with butter, topped with a protein (usually meat or fish), and then finished off with visually appealing accents like fresh herbs or caviar. This beauty is the shrimp and egg smørrebrød at […]

Built in the 1600s, the Kastellet in Copenhagen is one of the best preserved fortresses in Northern Europe.  Over the years it helped Denmark deal with invaders from England and Germany, but today it is primarily a pubic park and historic site.  This is a view of the King’s Gate, which faces the city of Copenhagen. […]

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” ~ Henry David Thoreau A Danish boy fishes in the waters surrounding the Kastellet in Copenhagen, Denmark.  

Built in the 1600s, the Kastellet in Copenhagen is one of the best preserved star fortresses in Northern Europe.  Over the years it helped Denmark deal with invaders from England and Germany, but today it is primarily a pubic park and historic site.  A few military activities take place at the Kastellet, but all I […]