I love museums, and I have a memory from a couple of years ago (in my pre-blogging existence) of reading a travel magazine (have Googled this article to no avail) and seeing beautiful photos of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. I can recall thinking, I’d really love to go there. I can remember feeling puzzled why something called the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art was in Denmark. And then, upon realizing that this museum is not even located in Copenhagen, I dejectedly thought to myself, I’ll probably never get to go. Well, I got to go! And it was fantastic!
When I first wrote about Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, I focused on its vintage charms, manicured flower beds and fairytale vignettes. But Scandinavia’s most popular amusement park has a serious wild side as an antidote to all of that sweetness. Yes, there are major roller coasters and other scary rides that are not for the faint of heart.
Tivoli, the fairytale amusement park in the center of Copenhagen, certainly isn’t Disney World. It’s not even Disneyland Paris. It’s decidedly old fashioned and Old World. This is the Copenhagen of Hans Christian Andersen, not Arne Jacobsen. And that’s what makes it ooze with charm.
If you really want to feel like a yuppie, walk through Christiania in Copenhagen while pushing a stroller with one hand while clutching your cappuccino from Baresso in the other. In Christiania, the division seems to be not so much tourist vs. resident but rather yuppie vs. hippie. Oh, there were plenty of us coffee-carriers […]
Copenhagen’s most famous statue, The Little Mermaid, turns 100 today. Happy birthday, Little Mermaid! Or should I say: Tillykke med fødselsdagen, Den Lille Havfrue! This symbol of Copenhagen – the famous character from a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale – doesn’t look a day over 25. I must confess, I only saw the back of her […]
When you visit a city as cool as Copenhagen, it’s only natural that you fantasize about living there. And when you rent an apartment for a few days in a cool residential area like we did, you can come as close to that fantasy as possible without making a big life change. We really enjoyed […]