August 30, 2007

Copenhagen - Canal Tour and Rosenborg Slot

This year, Jan and Tom joined us on the Princess Cruise to Northern Europe. Our itinerary included Copenhagen, Stockholm, St Petersburg (2 days), Helsinki (rough weather prevented ship from docking), Tallinn, Gdansk/Gdynia and Oslo. Kris and I flew in one day earlier so we could have dinner with our friends Terri and Barry who live in Copenhagen. We stayed at the Airport Hilton which was pleasant and practical.

Jan and Tom found us eating breakfast at our hotel. We quickly checked out and left our belongings with the concierge. We took the train into town and even though it was raining, took the Canal Tour from Nyhavn.

We saw the Opera House (donated by Maersk), Little Mermaid, Black Diamond / Royal Library, Christianborg Slot (Frederick VII on horseback statue), Marble Church, Church of Our Savior with external stairs, Canalside sculptures, and many VERY low bridges. We ate a quick lunch but I did have time to take a picture of a pug looking out a shop window.

We took a tour of Rosenborg Slot and Treasury with Richard Karpen who is highly recommended by Rick Steves. We picked up our belongings and took a taxi to our ship.

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