Situated a short walk away from the Roskilde Domkirke is the Viking Ship Museum. I would highly recommend anyone visiting Denmark to see this museum. Although quite simple and small, the ships it has on display are magnificent. The museum is separated into two sections. One section contains workshops and the other, a more traditional… Continue reading Viking Ship Museum
Roskilde is a small city approximately twenty minutes by train from Copenhagen. It was founded in 980 by Harold Bluetooth and served as a very important site during the Viking era. Today it is home to many historic sites and museums including the Unesco World Heritage Listed Domkirke (Cathedral) and the Viking Ship Museum. It… Continue reading Domkirke
The following is part 2 of yesterday's museum adventures. I'll start by saying we didn't really plan on visiting the Design Museum. I stumbled across it whilst googling what to see around the Medical Museion. What's pretty cool is that the Design Museum is housed in part of the former Frederiks Hospital. Its collection includes… Continue reading Design Museum Denmark
We have had such an amazing day seeing some of the wonderful sites in the city and, most importantly, museum-hopping. Although we visited the Design Museum first, I am too excited to write about the Medical Museion. Since they are such different places, both deserve their own blog entry. The Medical Museion, founded in 1907,… Continue reading Medical Museion
After arriving in Copenhagen at 6.00 am this morning we thought it was absolutely necessary to start our trip with a danish and a visit to Det Kongelige Bibliotek (The Royal Library). Nicknamed "The Black Diamond", this library is a beautifully designed space seamlessly combining the old and the new. The old section of the… Continue reading Det Kongelige Bibliotek – Royal Danish Library
In exactly eleven and a half days, (not that I'm counting) I leave for what I hope will be an amazing holiday in Scandinavia. We are starting in Denmark, moving on to Sweden, and finishing in Iceland. My aim is to visit as many museums and heritage sites as possible! I've spent the last few… Continue reading Scandinavia!