A warm and dry summer day in Copenhagen can be a rarity. Often, if not for those light-until-late evenings, you might suspect the month was March, not July. But if your visit to the Danish capital happens to fall on a hot and sunny day, you’re in for a treat.
Copenhagen is known to many U.S. personnel in Europe as the Las Vegas of Europe, minus the drive-through wedding chapels and Elvis impersonators, that is.
The royal palace complex in Copenhagen is a place of opposing themes. Unlike other seats of royalty in Europe, which are barred and gated from the public, visitors can walk straight into the Slotsholmen in the Danish capital and up to the door of Queen Margrethe II’s Royal Reception Rooms, where she holds formal functions.
Tivoli Gardens has delighted Danes and visitors to Copenhagen for more than 167 summers — and opens in the winter for a Christmas market.
There’s something far more poignant about islands than just their geographic isolation. The smell of saltwater, the blues, blacks and greens of the sea, and the sound of water crashing against rock — all beautiful — but there’s something still more captivating.
Of course, finding “the one” is the hardest part. But for U.S. citizens living in Europe, when it comes time to tie the knot, finding the place to do it is no simple matter, either.
Some 200,000 tourists visit Kronborg Castle in Helsingor, Denmark, every year, drawn by its connection to Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” its impressive location and its former riches.