Day 4
Sunday
August 6, 2000

Denmark:
Copenhagen

 

Today began with an orientation walk with our guide, Dave Fox. At the city hall he introduced us to Richard Karpen, a local guide, for another lecture/walk. Richard is an American who has lived in Copenhagen for many years. After our walk with Richard we hurried back to the hotel to meet Janice and family.

They took us to the Resistance Museum (above), the temporarily waterless Gefion Fountain, the Little Mermaid, Frederik's Church, and Amalienborg Castle where the queen and her family lives in four separate palaces.

We stopped at the National Museum but we didn't have enough time left in the day to justify the entry fee - $30 for all six of us. Our final stop was Tivoli, the famous Copenhagen amusement park. We got back to the hotel about 6:30 PM just in time to head out with our tour group for dinner at Det Lille Apotek where they serve a raw steak on a hot slab of stone. You flip the meat a couple of times and it's ready to eat.

Frederik's Church, Copenhagen

Frederik's Church is also known as the Marble Church. The first stone was laid by King Frederik V in 1749. Construction was stopped in 1770 and didn't resume for more than 100 years. The church was finally completed during the years 1875-1894.