All good things must come to an end, and so too we must say goodbye to Denmark. Leaving any location is always with such mixed emotions.
Today was our last full day of vacation. And, a busy one it was. Do you ever find yourself trying to cram too much in as your trip comes to an end? We always seem to find ourselves doing that, and this day was no exception.
We spent it by visiting the Viking Museum in Roskilde in the morning. The museum has five ancient viking ships that were discovered in a remarkably well preserved state. In addition to the display of ships, the museum actively pursues building new ships in the same style using the same traditional technologies. There are even different activities that the visitors can take part in.
Moving on to Fredricksborg Castle
We moved on to Fredricksborg castle after lunch. The castle is often times called Denmark’s Versailles. It is impressive with beautiful grounds that are immaculately kept. The above picture shows the castle from the gardens. From there we drove to Kronborg castle on the coast with Sweden across the channel. There was also a maritime museum in the castle that we enjoyed.
We drove back down south to Copenhagen and took in Tivoli Gardens in the evening. Now we are packing up to travel to Frankfurt tomorrow.
Wrapping Up this Adventure
Our flight out of Copenhagen to Frankfurt, Germany wasn’t until later in the day, so we had several hours to kill before we had to be to Kastrup Airport, the airport that serves Copehagen. As it turns out that isn’t a half bad plan for anyone as they are departing, because you get to spend a little bit of time in the village of Dragor.
Dragor was a great Viking port and is now a resort community. Nearly all the buildings are a soft terra cotta color with a red roof. The day was warm and pleasant and we enjoyed a peaceful stroll before heading in to the airport dropping off our car and flying to Frankfurt, our last stop before heading home on our final leg.
Flying to Frankfurt was only so we could catch a connecting flight the next day. We only did it because we couldn’t get a direct flight out of Copenhagen home.
We found a small bed and breakfast to stay in with the hopes of getting to see just a little of Frankfurt, but that was a bust due to several delays in getting out of Kastrup. The temperature was hovering around 90 degrees with humidity about the same as we arrived in Frankfurt.
We needed to transfer from plane to the S Bahn, and then trudge up hill hauling our luggage with us for several blocks to find our lodging. Getting in about 9 pm, when we finally found our lodgings and stumbled to our room. We still needed to find a place for dinner, I am not sure what time our heads hit the pillow, but it was very late before we could sleep in our very warm room.
Our flight from Frankfurt to New York was smooth and easy, we were up at 5:30am for our ride to the airport. There was a lay over in New York for about 5 hours due to delays. But now we are home, with help of our friend Dan we were out of SeaTac and headed home at 9:30pm.