10 Ways to Make the Most of Christmas in Copenhagen | From Christmas Markets to Lovely Lights and Warm Spiced Gløgg | from local blogger Oregon Girl Around the World

10 Ways to Make the Most of Christmas in Copenhagen

Jul Love Christmas in the Danish Capital

When living in Denmark. I say. Bring on Christmas.

It’s mid-November now. The clock has turned back and the dark descends earlier each evening. By Christmas, we’ll be down to a mere seven hours of daylight per day here in Denmark. No need to fret. Don’t be concerned. Bust out your candles. Turn on those twinkly lights. Let’s get our Jul on. It’s one of the things I adore most about living here in Denmark. And many Copenhagen Christmas activities kick off for real this weekend when Julemanden, Denmark’s version of Santa, switches on all the lights swung over the streets in the historic center city. Continue reading “10 Ways to Make the Most of Christmas in Copenhagen”

Day Out in Denmark | The Historic Hubertus Hunt in Klampenborg

A Danish Autumn Adventure Just North of Copenhagen
JÆGERSBORG DYREHAVEN IS PART OF A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Gathered in the autumn colored forests north of Copenhagen every November, nearly 40,000 locals anxiously await the pounding sound of horses galloping and maneuvering obstacles with their riders in brilliant red suits. This is the Hubertus Hunt, or Hubertusjagt in Danish. Every year since 1900, with the exception of a few years during WWII, spectators have gathered in the gorgeous forest park known as Jægersborg Dyrehave on the first Sunday in November. Continue reading “Day Out in Denmark | The Historic Hubertus Hunt in Klampenborg”

Take an Oyster Tour in the Wadden Sea National Park, Denmark

A Delicious Day out in one of Denmark’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Slurp up some lessons ABOUT biodiversity ON the island of Rømø

When an invasive species provides an opportunity to teach visitors about marine ecosystems and is also tasty to eat, it’s a win-win. Set your sites towards the southwest coast of Jutland, Denmark and take an oyster safari in the Wadden Sea National Park. We spent a morning wading through mudflats with the Naturcenter Tønnisgård on the small island of Rømø recently to pluck fresh oysters straight from the sea. Even if shellfish isn’t your favorite dish, it’s an interesting and entertaining day out in Denmark. Continue reading “Take an Oyster Tour in the Wadden Sea National Park, Denmark”

Five Easy Day Trips Just Outside of Copenhagen

Take Some Time to Explore More of Denmark
EXTEND YOUR DANISH EXPERIENCE

You don’t have to go far beyond the Danish capital to see what else this country has on offer. See a different side of what Denmark has to offer on one of these five easy day trips outside Copenhagen. There is something here for all interests and inclinations. Just take your pick. Continue reading “Five Easy Day Trips Just Outside of Copenhagen”

Day out in Denmark | Take a Tour Inside the Private Residence and Gardens of the Danish Royal Family | Fredensborg Palace Castle Slot | Via Oregon Girl Around the World

Day Out in Denmark | Tour the Danish Royal Residence at Fredensborg Palace

You Can See Inside Where the Danish Royalty Reside For One Month Each Summer
Take a guided tour of the Peace Palace north of Copenhagen

As an American, I will admit that I still find the idea of a real Royal Family reigning over a country or commonwealth difficult to understand. But living in Denmark, I have come to accept the fairy-tale charm of this little country full of castles, home to Princes and Princesses. And I have happily attended more than one procession to get a chance to wave at the Danish Queen. Elbow, elbow, wrist, wrist. But what if you could see inside the rooms where they live? Last summer, we took a guided tour of one the Royal residences. Read on and see why you might want to too. Continue reading “Day Out in Denmark | Tour the Danish Royal Residence at Fredensborg Palace”