Come and enjoy the homeliness of a private home located in a quiet
suburb of Copenhagen.
The house is pretty with a nice garden and beautiful environments.
Located in the suburb of Gammel Hotle (Gl. Holte) which is only 17
kilometers (10 miles) north of downtown Copenhagen, you will experience
wonderful Danish hospitality and easy access to all the sights and
attractions that Copenhagen has to offer.
Copenhagen has excellent public transportation allowing you to easily
and quickly arrive in downtown Copenhagen. For those coming from North
America, you will be absolutely amazed at the quality of our public
transit. Our public transportation is well organized, quick and
extremely efficient as well as affordable.
Our public transportation system allows you to easily and
effortlessly travel into downtown Copenhagen, explore the sites, visit
the attractions and then return at night time.
Our location also makes an ideal starting point for travellers that
are wanting to visit other parts of Denmark or other Scandinavia
countries. In fact, Sweden is just a short 30 minute drive from our
For those driving, there is free parking available. You can easily
find us too.
Sights and Attractions:
Copenhagen has many wonderful, historical and interesting sites and
attractions to see. Many of the attractions are no further than 30
minutes away from our location!
Some of the many sites and attractions include:
- The Little Mermaid
- Frederiksborg Castle
- Nyhavn (old Copenhagen)
- Viking Ship museum in Roskilde
- Kronborg in Elsinor (the castle of Hamlet)
- The home of Karen Blixen (now a museum)
- Louisianna (the well known museum for modern art)
- Fredensborg Castle (the summer resident of the queen)
- Roskilde Cathedral where all the kings & queens are buried
Here are some descriptions of only a few of the many places and sites
you can visit:
The original harbour of Copenhagen is known as Nyhavn and dates
back to the 12th century. Copenhagen was originally known as
Nyhavn has a very unique atmosphere and although there are no more
Viking ships using the canal, there are many old sailing vessels and
tour boats. In addition, the buildings see in Nyhavn are amazing to
Hygge is a Danish term. It means to relax and to to stop
worrying... to simply enjoy life. When in Nyhavn, this is how Danish
people and so will you.
Most people walk up and down the walkway while simply enjoying the
people they meet. When the weather is good, this is the place Danes go
Nyhavn is both a historically rich site and one of the most
relaxing places you will ever go to in your life. It's quite common
for people in Denmark to enjoy a bottle of beer on the street. You
will see people walking or sitting with a beer. This is all part of
the Hygge attitude and approach to life. So when you are in
Copenhagen, make sure you come to Nyhavn and have fun, relax, enjoy
the weather and soak in the atmosphere.
Frederiksborg Castle dates back to the 16th. century. It was King
Frederik II, who in 1560, took over the manor "Hillerødsholm",
and turned it into a hunting seat.
As a result of this, the neighbouring village of Hillerød began to
grow. Then, in 1599 King Christian IV began the construction of
Frederiksborg Castle. The castle, at this time was built in Dutch
renaissance style and was completed in 1615.
There are three parts to the castle which as the medieval part, the
hunting part and the renaissance part. All three of which are built on
three small islands. You will also find the audience hall plus the
"coin gate" and the large gate tower.
In 1859, the castle caught on fire and was then restored through
private means as at this time, the castle was not important to the
royal family. It was because of this restoration that the castle
became a national museum. What happened was the Carlsberg Foundation
helped pay for the restoration. This is was established by brewer J.
C. Jacobsen (Carlsberg Breweries) on the condition that the castle was
turned into a national museum.
In 1885, after a successful restoration, the castle was re-opened
as a museum. Today it is the national portrait gallery. You will find
paintings of the royal members of family since the 16th century. In
addition, there are painting of great Danish personalities. Of course,
there is also a lot of history and historical items..
When you visit Frederiksborg Castle, make sure you visit the castle
chapel. Here you find a gallery of coats of arms and the famous
Compenius organ from 1610.
The Little Mermaid:
The Little Mermaid was sculpted by Edvard Erichsen but was donated
as a gift to the city of Copenhagen by brewer Carl Jacobsen (The
Carlsberg Breweries). The mermaid was at unveiled at Langelinje in
Originally, in 1909, the mermaid was meant to be a statue of dancer
Ellen Price of Fini Henriques' ballet "The Little Mermaid".
Although she was flattered by such a request, she didn't feel
comfortable posing in the nude. So the sculptor's wife stepped in as
the model. On September 14, 1912, the statue was first test positioned
at its location, and on August 23, 1913, it was placed at its location
Tivoli was created by a man named Carstensen on the edge of old
Copenhagen's fortification in 1843. Since its opening in 1843, over
280 million people have visited Tivoli Gardens.
Tivoli is a garden with literally thousands of many beautiful
flowers. This includes tulips, trees and more. Most people go to
Tivoli twice... once during the day for the flowers and once at night
time for the light displays.
Amalienborg and the Royal Guard:
The winter residence of the Danish Royal Family is Amalienborg.
The Royal Guard, an elite force of the Danish Army, has as its main
purpose to protect the Queen. Every day at noon, the guard replacement
marches into the square and commences the change of the guard.
Although the guards change every 2 hours, the best time is at noon
and that's when most tourists visit the palace. The guards, just as
with their British counterparts, are under orders to not talk to
Believe it or not, but most of the uniforms worn by the guardsmen
date back to the middle of the 18th century! It is, for the most part,
the original equipment from this time. Everything has been well taken
care of, tended to and cared for by each soldier.