Viking Ship Museum – Roskilde

Viking Ship Museum – Roskilde

After spending a day in Copenhagen checking out the sites and visiting the Carlsberg Brewery, we jumped on a train to Roskilde to visit the Viking Ship Museum (Vikingeskibsmuseet). (Location)

In 1962, five Viking ships were uncovered in the mud at the bottom of the Roskilde Fjord near Skuldelev, Denmark.  Therefore, this year, 2012, the Viking Ship Museum is celebrating the 50th anniversary of that discovery.  Very interesting place to visit. Continue reading

Mermaids of Denmark

Mermaids of Denmark

“The Little Mermaid” Sculpture is based on the fairytale of the same name written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen and it would appear that the whole country (or at least Copenhagen) has fallen in love with Mermaids and have various statues around the town to showcase this mermaid.

Copenhagen Mermaid
Copenhagen Mermaid

First thing we did, once we found our hostel, was to set out on foot and walk to the shore of the main canal in the city where the famous “Little Mermaid” Statue sits out on the rocks. (Location) Continue reading