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In April 2016 I took 10 days and flew to Copenhagen, Denmark with a side trip across the Øresund Bridge to Sweden.

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Malmö, Sweden - From Københavns Hovedbanegård (Copenhagen Central station) to Malmö centralstation (Central Station) in about 30 minutes.

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Malmö, Sweden - Sankt Petri kyrka (St. Peter's Church) standing at 105 metres (344 feet) was built in 1390, and is the oldest building in Malmö.

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Malmö, Sweden - The Stortorget (Big Square) has a statue of King Karl X Gustav and the City Hall.

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Malmö, Sweden - Södergatan is the main pedestrian shopping street. Lead the way!

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Malmö, Sweden - The Lilla torg (Little Square) has many colourful buildings with an abundance of restaurants and shopping to enjoy.

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Malmö, Sweden - The Turning Torso is the tallest building in Scandinavia at 190 metres (623 feet), with 54 stories and 147 apartments. Yet, no observation deck.

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Lund, Sweden - Kulturen is an open air museum in the heart of the old town. Basically, the old town.

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Lund, Sweden - Stortorget Square with the town hall on the left.

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Lund, Sweden - Lunds domkyrka (Lund Cathedral) was built in 1145, and has a working fifteenth-century astronomical clock.

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Malmö, Sweden - Celebrity alert! Tina Nordström, Swedish celebrity chef, made my hotel breakfast.

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Copenhagen, Denmark - The 8 kilometre (5 mile) long Oresund Bridge meets up with the 4 kilometre (2.5 mile) Drogden Tunnel in the Øresund strait. Bridge. Land. Tunnel.

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Copenhagen, Denmark - Rådhuspladsen (City Hall Square) marks the start of Strøget, one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe.

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Copenhagen, Denmark - The water surrounding Slotsholmen (The Castle Islet) has many government buildings.

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Copenhagen, Denmark - Christiansborg Slot (Christiansborg Palace), houses all 3 branches of their government.

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Copenhagen, Denmark - Me in front of Den lille Havfrue (The Little Mermaid) statue. Copenhagen’s answer to the Eiffel Tower.

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Copenhagen, Denmark - I think the sign says it all. Me enjoying a rhubarb soda and Danish hot dog while strolling along Strøget.

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Copenhagen, Denmark - Nyhavn (New Harbour) is a waterfront lined with colourful 17th-century buildings, filled with atmosphere and me.

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Copenhagen, Denmark - Rosenborg Slot (Rosenborg Castle), completed in 1624, has the nice Kongens Have (The King's Garden) surrounding it.

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Copenhagen, Denmark - Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) grave stone in the Assistens Kirkegård (Cemetery). H.C. Andersen, still dead.

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Copenhagen, Denmark - The famous helix spire of Vor Frelsers Kirke (Church of Our Saviour), provides for a narrow, twisty, windy, outside staircase to reach the top.

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Roskilde, Denmark - In Staendertorvet (Market Square) stands the Old Town Hall.

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Roskilde, Denmark - Det Gule Palæ i Roskilde (Roskilde Mansion), built in 1736, was a royal residence but now houses contemporary art.

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Roskilde, Denmark - The 12th century Roskilde Domkirke (Cathedral) is the burial site of Danish Monarchs since the 15th century and this astrological clock. Sort of a modern timepiece.

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Roskilde, Denmark - Overlooking Roskilde Fjord, the Vikingeskibsmuseet (Viking Ship Museum) displays numerous ships that were recovered from the fjord.

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Helsingør, Denmark - Kronborg Castle dates from 1420 and is within sight of Helsingborg, Sweden across the Øresund Strait.

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Helsingør, Denmark - Sankt Olai Kirke (Saint Olaf's Church) was built in 1559. I'm just guessing, but I think he is the Patron Saint of Snowmen?

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Helsingør, Denmark - The old city centre has many narrow streets and old buildings, including their city hall.

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Copenhagen, Denmark - Tivoli Gardens opened for the season the week I was there. It has been opened since 1843, the 2nd oldest amusement park in the world. Go figure, Bakken, the oldest in the world, is only 10 kilomtres away (6 miles) and opened in 1583.

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Copenhagen, Denmark - The Moorish Palace inside Tivoli Gardens is a hotel and restaurant.

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Copenhagen, Denmark - Inside Tivoli Gardens you'll find many games, rides, and food. Also, just some fun things to look at.

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Copenhagen, Denmark - Celebrity alert! Yes, that is really Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid and her spouse Henri de Laborde de Monpezat. You may know them better as Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Prince Henrik.

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