Travelog

FROM The man in the front seat / June 14, 2019

The Øresund Connection

Øresund Bridge Is a combined road and rail bridge which crosses the Øresund strait and running for almost 8km (5mi) from the Swedish coast to the artificial island of Peberholm in the middle of the strait. The bridge is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe and, along with the Drogden Tunnel, connects the Danish capital of Copenhagen with Sweden’s third largest city Malmö. It was the last piece in a connection that linked the Scandinavian Peninsula with continental Europe. The bridge also carries a data cable that carries […]

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FROM The man in the front seat / March 15, 2019

Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen

Opened in 1843, the Tivoli (or Tivoli Gardens) is a garden and amusement park located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The park is the second oldest operating amusement park in the world after the Dyrehavsbakken (more commonly known as ¨Bakken¨) which was opened in 1583. Almost 5 million people visit the park each year making it also one of the most popular amusement parks in the world. The park was founded by Georg Carstensen who convinced the then King, Christian VIII, that: ¨when the people are amusing themselves, they do not think […]

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FROM The man in the front seat / June 14, 2018

Frederiksborg, North Zealand

Frederiksborg Castle is a royal residence built in the 17thcentury by Christian IV of Denmark and is the largest renaissance residence in Scandinavia. Frederiksborg was the first Danish castle to be built inland, all previous castles had been on the coast or close to ports, as the sea had been the principle means of travel. The castle was also the first to be built for purely recreational purposes, rather than for defence. Its completion lead to the rebuilding of roads from Copenhagen to aid in the kings travels along the […]

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