Germany’s Gems

Sanssouci Palace, located in Potsdam, Germany, is the former summer home of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. Although it was closed when we arrived, we were able to walk in its park filled with terraced vineyards, ponds, fountains, statuary, and flowers. It was a...

A Walk in the Park

For all the bicycle busyness of Denmark’s capital, we were impressed with the sense of calm evoked by the presence of so many parks and gardens. And water: lakes, canals, and fountains abound. From the exquisite King’s (Christian IV) Garden–also...

So Many Castles, So Little Time

Kronborg, Rosenborg, Christiansborg, Amalienborg,  Frederiksborg. How to see it all? We sure tried. One note on these buildings as they exist today: there were fires, fires, and more fires over the centuries. Paintings and tapestries and furniture were lost,...

Sweet Dreams

Zipping along a main thoroughfare in Copenhagen, my husband spied a store selling bed linens. How this was possible, given the cars, buses, and bicyclists vying for his attention, I don’t know. But he did. And given the need for a comfortable pillow, we stopped....

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