From Denmark to Sweden in under 30 minutes

You board a train in Copenhagen and in 30 minutes you are in Malmö, a city in Sweden on the other side of the sound. It’s not a particularly exciting city after Copenhagen, but it is still a nice place to walk around, get a feel that it is different from Denmark and try smorgasbord (I am not sure what we were more excited about: visiting new country or eating all you can eat buffet). 

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Kronborg and Louisiana

How do we get the best out of Copenhagen in three days? It was a tough question because there was a lot to see inside and outside the city. There were quite a few different options for day trips near Copenhagen to see castles, museums, and even Sweden. We had to prioritize. The winner on the first day was 🏰 Kronborg, which was 40 minutes north of the city (very convenient by 🚆), standing on a cliff with dramatic views of the sound and Sweden.

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From Prussian Kings to Communist Spies

We started our last day in Berlin by heading to Charlottenburg palace. It was built by the first queen of Prussia, Sophie Charlotte (SC). She was very fond of music, philosophy and witty conversations. After she was done with performing her royal duties and giving birth to an heir, she retired to her palace to engage in her favorite activities (listed above). SC considered music her only true and loyal companion because it never betrayed or bored her like human friends and lovers. One of her contemporary writers described her as having compass shaped eyebrows and beautiful teeth. 

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