We rushed from an 8th century Viking settlement, Haithabu  in northern Germany, to the most sought after tourist destination in all of Denmark and perhaps all of Scandinavia--the original Legoland! We knew when the campsite was full that we might be in some trouble an indeed the place was JAMMED the next day. Mini World made it all worthwhile--it seemed to be a peaceful oasis amongst the Teva wearing Danes and had the most interesting buildings including: US Kennedy Space Center, the Denmark Queen's Palace and Skagen (where the two seas meet at the top of Denmark-more on this once we visit). Needless to say the kids had fun, but it made me homesick!

Yesterday we spent the day at the most magnificent castle yet-Egeskov Slot http://www.egeskov.dk/en/node/378weeblylink_new_window. It's privately owned and the owners still live in parts of the Castle. The grounds were unbelievable--filled with labyrinths, hanging walkways, beautiful gardens, a world class motorcycle and auto museum to boot. 

Today we arrived in Copenhagen and are still a little shell shocked. After spending the past 2-3 weeks in rural towns and campsites the city assaulted our senses--people everywhere. We are now happily hiding in our hotel watching the Tour and coming up with a new plan of attack for tomorrow. Our hotel is fanatstic. The Hotel Admiral is an old warehouse converted into a maritime hotel filled with museum quality ship replicas and gives off a feeling of being on a ship. It doesn't hurt that it's in the middle of Copenhagen with a fantastic view of the new Opera house. http://www.admiral-hotel-copenhagen.com/