Viking Ships and Viking Food

While we had a great time in Berlin, we were certainly ready to head back to Copenhagen right away. I t’s not that Berlin wasn’t great, it just wasn’t cosy like Denmark.

Oh I don’t think I’ve mentioned “cosy” … from what I could tell, if there was one “thing” the Danes would want a tourist to say about their country it’s that it was “cosy.” You can take my word for it, the food, the atmosphere, the people, were certainly cosy.

On our first day back we grabbed some pastries and took a train out to a small town to see a Viking ship museum. The ship museum is focused around 7 viking ships that were found sunk together off the coast. They were able to salvage enough of the ships to preserve and piece back together. It was a very modern, beautiful museum all around right along the water. In the summertime you can take a ride on a ship that was built how the vikings built their ships, so I will be back for that experience one day.

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This is the side of the ship you can ride on in the summer: DSC_2699 DSC_2702 DSC_2705 DSC_2711 DSC_2713 DSC_2714 DSC_2717 DSC_2722 DSC_2733 DSC_2746The highlight of the museum was a room full of Viking clothing and some props. Thankfully, being there in the “off season” we had the space to ourselves to really explore our inner Viking. 
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There was a beautiful restaurant outside of the ship museum, in full coziness they had fur blankets for the chairs and beautiful, natural candle-filled centerpieces. The food was unbelievable as well – take a look at Kyle’s pork sandwich. DM_Ships1 DM_Ships2Yes, my salmon (which was equally delicious) looked a little sad next to that sandwich.

After that big meal (and after all of the coffee I drank) we burned off some energy by chasing ducks around the park.

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DSC_2870And how cool is this tree? It’s an actual tree, carved to look like this. We found it in a cemetery and I could not get over how interesting it was.

Ok, I think I have one more post in me from our trip, then I’ll start to get up to speed on our other adventure photos since then!

 

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One thought on “Viking Ships and Viking Food

  1. We loved your post. The pictures & story made us both feel very”cosy”. Btw you guys make awesome Vikings. LY

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