What do eight centuries' of history look like? When your travels take you to Copenhagen, take advantage of this opportunity to find out. Once upon a time (what ancient tale doesn't being with those words?), a Christian bishop named Absalon built a castle on a little island called Slotsholmen, in what eventually became the harbor of Copenhagen. That, of course, was just the beginning. What happened next?
Tours of the underground ruins beneath Christiansborg Castle describe the centuries' of power struggle among the Church, the free traders of the Hansa League, the Danish Crown and, eventually, modern Denmark. As much as history books are important, these tours beat them hands-down and, in fact, hands-on.
Libraries are wonderful places, and none live up to that ideal more than the Royal Library of... Read more