Category: Denmark

Fruity Heart Cake

A light vanilla Madeira sponge cake- filled with vanilla buttercream and strawberries – the way to any partner’s heart – perfect for a Valentines Day treat Equipment: 1 x 6″ heart cake tin or round cake tin Ingredients: 6oz Self Raising Flour 2oz Plain Flour 6oz Caster Sugar 6oz Margarine 3 Eggs 1 tsp Vanilla Essence For the Filling: 125g Butter 250g Icing Sugar 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence Small punnet of strawberries Small punnet of Blueberries Method: Line your cake tin Mix together your butter and caster sugar Add a little egg and a little flour and stir in...

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Round and round the Rundetårn for a view over Copenhagen

After leaving Nyhavn behind we took a final stroll through the city before we had to leave Copenhagen and make our way to our next destination. And what better way to end a visit then by enjoying it from far above? We thought that the Rundetårn, or Round Tower, would be a great location to do so. The Rundetårn is part of the 17th century Trinitatis Complex, a single building containing a church, a library and the astronomical observatory tower. The tower is believed to be the oldest functioning observatory of Europe. I immediately loved the Rundetårn when I saw it, maybe because...

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Nyhavn – The colourful waterfront of Copenhagen

Nyhavn.. meaning ‘New Harbour’ is not so new, having been built in the second half of the 17th Century. Strolling back in towards the centre of Copenhagen, Denmark, from the Little Mermaid you could sense things getting busier and turning the corner the colours, waterway and boats hit you with more fairytale like settings. A harbour that looks like it came straight out of a story book. Actually Hans Christian Anderson lived on this very harbour himself for much of his life in the 19th Century. Way back in its origins it was dug out to enable cargo and fish...

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The Little Mermaid of Copenhagen

A new day in Copenhagen, time to head out of the Generator Hostel to explore. First, a lovely 20 minutes stroll through the city down to Langelinie, where the Little Mermaid sits on a rock in the harbour staring out to the sea. Boats docking in the harbour, people walking up and down the promenade enjoying the sun and the views. Then just around the corner there she is…. The Little Mermaid… For me it was the first time I saw the statue with my own eyes, and I must say I never thought it would be this small (just...

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Delve in the Danish Capital from Generator Hostel Copenhagen

It was to be the start of a jet-setting kind of week. Flying visits but enthralling visits to some wonderful cities throughout Europe. 6 cities, 6 Generator Hostels, in 7 days. To begin it was the flight from Manchester to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. I had heard so much about the Generator Hostels and how refreshing they were for not just the backpacking travellers but also for the young and old alike, groups to couples. So, over the coming posts you can follow the weeklong journey, from Scandinavia to the Venice Lagoon, from the art of Berlin to...

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