Out of the city

Out-of-city grounds offer the scale and bountifulness imperative to big experiences with young adventurers. The diverse seaside of Roskilde Fjord, the pittoresque countryside of Northern Zealand, and the home of Hamlet, are all easily reachable destinations that guarantee memorable days out.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bend your mind

Calling all aspiring scientists and inquirers, Einstein and Tesla fans! Experimentarium in Hellerup, only 15 minutes from Copenhagen city centre, is a nerve centre of science and thought-provoking encounters. The brand new venue by CEBRA architects opened in January 2017, creating new grounds for experimenting with science and technology in a fun, dazzling, and cutting-edge environment. The House of Inventions is your chance to explore four world-changing inventions, while The Tunnel of Senses is a prompting journey into discovering something new about yourself and how you see, feel, listen, and smell. In short, Experimentarium is the place to play, learn, and not least: experiment. (www.experim...)


Fresh air and living history

The Open Air Museum in Lyngby just north of Copenhagen is one of the largest and oldest open-air museums in the world. Here, history is alive as the rolling landscapes, gravel roads, and furnished homes of the distant past remain untouched. All the farms and houses are original buildings that have been measured and dismantled at their original locations before being reconstructed at the museum. The expansive outdoor museum comprises more than 50 buildings, spanning three centuries from 1650 through 1950. The lush gardens and crisp countryside air will revitalise and prep you for more city escapades. (en.natmus.dk/museums/the-open-air-museum)


Setting sail for new horizons

Spend a day as a Nordic seafarer from the 10th century at the Viking Ship Museum in the beautiful surroundings of Roskilde Fjord. In the workshops, you can decorate Thor’s hammer or your own shield with paint made from beer, strike your own silver coin and wear it as a necklace, or make jewellery from lovely glass beads. To fully take in the surrounding landscape, join the Vikings on a voyage through Roskilde Fjord. Don’t forget to help rowing, setting sail, and looking out for new territory to be conquered! From 10 to 16 June 2017, you can even try your own hand at the ancient craft of boatbuilding. (vikingeskibsmuseet.dk/en)


Robots and Renaissance heritage

The Danish Museum of Science and Technology is located in the town of Helsingør, known in English as Elsinore, not far from Kronborg Castle where William Shakespeare's play Hamlet is set. But here there is no time for royal dramas of the past: rather, let’s look to the future, as stories of the first technical inventions pave the way for new ideas. In the permanent exhibition ‘Industry – from crafts to robots’ you can check out the latest industrial robots and make your own machine. For diesel lovers, the grand collection of vehicles, including the world’s oldest car and classic Danish Nimbus motorcycles, will certainly make the heart beat faster. If you feel like castling around afterwards, or want to impress your friends and family with a breathtaking view, Kronborg Castle is really just around the corner. The 16th-cenruty castle towers above a narrow ness between the coasts of Denmark and Sweden, the beauty of which makes it palpable why the castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (tekniskmuseum.dk/english) (kongeligeslotte.dk/en/palaces-and-gardens/kronborg-castle)

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Denise Rose Hansen