Copenhagen and Plums
This is the fourth post about my trip to Europe when I visited five countries by train. Read about my days in Munich here and and then my week on Lake Garda in Italy here and my visit to Innsbruck and the village in Germany here.
After a beautiful four-hour train ride from Hamburg I arrived in Copenhagen.I checked in to the Marriott Hotel on the waterfront, which is conveniently located near many attractions. They gave me a gorgeous room overlooking the bay.I enjoyed the scenic walk along the waterfront and canals. The first night I walked to the Tivoli Garden and bought a lobster roll from a vendor. It was a delicious snack.
The next day I bought a ticket in my hotel for the “hop on and hop off” bus that also included a boat tour. In my humble opinion, this is the best way to see any new city. The hotel concierge advised me about which tour to take. According to him, they are not all the same. He also made a reservation for me at a restaurant later that night. (More about that later.) During my bus tour, I got to see most of Copenhagen including the classic Little Mermaid statue, a small statue which is popular with tourists. I got off the bus downtown and walked through the shopping streets. There was an old-fashioned bakery where I would have loved to have tasted their sweets, but I was not the least bit hungry. After a walk through downtown , I hooked up with my boat ride. I saw small canals where houseboats were anchored, which reminded me of Amsterdam. After my hour long boat ride it was time to have little snack. I had a tasty shrimp toast in one of the historic restaurants on the waterfront.
In the evening, I walked to the restaurant and had a very good meal by myself, sitting outside and watching people. I enjoyed every bite. The restaurant is named Koffoed. It is located on a little side street near the center of town. The menu was exquisite, it was an amazing experience .
The next day I decided to visit the Viking Museum. I walked through the canal streets, arriving at the museum before it started to rain. Copenhagen is a city with few cars. The locals seem to be relaxed, enjoying the long summer days. In the afternoon, I walked to Torvehallerne, a glass-covered food hall in the center of town. Here you can indulge in delicious treats, do your weekly grocery shopping, or as I did, admire all the choices being offered. This is a foodies' paradise. I ate more than I should have.
I was happy exploring Copenhagen never feeling unsafe, even at night. Before I knew it, it was time to get ready for my trip to Sweden.
It has been almost two months since I returned from my trip. Life has been very busy, cooking and trying out new recipes . I tried to make the semolina and bread dumplings I had in Innsbruck. Both turned out to be a total disaster. I had some help from a Facebook site I belong to but I think it takes a lot of experience to make them. I am still trying. Instead I made my apricot jam and plum jam. Plums are still in season and here are some of my recipes.
This plum jam bakes in the oven while you can have fun doing other things. Click here for the recipe.
This beautiful German plum tart made with Italian plums or Zwetschgen as we call them in Germany is delicious with whipped cream and is easy to make. Click here for the recipe. These plums are not easy to find in Santa Cruz.
This easy to make and delicious recipe comes from Marian Burros and was printed in the New York Times for many years. Click here for the recipe.
If you can find Italian plums try this recipe called Zwetschenmus in Germany. It is a tartly rich and earthy tasting plum butter with a taste of cinnamon and allspice. Click here for the recipe .
from the Sunnycovechef.com
You know, my sister lives in France and is always talking about ingredients acting and tasting so different. I’ve never cooked while on vacation in Europe, but I know the flours are different, the milk and creams are different…. So maybe it wasn’t your fault at all. That plum tart is absolutely gorgeous! Makes me wish I baked!
9/2/2022 10:21:20 am
I totally agree with you Mimi, ingredients are different in Europe. I like the different dairy products in Europe. There is a yogurt in France that I love, it doesn't taste like yogurt we have here. I have not given up on the dumplings.
9/2/2022 10:22:55 am
What a fun hotel you had Sherry. I never made it to the red light district in Copenhagen but I did when I was in Amsterdam.
8/30/2022 03:26:31 pm
Copenhagen looks so beautiful! My father and mother went many years ago and loved it. They said it was one of the most beautiful and clean places they ever visited.
9/2/2022 10:27:12 am
What was interesting in Copenhagen was that the people seem to be more relaxed and enjoying themselves. I hope you enjoyed the plum tart. I didn't get any Italian plums this year and wasn't able to make it.
9/16/2022 01:28:28 pm
The plum tart was wonderful I was a little short on plums but it was still just want I wanted!
8/31/2022 06:51:13 am
Copenhagen is a terrific city -- I visited, way too briefly, almost 20 years ago. Would love to return! Real enjoy the pictures, and such a fun read. Thanks!
9/2/2022 10:29:18 am
Thanks John, Copenhagen is an interesting town. I enjoy experiences different cultures and ways of life when I travel.
I'm so glad you enjoyed Köpenhamn (Copenhagen)! It's our favorite weekend getaway or day trip. We've also dinned at Koefoed more than once for lunch, but never for dinner. They make some of the best Smørrebrød in Denmark.
9/7/2022 11:39:26 am
Ron, I had a great time in Copenhagen and thanks again for all the good tips you gave me. I hope to post the Sweden part of my trip soon.
9/11/2022 06:11:59 am
I was in Copenhagen only once, for business, but I enjoyed it a lot. What a lovely city. Was mildly surprised to see just how *little* the Little Mermaid really was...
9/11/2022 07:06:57 am
I thought Copenhagen was an interesting city . People seemed to be relaxed and happy. Yes, the Little Mermaid was barely visible from the shore.
9/16/2022 04:44:35 pm
The Little Mermaid was tiny and hard to see with all the tourists. If I ever go again , I rent a boat to see it.
9/19/2022 11:47:52 am
Copenhagen appears to be a relaxing town with people enjoying themselves. I was there by myself and walked for miles and never felt threatened.
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