What do you do on your final day in a place when you find yourself a solo traveller again… you go exploring some more of course. Waking a little later than I would have liked the plans were to visit Rosenborg Castle and make my way to the Carlsberg Brewery. Who am I to deny a visit to a brewery??
With my late start already putting me behind I rushed off hoping to have enough time to make it to the Castle and then the brewery after lunch. At least that was the plan until I walked through the gate at Rosenborg Castle and wandered about. Now this isn’t a big castle, but with the beautiful gardens that surrounded it and the things to see inside, it was clear even I wouldn’t make it to a brewery.
I think the most interesting thing to see at the castle besides the awesome painting that changes depending on what angle you look at it from (see even back in the day this was cool) was the crown jewels they store down under the castle in the treasury.
The crowns and swords are just beautiful. Then when you stop to think that people actually used them back in the day it really makes it amazing. I was itching to grab one of the swords and wield it around like I knew what I was doing. Obviously that would have landed me in the hands of the military that guard the place, but hey a guy can dream right???
Finally leaving the castle I realised that I was never going to make the brewery, so with a heavy heart (and dry mouth) I headed into town to get one last look at Copenhagen town before I was to leave the next day. Sadly after having roamed the streets with Cailin for the last two days I just couldn’t get into exploring so after a short time I made my way home for a bout of laundry and relaxing before having to be up early for my train to Stockholm.
As always thought, your day is never over when your living the hostel life. While chilling in the hostel with a beer on my last night I met Caitlin from Tennessee. She was only in town for a day or two and was trying to work out how to get to her train the next morning. Lucky for her or maybe me I was off to my train at the same time so after a bit of a chat I organised to meet her in the morning and travel to the train station together.
It’s funny but I’ve never been the type of guy to just strike up conversation with a random stranger, but after having seen a couple of hostels now I will pretty much talk to anybody that even looks in my direction. It’s one asset I’m happy to have gained as otherwise I’d never have met Caitlin and would have had to drink my final beer in Copenhagen alone.