Copenhagen and Stockholm 2007 by Mark Sukhija

For this trip we flew into Copenhagen airport and back from Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

Copenhagen was wet, windy and cold which is probably what gave us the severe coughs and colds in the first place. As we were in Copenhagen over the Easter weekend many places were closed on the Friday and Monday and only a few were open on the weekend.

In Copenhagen, we stayed in the Hotel Kong Arthur which was pleasant enough if somewhat to far out of town for our particular liking. Although trekking through the rain really didn't help.

In Stockholm, we stayed much more centrally in the charming Hotel Sven Vintappare which was also quite handy for the music club which is Stampen.

During our time in Stockholm, the weather was unseasonally warm and the skies blue. But the terrible coughs and colds we had picked up meant we took it easier than usual and were pleased to have a decent hotel to relax in.

However, we did make it out to Drottningholm Palace, which is the private residence of the Swedish Royal Family, and was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1991.

We also managed to visit many of the museums in The Royal Palace which was a short walk from our hotel in Gamla Stan, and home to many museums detailing various aspects of Swedish and Swedish Royal history.

One evening we also took the short to walk to Södermalm island just south of Gamla Stan. Södermalm has a very different feel to Gamla Stan - much more working class in it's feel and with a lot of life in the streets.

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Further reading

Prague, Stockholm and Copenhagen - recommended hotels - Recommended hotels in Prague, Stockholm and Copenhagen

Hotel Kong Arthur, Copenhagen - Review of the Hotel Kong Arthur (Brochner Hotel) in Copenhagen, Zealand, Denmark

Europe - Travel information from around Europe

Europe pictures - A gallery of pictures from my travels in and around Europe

European tourism and rail organisations - a quick reference - A reference guide to European tourism and rail organisations

Malta - pre-trip resources and information - Maltese resources and sources we're using to plan our trip including guide books, internet resources and airport and ferry information

Europe FAQ - Europe Frequently Asked Questions

European international dialling codes - quick reference - Reference table giving international dialling codes across Europe

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Visit Copenhagen - Official website of the Copenhagen Visitor Centre

Key facts

Name: Hotel Kong Arthur
Norre Sogade 11, DK-1370 Copenhagen K, Denmark
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Name: Hotel Sven Vintappare
Sven Vintappares Grand 3, 117 27 Stockholm
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About Mark Sukhija

Mark Sukhija is a travel and wine blogger, photographer, tourism researcher, hat-touting, white-shirt-wearing, New Zealand fantatic and eclipse chaser. Aside from at least annual visits to New Zealand, Mark has seen eclipses in South Australia (2002), Libya (2006), China (2009) and Queensland (2012). After twelve years in Switzerland, Mark moved back to London in 2012. You can follow Mark on Twitter or Facebook