Weekend to Copenhagen and pictures of Copenhagen
11-13 April 2007
Copenhagen day tour
Tour of Copenhagen with a visit to the picturesque Nyhavn, the botanical gardens which contains hundreds of rare plants from around the world, the summer residence of King Christian IV and the adjacent interesting museum.
Copenhagen botanical garden. My visit to Copenhagen starts from the beautiful and comperhensive botanical garden.
Stone gardens with many labelled plants.
The huge greenhouses. People having special interests in visiting the greenhouses, must know that most of them are open only for a few hours per day and only on few days of the week. This is a pity, considering the many rare species that are contained inside.
A greenhouse with succulent plants. Here, various species belonging to the families of Crassulaceae, Mesembryanthemaceae and Liliaceae. In particular, some Conophytum, Lithops, Hawortia and Crassula.
A greenhouse containing cacti, a collection of caudiciforms (above picture: a caudiciform accumulates water at the base of the trunk, which becomes huge if compared to the overall plant's size) and many Euphorbia (on the left, an Euphorbia obesa v. monstruosa). Most of these plants are rare and several are endangered in nature.
An Euphorbia affected by Viscum minimum. The Viscum minimum is a parassite growing inside the host, presenting small red fruits (as visible in the middle of the picture).
A greenhouse containing many orchids.
The Copenhagen day tour continues towards the Rosenborg Slot.
The wide and beautiful gardens around the Rosenborg Slot in the heart of Copenhagen.
I visit the Rosenborg Slot museum inside, containing jewellery from the crown.
Other jewellery stil from the museum.
Some of the nice palace's rooms.
Pictures of Copenhagen. Hiking in central Copenhagen.
More Copenhagen pictures. A visit to the Ny Havn (or Nyhavn) cannot be missed when visiting Copenhagen.
The opera theatre in Copenhagen.