On Monday we decided to take our first trip outside of Copenhagen. We took the train approx. 30 kilometers to the town of Roskilde, once the capital of Denmark
Roskilde was founded in the 10th century by the Vikings. We went to Roskilde to visit the Vikingeskibsmuseet (Viking Ship Museum).
About 1,000 years ago 5 Viking ships were filled with stones and sunk in the fjord Roskilde rests on. They did this to block the passage of enemy ships -- they felt an attack from Norway was imminent (though the fjord looks wide, there are only a couple channels deep enough for boats to pass). In 1962 the ships were recovered. It was pretty neat to see them, as well as the replicas they've built using Viking methods and tools.
On our way back to Copenhagen, we somehow managed to get on the slowest train ever. It creaked along at walking-pace, occasionally stopping. It took a full-hour to travel 30 km! So we got off the train on the other side of town, near Tivoli Gardens, and walked back to Nyhavn. On the way, we past "probably" the best beer in Copenhagen (I guess they aren't sure), and the changing of the guard near the palace.