Founder and clinical psychologist, Centre for Human Flourishing LLC
Dawn Nelson, a clinical psychologist and founder of the Centre for Human Flourishing in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, has traveled with her husband to Copenhagen, Denmark, the home of Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, whose work she has studied.
“We flew Delta (Air Lines) from Atlanta to Hamburg, Germany, where we stayed a couple of days. When we left Hamburg, we took the autobahn up to the Baltic Sea, where we got on a ferry there that leaves every half-hour. In Copenhagen, we stayed in the city center, so we walked everywhere. In most places I’ve been to, I just walk everywhere. You can learn about the local culture that way.”
“We stumbled upon an amusement park called Tivoli Gardens. It’s one of the first amusement parks in the world. There is a Ferris wheel where you sit in balloons and an old classic swing carousel.
“Strøget Street is said to be one of Europe’s longest pedestrian shopping streets. It was really neat.
“We went to see the queen’s residence, Amalienborg Palace, and toured it. It’s very beautiful. Nearby, we also toured Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Parliament. They have some royal stables there, and we saw the beautiful white horses.”
Accommodations and Food:
“We stayed in a hotel right in the city center, called Phoenix. It’s a beautiful hotel, it has a unique ambiance and there is parking available. It was very modern. The rooms were small, but the location was great.
“The Nyhavn is the iconic harborfront where there are a bunch of quaint townhouses and old schooners. You can take a boat tour. It’s a great place to find food. People are just relaxing, walking and eating and drinking. That’s where we ate most of the time.”
“You have to watch out to stay out of the bike lanes. It’s just amazing how many bikes there are, but it’s a little bit hazardous if you’re walking around the city and you’re not used to all the bicycles.”