When you think of cherry blossoms in Copenhagen, Bispebjerg Cemetery is tops (I mean, these are pretty tough to beat, even for someone with years of Washington, DC cherry blossom experience). But it’s actually not the only place to catch them – the Kastellet can actually be just as nice for many reasons although those are more white than pink, and this year, we also discovered a little grove in Tivoli. It’s not a large swath of blooms but right now there are a handful of trees just about to hit peak, clustered around the Asian Pagoda and boating lake, and it looks just lovely.
Nothing says spring like cherry blossoms to me (again, too much time in DC perhaps ?), and seeing pieces of Copenhagen through the pink makes me just as happy as seeing the monuments of Washington.
As I mentioned, it’s not a huge amount of trees but you wouldn’t necessarily know it. So if you already happen to be in Tivoli and you want that perfect cherry blossom shot, you could easily frame it up just right. Plus, it’s not just the blossoms – spring is all over Tivoli right now with daffodils and hyacinths and all sorts of bulbs and blooms all over the park. The occasional blue skies help too. Spring might be slow in coming to Copenhagen, but perhaps that makes us appreciate the beauty all the more.
And I’ll close out with the carousel, just because I love it. Springtime or anytime…