Another hearty breakfast, a check of our train and a short walk around this part of Hamburg. We boarded our train but didn't see any car numbers on the outside. We boarded car 2 and our seats were in car 7.
Another big breakfast and then off to the train station to catch our train to Hamburg. Rather than taking a local bus we decided to walk to the closest hop on/hop off stop for a ride to the station. They don't start running until 9 but we decided to head out early.
Docked in Copenhagen at 10 AM after a good night's sleep and it was cold and rainy. We purchased a hop on/hop off red bus ticket on-line on the ship and had a short walk to one of its stops.
Woke up late and had a large, leisurely breakfast and fixed sandwiches for lunch. Rode the tram to the central station and toured the opera house. Walked down to our ferry and checked it but had time before a 4:30 departure. It is a cruise ship.
Picture holder for the Oslo Viking Ship Museum
Bought a 24 hour transit pass and rode a bus out to the viking ship museum, the number one requirement from my little viking. We became experts on the transportation system very quickly and used it to get around. Even rode a couple of loops around the city.
Slept late and had a big breakfast. I then walked around town a little while Alesa read while sitting in the window of our room. We walked to the train station and caught our train to Oslo Center at noon.
Slept late and got up to a wonderful breakfast buffet at the hotel with plenty of Norwegian specialties. We then went on a walking tour per Rick Steves (Alesa's bible). It was 32F, sunny and no breeze so it was quite comfortable.
The ship was in Amsterdam in the morning and after breakfast we said our goodbyes to Steve and Laura and headed to the train station. We stored our large 'checked' bag at a close bike rental shop which is part of Bagbandb.
Left Cologne last night and and sailed into the Rhine delta in The Netherlands. We arrived in Kinderdijk around 3 PM. It was one of the few, if not the only time, we sailed during the day. Kinderdijk is a World UNESCO site with 19 original windmills.