I love meeting people from all over the world, and I make it my mission to provide memorable tours and experiences for my clients. I decided to become a professional Historical Guide in 2014 and haven’t stopped traveling since!
As a professional Historical Guide, I’m here to introduce you to the sights, sounds, and incredible experiences that await you in Copenhagen and beyond. Take a look at what I offer and get in touch if you would like to work with me. I can’t wait to show you the world as I see it.
When I’m not busy guiding, I spend time exploring and researching, writing, and giving seminars, and talks - online and in non-Covid-times also IRL. If you're interested you are welcome to download my CV here.
Hygge & Happiness
walk with a Dane
Come along on a talking, walking tour through Copenhagen with a local resident and expert in Danish history and culture. On this easy-going tour, we will pass some of the classic sites and local gems this city has to offer. Starting out at The Little Mermaid we'll talk about fairy tales vs. reality, the welfare state and the happiest people in the world. The tour ends at The Harbour Bath in Islands Brygge where, if the weather permits, you can go for a swim.
Visit Rosenborg Castle
Come along on a visit to the Danish Royal Collections belonging to her Majesty the queen, Margrethe 2. Highlights here are the Regalia and Crown Jewels, the narwhale throne, and the original interior in the rooms belonging to king Christian 4. The latter being a notorious and famous king for his huge losses in wars, mistresses, and 23 children.
The fairy tale writer's Copenhagen
A walking tour in the footsteps of Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen who arrived in the Danish capital on a September day in 1819 with great aspirations seeking fame and fortune and refuge from the poverty and despair that characterized his childhood in Odense.
Visit Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød
Come along on a visit to the Museum of Danish National History. This impressive and unrivaled Renaissance castle was built by the legendary Danish King Christian IV and incorporates the best of Renaissance architecture and craftsmanship. Frederiksborg Castle is a unique place for superb cultural experiences, scenic walks, and boat tours.
Visit Hamlet's Castle in Elsinore
There are only a few other sites in the world with as much drama and history gathered in one place as ‘Hamlet’s Castle’, on the Danish coast in Elsinore.
This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with soaring towers, a huge banqueting hall, and damp casemates.
After a visit to the castle lunch can be arranged at a local, renowned restaurant serving classic Danish lunch.
Time spent: approx. 4 hours.
A day in Roskilde:
Vikings, Bishops & Royal tombs
Roskilde was once an old Viking settlement. Later on, the town became the seat of the Bishop of Sealand and the burial city of Danish monarchs. Today the Cathedral in Roskilde is declared a Unesco World Heritage Site.
The tour includes visits to Roskilde Viking Museum, Roskilde Cathedral, and a superb lunch, overlooking Roskilde Fjord and Viking Ship replicas sailing the waters.
Time spent: approx. 7 hours.
Katherine was terrific !
Knowledgeable, charming, enthusiastic and fun. She was very responsive to our interests and extremely flexible in her presentation and focus.
We can't recommend Kathrine enough.
"Just a note to thank you again for a wonderful tour of Rosenborg!!!
We have had many guides in our 40 years of travel and you are at the top of the list. You have a unique talent for this vocation.
We thank you again for an excellent presentation!!! All the best."
Katherine took us around the city of Copenhagen, onto the waterfront over a bridge til Christiania - which we asked her to.
She completely changed her tour to match our wishes. She is one of the best tour leaders that we have ever met!
Kathrine was extraordinary!
Very knowlegable, friendly and very acommodating! She reads her clients very well and that is so very important in a good guided tour!
We will book her again!!
"Kathrine is Denmark's best guide and storyteller!
She has guided princesses, oligarchs and many other VIPs for us, and EVERYONE loves her.
My warmest recommendations!"
Karl Granov, Proprietor, BALDER
After the travel and hospitality industry was decimated by COVID-19, rather than sitting on my heels waiting for tourism demand to return, I joined Context Travel's digital Conversations - A virtual education platform, connecting clients with scholars, like myself, around the world to discuss thousands of topics ranging from art to history to food to culture. I have held several online seminars by now: The Danish Riviera, Roskilde Vikings and Monarchs, Gotland & Fårö, An introduction to Copenhagen, and more.