28th October 2012
It was two years ago when I was in Paris, I saw a Eurolines
bus to Oslo, Norway. I was surprised as the distance between the two cities
over land was nearly 5,000 km!! North Sea and Baltic Sea separates the
countries of Sweden, Norway and Finland. Going by land means crossing over to
Russia, move northwards in Finland and finally go down to Oslo. It was too much
of a journey for people travelling on bus. Later I did little bit of browsing to
find out that a bridge connects between Europe and Scandinavia reducing the
distance by thousands of kilometres.
When I decided to visit Copenhagen, I was surprised to find
that the bridge was in Copenhagen. Known as Oresund Bridge (Øresund), it is a
combination of 8km bridge and a 4 km tunnel connecting the cities of Copenhagen
in Denmark to Malmo in Sweden.
Train from Copenhagen takes just 20 minutes to cover this
distance. We would have preferred a bus as it gives better views but
unfortunately the public bus does not run on Sundays. So we settled for train
Malmo is a small town but what impressed us was the
cleanliness of the place. I had been to several places but Sweden seems to be
the neatest country (My observation only).
Malmo castle is one of the attractions of the town.
Near the castle is a windmill.
Turning Torso, the highest Skyscraper is Sweden is another
attraction. This is the view from the harbor area.
The green area next to the sea.
The sea itself is very clear in harbor area.
Oresund Bridge seen from Harbour area.
Look at the railway station at Malmo. It looks traditional
from outside (Like our Mysore railway station) but completely modern inside.
That is typical of European countries.
Labels: Abroad, bridge, Denmark, Sweden