June 19, 2024

I highly recommend!

I landed in Copenhagen not knowing what to expect. All I was looking for was cooler tempatures. I was coming from Texas in August. I found way more than the temps to enjoy! Here is how I spent my days in this lovely city.

I picked a more affordable option in my hotel by staying just outside the city center. The city is not cheap but can be affordable if you make the right choices. The walk was short to get to the areas I wanted to visit and a cab ride was very affordable when I felt the walk was a bit much.

I first landed on Strøget. This pedestrian street runs on and on, and whether you’re up for high-street or high-end shopping the chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

It’s among the largest pedestrian malls in the world and even if the prices aren’t for the faint-hearted.

If you want to find some independent shops then follow Strøget into the Old City and then try one of the narrow side streets.

There’s a wonderful mix of old specialty businesses that go back generations and hip boutiques for young fashionistas.

My next stop was Nyhavn.

New Harbour in English, this historic waterfront area is next to a 17th-century canal where old wooden ships are still moored.

On both sides of the canal are tall painted houses dating to the 1600s and 1700s, the ground floors of which house bars, restaurants and cafes with outdoor seating. It’s hard to believe it now, but for most of its existence this was a seedy part of town. Now it’s one of the best places to linger of a coffee or beer in summer.

And it’s a big literary landmark too: The house numbers 18, 20 and 67 (marked with a plaque) were home to the author Hans Christian Andersen at different times.

On day 2 I ventured over to the Rosenborg Castle.

This palace was built by Christian IV at the start of the 1600s. His long reign and engagement in the Thirty Years’ War that swept across mainland Europe made him one of the best-known Scandinavian Kings.

The interiors of this lavish palace have hardly changed in centuries, and feature historic tapestries charting the conflicts between Denmark and Sweden.

You can also see the king’s chambers, take a look at his bathroom and see where he wrote his correspondence. Be sure to browse the collections of 17th-century Venetian glass and Flora Danica dinnerware in the tower chambers: They’re among the best in the world.

Visiting Copenhagen is a fantastic choice as the city offers a wide range of attractions and activities to explore.

The garden is mostly famous for the amusement park. It is also known for the lovely garden. If you want rides and carnival like entertainment, this is the place you want to be.

Copenhagen’s neighborhoods: Each neighborhood in Copenhagen has its own unique charm and atmosphere. Make sure to explore areas like Nyhavn, Christianshavn, and Vesterbro to get a taste of the different vibes the city has to offer.

This city is rich in history, and there are several notable historical sites to visit. The Rundetårn, a historic tower dating back to 1642, offers excellent views of the city.

Visit world-class museums: Copenhagen is home to a variety of world-class museums. The National Museum of Denmark and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek are among the must-visit museums in the city.

I enjoyed the local cuisine: Copenhagen is known for its vibrant food scene and has many excellent restaurants and cafes to try. Don’t miss the opportunity to try traditional Danish dishes like smørrebrød and Danish pastries.

Day 3 took me to a canal tour. Since Copenhagen is a waterfront city, and exploring the canals by boat is a great way to see the city from a different perspective. Several tour companies offer canal tours that take you past iconic landmarks. The tour guide was great with telling the stories and spoke English very well.

These are just a few things I did, but Copenhagen has much more to offer. Whether you’re interested in history, food, or entertainment, you’re sure to find something to enjoy during your visit.

Solo Travelers, it is a must!

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