Copenhagen: royalty in every sip!
It’s hard to get enough of Copenhagen, the city with incredible atmosphere and diversity. It became one of my favorite cities I’ve ever visited just because the city was different, welcoming and warm (even the weather was very warm when I was there, which is unusual for this city).
Going from one part of the city to another you discover different worlds, which lead their own life; step forward- you are in one of the oldest theme parks in the world, step back- you are in a boat, which takes you through the canals of Copenhagen telling its old royal and modern history, step right- you are accidentally appear at the mind-blowing open-air party with load music, step left- you are on the shore of the Baltic sea enjoying the best coffee in the world. Yes, exactly, I have tried the best Cappuccino in my life here in Copenhagen.
Let’s pass the route I’ve done in the City of Spires, but watch out on the way, cause this city has the biggest number of bicycles in the world.
Town Hall Square
My first acquaintance with Copenhagen started from Town Hall Square, where we ate typical Danish sausages and were attacked by hungry and fearless birds. We danced on the square, watched some strange performance taking photos with the actors and got onto a very high bench placed in the square. This unusually high bench raises alarm on climate change. Each of the ten benches around Copenhagen has a plaque reading: “Flooding will become part of our everyday life unless we start doing something about our climate.”
This is one of the oldest theme parks in the world with oriental thematic. It is one of the main touristic attractions in Copenhagen. Here you just become a child running from one carousel to another, buying ice creams, sugar cotton candies jumping and having fun. When in Tivoli Gardens take the Star Flyer, which takes you 80 meters into the air from which you can see the whole Copenhagen from above.
Little mermaid statue
As our tour guide from the boat tour told us, Little Mermaid is one of the biggest tourist disappointments in the world. However, the statue of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale is really small but very cute and everyone is trying to take a picture with the little sad mermaid. I did so too!
Ohhh, the atmosphere around the famous painted houses and old wooden ships can’t be found anywhere else! You just take a cup of coffee (can’t but repeat that coffee in Denmark is the best), some sweets and hang out on the wooden platform close to the ships and enjoy, just enjoy the life! It’s also an important literary landmark, as Author Hans Christian Andersen lived in this area at different houses.
Don’t miss the boat tour on Nyhavn River, as it’s a wonderful way to learn about the history of Copenhagen and see the surroundings
It is the only building in the world that houses all three of a country's branches of government; Danish Parliament, Prime Minister's Office and the Supreme Court. Was impressive to realize how much history this building holds in it.
Impressive and massive palace which showcases Danish royalty. Was interesting to watch royal guards, walk around and feel the history in the walls of the palace.
I have heard some contradicting stories about this district of Copenhagen, but decided to go there and check it myself. My maps.me took me to some peaceful area with many private houses, which doesn’t look like the rest of Copenhagen. Me and my friend walked a little bit around and came back. At the end we were not even sure whether we were in Freetown Christiania or not haha. Not very exciting, right? For more exciting stories about Christiania, you can read information on Wikipedia․
On the way to Christiania we popped in one of the oldest pubs of Copenhagen from 1960s’. This place really takes you back in time with its decorations, old billiards table and amazing draft beer.
There are more museums, sights and corners in Copenhagen we didn’t manage to visit during this short trip, but Copenhagen is definitely a city worth returning.
Until next time, Copenhagen!