Exploring Copenhagen

Downtown Copenhagen

Alright, so I didn’t really get a chance to explore Copenhagen because I only had one day there. But let me try my best to tell you what I did do.

I skipped writing about Hamburg because I couldn’t find anything interesting about it. So, let’s jump to Copenhagen.

I thought it was kinda weird that I had never been there before, especially after visiting Norway so many times. So, this time, I decided to check out both Copenhagen and Stockholm.

Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, part of Scandinavia. It’s a super cool city that has a mix of history, culture, and modern vibes.

I took the train to get there, and let me tell you, it was a long ride from Hamburg but pretty enjoyable. I love train travel because it’s more comfortable than flying and you get to see amazing views outside, and I am kind of tired of the whole shenanigans passing through airport security, even though I 100% understand it’s necessary (I also love flying and driving, to be honest).

I stayed at this awesome hostel called Urban House Copenhagen by MEININGER. It was in a great location, clean, and cozy, and the service was on point.

Compared to Hamburg, Copenhagen felt way more welcoming. And guess what? The language looks like Norwegian (sounds different, but looks similar), so I could understand some stuff written there. Plus, it was very English-friendly, which made things easier for me. And the best part? It had plenty of gluten-free and keto-friendly options, so I didn’t have to stress about finding places to eat.

But aside from the food, Copenhagen is just a really awesome and charming city. It made me want to come back during a sunnier time (not too hot though) so I could take better pictures and enjoy it even more. I wish I had more time to spend there.

Copenhagen has a long history, dating back to the Viking Age. There are so many cool historical landmarks and stories to explore. Like Nyhavn, the iconic waterfront district from the 17th century, or Rosenborg Castle with its Renaissance style. Everywhere you turn, you’ll find reminders of the city’s past.

The architecture in Copenhagen is pretty eclectic and diverse. One of the most famous places is Christiansborg Palace, where the Danish Parliament and Royal Reception Rooms are. And then you have the Opera House, which has a super modern design and is right by the harbour. It’s stunning!

Oh, but here’s the problem. I didn’t have enough time to see any of those things. Bummer, right?

Copenhagen is also known for being one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world. There are bike lanes everywhere, so it’s easy to explore the city on two wheels. Unlike Amsterdam though, it doesn’t feel overcrowded with bikes. The city just flows nicely.

Now, let’s talk about the waterfront in Copenhagen. It’s gorgeous and lively! The city is surrounded by the Øresund Strait and there’s this historic district called Nyhavn. It’s a waterfront promenade with super colourful old houses that’ll make you feel like you stepped into a postcard. You can take a leisurely walk there, enjoy the view of the boats, and pop into the bars, restaurants, and cafes along the way.

You can also go on boat tours, which is a different way to see Copenhagen’s landmarks. You’ll sail through the canals and get to see awesome sights like Christiansborg Palace, the Copenhagen Opera House, and even the Little Mermaid statue!

Overall, Copenhagen’s waterfront is a mix of charming history, beautiful architecture, and a vibey atmosphere. It’s the perfect spot to relax, explore, and soak up the city’s maritime heritage.

Another cool place to visit is Kastellet, which is a historic fortress that gives you a glimpse into Copenhagen’s rich history. It’s shaped like a pentagon and has a moat around it. Inside, you’ll find impressive military buildings and lovely green spaces. Walking along the ramparts and gates feels like being in a different time. There’s even a windmill, the Commander’s House, and some cool red-brick buildings to admire. It’s a peaceful escape from the city and a chance to experience Danish history in all its glory.

Unfortunately, I don’t have any good pictures of Kastellet, but trust me, it’s worth a visit.

In conclusion, Copenhagen really made an impression on me. I already can’t wait to go back! The city’s got such a vibrant atmosphere, a fascinating history, and those bike-friendly streets are just awesome. From the charming vibes of Nyhavn to the historic landmarks like Rosenborg Castle and Christiansborg Palace, there’s so much more I want to explore and experience. And let’s not forget about the mouthwatering keto options and the relaxing waterfront vibes. Copenhagen, I’ll definitely be coming back for more of your charm and beauty!

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