Journey to Copenhagen

More than a week ago I’ve spent 3 days in beautiful Copenhagen.

It was a bit of a surprise. Some people from my student society organised a trip, but they didn’t tell where we were going until we passed the German border.

They did give hints, which after all seemed to be unsolvable. So we didn’t know the destination until the day we left off.

So Destination Unknown turned out to be 3 lovely days in Copenhagen.

It was strange to go on a citytrip without knowing where you would go. Usually I would have prepared for it and looked up facts & stuff about the city. So it was a new experience, stepping into a city you know nothing about. A perfect way to let the city itself show you what it has in store for you.

Copenhagen turned out to be a beautiful city with a nice mixture of historical buildings and modern architecture. The old city centre isn’t very big, which gives you the opportunity to see a lot by foot. But outside the centre there’s a lot more to explore, which I did by bike. Cycling around really gives you a great impression of the city besides the somewhat touristic centre.

Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, but it really doesn’t feel like that. It has a nice and relaxed atmosphere and people are really nice.

Let me give you an impression of this lovely city.

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Copenhagen Central Station
Amalienborg Royal Castle
Amalienborg Royal Castle
Change of the Guard at Amalienborg
Change of the Guard at Amalienborg
City Hall Copenhagen Beautifil buildings everywhere!
City Hall Copenhagen Beautifil buildings everywhere!
Colorful houses at Nyhavn
Colorful houses at Nyhavn
And colorful houses in the rest of the city. This is in the area of Norrebro, my favorite part.
And colorful houses in the rest of the city. This is in the area of Norrebro, my favorite part.
The political centre of Copenhagen/Denmark. On the right you see Christiansborg.
The political centre of Copenhagen/Denmark. On the right you see Christiansborg.
Pretty roofs & towers.
Pretty roofs & towers.
There's a lot of water in the city, which gives it a spacious feel. On the other side of the water you see the neighborhood Islands Brygge.
There’s a lot of water in the city, which gives it a spacious feel. On the other side of the water you see the neighborhood Islands Brygge.
And there she is. The well known little mermaid of Copenhagen looking out over the haven.
And there she is. The well known little mermaid of Copenhagen looking out over the haven.
An impressive Anglican church close to Kastellet and the Little Mermaid.
An impressive Anglican church close to Kastellet and the Little Mermaid.
More churches: a beautiful dome church near Amalienborg.
More churches: a beautiful dome church near Amalienborg.
Just walk around the city and you'll be surprised with beautiful buildings in every street.
Just walk around the city and you’ll be surprised with beautiful buildings in every street.
Beautiful buildings like this one: the Art Museum.
Beautiful buildings like this one: the Art Museum.
And even castles in the middle of the city. This is Rosenborg castle which has a big park besides it. Perfect for a picnic.
And even castles in the middle of the city. This is Rosenborg castle which has a big park besides it. Perfect for a picnic.
Or visit one of the other parks. I really enjoyed Frederiksberg Have.
Or visit one of the other parks. I really enjoyed Frederiksberg Have.
This is also in Frederiksberg Have. There's greens like you've never seen them before!
This is also in Frederiksberg Have. There’s greens like you’ve never seen them before!
Copenhagen is a city of bikes. There's a lot of biking lanes and drivers are very patient with cyclists. It really is the best way of getting around.
Copenhagen is a city of bikes. There’s a lot of biking lanes and drivers are very patient with cyclists. It really is the best way of getting around.

 

Denmark is a wealthy country, which makes everything slightly more expensive than you’re used to (compared to euro’s). But in 3 days you can easily see everything you’d like and there’s definitely some cheaper options when it comes to dinner and a place to sleep.

I hope you enjoyed it and that I’ve sparked some¬†Copenhagen love inside of you. The city is like a fairytale. I really believe Copenhagen as a city has something for everyone. Go put Copenhagen on your travel wish list!

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