Saturday, June 27, 2015

Copenhagen

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to visit Copenhagen, Denmark. My wife needed to travel there for business and I convinced her to let me tag along. We added a day on each side of her business trip and got the chance to explore a great European city.

The land of Carlsberg beer and Hans Christian Anderson turned out to be a great place to visit. Copenhagen is easy to navigate on foot or bike. In fact, there were so many bikes, everywhere we went, that I started to look nervously around whenever I walked. I began to worry that bikes would run us down, but that never happened of course. The city also has a handy metro and bus system, and between mass transit, walking and biking, there is a wealth of easy to get to sights for tourists like us.

Nyhavn
We decided to get the "Copenhagen Card" for 72 hours. It cost us 150 euro for the two cards and got us unlimited access to the metro (including to and from the airport), the buses, free access to a broad range of tourist sites, boat tours, and some discounts on food. It was money well spent for us, not only because of the discounts, but because for our short visit it helped us to plan our time. There was even an associated smartphone app, which helped us to organize our visits and see the locations and directions on a map.

Among the sites we visited were the National Museum and the National Gallery, the sculpture collections at the Carlsberg Glyptotek, the Christiansborg Palace and Rosenborg Castle, the Roundtower, and the Hans Christian Anderson exhibit (Thumbelina, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Little Mermaid, and more). We spent time in Nyhavn, a historic district with colorful buildings along a canal, and where modern tattooing appears to have been born. We visited open air markets and heard live music, and we spent time in Tivoli, a large amusement park with beautiful gardens, an aquarium, many restaurants, and live music every night.

What follows are some of the many photos I took during our short stay. I hope they help to give you a flavor of this great city.
Around Copenhagen
The Gallery
Around Copenhagen
Around Copenhagen

The Canals
The Canals
The Canals
Street Festival
Christiansborg
Christiansborg
Rosenborg
Traditional Danish Hats
Walking Copenhagen
Around Copenhagen
Around Copenhagen
Around Copenhagen
Tivoli at night
Tivoli at night
Tivoli at night


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2 comments:

  1. Great pictures, the canals reminded me of Venice somewhat.
    Tivoli looks interesting, would like to hear more about that place. Europe is just so special in its architecture, natural landscapes and history. Wonderful that you had the chance to experience Copenhagen.

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