Hello friends! Sorry for my blog absence again – I have been a little preoccupied these days with work so the blog took a bit of a back seat. I have a few fun posts in store for you, though, inspired by my recent trip to Copenhagen!
During the fall holidays, S and I made a 4-day trip to Copenhagen, Denmark. Neither he nor I had ever been there before and we had always wanted to go. When we found affordable flights to Copenhagen during the first week of November, we finally decided to make it happen. Now, early November may not seem like a great time to visit a chilly Scandinavian country, but we enjoyed ourselves immensely. The city wasn’t too crowded with tourists and we packed scarves, hats, and gloves to stay warm. We prepared for some hygge and that’s what we got.
Also! I got a new camera. I’d been eyeing a few models since February and finally took the plunge in honour of this trip. I’m still learning all the features, but hopefully the quality of the photos will be a bit better.
I’ve put together a summary of the top sights we visited in the city that I can recommend to you.
Sightseeing in Copenhagen
Nyhavn is a colourful 17th-century waterfront canal that was originally a prosperous commercial port. Today it is a top sightseeing attraction and entertainment district. Distinguished by the colourful buildings, bobbing boats, and pricey restaurants, Nyhavn is a must visit spot in Copenhagen, if only for the quintessential snapshot of the city.
Rosenborg Castle is a Danish renaissance castle built by Christian IV in the early 17th century. Originally a summer palace, today the museum inside houses art collections, Denmark’s Crown Jewels, and Royal Regalia. Tip: The museum has limited opening hours in the winter (10am-2pm), so plan ahead. You can also stroll through the beautiful gardens for free, which is what we did. Apparently the castle garden is gorgeous in the summertime.
Tivoli Gardens is an amusement park and garden in central Copenhagen. The second oldest amusement park in the world, Tivoli is a great place to spend an afternoon reliving your childhood. The park was all done up for Halloween with pumpkins and decorations everywhere. Truly enchanting! Tip: The ticket price is cheaper if you go from Monday-Thursday. You can buy entrance tickets online in advance to avoid waiting in line to get in. Note: The gardens are currently closed until November 18, 2017 while they prepare the Christmas decor inside.
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Strøget is a pedestrian-only, car-free shopping area in the centre of Copenhagen. As one of Europe’s longest pedestrian streets, it’s a great place for a bit of shopping, people watching, and leisurely strolling. Pop into a cafe to warm up or simply enjoy the buzz of the city all around you.