Copenhagen Weekender

Three months ago, I posted about Sweden and promised to come back with a recap of my time in Denmark. Then life got in the way, big time.

So, this is my Copenhagen post. Finally.

Our requirements for this trip were chiefly cost and time constraints. I couldn’t take a full day off work and we wanted it to be inexpensive for obvious reasons. The Edinburgh-Copenhagen flight worked out perfectly and the times of the flights meant we only needed two nights in a hotel but got a full 2 1/2 days. The cherry on top? Our random pick meant we got to see the famous Little Mermaid statue, one of my childhood dreams. We had no other plans for the trip so spent Sunday on a day long shopping trip/walking tour/search for the statue.

The crazy busy bike park at the Central Station.

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Nyhavn

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The statue!

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Amalienborg, or the winter home of the Danish royal family.

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There was also a lot of shopping involved on this day. I ended up buying nail polish, surprise, surprise.

We ended our day at Tivoli Gardens, the second oldest amusement park in the world and inspiration for Walt Disney when he was dreaming up Disneyland. Such a cute little place!

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And no photos, but we had dinner at a Chinese restaurant on the way to the airport. The best Chinese I’ve had in Europe. British-Chinese doesn’t even compare. All the food we had in Copenhagen was good actually. There was a street around the corner from our hotel that had a line of restaurants and we picked a different one each night.

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It was the height of summer so everyone was out, enjoying the weekend and the weather. It wasn’t scorching, but if anyone got too cold, the restaurants had blankets to wrap around your legs.

Like Sweden, I would love to go back to Denmark for a longer trip. Our visit was perfect but so short.

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3 Comments

  1. Cindy PM

     /  October 16, 2013

    Such great photos. Tivoli does look like Disneyland, I can definitely see the inspiration. It looks like a fairy tale with the houses differently colors, the beautiful wooden boat and the Royal Palace. so enjoyed!!!

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  2. I found you through travel tuesday, and now I’m trolling through your archives! I’ve heard such good things about Copenhagen, it looks really pretty. And how lucky you got to see the statue!

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  3. Wowza, Copenhagen looks amazing!!! Hope to see it in person one day!! Found you through Travel Tuesday!

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