The good thing about now knowing that much about Copenhagen before we went meant that we didn’t plan much, and mainly wandered around the city. I could happily just hang out in Copenhagen any time, ducking in for coffee and an open faced sandwich every now and again. It’s just one of those really nice cities to walk around. It’s pretty compact, meaning you’re normally only about 30-45 minutes walk away from where you want to go. As we stayed right next to the train station, we had a great base to start from every day. We came across these statues that were under water near the docks for the tour boats. I couldn’t really find much information about them but they were pretty cool. After seeing the famous coloured buildings of Nyhavn (meaning New Harbour) by boat, we sought it out on foot. I’m such a sucker for pastel coloured buildings, but loved the bold colour choices of the oranges, reds and yellows of Nyhavn. On part of the strip, there was basically a restaurant in every building, with umbrella covered tables out front full of people. It wasn’t warm by any means while we were there, but people sat under outdoor heaters and covered themselves with blankets offered by the restaurants just to sit near the canal and soak up the atmosphere. It was worth braving the cold to listen to the street performers as you ate or sipped your drinks.
We did end up going back to have lunch on one of the days we were there. I had delicious mussels but I couldn’t tell you what the restaurant was called. All the food looked pretty tasty so I’m willing to bet most of them would be a safe choice. It wasn’t as expensive as I’d have thought considering it’s such a popular destination, but then again I was comparing the prices to the rest of Copenhagen, so I suppose it might have been pricey but not any more than anywhere else. When we go back, I’m hoping to go when it’s warmer so that we can try more of the restaurants along this part of town as the seafood definitely looked delicious!
Have you been to Copenhagen? What was your favourite area?