My Top 5 of Copenhagen

After spending a few weeks in Sweden and Norway the price drop in Denmark was exciting. I felt like I could buy a beer or afford dinner. I even knew someone in Copenhagen so I had someone to show me around.

To be honest I had heard so much about Copenhagen that I was anticipating this part of the trip the most.

Copenhagen is a wonderful city. It is old and beautiful but it is new and trendy at the same time.

 

Burgeoning food scene

Maybe when you think of Denmark you don’t think about food. Since I am always thinking about food I hoped on a food tour. It was a new tour that Sandeman’s New Europe was trying out. Surprisingly I did not have to eat as much fish as I was afraid of.

We got to try traditional Danish sandwiches with a new twist and even got to do a beer tasting at a local pub.

The tour lasts about 2 1/2 to 3 hours.  Costs 30 euros and is well worth the price. It more then fills you for lunch and the guide provides wonderful history about food in Denmark as well as information about what you’re eating.

Walking around Nyhaven

You don’t have to do anything but wander around the canals of Copenhagen to enjoy yourself. Grab an ice cream cone and sit by the canals. Admire the brightly colored houses and people watch.  It is free and when the sun is shining it is a great place to be with a book.

Christiana

The free town  of Christiana is a strange little hippie community in the middle of Copenhagen. They are technically not part of Denmark but their own country. They don’t pay taxes and they sell weed legally and freely.

As you stroll thru their markets and restaurants the smell of weed will follow you around.

It is dirt paths and ramshackle buildings. Artwork on display and vegan food present. It is an interesting contrast to the bustling city of Copenhagen

Pub Crawls

Have become one of my favorite things to do in a city. I love the energy of them. Meeting all these people who are open and looking for new friends.

I love being taken to local bars and seeing the nightlife in a new city.

It is also one of the cheapest ways to drink in a city like Copenhagen. Although much cheaper than its surrounding countries it is still pricier than a lot of people are used to. The price of a pub crawl is usually about 25 euro and you get a shot at every bar you go to along with drink specials.

Bikes

Cycling in a new city has rapidly become one of my favorite things to do.

Copenhagen is so bike friendly. More people ride bikes than drive cars. The city is all bike lanes and is mostly flat which makes it easy even for the newest of cyclists.

Just be careful if you are a pedestrian. They take their right of way seriously and will hit you if you cross in front of them.

 

Have you been to Copenhagen?  What did you love about it?

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