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One Day in Copenhagen Denmark

September 29, 2015

 

A Visit to Copenhagen

We only had one day in Copenhagen Denmark and we wanted to make the most of it.This Danish capital is a very vibrant city. From the Nyhavn Harbor, charming outdoor shops/cafes, the Little Mermaid Statue and all-day boat tours, Copenhagen offered much to see and do – even though we only had one day.

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Breakfast in Nyhavn

From the airport we took a 10-15 minute metro ride to Copenhagen. I’d say this is the most affordable and easy way to get around.  Being that we were hungry and anxious to try our first bite of real Danish food, we ventured into Nyhavn – that picturesque and popular dining area in Copenhagen. The beautiful buildings on this street have so much color! It is definitely unique to Copenhagen and was worth every moment. Bands played live music, people ate outdoors facing the canal, the weather was perfect and the lifestyle seemed really laid back.

 

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Take a canal tour, stroll the streets or hop on a free bike

We discovered how easy it was to cover most of Copenhagen’s tourist attractions by foot and boat. (If biking is your thing, here is one interesting fact – Copenhagen makes free City Bikes available that anyone can use on the nearly 200 miles of dedicated bike paths). Take the 50-minute canal cruise to see Copenhagen from the perspective of the water on a 60-minute guided canal tour. This is a great way to cover the area if you do not have a lot of time. You’ll pass Copenhagen’s best-known attractions: the Little Mermaid (the symbol of Copenhagen in the form of a bronze statue of a character from a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale); Amalienborg Palace, the royal residence since 1751, Nyhavn with its colorful old wooden schooners lining the canal and more.

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(Vor Frelsers Kirke – The Church of our Saviour / Built in 1682)

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(The Little Mermaid – This isn’t the only statue in Copenhagen, but she is the most famous)

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I hope you enjoyed this story among some of the others that I have posted.  Please like or rate the post, and I definitely welcome any/all feedback.  As a traveler I love telling stories and pointing out places to see or things to do.

XO,

Mel

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