Gabby's Guide to Copenhagen

Alright, so I'm like a year and some change overdue with these pictures, but, life be lifeing. So, here's to last fall and my first solo trip to Copenhagen! I'm thinking of exploring another European city solo soon. Stay tuned. 

Inside the Round Tower (also the only picture of me because I'm shy and didn't ask for too many)

Nyhavn

Nyhavn

Architectural detailing on the side of the Round Tower

Copenhagen was such a cool city and a great place for my first solo adventure. It's easy to navigate, the weather was pleasant (mind you I was there in November) and the people were so nice. I only spent a weekend there, but did my best to take in the sights and make the most of my time. 

Row of bikes next to the beginning of the canal tour

Row of bikes next to the beginning of the canal tour

Inside the Round Tower

Inside the Round Tower

Safety spokes on top of the Round Tower

Safety spokes on top of the Round Tower

Upon arrival at the airport, I took the train into the center of the city and walked over my hostel. Of course I don't speak Danish, but signs often also had English on them so it was easy enough to get around. My first night there got dinner and walked around the area close to my hostel. Day Two was when the adventure really began. 

The Round Tower

The Round Tower

The Marble Church

The Marble Church

View from the Round Tower

View from the Round Tower

Copenhagen, like Amsterdam is a city full of canals. In the morning, I went for a canal tour that showed me Copenhagen from the water and provided background + history about the sights and city. For me, the best part of the tour was seeing Nyhavn, which is a 17th century waterfront that's lined with vibrantly colored houses and seeing the Little Mermaid statue, which was sculpted by Edvard Eriksen in 1913, based on the fairytale written by H.C. Andersen. 

Another cool Copenhagen fact is that a lot of the fairytales we read and watched on TV as children were written by H.C. Andersen and originated in Denmark before becoming Disney "classics."

Danish Tulips

Danish Tulips

The Little Mermaid (from behind)

The Little Mermaid (from behind)

Nyhavn

Nyhavn

Yummy Danish strawberries

Yummy Danish strawberries

After leaving The Little Mermaid and finishing the canal tour, I went to a few museums, visited the Round Tower, did some shopping (Copenhagen has a great shopping district), visited The Marble Church and met up with a friend of  a sorority sister for dinner. 

All in all, Copenhagen was a great city. One that I would love to explore again some time. Be sure to try some Danish strawberries, get out onto the water, and eat a Danish hot dog off the street which is nothing like a hot dog in the US because it's so much better. Copenhagen also has some amazing coffee shops, museums, and gardens, so be sure and maximize your time in this amazing city. 

View from the Round Tower

View from the Round Tower