Price: 5 (expensive)
Language Barrier: None with most people, occasionally there is a non-english speaker.
Would I return? Maybe.
Copenhagen, Denmark. Stunning. Vibrant. Perfect.
This was my first stop on my first European adventure. As soon as you enter the airport you immediately get the feel of a futuristic Scandinavian country. The train on the way to downtown shows modern apartments mixed with older homes, making you look out the window in curiosity.
Downtown Copenhagen is full of winding roads, old and new shops, a plethora of restaurants and coffee shops (the Danes drink a ton of coffee), and of course jaw dropping architecture.
The picture for this article is of Nyhavn, an old shipping canal built in the 1600s. This area has restaurants, boat tours, and even provides a great experience just people watching. I didn’t eat here, but I did get an ice cream waffle which was incredible. Although you HAVE to visit Nyhavn, there is plenty off the beaten path and even on the tourist path that is better – in other words don’t waste a ton of time here.
Carlsberg Brewery. My friend and I spent a couple of hours going through the old brewery, I got side tracked petting the horses, and we even enjoyed a couple of beers after the tour.
My favorite place, Freetown Christiania. No I did not smoke weed, and yes weed is illegal in Denmark. Yet this area is still one of the coolest places I’ve seen on my two trips to Europe. The people make for an indescribable atmosphere and the food there was solid. I will add, if you are worried about being harassed – you won’t. We had a guy start to annoy us, and the bartender spoke in Danish telling him to leave us alone and I could tell he kept an eye out for us.
Tivoli Gardens. The site that Walt Disney used as inspiration for Disneyland! This is an amazing theme park. The rides aren’t anything to write home about, but the lights, atmosphere, snacks, and experiences are. Warning, this place can get expensive in a hurry – like the rest of Copenhagen – but the price is worth it for a night of fun. My friend and I even got the chance to see John Mayer perform!
Copenhagen is a must visit in Europe. Of course there are tons of other places I saw and things I did (please comment and ask for tips), but just walking the city is one of the most relaxing things to do. Just going to the market, grabbing some stuff for lunch, and eating while you walk makes for a fantastic afternoon.
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