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Trip Start Jul 12, 2013
Trip End Aug 23, 2013

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Where I stayed
AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen
Read my review - 5/5 stars
What I did
Amalienborg Castle Copenhagen
Read my review - 3/5 stars
Christiansborgs Slotskirke Copenhagen
Read my review - 4/5 stars
Denmark's Aquarium Copenhagen
Read my review - 3/5 stars
Rosenborg Castle Copenhagen
Read my review - 5/5 stars
Round Tower (Rundetaarn) Copenhagen
Read my review - 5/5 stars
Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen
Read my review - 4/5 stars

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

We have had a wonderful time in Copenhagen! It is a very beautiful, clean and green city with lots of wide open spaces. I would kind of describe it as a little bit of New Zealand mixed with some ancient European history! This is somewhat appropriate given that this island is actually called Zealand! We arrived late on Friday night and caught the bus/train to our hotel. We bought something called a Copenhagen card before we left England. It have been SO great! If you have a Copenhagen card all public transport is free and so are hundreds of attractions including all of the main ones in the city. So we have not paid for anything we have done here, just the cards before we left.

Our hotel is great. It is a massive one (we are in room 2201 on the 22nd of 23 floors!) and is built as two giant towers. The towers lean in opposite directions so when you see it on the horizon it looks kind of like a giant V. The top floors are connected by a bridge passage way and there is a 'sky bar' which you can use.

Day One
The next morning we headed out fairly early and had a HUGE day of sight-seeing, returning to the hotel with sore feet and blisters! We started off at the Marble Church in town - a very peaceful and serene place to go in to. The paintings on the ceiling were stunning. We then visited the Amalienborg Palace and Museum. This is a series of four 'palaces' that are spread out in the shape of an octagon leaving a big public 'square' (or octagon!) in the middle. Two of these buildings are still used as Royal residences for the Danish royal family. There were some interesting things so see in the Palace/Museum that is open to see, though it is all very steeped in Danish History. There are lots of placards that you can read which explain things - Tom was very studious and now knows quite a lot about the Danish monarchy!

After Amalienborg we headed to Nikolay Plads and church. This was a beautiful church which had been converted into a modern art gallery. It was filled with video installations - it was quite weird to be honest! We bought a Danish pastry and a sandwich (the pastries are SO delicious!) and jumped on the Copenhagen Canal Boat tour. This lasted for about an hour and took us past the most famous sights in Copenhagen through the network of canals. We saw Noma (the No.1 restaurant in the world at the moment) the opera house, houses of parliament and lots more.

Next stop was the Christiansborg Palace - one of our highlights here. This palace has burnt to the ground twice but was fully restored again about 150 years ago (I think!). The rooms were amazingly grand and very impressive! We also visited the church (this is older as it was saved from the second fire). We spend an hour after that walking around Tivoli, the worlds oldest theme park. We didn't go on any of the rides as it is quite expensive but had a great time. Had pizza and waffle icecreams by the canal for dinner and a mandatory beer of course!

Day Two
Slower start to the morning today - we still have sore feet from yesterday! This morning we went to the Blue Planet Aquarium. It was good fun to see it, nothing super amazing though. Rosenborg Palace was our next stop, this houses the crown jewels and lots of furniture/art/sculpture/silver etc . belonging to the royal family - it was a great place to visit. Spent a while wandering through the Copenhagen food halls after that trying all of the samples. This afternoon we went to the 17th century round tower and observatory. The view from the top was amazing and a great way to get our bearing of where everything was in the city. We then had a traditional Frankfurter hotdog bun with dried onions before catching the metro home.

Since we managed to get so much done on the first day, we are planning to catch the train early tomorrow morning to over to Malmo in Sweeden for a day trip. Our flight to Hamburg isn't until quite late tomorrow so we have plenty of time to do that!

Love to you all!

Emma and Tom

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barry on

great blog whats the host site? enjoying keeping up

Jessica Shields on

I find that all travelling is characterised by excessive amounts of walking :P

Jocelyn on

Did you see The Little Mermaid? All sounds wonderful. Love the hotel. Xxx

tom_and_emma on

we did! from our canal boat trip. It was hard to get a picture as the boat was moving quite fast and the mermaid was surrounded by tourists! x

tom_and_emma on

Hey Barry, the site is called travelpod. x

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