When we arrive in a big city we like to spend the first day walking around. It helps us get our bearings and check out some of the sites by foot. This is exactly what we did in Copenhagen. We had 4 days, 5 nights to explore the city. Some of the highlights of our walking tour included the Kastellet Fort and church just outside, and the Marble Church.
The next day we met up with our friends Pam and Neville from Australia, the whole reason we were in Copenhagen. We had a beer and caught them up on our journey since we hadn’t seen them since November. It was so nice to see a familiar face and do some catching up. They had a very long journey so we parted ways after deciding where we would meet in the morning. We had a nice, quiet night in our Air B&B apartment, just a short walk outside the city center.
In the morning we met up with our friends in Nyhavn (New Harbor), a nice area by the water known for its brightly colored buildings. We hopped on a canal cruise and went off to do some sight-seeing. We had a great young tour guide who told us all about the different parts of Copenhagen and it was a great city to see from the water. We were able to see loads of bridges, the Little Mermaid statue, beautiful homes as well as several prominent buildings in the city. After the boat tour we walked through some of the pedestrian streets and had a late lunch. It was fun to walk the streets and do some window shopping.
Our last full day in Copenhagen was also our last day with our Aussie friends. We met them at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum. The museum is free on Sundays and was a great place to wander around. The exhibits include ancient art, sculptures, impressionist art and more. It was a huge museum and the building itself was very impressive. We again had a nice late lunch before saying our goodbyes. Our friends were off on a 20 day Scandinavian bus journey and we were off to three weeks in Scotland!