Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Our Weekend in København, cont

This is the second part of our weekend in Copenhagen, during which we cycled through the flat city, ate open-faced sandwiches, and hung out with the Little Mermaid. The picture above is a statue by City Hall of a bull defeating a dragon of some sort... Not quite sure I get it, but it looks cool, eh?

There are so many beautiful in Copenhagen, although we didn't know what half of them were for.

After visiting the Little Mermaid (catch up on in part one of this trip!), we walked all the way to the Kastellet (also known as the Old Citadel) is one of the best preserved, star fortresses in Northern Europe. Although, you couldn't tell it was star-shaped unless you looked at a map of Copenhagen. Still, it was a really lovely place to wander around, I just wish we had a guide to tell us what this place was built for. It's always a little disappointing walking through a place without really understanding its purpose.

Found a windmill!

And ducks, lots and lots of ducks. Or geese?

In front of the Kastellet.

Then we got back on our bikes and decided to go find the Rosenborg Castle, which appeared to be housed in a giant garden according to our map. We found the garden, parked our bikes, and went for a little wander.

The Rosenborg Castle.

After wandering around the Castle and walking through the park for about an hour, our day was almost over. We ended up finding a sushi restaurant, and then spent the rest of the evening at the Tivoli Gardens.

If you've never heard of Tivoli, it's basically an amusement park in the middle of Copenhagen, and it opened back in 1843. It's the second oldest amusement park in the world! If you're going to Copenhagen, you have to go to Tivoli! It was such a fun evening, and not as expensive as I thought. For about £30 each, we had an unlimited wristband that let us go on all of the rides. Also, there was a danish musician performing that evening, which was pretty cool.

Here are some instagram photos I took that evening, but I ended up having too much fun to remember to take more! We went on three rollercoasters, the ferris wheel, spinning swings, and so many more rides. We also ended up snacking on waffles at the end of the evening, before going back to our flat for a long, deep sleep.

The next day (and our last!) there was only one thing on the agenda and that was to visit the Round Tower, which we didn't have time to see the day before. I really enjoyed this! It's also really affordable to go up, only about £2.50 or so, which is such a bargain when you think about how expensive things some other sights are sometimes.

We had the best views of Copenhagen up there - it was also very cold!

We then walked along the main shopping street and wow, it was busy (but it was a Saturday after all). While there were a lot of nice shops in Copenhagen, I actually only got a few bits and bobs from Tiger (they have a huge one over there!) and a t-shirt. Didn't feel too spendy, I think.

Finally, we grabbed some food, and before we knew it, it was time to go home. Our little weekend away to Copenhagen was simply wonderful and I would recommend visiting if you ever get the chance. We managed to get cheap flights, and I didn't find the city as expensive as everyone said it was.

Have you been to Copenhagen?
Which European city should I visit next?


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