🇩🇰Copenhagen

“Everything you look at can become a fairy tale and you can get a story from everything you touch”

– Hans Christian Anderson

During a Euro Tour of Hamburg, Frankfurt, Aberdeen and Copenhagen. I had around a 15 hours in Copenhagen and as it is the Capital of Denmark, I was eager to see what i could in just a short space of time so woke up early in the morning to explore.

I headed down to Nyhavn Canal and it didn’t disappoint with its quayside of brightly coloured houses. Some of its history includes how Hans Christian Anderson lived in 3 of the houses in his time there whilst writing. It was just like a picture postcard and as I had a few hours, I took one of the canal boat tours to see as much as I could.

The canal trip lasted around an hour and let’s you take in some of the numerous major sites including The Little Mermaid, the Opera House, Christiansborg Slot and Christianshavn. The trip I took cost no more than £10 and the trips run frequently during the hour. There is also a tour guide that gives a detailed commentary of the area and sights in English and Danish.

The Little Mermaid – The statue was inspired by the Hans Christian Anderson tale about a mermaid and sits on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade in Copenhagen
Amalienborg Palace – Home of the Danish Royal Family
Christiansborg Palace – Home of Parliament
Copenhagen Opera House

I was so glad I went on the canal tour and it is the perfect way to take in the sights of Copenhagen and especially if you only have a short space of time. After some lunch and a walk through the streets that were so pretty, it was time to get ready to leave Copenhagen but I’d made the most of my short time here.

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