Planning a trip

My best friend is coming over to Europe in April this year and we would like to do a quick weekend trip together. She’s never been to Copenhagen and I was there for a few days back in 2008, so we’re planning to head over there.

Last time I was there, it was freezing cold and I had no expectations because we were really only visiting a friend there. I remember visiting what looked like a hippie camp where we were advised to ‘be careful’. Other than that we did a boat tour and also a Carlsberg brewery tour and stupidly started the tour so late that by the time we were at the end and got our 2 ‘free’ beers, it was almost closing time and we had to skull like crazy.

Copenhagen Nyhavn

Copenhagen Nyhavn – 17th century harbourfront

I also got acquainted with Strøget, the pedestrian shopping street in the heart of the city and it is very similar to the Königstraße in Stuttgart, except that it looks more up-market.

Copenhagen in winter was lovely and they had set up a huge outdoors skating rink. Even with my limited skills and robotic movements, it was a lot of fun and a great experience for someone who comes from a warmer climate.

Now we are planning this trip to Copenhagen and booking all the necessaries. We’re looking for a hotel of some sort in the city centre because we are planning to walk around most of the time. The city was one of the first in Europe to have driverless trains, which I found amazing at the time. Also, the city is covered in bicycles and according to a friend who lives there, you can leave your bike somewhere unlocked and it will still be there when you come back. In Sydney you’d be lucky to find the bike frame still there!

If anyone has any other suggestions of what to do in Copenhagen, do let me know!

We’ll probably check out the Little Mermaid and Hans Christian Andersen’s house and all those normal, touristy things but I’d like to do something new because I’ve been there once before.

I’ll post again after our trip in April and hopefully have some interesting things to say about this lovely city.

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