24-Hours In Copenhagen

Three bicycles for every person in Copenhagen!

How interesting is this … there are two bicycles for every person in Copenhagen, which kind of explains why nobody chains up their bikes! Actually I really enjoyed seeing so many beautiful bicycles parked up all over the place unrestrained 🙂 To me it gave the city a feeling of safety and trust.

Copenhagen reminded me of Amsterdam with its water canals, bicycle friendliness, and the smell of hash periodically wafting through the air. In Copenhagen architecturally innovative buildings exist alongside beautifully decorated historical buildings without looking out of place.

During our visit the weather was unusually warm and the Danes were soaking up every inch of sun. Since there are no beaches nearby the locals gather around the edge of the harbour side walkways, sunning themselves with their bikinis, boardshorts and beach towels.

We saw many of them jumping into the harbour and splashing around amidst a plethora of nautical traffic. In Australia that would most certainly be ‘forbudt!’

I love the freedom the Danes enjoy here.

Our sightseeing included a walk around the city, followed by an open bus tour, and then a cruise through the city’s waterways and canals. We finished the day with a late lunch at Cafe Wilder (highly recommended) in the Christiana neighbourhood.

Denmark is famous for its butter cookies, Lego bricks and fairy-tale writer Hans Christian Andersen. Denmark has also ranked number one in the ‘World Happiness Report’ a handful of times (personally I think that has something to do with the joy of riding a bicycle).

We stayed at the AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen, a funky high rise building about 6km from the city and a stones throw from the Bella Centre Station, a short 10-minue  train journey into the city centre.

Over and out, Dani x

 

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