C O P E N H A G E N
After a leisurely start to the morning, James and I decided to spend our second day in Copenhagen doing much the same as the day before, wondering and exploring. We started the day with breakfast at a busy coffee bar near the Tivoli gardens, where I enjoyed the typical Danish breakfast of a Cinnamon bun – it definitely didn’t disappoint!
We wondered through the streets of Copenhagen and found yet another market, and a bloggers stereotypical favourite – a flower stall! From there we headed towards the Rundetaarn, a tower in the centre of the city which you could walk up. Unlike many of the towers I’ve been up, this one didn’t have any steps until the very top, and instead had a gentle sloping incline, which made the walk easier. Half way up there was an art exhibition on including some early illustrations of some Hans Christian Anderson tales, which were really interesting to see. The views from the top of the tower were brilliant, we were lucky it was a good, clear day, and it wasn’t too busy. Unlike many other tourist attractions, this one was really cheap to go up, so I’d definitely recommend you add it to your list if you’re visiting the city.
From the Rundetaarn we wondered the streets some more, and made our way over to the Rosenborg Castle for some more culture. Home to the country’s crown jewels and some stunning interiors which must have had a lot of effort go into them!
After a late lunch, at the TGI Fridays (we were starving and everywhere was packed and we were tired!!) we strolled back to our hotel through the Christmas markets, which were all lit up, before heading out for the evening for the showpiece of Copenhagen – the Tivoli gardens.
The Tivoli gardens are said to be what Walt Disney based his theme parks on, after visiting. It’s a huge theme park, complete with rides, restaurants, theatres, showgrounds, and more, in the very heart of Copenhagen, just across the road from the train station. James and I visited in the evening so that we could see all the light shows and experience the rides at night. I have to say I’m a bit of a woss at rides though, and my favourite was probably the carousel! Nevertheless, the Tivoli gardens were absolutely stunning, and we could have easily spent half the day, and all our money there, if we’d have wanted to!