Walking around at the city center of Denmark's capital city Copenhagen reveals a lot of surprises and awesome sites. One of the first things you'll notice is that Copenhagen is a very clean city. Its mixture of well preserved historical buildings and modern architecture is astonishing. Here are some of our favorite places:
The area of New Haven is located at a canal with colorful buildings that house plenty of restaurants and bars. The atmosphere is relaxed and the pubs and bars rescue you from dehydration on a hot summer day. For a price of course - which is about 12 Euro for a beer (as of June 2017). Speaking about the price: Denmark is, like all other Scandinavian countries, a rather expensive place to be. But back to New Haven. One of the must do's is - if the weather permits it - a harbor cruse. They start at the canal at new haven, last for about an hour and take you to a scrapped submarine, the royal palace and lots of remarkable architecture. Just take a look at the gallery to get a few impressions. Denmark's most famous writer Hans Christian Anderson used to live in New Haven for about 20 years of his life. Some of his most famous stories are "The Little Match Girl", "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Little Mermaid".
The little mermaid is Copenhagen's most visited site. Interesting enough, tourists from all around the world go crazy just to stare at her brass tits. But, honestly, we consider her highly overrated. Yes, Denmark is proud about Hans Christian Andersen and the little Mermaid is one of his most famous tales, but honestly it's just a life size statue of a naked woman with a fish tail. Or maybe we just didn't got trapped by her spell. You're privileged to judge by yourself.
Tivoli is a little amusement park in the center of Copenhagen whose design proves a remarkable love for details. Although it's small, it contains plenty of exiting rides for all ages. Should you go there, allocate at least half a day and get yourself one of the "all you can ride" tickets. They are well worth it and enable you to take a ride as often as you like. An all you can ride ticket is about 45 Euro - which is a real bargain.
Food in Denmark
One thing you must try is Smørrebrød, the danish version of a sandwich. A place we'd like to recommend is Domhusets Smørrebrød. Its located just a few meters from Copenhagen's main pedestrian area. If you'd rather have some fast food, you might want to visit one of the local Sunset Boulevard branches. If you're rather into drinking you should pay a visit to the Carlsberg brewery.
The entrance fee for the do-it-yourself tour is 100 danish crowns, which includes either two free gifts (Carlsberg pins) or two beers of your choice in any of the three bars located in the brewery. Of course we've decided for the beer! The guided Tour is an additional 50 danish crowns. It provides you with plenty of background information about the companies history. The guided tour is definitely worth it!
Museums in Copenhagen:
Before we continue with the specifics about two of the most awesome museums in Copenhagen, allow us to share two important details: Museums are closed on Mondays and most of them open at 10 am and close at 5 pm.
Royal Danish Arsenal Museum
The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum (it's danish name is Tojhusmuseet) is all about arms and warfare. You'll find a lot of weapons there, which were used by the danish army throughout the nations history. Some of them are real curiosities, as you can see in the gallery. Two of our favorites were a 7.5 meters long, black powder powered canon as well as an early design of a tank that, remarkably enough, has it's entrance doors facing the enemies.
National Museum of Denmark
The national museum of Denmark is the civilian version of the Royal Dansish Arsenal Museum. It shows you all aspects of danish life throughout history. The section about foreign cultures covers native Americans, native Africans, ancient Egypt and others. It's a well fitting complement, that shows the differences of European development compared to other areas of the world.