When you touch down in a city for the very first time, it is only natural to want to see everything the city has.
More so when you only have half a day. Especially in a city like Copenhagen.
We met up with a friend who lives in Copenhagen, and we spent the afternoon taking in the sights of the city while catching up.
It’s very convenient to take the Metro rail from the airport to the city. It takes about 15 minutes and has departures every 4-6 minutes round the clock.
It seems as though Copenhagen Airport is used to travellers transiting in Copenhagen City and touring it for a while before journeying to their onward destination.
The airport comes equipped with rental lockers to store check in bags. You will be surprised at how many major international airports do Not have this amenity so this was a real convenience to us, who had the entire afternoon to explore Copenhagen.
I recognised this famous landmark of Copenhagen from the numerous photos/ postcards I’ve seen before. Nyhavn Canal. Just as beautiful in real life!
It was a pleasant and sunny afternoon that Sunday in Copenhagen. Lots of people were out and just strolling along the restaurants and cafes, hearing the buzzing chats of friends and families catching up. Spending a Sunday in good company, good food and good weather. it is easy to see why Denmark has made it to World Happiness Report’s Happiest Countries to live in list Yet again!
Even buildings must be happy in Copenhagen.
So happy that some of them wear pink…
And wear flowers on their hair:
We also strolled to the Royal Palace grounds:
What struck me the most was how open the Royal grounds are. There were a few guards, but the road is open to anyone.
By mid-afternoon we got abit hungry and I had my first meal in Copenhagen.
This is a club sandwich that takes itself very very seriously!
We also passed by the University of Copenhagen, where I saw a bust of Neills Bohr. I have to admit, I know the name, but never knew he was a physicist!
But you’d be surprised to know that it wasn’t at this University that I learned some lessons, but it was walking down a small lane somewhere that I received some unsolicited advice:
I also saw some nicely laid out books.
And lastly, saw the Church of our Saviour, which reminded me of a chocolate tower.
Copenhagen is definitely a city that is pleasing to the eye. Though I feel that half a day is too short to visit any city, I’m still glad to have explored Copenhagen as much as we could.
On the Metro back to the airport, I came to realise the meaning of “Great Danes”. Average height must be so tall that I (5 ‘5 in height) can swing monkey bar style from the handrail!
Nicole | The Wondernuts says
I’d have a pink house if it was acceptable. Seriously, that would be way awesome.
Jean | Holy Smithereens says
that would be awesome! and your postal address will be just The Pink House, XX street!
Wow, you packed a lot into half a day! Copenhagen is such a pretty city, I think you really did the right things to wander around rather than have a big check list of must do things. For me, Copenhagen’s biggest appeal is its charm – lovely buildings, waterside cafes, friendly atmosphere.
I agree about rental lockers at airports. It makes a short visit so much easier! They should be mandatory for airports and train stations.
Jean | Holy Smithereens says
Hi Miles! Indeed, I saw a lot in one afternoon! I didnt get to see the famous little mermaid though. And yes I agree.Rental lockers make a whole world of difference. I dont understand why only a few airports have them.