24 Hours in Copenhagen, Denmark | Travel Diaries
After a lengthy break I’m back to blogging. May was an insane month for me: Derby, Bellarmine’s senior week, graduating and spending two weeks in Europe! May was one of the most incredible months in my life and I’m excited to share some bits and pieces of it with you all.
My family explored an entirely new part of Europe by taking a cruise of the Baltic Sea. We spent one to two days in every port hence the name “24 Hours in...” for this blog series.
Our first stop and where our boat departed from was Copenhagen, Denmark. Copenhagen was this amazing mix of a storybook town and modern city. The colorful buildings lined up along the canals, bikers flooding the streets and beautiful geenery made for one of the most picturesque cities I’ve ever been to. I can see why it is ranked as one of the happiest places to live.
My family and I started off by checking into our quaint, but modern Airbnb. Then we wandered around town and headed to a local food hall.
Food markets are one of my favorite places to go when visiting a new place. I think food and the traditions surrounding it tell you a lot about a place. We settled on grabbing lunch at a fish booth called “I love Fisk” My mom and I split a fish cake (think giant fish stick) and my dad had a killer crab and shrimp sandwich.
After taking our time looking through the food and flower stalls of the market we headed to Tivoli Gardens. Tivoli is the second oldest amusement park in the world! It is said that Walt Disney visited Tivoli Gardens to get inspiration for Disney World and I can totally see it. This place was incredible! I hate most amusement parks, but this place was special. Whether you can’t wait to hop on a ride or just want to spend hours exploring the nooks and crannies of this special place don’t miss Tivoli!
The morning before we boarded the boat we took a relaxing (my mom actually fell asleep for a second) canal cruise. Copenhagen is a town built on the water and is filled with winding canals. We had a great, little tour guide who told us all about Denmark’s history and the strides they’ve made in recent years. I was especially impressed by how environmentally conscious their government was when making laws and the general passion for saving the planet by the Danish people. This was a great way to learn and see a lot quickly and without wearing yourself out. Copenhagen was one of my favorite places on the trip and I can’t wait to go back and see more. Next stop- Berlin!