My very last Photo of the Week post!
Sometimes you need to shake things up a little and I decided to start a new Sunday series called "The ABC's of Tromso" where I want to present you my new home and learn more about it myself. Together with that, I offer two guest post spots each month called "The World from A to Z" so check out my Advertise page and use the promocode "Snow in Tromso" to get 25% off.
But enough of that now. Today it's all about Copenhagen.
As you probably know, I visited the city in 2010 for the first time and re-visited it last month.
While I repeated the boat sightseeing tour and the city walk, I visited Amalienborg Castle (above) and The Little Mermaid for the first time. It was awesome, I mean it's Copenhagen, of course it was!
Unfortunately it was a little bit complicated to get to Copenhagen from Malmö. Usually it's a train ride of 30mins but the train company in the region was on strike so I had to take 1 bus and 2 trains to get to Copenhagen Central Station which took almost 2 hours. It wasn't exactly a good start to my day in Copenhagen but luckily the city is just charming and the weather was perfect so that I had a really great time there!If you plan on visiting Copenhagen I can only recommend you to walk from Central Station to Nyhavn, which will let you see about 50% of the main sights: Christiansborg Castle and the Tivoli if you take the "eastern" route and Stroget, the longest pedestrain area and shopping mile in Europe, if you take the "western" route.
Once you're in Nyhavn you just have to go on a boat sightseeing tour! The views are amazing and I promise I'll write a seperate post on that soon!
There are two companies offering boat sightseeing tours, an expensive and a cheap one, though they both go nearly the same route and as far as I know they both offer infos in several languages so the cheaper one should be fine also if you're on a budget.
After that, lunch in Nyhavn always is an option and although restaurants at the waterside tend to be really expensive, I found a great restaurant in an alley just 2mins from Nyhavn and had a fab tomato-cheese sandwich there.
From Nyhhavn it takes you only 5mins to get to Amalienborg Castle and an additional 15-20mins to get to The Little Mermaid. The route takes you through a beautiful park right next to the waterside so it's definitely worth not going by bus! There is a train station about 10mins from where you can take the train back to Malmö or just to Copenhagen Central Station or the airport, depending on where you need to go to.
Copenhagen should definitely be on your list if you want to travel Europe and although food and accomodation can be really expensive there, it pays off to stay in the surrounding countryside or even in Sweden.
Have you been to Copenhagen? What can you recommend to visit in the city?