I’d heard a lot about Copenhagen, though what exactly I’m not sure. It was mostly from old films featuring Dick van Dyke. That and the tales of Hans Christian Andersen of course.
Armed with a map and some advice from the lady at the hostel, I set off on foot to see what it’s all about. On foot because everything is more or less walking distance, but also because my bike is parked in a forecourt. To get in I had to navigate a very posh plate glass doorway that’s not quite wide enough. I very nearly took out an entire window on the way in, so I’m not looking forward to my exit. No point going in and out unnecessarily!
But I digress. First stop was the palace where the royal guards are stationed. They protect the Danish royal family and match daily at 11:30. Unfortunately I missed the match this morning, and when I arrived I found that photos are strictly forbidden. So much for an interesting blog photo!
Next stop was the warf for a canal boat tour. It’s very petty with lots of old wooden boats, the tours are frequent and cheap too. They’re also fully booked! I’m not too bothered, the only thing I wanted to see was the little mermaid. I can walk there in about an hour, so I’ll see how much I really want to see it!!