The second half of our trip brought us to Copenhagen, and what magic. We loved every second in this city and were so sad to leave. We stayed in an Air BnB apartment near Stroget, a giant shopping district with everything from tourist trinkets to luxury goods. We didn't actually shop much there, but we did have an incredible lunch at Cafe Norden, a two-story cafe located in the heart of Stroget.
Most of our time was spent touring, cafe sitting, and exploring the city. In the short three days we were there, we managed to see the staggering crown jewels at Rosenborg Castle (highly recommended - the giant gems will literally stop you in your tracks, if you like that sort of thing) and ride to the top of the incredible tower at Christiansborg Palace for a 360-degree city view.
Here are a few of my favorite moments:
One of my favorite spots was the photo-worthy Torvehallerne market, located near Norreport station. We had lunch here, and it was delicious: basically an open-air Dean & Deluca-type high-end city block with every sort of delicacy you could dream of.
This is the elevator drop-off for the Tower at Christiansborg. It's basically just an old, unused space where old building parts / statues / etc. used to be stored. Leave it to the Danes to turn it into a contemporary art exhibit with projections of pigeons flapping their wings and flying. The story is, in days gone by, this area was open-air, and the pigeons would basically fly in and out and live here. This space is enclosed now, but it pays homage to the original visitors. I was fascinated by this. Isn't it cool?
Copenhagen might be the coolest city I've ever visited while traveling. How about you?