Copenhagen was probably my favorite place that I've visited so far while living in Europe. The people are friendly, the food is great, and the city is gorgeous. J and I are even planning to go back to explore more of the country by car in the spring of 2016.
We arrived late Monday evening and checked into our wonderful AirBnB in the Norrebro neighborhood. We were up and out to explore early on Tuesday morning and were welcomed to Copenhagen by numerous bikers on their way to work and delicious Danish pastries at a cafe near our AirBnB apartment (I'll have a post on food up soon!).
At the suggestion of our AirBnB host we wandered around Norreport on Nansengade and Norre Farimagsgade and admired the little shops that were just opening. We eventually came upon part of Copenhagen University (so nice-can I work there?) and the Botanical Garden. You know how much I love botanical gardens, so of course we had a lovely stroll around. The Botanical Garden is free and I recommend that you visit it for the incredible glasshouses and the amazing view of foliage. When we were there the fall foliage was incredible! We don't get colors like that in Lithuania!
The wander through the Botanical Garden made us a bit hungry so we popped over to Torvehallerne, which is an indoor marketplace with food stalls and restaurants. Torvehallerne is similar to the Milwaukee Public Market and the North Market in Columbus, Ohio. I loved Torvehallerne and visited almost everyday were were in Copenhagen.
After sampling delicious Danish foods we headed to coffee at Ricco's with a fellow travel blogger, Caroline (Twitter: @livelovetravel) and her chef boyfriend. They had some great suggestions for places to visit so we noted down their suggestions and were then off again to see the famous Nyhavn and the shopping streets, Ostergade, Nygade, and Fredriksberggade. Even though Nyhavn is very touristy it was not crowded at this time of year, and was so lovely to walk through. Don't skip this spot because of its popularity!
On our stroll to Nyhavn I became obsessed with this tower! Isn't it so cool! This is the Old Stock Exchange building and it is one of the oldest buildings in Copenhagen. I'm so regretting that we didn't go in - next time. This twisty tower is known as the Dragon Spire and symbolizes the union of the Nordic Countries.
I'm linking up with the Sunday Traveler!
Have you been to Copenhagen? Do you skip touristy places when traveling?