Saturday, October 16, 2010

Copenhagen, Denmark

We arrived in Copenhagen pretty early and were greeted at the airport by the host we stayed with, Boris. He insisted to show us around the city right away and even took us by the hotel he worked at to pick up free maps and coffee. After a brief nap at his house, we caught the metro at a nearby stop and spent the day (and next two days) walking around the city.

This view overlooking the city was our first stop.
To get there we had to climb...
and climb...
up some pretty narrow steps...
to the top of The Church of Our Lady, near Christiana.
We walked around some neat markets, mostly overpriced (20€ for a bottle opener?), near the city center.
Yep, we went on a canal tour and were really pleased with all of the sites we were able to see.
Low bridge!
Dad, this photo is for you. This yacht is owned by the creator of Microsoft's program, Excel. He was visiting for the day.
The Queen's palace. Perfect photo op.
Windmill in Kastellet, which is a pentagon-shaped fortification that has been very well preserved.
This amazing church, in Kastellet, was covered in volcanic glass and was next to a pretty epic fountain.
Pizza on the canal was pretty reasonably priced and was actually really good.
Copenhagen was a really beautiful city riddled with canals and quirky boulevards. We had one disappointment with a contemporary art museum in a renovated church. Not until after purchasing the tickets did we realize the main exhibition was for kids. And honestly not that good. Otherwise, we loved Copenhagen!

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