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5 things to do
in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark. She is beautiful and charming, and seems to have come straight out of fairy tales. There, for example, is the statue of the Little Mermaid, one of Hans Christian Andersen's most famous tales.

The castles and palaces of the city also contribute to this fanciful atmosphere. They are huge, imposing, classic and stunning. The Rosenborg Slot is a castle so spectacular, that when we enter, we feel like royalty. In Amalienborg, we can learn the history of the Danish royal family and see the changing of the guard daily at 11:30 am.

Nyhavn

Nyhavn

If you just want a tip of what to do in Copenhagen, I would say: go to Nyhavn. Known as the new port of the city, it is even more beautiful and colorful during the summer, when tourists and locals flood their bars and restaurants or just walk the streets.

The canal, which was excavated at the behest of Cristiano V, in the seventeenth century had its glory times at that time, but later became known as a place of prostitution.

Hans Christian Andersen, author of classics such as The Ugly Duckling and The Little Mermaid, lived in Nyhavn for more than two decades. Today, Nyhavn is a place full of bars and restaurants, which are set in colorful houses that once served as brothels. It's worth walking around aimlessly. In the meantime, research well before you sit down at any facility. As it is a tourist place, prices are usually very salty. By the way, speaking of prices, they are usually quite salty anywhere in Denmark. Beware of high blood pressure.

Ride by the channels

Ride by the channels

What also can not miss on our list with what to do in Copenhagen is a stroll through the city canals. There are several types of tours. We did what was included in the Copenhagen Card. It lasted 1h and passed through the main points of the city, including by Christiania. It could have taken a few minutes less, but it's a really cool ride and worth doing.

Strøget

Strøget

If you want a tip of what to do in Copenhagen without spending a lot, the way is hanging around Strøget, the true and grand center of the city. According to some guides, this is the largest central pedestrian area in the world.

And that's just the best part. It is very good to be able to walk, observe people, shops, bars, restaurants and museums without having to worry about cars.

Moreover, this region is very democratic. It has fast food, upscale restaurants, small shops, most popular stores like H & M, and expensive brands like Prada and Louis Vuitton. It is 1.1 km long for all tastes. In addition, in this region is located the Church of Our Lady, where Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary were married.

PapirØen

PapirØen

The PapirØen is a super lively place in Copenhagen during the hot spring and summer days. There are several food trucks, actually containers, that sell drinks and food by the canal that are around beach chairs to enjoy the end of the day. Recalling once again that prices in Denmark are very high. A beer here can cost about $ 35. So eating and drinking are expensive investments, but in this case they are worth it. PapirØen is close to Nyhavn.

Copenhagen guard change

Copenhagen guard change

The Copenhagen guard change takes place every day at 12 noon. They leave Rosemborg Castle at 11:30 am and head to Amalienborg Palace, where they arrive at noon. We waited there. The changing of the guard is beautiful, but it is nothing exceptional. It also depends very much on who is in the palace on the day. The more important the person is, the greater will be the exchange of the guard.