I and my mom have a tradition of going somewhere with our friends during winter holidays and this year we’ve chosen to go to Copenhagen. When I was little, I loved reading H.C. Andersen’s fairy tails and I was really excited about the trip to his motherland. On January, 4 we got on a plane and after 2,5 hour we were at our destination.
Unfortunately, I forgot my camera at home so I had to take all pictures on my phone. Sorry for the poor quality!
We had a free day so we decided to go for a walk around the city center. What immediately caught my eye is the beautiful architecture. Colorful buildings reminded me of houses which you can see in cartoons. People in Denmark are concerned about ecology and cars are really expensive too so you can notice many people of different ages on bicycles. There were a lot of bicycle parking racks here and there.
We were lucky enough to see Margarethe II, the Queen of Denmark. As we were told later, she headed back to her residence in Amalienborg after a meeting with ambassadors. She was sitting in her carriage and waving to people on the street. The whole procession looked really beautiful and majestically!
In four days we were able to see a lot of astonishing places. Royal Palaces and castles like Frederiksborg Castle, Kronborg Castle or Hamlet’s Castle (which, unfortunately, was closed to visit), Amalienborg Palace (where royal family lives and where you can watch the guards changing ceremony at 12pm) and Rosenborg Castle with Royal treasury.
Famous monuments like the Little Mermaid and Hamlet’s grave
We also visited Christiansborg Palace, which is currently used as a government building (the Danish Parliament, the Supreme Court, the Prime Minister’s Office). Palace’s tower is the highest in Copenhagen and offers a wonderful view of the city.
In addition, I wanted to mention that it was already dark at 4pm and most places worked till 5 or 6pm. There was not much illumination on the streets and it was quite dark. However, what I actually enjoyed about night time there is that you are able to see stars in the sky (which is impossible in big cities like Moscow with millions of lights).
Despite the very chilly and rainy weather, I loved this little adventure to the magical capital of Denmark. I definitely want to go there again but this time in a warmer season and for a longer period of time to be able to see more beautiful places in Copenhagen and around it.
So, that was my very first post related to traveling. I hope you enjoyed it. Share your opinion in comments!