Morning stroll through Copenhagen

A short while ago we had the opportunity to enjoy a 1 day layover in Copenhagen before another one of our adventures, so in order to make the best of a quick trip, we decided to head out of our hotel early (around 8am) and get some sights, hopefully out of the prying eyes of other tourists!

The streets and the canals were devoid of people, except for a few locals heading out to the markets.

Copenhagen City Center

Copenhagen City Center

Copenhagen City Center

Copenhagen City Center

In just under 3 hours this strip would turn into a tourist hive of activity, effectively destroying any chance to really enjoy the local experience.

Nyhavn Canals, Copenhagen

Nyhavn Canals, Copenhagen

Boats in Copenhagen Canals

Boats in Copenhagen Canals

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

There’s nothing I find more intriguing and exciting about visiting a foreign city than seeing the locals out enjoying their city, just as I am.

Ladies enjoying a slow morning in Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Ladies enjoying a slow morning in Nyhavn, Copenhagen

We joined one of the free walking tours that are so prevalent in European countries in order to catch a little more of the local scene. It took us down old side streets and into alleyways and courtyards exposing some of the oldest buildings in the city.

Copenhagen City Walking Tours

Copenhagen City Walking Tours

Copenhagen City Walking Tours

Copenhagen City Walking Tours

Copenhagen City Walking Tours

Copenhagen City Walking Tours

Copenhagen City Walking Tours

Copenhagen City Walking Tours

And just to make the experience totally local, one of the local street food “delicacies.” Hot Dogs with everything and Cocio chocolate milk.  We have a thing for experiencing local foods when we travel…

Cocio and Hot Dog, Copenhagen

Cocio and Hot Dog, Copenhagen

By now it was noon and the streets were filling up! Local life at its best.

Copenhagen Streets

Copenhagen Streets

Copenhagen Cafe

Copenhagen Cafe

Remember that quiet, serene walk along the canal? Well, like I said… TouristNado arrives.

Crowded Nyhavn

Crowded Nyhavn

Two quick stops to see the “little” mermaid and Christiania and we were heading back to the airport to catch our flight out of town!

Copenhagen Little Mermaid

Copenhagen Little Mermaid

Christiania Artwork

Christiania Artwork

Until next time Copenhagen ☺

Author: Jon Nickel-D'Andrea

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  1. Nice post – great pics.
    I was in Copenhagen but never tried the hot dogs – damn they look good – will have to try next time.

    Just a tip for those strolling along the Stroget. It’s not all just shopping. There’s a Lutheran church just off of it that’s really nice, The Church of Our Lady, check it out! When I wrote about it I call it a hidden gem as it seems most visitors don’t know it’s right under their nose!

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    • Copenhagen is on our list again, we didn’t get enough time there for sure. But one thing is for certain, we’ll have more hot dogs when we return 🙂

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