72 Hours in Copenhagen

We spent a few days last week visiting Copenhagen during its world-renowned annual Jazz Festival. This was my first time to a Scandinavian country and so I was very excited. Not only did we get to explore a beautiful city, enjoy jazz concerts but we also had great fun catching up with two former colleagues of Christoph's, BF and CB.

The first day involved walking along Strøget which is the longest pedestrian shopping street in Europe. Christoph showed me where he used to live and work many years ago and tried to remember where everything was. We then took a boat ride from Nyhavn that went through the city's waterways and then headed to our accomodations and dinner with BF at a harbour restaurant on Amager Beach.

Amager Beach

Amager Beach

On the second day, we rented bikes from one of Copenhagen's oldest bike shops, Københavns Cyklebørs, which was established in 1881! We had a terrific day scooting around the entire city, over bridges and along waterways. We took breaks on boat cafes and lunched on Papirøen (Paper Island) which specialises in international street food.

Our last day involved a train ride over to Malmö in Sweden :-)) We could see the Øresund Bridge from Amager Beach and I was so intrigued by the fact that I could see Sweden from where I was standing that we just had to go to have a look! Malmö is smaller than Copenhagen but was still charming and worth the trip. We then headed back to Denmark and went north along the coast to Rungsted with CB for a very delicious dinner.

Copenhagen left a great impression on me. The city was beautiful and I loved being surrounded by so much water. The people were all so friendly and using English wasn't a problem for any of them at all. I didn't actually take too many photos but here are a few that I did manage to capture.