When I was traveling in Europe, I knew that I had to make my way to Copenhagen at some point. I’m not sure why, but it always allured me to it. Well, that time had come, so I started the 7 hour journey from Oslo. It was July, so you could still see out of the bus window during the night and enjoy the scenery along the Swedish coast. As the estimated arrival time approached, I knew we were getting closer (because almost everything runs on time in Scandinavia). Then I saw that ridiculously long bridge that would take me into Denmark.
Upon arrival, my friend and I decided to make our way to the hotel by foot so we could get our first look at Copenhagen. There was a festival that weekend, so people were still in the streets at five in the morning. When we got to our hotel, the owner upgraded our room (free of charge!) and invited us to sit down to breakfast! It was a great welcoming to what would become my favorite city in the world.
We had less than two days to see as much as we could and apparently we were up to the challenge. After exploring the city centre by foot, we signed up for a tour through the canals. We made our way to Christiania and visited the Carlsberg brewery (where they house the largest beer bottle collection in the world). That night we purchased some Scandinavian cider and sat on our balcony to watch the festivities that were going on below us.
The next day we would wander through Copenhagen just to see what we could find. We found examples of amazing modern architecture as well as beautiful old buildings full of character. At one point, we took a short cut through a field and stumbled upon a windmill… in the middle of the city! For our last adventure, we decided to visit a local bar. We had enough krone left for a few beers between the two of us. So we took a seat and started talking with some locals, and then they started buying us rounds. It was the amazing end to my amazing weekend in the amazing city of Copenhagen.