I have been to Copenhagen several times, but haven’t seen the place, like really seen it, seen I was a kid. The last few times I was either visiting a friend or going to a concert, and I can’t even remember the last time I walked the streets of Copenhagen as a tourist.
So when my boyfriend went with me to Denmark over the summer, I decided to show him the city. The fact that our flight back home was super early in the morning, mixed with him never having been there, I though it would be the perfect time to re-discover my own capital.
One of the places I was really exited about was Rundetårn, or the Round Tower in English. I remember being on a school trip to Copenhagen where I walked all the way to the top for a view over the city. Most of the way you walk up a huge spiral ramp and only the last bit up to the observation deck is up stairs.
It was not all a re-discovery for me, however. There was one place in the city I still hadn’t seen (unless I did actually go there as a kid but since forgot) and that was Nyhavn. When you see pictures from Copenhagen I think 9 out of 10 of them would be from that picturesque street. And it was such a lovely day strolling down the street, as long as you stayed on the other side, away from the crowds, and merely enjoyed the view of the opposite side.
For the longest time I have disliked Copenhagen. I guess it’s one of those prejudices everyone feel towards their capital, if they come from another part of the country. The French dislike Paris and the English dislike London, unless of course they’re from that very place, and I believe the same can be said for Danes.
But I have to say that the place is growing on me, and I’ve started to think that it’s quite a nice place after all. Being from Funen you will never hear me say it’s the best part of the country. It’s well worth a visit, but don’t forget the rest of Denmark.