Copenhagen is a beautiful city, interesting, fun and a great place to start/end a cruise. The city is easy to get around and many major attractions are within walking distance of each other. The Hop On Hop Off bus (one of my favorite ways to explore a city) offers 3 different routes with 26 stops plus a canal boat tour.
We arrived on a glorious summer day - sunny and blue skies; quite fortunate as our taxi driver told us it was one of only 3 days all summer with sunshine! Having been to Copenhagen before, we chose to explore some new areas, Christianshavn and Christiana Freetown, and ended our day in the popular area of Nyhavn.
Some friends we met on board our cruise explored other areas of Copenhagen, including the Carlsberg brewery and city center sites.
Did you know that Copenhagen has more bikes than people? Explore the city by renting a bike for a few hours. Bikes and bikers are everywhere, the bike lanes are nice and wide, and everyone is very friendly and orderly.
Christiana is located within the Christianshavn area. Established in 1971 by a group of hippies, Christiana today is an active commune with homemade houses, art galleries, workshops and cafes. Be careful not to take any pictures near Pusher Street, as this is where hashish is sold, despite being illegal in Denmark. Vendors cover their faces with ski masks so they can't be identified. Fascinating place.
On warm summer days, like the day we were there, the area is filled with people, artisans and jazz musicians, a perfect place to people watch. The beautiful homes that line the port area now house wonderful restaurants where you can enjoy a lovely dinner or a glass of beer or wine. Or take a seat on the canal's edge and simply enjoy the moment.
ADDITIONAL CITY SITES