On the second day of my trip to Copenhagen, I took a guided tour with Copenhagen free walking tours, A local company with local tour guides, available from the Generator hostel. The tour takes you around the centre of town and into the southern areas around the main harbour to the new opera house to Amalienborg, the Royal Palaces. Our guide and fellow Brit Rosie took us from the Rådhuspladsen (Town Hall Square)
- A look around the Town Hall Square, one of the centres of activity for Copenhageners, including the Lur Blowers, a look at Tivoli Gardens (from the outside) and the start of Strøget, the walking street.
- A stroll down the small cobble-stoned streets of medieval Copenhagen
- Bishop Absalon, the founding father of Copenhagen
- Kongens Nytorv, one of the most spectacular squares, with excellent examples of 17th Century Architecture, including Magasin Du Nord, the Old Royal Theatre and historical Hotel d’Angleterre.
- Nyhavn, the wonderful colourful harbour front, where Copenhageners and visitors alike gather to sip cold beer and enjoy the sea air.
- Amalienborg Palace, the home of the oldest Royal Family in the world
- The Marble Church, with its impressive dome, one of the features of Frederiksstaden, and examples of Rococo architecture.
When visiting new cities and countries I like to take guided tours as it can show you parts of the city that you wouldn’t normally see, of course we didn’t get to see the little mermaid, but that has left me something, aswell as Tivoli to find out on the third day of my trip around Copenhagen.
If your going to visit Copenhagen in the near future, then I can recommend Rosie and the other guys at Copenhagen Free walking tours for a great tour!!
(this post is from my great time with the team at Copenhagen Free walking tours, I haven’t been asked to but thought you would like to know)
all the information in the blog post see: http://www.copenhagenfreewalkingtours.dk/#free-walking-tour