Ohhh... Finally I found the way and the time to come here in Scandinavia.
I choose Copenhagen for my holidays for two reasons:
1 – I live in Scotland so was easy and fast to arrive here,just 1 hour and an half by plane and we are here.
2 – Hans Cristian Andersen, yep, him, the amazing fairy tales writer that everyone of us loved, but let's speak after about him.
Let's see that in one week (the time I was here) you can see all the beautifull parts of the city and even have the time for a bit of relax.
And is little enough that is possible to visit evirithing by walk.
Let's see some of the things that I mostly appreciate of the city:
Christiania – The free city into the city:
|The main entrance of the city|
But deeply we can define the free city like a community made from people who want to live in peace and are allowed to built their house just after being accepted from any person who live in the community.
Yes,you have to give something to the community like gardening skills or any skill who can improve the place.
|A part of the walls of the free city|
Unfortunately there is an high pressure from the government for have back the land of the city because there is a lot of building places but fortunately the inhabitants of the free city are fighting for keep the land.
So if you want to visit the city you must remember the three rules: don't run, don't steal and don't make pictures with people.
This is the first thing I noticed once arrived in the city.
Bicycle... a lot of bicycle that run around the city. I learned after few days that in Denmark there aremore bicycle than cars (almost the double).
Hans Christian Handersen [2 april 1805 – 4 august 1875]:
|The real little mermaid|
Yes. The master of fairy tales is a kind of danish hero.
His most famous tales are "the ugly duckling", "the little mermaid", "the steadfast tin soldier" and "the flying trunk" or at least these are my favorite.
Close to the sea is possible to see an huge statue of the little mermaid. Well, there is another close to the black diamond but is ugly and little and... No, only one is the one.
Handersen lived and died in a cute house close to the nyhavn that can be translated as new canal, exactly at 18 nyhavn where is possible to see a little museum/shop.
The legend say that Hans used to watch seaman that came back from their amazing travels and this ispired the writer for his books.
A statue of the writer is in the road of the same name close to the center.
|The Telia parken from inside|
Yes. I'm a man so I like football and Telia Parken is the perfect place for have an easy approach with the scandinavian football... Well, we can be honest admitting that this is the only scandinavian team that can be considered famous... (Off course I don't want to offend anyone but you know... is true)
Where to sleep in the city:
I can say that I sleep in the sleep in heaven hostel. Is cheap but is quite good.
With an huge common room and a cheap breakfast.
Reception is 24/7 and every guest have their own lockers.
So. I can say that I really loved the city so I can suggest everyone to visit that. Just remember that can be bit expensive but at the end is affordable.