After a filling breakfast at the hotel, we headed off to Nyhavn so yours truly could take an Instagram picture. Nyhavn is essentially a canal that is lined with waterfront restaurants, bars, cafes, and entertainment venues. The canal also harbors many historical wooden ships. The northern side of Nyhavn is lined by brightly colored townhouses, which is one of the most iconic views of Copenhagen.
After walking down Nyhavn, we walked over to Ved Stranden for a canal tour with Canal Tours Copenhagen. With the Copenhagen Card, your tour must start at Ved Stranden, but it comes with a “free” 60 minute canal tour.
You get to ride through Nyhavn on a boat, which offers a completely different view.
You also through some of Copenhagen’s most iconic and popular spots, including:
The Little Mermaid
Our Saviour’s Church, with its unique spiral staircase
After the canal tour, we visited Christiansborg Palace, which is both a palace and government building. It is the seat of the Danish Parliament, the Danish Prime Minister’s Office, and the Supreme Court of Denmark. Parts of the palace are also used by the Danish monarch, including the Royal Reception Rooms, the Palace Chapel and the Royal Stables.
After slipping on booties at the entrance, we were allowed in to view the Palace itself. Imagine if your library was this full of splendor?
We also toured the Royal Reception Rooms, which were bright and beautiful.
Our last activity of the day was picking up some last minute bits and bobs at Strøget and then going up the Round Tower, a 17th century tower and observatory. As the name indicates, it is indeed a round tower. To get up to the top, you just walk in a spiral incline. No steps!
The tower platform on top has a great 360-degree view of the city.
And that finishes up our two days in Copenhagen! Be sure to check out my forthcoming post to see all the delicious things we ate in the city!