Copenhagen: Day 2

We started off later today after a fairly walking-heavy day the day before. We took our breakfast up to Ørsteds Parc where we enjoyed yet another waterside view as well as friendly pigeon dubbed Gerrard (Who obviously wasn’t solely interested in our breakfast but our delightful company as well). After breakfast we made our way up towards the Botanical Gardens.

If you are planning on visiting Copenhagen, the Botanical Gardens are definitely worth a visit. Entry to the garden is free, allowing you to explore an area with a surprising variety of wildlife, the tortoises in particular proving to an incredibly pleasant surprise. I would also recommend paying for entry into the butterfly house/ Palm House. It isn’t overly expensive and you can’t wrong with some exotic plant life and a flurry of colourful insects. The raised walkway is fairly warm, as one would expect, but it offers a great view of the Palm House.

The Palm House

We then checked out Torvehallerne Market, a visual spectacle but a little on the expensive side. Worth a visit if only to see a bustling, vibrant part of the city. We then grabbed some lunch and ate in the Botanical Gardens, once again enjoying a water side view (At this stage, it would be wrong not to).

After lunch, we cut through the grounds of Rosenborg Castle. They weren’t quite as visual as the Botanical Gardens but made for a great place to relax and play some card games, accompanied by some live music (Which quickly became a series of strange sounds which we later realised were tied to a puppet show: a missed opportunity).

The Botanical Gardens

We then made our way up to the Kastellet, a star shaped fort with red houses inside. We took a stroll around the walls, effectively small hills surrounding the active base. It offered a fantastic view of the moat below, teaming with fish. We then made our way over to the Little Mermaid which we personally found a little underwhelming despite it being exactly what one would expect. It was fun to see it but not something I need to see again anytime soon.

Inside Kastellet

We then made our way back to the Hostel and, after dinner, settled down to watch the England V Croatia match. Apparently, it’s coming home. I’ll believe it when I see it.

Our plans for tomorrow are currently up in the air so we shall have to wait and see what we do. We are due to move onto to Prague tomorrow evening. If you have any thoughts or questions feel free to leave them in the comments below!

3 thoughts on “Copenhagen: Day 2

    1. Not sure what your budget will be like but it is a fairly expensive city. That being said, places like Lidl and Netto provide fairly affordable food if you are able to cook for yourself and/ or are looking for something for lunch.
      That aside, we’ve had fun exploring the city. There is plenty to see and do and the transport system isn’t too tricky to navigate.
      Have a great time!

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