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Copenhagen in 20 Photos

In part three of the ‘city series’ we’re going to Copenhagen, Denmark.

I visited Copenhagen in 2013 when I was on my way to the North Cape by bicycle and stayed there for three nights and two days. The city completely blew me away.

Nyhavn is one of the most breathtaking urban areas I have ever seen; the Nationalmuseet is a spectacular museum; the architecture is absolutely stunning; Copenhagen is chock-full of statues and palaces; and there is an old amusement park in the very heart of the city.

The combination of all these different things made me fall in love with Copenhagen. It is one of my all-time favorite cities.

Copenhagen in 20 Photos

Nyhavn, or New Harbor, in Copenhagen, Denmark
Nyhavn, New Harbor in English, is a 17th-century waterfront and center of entertainment in Copenhagen
Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rosenborg Castle was built in 1606 as King Christian IV’s summer residence and is located in the King’s Garden
Yellow row houses in Nyboder
The historic district of Nyboder consists of several series of yellow-colored row houses
Christiansborg Palace on Slotsholmen
Located on the Slotsholmen islet, Christiansborg Palace is the seat of the Danish Parliament
Kastellet is a star-shaped fortress
View of the city center from the star-shaped Kastellet, a 17th-century fortress with ramparts and a museum
Statue of Søren Kierkegaard
The poet, philosopher, author and theologian Søren Kierkegaard is probably Copenhagen’s most famous former resident
Strøget shopping mall
One of Europe’s longest pedestrian shopping malls, Strøget is a major tourist attraction in Copenhagen. It’s popular among locals as well
Cobblestone street in the city center
Central Copenhagen is crisscrossed by cobbled streets that are lined with beautiful stone buildings
The Little Mermaid Statue in Copenhagen
Although it is not really worth visiting, I couldn’t leave the Little Mermaid Statue out of this photo essay
Boat tour in Nyhavn
Boat tours are popular among tourists, as they offer unique perspectives on the city
Frederik's Church or Marble Church in central Copenhagen
The Frederik’s Church, also known as the Marble Church, is a striking rococo building
Statue of Absalon on Højbro Plads
The equestrian statue of Absalon, the warrior-bishop who founded the city, is a highlight on Højbro Plads
House of Industry and the entrance to Tivoli
The glass House of Industry is located right next to the entrance to Tivoli, Copenhagen’s famous amusement park
Frederik V on Horseback on Amalienborg Palace Square
In the center of the octagonal Amalienborg Palace Square stands the statue of King Frederik V on Horseback
Row house in the Nyboder district in Copenhagen
Close-up of a row house in the Nyboder district
Copenhagen Stock Exchange with the Dragon Spire
This beautiful building is the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. It’s the oldest stock exchange in Denmark and is renowned for its Dragon Spire, which consists of the intertwined tails of four dragons
The Gefion Fountain depict the goddess Gefion and four oxen
This iconic fountain near the waterfront depicts the legendary Norse goddess Gefion plowing the sea with four oxen. It is the city’s largest monument
Hundreds of bicycles in Copenhagen, Denmark
People in Copenhagen certainly like to ride their bicycles.
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is a fabulous art gallery and has a huge sculpture collection
Colorful houses and sailboats in Nyhavn
Gorgeous colorful houses and sailboats in Nyhavn

You can find more of my photos in my travel photography portfolio.

Have you ever had the chance to visit Copenhagen? What were your experiences?
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