Curious to know everything I saw, drank, and ate in Copenhagen? Well here you go! After going through all of my photos, I realized it was too much for one post, so I am breaking it into two.
Let’s start at the beginning. Our first order of business was checking into the Admiral Hotel, and this was the view from our room. Then we were off to explore the city.
I like sparkly things, so first we went to see the crown jewels, which are stored in an old castle. Fun fact – I wasn’t allowed to bring my purse inside. Clearly they thought I was planning to stuff my purse full of diamonds and sneak them out of the castle. Instead, I had to lock my purse in a locker outside of the museum.
This was my personal favorite from the Danish Crown Jewels. I love the emerald and gold combination. So, if you ever want to give me a gift, you can just have a jeweler make this for me. Charles loved the Crown Jewels because there were lots of really cool swords. The museum itself is more than the crown jewels, you can also tour the castle which is used mostly for storage, meaning it is full of paintings, furniture, and thrones.
We kept walking by this beautiful hotel whose Nutcracker themed Christmas decoration on the facade of the building was truly remarkable. My mother used to take me to the Nutcracker every winter when I was young, and she is always playing the music from the Nutcracker at Christmastime, so this made me think of her.
Before we knew it, it was happy hour! Happy hour should always be observed while on vacation. We headed to a local waterside pub called 17, where I had a hot chocolate that successfully warmed me up since I was pretty cold by the time we made it to the pub.
It was huge, and chocolatey, and hot. Exactly what I wanted.
We ended our first day in Copenhagen with a walk through the city to La Vecchia Signora, an excellent pizza place that was recommended to me by one of my readers. I clearly wasn’t in blog mode that day since I neglected to take any photos of our dinner. While we were walking back to the hotel, we stumbled across this section of the city where there were lights nixed into the cobblestones.
I can’t say enough wonderful things about Copenhagen. It has secured it’s place in my list of favorite places to visit. I would love to go back during the summer when the weather is warmer and the days are longer.