Copenhagen is open for business.....just bring your wallet!
31.07.2011 - 01.08.2011 22 °C
Today (Sunday) was the last morning on the cruise ship and this was the amazing sunrise that greeted our day. Having an aft cabin today was definitely a plus. For those of you new to cruising the main thing you have to know about the first day is they boot you off REAL early. We opted to handle our own luggage and were off the ship by 6:30 AM. Of course the hotel room was not ready so we spent some of the early morning catching up on e-mails!
Once things opened up it was off to the Tourist Information Center to get our 3 day Copenhagen Card which offers free admissions to all museums, attractions, canal boat rides, bus, Metro and regional trains. It is a 'must have' for those staying for 24 hours or 72 hours. We also took advantage of the hotel bike rental. The best part of riding a bike in Copenhagen is that there are dedicated bike lanes EVERYWEHERE. And there are no hills anywhere - flatter than a Saskatchewan prairie! With the exception of one or two near disasters we covered a lot of territory on the bikes. The down side is that we don't take as many pictures as when we are walking.
Nyhavn - a colorful community located around the departure point for all canal cruises. The cruise was very scenic!
Instead of a 'play by play' of what we did I have included a few photos of the highights, including the Little Mermaid and Tivoli Gardens. Tivoli is basically the Danish version of Disneyland. It is said that Walt Disney fashioned Disneyland after these gardens. I am sure it would look lovely all lit up at night but sadly I think we will have to settle for a postcard - we walked through, watched people on the Amusement rides and headed out. Been there - down that! No wonder our Danish employee at CT and A shrugged his shoulders when asked about going to the gardens!
And a few photos from our first day in Copenhagen.
The Little Mermaid....she turns into sea foam in the Hans Christian Andersen version you know.....
I have mentioned how expensive Copenhagen is...Marty and I have a theory - everything costs either 50 Kr or 100 Kr. (10.00 or 20.00) Two coffee - 50 Kr., Bike rental 120 Kr., Sandwich 100 Kr. - you name it it costs roughly 20.00 for everything! Oh well - that is life.