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Nyhavn in the morning

We spent 2 full days here, which is more than we spent at any place throughout this crazy fjord-chasing trip! We tried to see as much as possible as we had the super-expensive Copenhagen Card. My advice would be to visit the following:

Rosenborg Castle which is located at the far end of Amalienborg Park. They have this insanely beautiful collection of jewelry, fine china sculptures, and a BIG JEWELED CROWN =)

Nyhavn - probably my favorite area in all of Copenhagen. Amazing food, beautiful cafe atmosphere, and the freshest fish! off to the side there are also places that make fresh waffle cones to hold ice cream! I will never go back to pre-made packaged waffle cones again, it was such a spoiling experience!! =( At the end of Nyhavn you will be able to catch a public boat ferry that will take you over to the Opera house or Christianiatown.

Bakeries - wowza there are bakeries on every single corner full of the most amazing pastries ever! My favorite is a flattish roll filled with apple and marzipan that just hit the spot every morning.

Christianiatown - so I almost got beat up here. NO JOKE. I didn't know you weren't allowed to take pictures because people deal drugs or whatnot, probably just pot. We saw a police raid while there. Lots of people were drinking beer and smoking at 9am. Lots of beautiful graffiti everywhere but a decidedly run-down feel. Around the corner there was a nice vegetarian place which is unheard of in Copenhagen proper.

Ruins of Absalon's Castle - Surprisingly, we spent a lot more time here than we expected due to the nice history lesson that goes along with this visit.

Hello little ballerina! So nice to finally meet you!
I learned a lot about how Copenhagen's Royal Palace was burned down not once, but twice!

Christiansborg - lovely Parliament building with some really interesting art in the main hall. More interesting than your normal castle because this one is in use!

Last, but definitely not least is the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek - this is probably the most GORGEOUS museum I have ever visited. It's just the right size, much bigger than most museums in Europe, but not overwhelmingly so like the Louvre. I'm not great connaisseur but I saw a few pieces here that I most definitely recognized from my younger art-appreciation days, such as Degas' bronze statue of the Little Ballerina (who knew she was life-size?!), some Van Gogh, and most importantly, one of my favorite artists, the iconic classical painter Bouguereau. A lot of museums, including the MET, can really take a page out of Glyptotek's book. Their collection, and their curation is absolutely STUNNING.

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Nyhavn in the morning
Nyhavn in the morning
Hello little ballerina! So nice to…
Hello little ballerina! So nice t…
one of my favorite artists!! I can…
one of my favorite artists!! I ca…
fierce!
fierce!
beautiful Ny Glyptotek
beautiful Ny Glyptotek
special Degas exhibit!
special Degas exhibit!
hi Van Gogh!
hi Van Gogh!
best hot chocolate EVER!
best hot chocolate EVER!
most amazing plait fish with aweso…
most amazing plait fish with awes…
Oh my god, get one of the fresh wa…
Oh my god, get one of the fresh w…
another shot of Nyhavn
another shot of Nyhavn
waiting for the public ferry
waiting for the public ferry
map of where the ferries go!
map of where the ferries go!
Christianiatown
Christianiatown
Christianiatown
Christianiatown
Christianiatown
Christianiatown
Christianiatown
Christianiatown
Christianiatown
Christianiatown
this is the photo that got me in t…
this is the photo that got me in …
exiting Christianiatown
exiting Christianiatown
Christiansborg
Christiansborg
Glyptotek
Glyptotek
the public ferry!
the public ferry!
500 Kroner! That lasted like.. a d…
500 Kroner! That lasted like.. a …
fresh waffle cones!!! yumm!!!
fresh waffle cones!!! yumm!!!
beautiful rebecca
beautiful rebecca
Rebecca is like why would you com…
Rebecca is like "why would you co…
reigning from my half-moon throne!
reigning from my half-moon throne!
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