My second day in Copenhagen was started with a stroll towards Strøget again, this time towards Amalienborg, the main castle in Copenhagen that was the main residence of the Queen of Denmark. If you ventured too close to one of the doors in your quest to get a better picture, the beaver-topped guard would scream at you with a word that you don’t understand! The reason why I went there was that at 12.00 every day, there was a guard change procession and it was quite comical to see four black beaver-heads bobbing up and down when they marched. Not an effect that’s desirable for security or protection, I think! 🙂
After Amalienborg, I joined the walking tour at Frederikskirke also known as Marmorkirken because of the marble exterior and interior. The church is very atmospheric and serene – it was touching to see tourists bowing and making a cross-sign before they sat down quietly in the pews. If you come here, have a look at the Twelve Apostles (minus Judas, plus Paul) at the ceiling. I joined the walking tour at 1.00pm to walk up to the church tower. Quite an exercise indeed – however the view from the top was great. I forgot to mention in the previous post that I also went to Rundetårn, the round tower in Copenhagen, the previous day. It was again quite an exercise to walk along the spiralling path all the way to the top – the view from the top was also good. I spotted Vor Frue Kirke where Princess Mary and Prince Frederick married a couple of years ago.
Aftter Marmorkirken, I went towards Rosenborg Have (Rosenborg Garden) and then walked around Rosenborg Slot, one of the castles around in Copenhagen. After a good rest, I continued towards Nyhavn to have a late lunch there before taking a cruise-tour along the canal from Nyhavn. I got to see the Little Mermaid again, as well as the low bridges of Copenhagen as well as the charming area of the town without the pain of blistered feet! 🙂
After the tour, I walked back to the hotel to rest before having the dinner at Restaurant Bali – and you know the rest!
- There are many delightful cafes and restaurants off Strøget, so don’t get fixated in eating at the main street, e.g. Cafeen at Pistolstræde.
- Bring an umbrella – summer rains in Copenhagen are a major bummer! I had to buy one at H&M for DKK 99 (About AUD 23)!