Easily the first thing I noticed about Copenhagen was the large number of bicyclists. Apparently the number of Danes who bicycle to work in Copenhagen alone is equal to the number of bicyclist-commuters in the entirety of the United States. At nearly every stoplight a pack of cyclists would be lined up next to me. However, unlike many European cities I have been to, I felt like biking in Copenhagen would be very safe, especially compared to a city like London.
Grundtvig's Kirke is a MUST. Easily one of the most breathtaking cathedrals I have ever seen in my life. The taxi ride for me was a solid 30-40 minutes out from the part of town I was staying in, but it was definitely worth it. I went on a weekday during the early afternoon and when I walked into the church I was the only soul in the sanctuary. It was probably the best part of the whole experience. It was absolutely silent save for the click of my Chelsea boots against the cobblestone floor. The structure and symmetry of the ceiling was incredible. I could not resist the urge to lay down on the ground and stare up at it, so that's just what I did.
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
Now this one is a solid Instagram find. I found out about this incredible structure via the Visit Copenhagen Instagram page. I did not stay at the hotel, but the courtyard / center of this twisted building is open to the public and easily accessible. The building is right near Tivoli if I'm remembering correctly so it is close to a touristy area. Once again though I was the only one in the courtyard which made it all the more surreal. I loved this perspective and couldn't resist snapping a few pictures before walking onwards. Definitely worth the stop if you're an architecture fanatic like myself.
Christianshavn is the area that I stayed in when I was in Copenhagen. My small Airbnb was just around the corner from the photos below of the little canal. The area was quiet and a lot less busy than Nyhavn, which I liked very much.
This is the most iconic area in Copenhagen. The canal lined with boats and brightly colored houses was definitely what first came to mind for me when I pictured Copenhagen in my mind. The streets were packed with tourists, even despite it only being April. However it did give me that true sense of being in Copenhagen, you know? Like the same feeling you get whenever you walk by Big Ben in London, almost as though the sensation that you truly are in a different country has finally hit.