Easy! I walk everywhere and climb every tall building in sight! Copenhagen is a beautiful maze of delicious bakeries, cute boutiques and stunning history. Every corner you turn you’ll make an amazing new discovery. Here are some of the highlights of my trip so far:
- Walking along the water is by far my favorite thing to do. It reminds me of home and I never get tired of its serene beauty.
- Climb Christiansborg Palace Tower and get a stunning view of Copenhagen.
- Catch the marching band going from the streets of Copenhagen to Amalienborg for the changing of the guard at noon!
- Stop by Chistiania to see the funkier artistic side of Copenhagen.
- Visit Chrisitiansborg Palace Chapel where Prince Christian and Princess Isabella were baptized. And don’t forget to look up!
- Check out the Carlsberg museum, try some beer and take a look at their incredible collection of over 22,000 bottles.
- Study the queens tapestries at Christiansborg Palace and interpret the intricate danish history that is woven into each piece. Did you know that it took 10 years to complete all of them!
These are just a few of my favorite places so far. There is so much to see here; I’m just scratching the surface! Have you ever been to Denmark? Comment below with suggestions and your favorite places.
I’m studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark! My plan is to bike, eat, and travel my way through the semester. I can’t wait to share my journey!
A Lovely Street Near Rosenborg Castle Gardens
From its colorful buildings to fashionable inhabitants it is definitely an underrated gem. One of the only things I knew about the country when coming here is that the Acapella World Championships were hosted here in Pitch Perfect 2. I know, I know… the Danes must be awesome right?!
Well here are some things I have learned about Danish culture so far:
- Like most European countries men and women dress very fashionably, but boy do the Danes love their black, white, and grey color palette!
- Danes are not very chatty. They will not strike up a conversation on the train with a stranger, and they value their space. Danes have even gone so far as to create their own system of movements and grunts to inform others of their presence or their intention to move. But don’t be fooled by their cold exterior, they are all quite lovely and helpful.
- They leave their babies outside. Yes, even in the snow. Have you ever heard of the woman who left her baby outside of a store in New York and got arrested…she was a Dane.
- Everyone bikes! This is one of my favorite parts about Denmark. It is super safe because there are clear bike lanes and drivers are very aware of bikers. I bike and take the train to school every morning, and I don’t think I have ever enjoyed a commute more!
Christiansborg Palace Marble Bridge
Overall, Denmark is treating me very well and i have gotten into a daily routine that makes me feel at home. I can’t wait to share more of my adventures and photos!
I love to walk and run outside. Being outside in a beautiful area makes me feel really happy and good about myself. I’m home for the summer and we have a gorgeous lake near my house that has a path to walk or run around.
Photo Credit: Mike Disharoon
No matter when you go you can always count on people being there. I love this, especially when I’m running. I find it easier to push myself when others around me are doing the same thing.
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My name is Clare, and I just finished my first year of College in Illinois. I play on the school soccer team and love being outdoors. I grew up in the Bay Area and have lived there my whole life. The change from the city to rural Galesburg was a culture shock.
After my first term in College the true meaning of the “freshmen 15” sunk in. Even though I was still working out, the change in environment, weather and food took its toll. I hope to share my experiences, tips and journey for forming healthy habits and living life to its fullest.
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