This summer I was lucky enough to make a road trip around Scandinavia, visiting Denmark, Sweden and Norway. First stop along the way was the beautiful city of Copenhagen, Denmark. Coming to Copenhagen felt like coming home in an odd way, and I have to attribute this to the overwhelming friendliness and laid back nature of the Danish people. Copenhagen also combines rich history and trendy modern culture with an easiness that is just plain cool.
As with a lot of major cities, there are a handful of free walking tours available, and we took the 3 hour tour with Magnus from Copenhagen Free Walking Tours, they also offer shorter tours of Christianshavn & Classical Copenhagen. The tour was fantastic, and I would highly recommend it if you are heading to Copenhagen as you not only get to see the main attractions but you get a good overview of the history of the city from locals.
In terms of eats, Copenhagen did not disappoint, and we tucked into a few delicious Danish Pastries which are referred to in Denmark as wienerbrød or "viennese bread" and of course, a must have when in Copenhagen is a Hot Dog with everything from one of the many street vendors.
It's okay, I'll wait a sec and let you get a tissue to wipe up the drool that's dripping onto your keyboard right now.
After the tour finished we stopped in to see The Little Mermaid Statue, the symbol of Copenhagen, which was referred to by our tour guide as the most disappointing tourist attraction in Copenhagen. The statue itself is rather small and unspectacular, and the hoards of tourists that are swarming around the area does make it a little less than amazing - however I would say that it is nevertheless worth a quick visit if it is your sort of thing and you have the time as it is sweet and we made sure to read the full original version of Hans Christian Anderesen's The Little Mermaid in the car as we continued our road trip towards Sweden.