We began our tour at the Town Hall Square, filled with different colored umbrellas and very many tourists. The apparent orchestrator of the Copenhagen Free Walking Tours directed us to Rosie’s group who were just getting started. She gave us an informative tour with a lot of personality! The London transplant gives a great picture of what it’s like to live in Copenhagen for years as a foreigner. Like all of our free walking tours, it was a great way to see the city, and get some useful backstory along the way!
The highlight for me was the canal, where you can get some terrific shots of beautiful Copenhagen’s wooden boats between mutlicolor buildings while sipping on a hot mulled wine. A warm drink really was necessary around the halfway point of our 2.5 hour tour, with a light snow falling nearly the duration. It even inspired me to take the 20 minute harbor-side trek to Copenhagen’s main tourist attraction (and apparently Europe’s second most disappointing), the Little Mermaid statue. While the statue itself may be a bit of a disappointment, the walk to and from, walking around the star shaped moat, has great views and interesting statues to make the slight trek tolerable.
For those with a bit more energy left before dinner, a trip into one of the many museums, botanical gardens or palaces may be a nice option post-mermaid on the walk back into the city’s center.