* Delicious food with some new tastes - we ate a cake with a creamy topping made with sea buckthorn berries.
* The royal family lives right in the centre of town and there's quite a nice museum with lots of royal history right next to their house.
* The National Museum has lots of interesting Viking things with all captions in English (and it's warm inside!)
|They threw lots of things in a bog as sacrifices - helpful for future generations to ogle!|
|Magasin du Nord|
|Nyhavn (New Harbour)|
|King Frederik's Church - he wanted somewhere posh to go on a Sunday so he built this.|
* Clean and safe - we felt perfectly safe walking around the city, in fact we were often the only pedestrians! There were a few people on bikes, but the city seemed reasonably empty of people (or maybe they were all huddling at home in the warm).
* Cold! -4 with a -11 windchill and only a light dusting of snow on the second day to cheer us up (we like snow).
* Cost - we knew Copenhagen would be pretty expensive when it came to eating out, but it meant that I felt kind of hungry most of the time I was there as I didn't feel I could justify ordering enough food. We did manage to find a nice coffee chain called Baresso who did reasonably priced food and hot drinks. Coffee was definitely better in Copenhagen than in England - sorry England, you're just not great at coffee. On the plus side of the cost issue, our hotel was a good quality budget hotel for a very reasonable price.
* The Tivoli amusement park was closed for the winter. I'm not normally an amusement park kind of girl, but this one opened in 1843 and looked (from the outside) pretty amazing.
Dry fountain with Tivoli in the background
Any suggestions on where we should go next?