We found Copenhagen to have a very positive outlook and with everyone seemingly cycling or running around the place it just feels really really healthy!
The Danish are very committed to living sustainably and, while visiting the stunning Danish Architectural Centre, we discovered just how progressive and environmentally aware this society is - particularly the sensitivity in terms of developing their built-up environment.Even little things like checking our train times, the website gave us an indication of your CO2 emissions versus a car journey! It feels good. Oh, and apparently the water in the harbour is clean enough to swim in, although it was a bit cold for me to test this!
Copenhagen is a very stylish city. Shops, cafés and bakeries are all beautifully presented, and they feel fresh and exciting. One of my favourite shops was Hay (which I've mentioned before on this blog):
We visited the fantastic Laundromat Café pictured here above. It's a very lively café, with, as the name promises, the opportunity to do a quick clothes wash whilst sipping your latte.
We enjoyed a lovely lunch with our friends from Mimis Circus at the Royal Café. The food was traditional Danish open sandwiches which were heavenly.
Many people had recommended that we visit Tivoli Gardens. At first I have to say that we were a little reluctant. We're not huge fans of the usual mayhem and lemming-like experience of a theme park....but Tivoli was very different. First, we arrived outside the front gate - right in the middle of the city - by bike. Getting in took about 2 mins and the cost of entry, a pretty reasonable 10€ and free for kids. We avoided the high rides (we're all chickens) and just took the kids around the bits for them. They had great fun playing for a few hours - we got lunch at Wagamama!