City Hike #3: Copenhagen, Denmark

Part 3 of a series of “hikes in big cities”. For Parts 1 and 2, walks around San Francisco and New York, click here (NYC) and here (SF).

December 10, 2019

I had a few hours free in Copenhagen, Denmark, after leading a Google Sheets training workshop for a client.

It was a chance to fit in an exploratory nighttime ramble through the heart of this pretty city.

This was my approximate route, starting from hotel Skt Petri where I was staying, and taking in the Lego shop (of course!), the Skaal craft brew house (for dinner and beer) and Starbucks (for a cup of tea).

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European cities are beautiful at this time of year.

They’re pedestrian- and bike-friendly of course, which I love, and full of wonderful architecture and old buildings.

But they really shine (pun intended) at this time of year.

They deck the streets with lights, people walk around hand-in-hand past Christmas markets, and everyone has a glow, a warmth, about them. At this time of year, London is like this too.

Here are a few photos from my short foot journey:

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Lights along the Fiolstræde street near the hotel

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A gorgeous courtyard, tucked away down a side passage

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Christmas tree in the square near to Skaal brew house where I had dinner

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Reindeer at the Kultorvet (“The Coal Market”)

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Quintessential European culture — a cafe with seating on the sidewalk. People sit out, even at this time of year, to watch the world go by.

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The imposter Lego shop! It had a great selection but the official Lego shop was further down the street (I visited of course, but didn’t get a photo there).

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Saying hello to Santa.

One day I’ll have to return for a longer walk and include some of the parks and lakes.

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