Friday, 14 June 2013
Joe and I have flown through Copenhagen a few times enroute to other destinations. Usually it's a brief stop, disembarking from one flight and walking a few gates down and boarding the next however, returning from Greece, we had a few hours to kill. As we descended into the city, the pilot announced that the city was sitting at a lovely 15ºC and we figured we should take advantage of it!
Copenhagen airport is 8 kilometres from the city centre which is practically unheard of in many European capitals and the Metro connects directly to the airport making it super easy to slip into town for a few hours.
Denmark, like many other European countries, was enjoying a public holiday so while the shops were closed, the restaurants were plum full of people enjoying the Spring weather. Street musicians were out in full force and I couldn't help feel wooed as 'Moon River' floated down the streets courtesy of a clarinet. The city certainly has the same Scandinavian feel we've become accustomed to yet it seemed a little edgier. If anything, our few hours in town put Copenhagen back on our radar and it will be on our list of weekend trips in the future.
-The Metro is located in Terminal 3 of the airport. A return ticket cost 72 kr ($12.50 USD) for the 15 minute journey into city centre.
-The Kongens Nytrov stop is the perfect location to explore central Copenhagen with many shops, restaurants and sites nearby.
-We ditched Joe's backpack in a storage locker before heading into town. To be honest, it was a bit of a hassle as the lockers are found in the parkade directly across from T3 and while the automated machine could be changed to English, it immediately switched back to Danish as we tried to make the transaction. It was a little confusing, we may have inadvertently charged ourselves twice but it worked out in the end.