The Little Mermaid is the smallest attraction in Copenhagen. Everyone knows the Hans Christian Andersen story which unlike the Disney version has a sad ending to a mermaid who gives up everything for love.
The Ivar Huitfeldt Column is a monument at Langelinie in Copenhagen, Denmark, built to commemorate the death of 600 men in a naval battle during the Great Northern War. The statue of Victoria over looks the harbor and you can see our cruise ship in the distance.
The Amalenborg Palace is protected by the Danish Royal Guards. Each palace door is watched by a guard or two but it still felt a bit strange to be so close to the royal family’s quarters. Who doesn’t love a man in uniform wearing a big furry hat.
I would have really loved to spend a day at the Tivoli Gardens. It’s full of rides, lush gardens, live performances, lots of activities for the little ones and restaurants.
We ended our day at Nyjavn pier. It is a colorful picture perfect place that feels like you traveled back in time. Many of the houses in Nyhavn were once inhabited by artists and writers. Hans Christian Andersen lived here in 3 different houses over the course of time.