Denmark was the second country we visited during our interrail trip. We visited the Danish capital – Copenhagen which has a population of just over half a million. This city is known as the bike city of Scandinavia, and if you ever visit you’ll definitely know why. There are probably more people cycling than there is walking. We arrived in the city on the 4th September and were only staying overnight, so we had a pretty hectic day trying to see the landmarks the city had to offer. We stayed in a hostel called Copenhagen Downtown, which proved to be the most popular among youth travelers. As we arrived you could tell how overcrowded it was with people spilling out the doors. If you’re into the retro look, drinking and making new friends then this is definitely the place for you. Click here if you want to have a look.
Because we booked our hostel through booking,com, the app provides you with a travel guide and shows you all the landmarks near you. The first landmark we visited was the Christiansborg Palace. It was free to go inside and go up to the top and take in the views. On a clear day you can see as far as Sweden. Walking through the building you could see all the abandoned statues that were left by the people who were built it in the 17oo’s, and it was never finished. It was quite eerie to walk through, but quite pleasing on the eye.
Later on that night, we took a walk into the town center and came across a Danish rap festival. Obviously we didn’t know what they were saying but it was quite an experience. We didn’t stay long because there were far too many drunk people trying to harass us. We carried on with our little adventure and stumbled across a small shisha bar in a back alley in the town. We ended spending over 2 hours there, chilling out before heading back to the hostel. It was quite a rough night’s sleep due to it being party central in our hostel, but our train the next day was around 1pm and we wanted to explore the city a little more in the morning.
We checked out around 9am, but left our backpacks in the luggage room before setting out to go and see the Little Mermaid statue. After about 10 minutes of walking we realized we were going the wrong direction. But by the time we set off back, the heaven’s just opened. I don’t think I’ve ever been out in rain so heavy. The roads quickly filled up and started flooding, and we had no other choice but to run back to the hostel getting absolutely soaked. When we got back to the hostel, we rented out a free iPad and chilled in the lounge trying to dry off. Luckily we didn’t make it all the way to the statue because we realized our train was an hour earlier than we thought, and the next train wasn’t for hours!