About Beatriz M
Lives in Dortmund, Germany
Since Sep 2012
25-34 year old female
PhD Student travelling on a budget. Loves: hostels with female dorms, free walking tours, photos.
Architectural Buildings, Monuments & Statues, Government Buildings
City Tours, Cultural Tours, Walking Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Private Tours
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Sacred & Religious Sites
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues
Neighbourhoods, Piers & Boardwalks, Historic Walking Areas
Castles, Government Buildings, Historic Sites
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals, Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites
Architectural Buildings, Scenic Railroads, Rail Tours, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Start your day at the city hall. There is no entrance fee -> saving money! Probably, there is an interesting small exhibition in the city hall. For isntance, when I was there, the exhibition was about Jens Olsens' World Clock. Don't know what it is? Go to the city hall and find out!
Done with the City Hall? Great. Now get out of it. If it's 11 o'clock or 15 o'clock, the awesome 3-hour free walking tour of Copenhagen Free Walking Tours will start soon! It starts in front of the City Hall, just look for the people with yellow umbrellas! Hope you have comfortable shoes. Prepare to have fun and absorb a lot of information about Copenhagen's History and actual situation during this tour.
If you are with the Copenhagen free walking tour, you will most likely watch the changing of the guards, it is usually part of the tour. Yes, it is just some young guys and sometimes girls defending the Palace, but hey, at least it is not as crowded as the changing of guards in London! When I went there, we were all alone.
The free walking tour ends in front of the Marble Church. Your feet must be tired. Go inside the church and take a rest, because it is free! And take some pictures too. And maybe pray a bit, if you are religious!
I know, the guides from Copenhagen Free Tours will disencourage you to go to the Little Mermaid, it is on the top 10 most disappointing touristic attractions of the world, but are you going to miss it? The answer is: No, because it is free! About 15 minute walk from the Marble Church, just go along the coast, after passing through a beautiful park, you will see it. Now take a selfie but without the selfie stick, please.
Now, when going back to the center, you will inevitably pass through Nyvavn. The colorful houses look lovely and it is one of the symbols of Copenhagen. Take some pictures there, enjoy the view and relax. But hope you took some sandwiches in your pocket, don't eat here, everything is expensive because it is a very famous touristic place!
A new day has begun! Hope it is a sunny day! If yes, go to the Christiansborg Palace, from there you can take a lift to the top of the tower and have a panoramic view of Copenhagen. The cost: 0,00, IT IS FREE! They will only check your bags, like an airport security, so no crazy stuff in your bags, please.
I can't add an attraction twice to my guide, but before going to this Church, after leaving the Christiansborg palace, go to Bishop Absalon's Equestrian Statue (Højbro Plads). It is close to the big shopping street, well, about 5 minutes on foot from the palace. At 4 PM the Free Walking tour to Christiania will start! You will pass by this nice church, for example. You can climb to the top too, BUT there is a small fee and there is no lift, as you see! I preferd taking the lift on Christiansborg, you have the choice.
Awesome, the tour will end in Christiania! And guess what? Entrance to Christiania is free! During the tour, you will discover everything about this unique place. The guide even might go inside with the group and explain a bit more about certain locations inside this 'city'. Yes, there are people selling illegal stuff there, but this is a guide for budget travellers, so you won't be buying any of this, will you?!
That was the end of my 2 day trip to Copenhagen! In 2 days, I saw many interesting places, discovered a lot about the city and the best part of it: I saved a lot of money! You don't need a private guide, nor the super expensive Copenhagen Card for taking metro or bus, the main turistic attractions are close to each other, didn't have to walk longer than 20 minutes to reach any of them. Hope you had fun!