Copenhagen continues the Scandinavian tradition of very colorful houses.

Copenhagen, Denmark [photos]

My time in Copenhagen was not the typical tourist experience. I couchsurfed with two lovely people who made sure that I stepped away from the historic buildings and got to know the “real Copenhagen”. They took me to their favorite dive bars, around the old brewery, and even to a graffiti yard that they called the “secret museum”.  I managed to take in a few typical sights during the first two days, but the rest of the time I welcomed my chance to step off the beaten path and experience things that some of the locals don’t even know about.

Walking into the city center.

Walking into the city center.

Biking is so popular in Copenhagen that there are parking lots just for bikes.

Biking is so popular in Copenhagen that there are parking lots just for bikes.

Holemen's Church sits on the along the canal.

Holemen's Church sits on the along the canal.

Copenhagen continues the Scandinavian tradition of very colorful houses.

Copenhagen continues the Scandinavian tradition of very colorful houses.

One of the smaller squares near the city center.

One of the smaller squares near the city center.

The Palace.

The Palace.

Rosenborg castle in one of Copenhagen's most popular parks.

Rosenborg Castle, in one of Copenhagen's most popular parks.

Along the famous Stroget.

Along the famous Stroget.

The entry to the Carlsberg brewery.

The entry to the Carlsberg brewery.

The bottle collection at the old brewery consists of over 20,000 bottles.

The bottle collection at the old brewery consists of over 20,000 bottles.

In the "secret museum".

In the "secret museum".

Skipping rocks by the graffiti yard.

Skipping rocks by the graffiti yard.

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5 Responses to “Copenhagen, Denmark [photos]”

  1. Craig and Linda June 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    Absolutely lovely, Taylor! Great shots.

  2. Sarah June 16, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    Taylor! how many days it will take you to go through The bottle collection at the old brewery that consists of over 20,000 bottles?
    By the way , are there any cheap hotel rates in summer around Copenhagen, it doesn’t have to be in the city, the surroundings are fine.
    Great post, keep them coming.

    • Taylor McIntyre June 21, 2012 at 3:17 am #

      Thanks! I’m not sure about specific places to stay, because I was couchsurfing, but hostels.com is a great place to check out! It has hotels, hostels, campsites everything!

    • Craig and Linda June 22, 2012 at 8:30 am #

      You can also check out http://indietravelpodcast.com/hostelbookers – there’s a sale on now, but I’m not sure how many Copenhagen sites are still available.

  3. John June 26, 2012 at 5:31 am #

    What was the things that you experienced that the locals even didn’t know a about?

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