Our second full day in Copenhagen began with breakfast at Grød, a café on the Jægersborggade that only sells grød – a type of Danish porridge. The grød was so delicious we had to go back for more later in the trip!
After breakfast we headed to the south of Copenhagen to visit the national aquarium of Denmark, Den Blå Planet. Such a beautiful building in a peaceful surrounding! Koen and I enjoyed exploring the aquarium but also walking along the water.
We had worked up a big appetite and took the metro to Christianshavn, another neighborhood in Copenhagen, to visit Copenhagen Street Food. This is a must for anyone going to visit! So much amazing food with a fantastic view of Indre By and the water. We enjoyed Danish organic beer, smørrebrød, Colombian red bean stew, and finished with coffee and a brownie. A side note about smørrebrød – you can’t get more Danish than this. It’s an openfaced sandwich with toppings served on a special Danish sourdough rye bread. Mmm…
While in Christianshavn, we didn’t want to leave without first visiting Christiania, a freetown located in the center of Copenhagen. Christiania was established in 1971 by a group of hippies who occupied some abandoned military barracks on the site and developed their own set of society rules, completely independent of the Danish government. It was like entering another world. You’re not allowed to take photos inside, so I only have one of the entrance. Nice to walk around for 10-15 minutes and see everything (it’s quite big – around 850 people live there), and that was enough for us!
By the time we were finished exploring Christianshavn, it was quite late. We grabbed something quick to eat in Nørrebro before heading to the Danish microbrewery Ølsnedkeren to sample some beers. Another successful day!