Copenhagen Day Two

Breakfast at Grød

Breakfast at Grød – spelt grød with blueberries, hazelnuts, and cacao nibs and oat grød with apples, almonds, and caramel sauce

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!

 

My oat grød with apples, almonds, and caramel sauce all mixed up

My oat grød with apples, almonds, and caramel sauce all mixed up

 

Inside Grød

Inside Grød

 

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.

 

Den Blå Planet

Den Blå Planet

 

Copenhagen

School of fish

 

Hahahahaha

Hahahahaha

 

Shrimp

Shrimp

 

Warty Comb Jellyfish

Warty Comb Jellyfish

 

Trying to understand the squid dissection presentation (although advertised in English, it was presented in Danish)

Trying to understand the squid dissection presentation (although advertised in English, it was presented in Danish)

 

Watching the sharks

Watching the sharks

 

Watching the sharks, rays, and fish swim all around me

Watching the sharks, rays, and fish swim all around me

 

I like to think he's smiling at me

I like to think he’s smiling at me

 

Walking along the water, taking in the aquarium from a new perspective

Walking along the water, taking in the aquarium from a new perspective

 

So peaceful and relaxing

So peaceful and relaxing

 

It's like we were the only ones there

It’s like we were the only ones there

 

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…

 

Made it to the beautiful Christianshavn

Made it to the beautiful Christianshavn

 

View of Indre By from Christianshavn

View of Indre By from Christianshavn

 

Approaching Copenhagen Street Food

Approaching Copenhagen Street Food

 

Copenhagen Street Food

Copenhagen Street Food

 

Inside

Inside

 

Inside

Inside

 

I ordered the Danish organic beer of course

I ordered the Danish organic beer of course

 

Koen ordering our delicious smørrebrød

Koen ordering our delicious smørrebrød

 

Too many smørrebrød options to choose from!

Too many smørrebrød options to choose from!

 

Our Danish beers with smørrebrød. Koen went with the boiled potatoes with fried and fresh onions and I chose the fried fish with remoulade sauce...mmm...

Our Danish beers with smørrebrød. Koen went with the boiled potatoes with fried and fresh onions and I chose the fried fish with remoulade sauce…mmm…

 

Closeup of the delicious smørrebrød

Closeup of the delicious smørrebrød

 

Koen gave up on using the fork and knife

Koen gave up on using the fork and knife

 

Content after my first smørrebrød

Content after my first smørrebrød

 

Next course: Colombian!

Next course: Colombian!

 

Colombian red bean stew with mango/passion fruit salad, plantain chips, guacamole, rice, spicy salsa, and fried egg

Colombian red bean stew with mango/passion fruit salad, plantain chips, guacamole, rice, spicy salsa, and fried egg

 

We finished our lunch with coffee and a brownie overlooking the water

We finished our lunch with coffee and a brownie overlooking the water

 

Noma is also on Christianshavn and I couldn't resist a photo at the world's best restaurant!

Noma is also on Christianshavn and I couldn’t resist a photo at the world’s best restaurant!

 

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!

We could tell early on when we reached Christiania

We could tell early on when we reached Christiania

 

The entrance of Christiania

The entrance of Christiania

 

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!

 

Ølsnedkeren, a Danish microbrewery

Ølsnedkeren, a Danish microbrewery

 

The menu - too many to choose from, so we ordered the tasting menu!

The menu – too many to choose from, so we ordered the tasting menu!

 

Koen ordering and organizing the beer

Koen ordering and organizing the beer

 

12 Danish beers

12 Danish beers

 

Koen trying to figure out where to begin!

Koen trying to figure out where to begin!

 

I started with the grossest. (I don't like dark beer but I do like to try everything)

I started with the grossest. (I don’t like dark beer but I do like to try everything)

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