Explored the city through a canal tour!! It was an hour long guided tour around the city harbors and canals. Here are some of the things I’ve seen and learned. 🙂
A Danish warship named F532 was once used by the Danish Navy and today serves as a museum. Around 1982, this war ship sent off a missile on its own (technical malfunction) which hit cottages in a nearby vicinity thus gaining the nickname “Oops ship” and “Oops missile”. Thankfully, nobody got hurt in the said incident.
This house was previously a boatyard called the old Holmen boatyard where they built large wooden ships. But the original purpose of the house was cut off as time passed by when they shifted to making metals ships instead. The original structure was retained even after renovation and it is now a residential area. A very cozy area by the way.
I find it amusing that many people have tried to destroy “the Little Mermaid” statue. It was said that her head was cut off twice, her right arm once, and some even put bikini on her which they restored to its original form every time.
Christianhavn was founded by King Christian IV who had to bribe people to live in this area because people felt that it was far from the city center.
Originally, he wanted to pursue ballet but he failed so he started to write fairy tales instead. Good thinking!
One of the oldest building in Copenhagen built by King Christian IV. The “dragon-spire” tower symbolizes the union the Scandinavian empire (Denmark, Norway, and Sweden).
We actually passed under many bridges around the city and among them, this was the smallest because the boat fit perfectly in that hole where you could actually touch the walls inside if you’re feeling naughty (because it’s prohibited!!! lol).