Copenhagen: Canal Tours

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. 🙂

The red line indicates the route of the tour.

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Water taxi

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Nyhavn, Copenhagen (where our tour set-off)

A Danish warship named F532

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.

Nyholm Island

House boats are very common among people in Denmark, and this one in particular is for sale for 8M krones ( $1204601.58 US )

These are the smaller house boats

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Holmen

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.

The Little Mermaid ( View from the boat)

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.

Christianshavn

Christianshvn Canal

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.

Colorful houses along the main canal of Christianhavn

Hans Christian Andersen lived in this house in Nyhavn ( the white in the middle) from 1845 to 1864.

Originally, he wanted to pursue ballet but he failed so he started to write fairy tales instead. Good thinking!

The old stock exchange

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).

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The storm bridge

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).

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Danish Architecture Center

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Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Royal Danish Opera House

The Royal Danish Playhouse

The Royal Library also known as “the black diamond”

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The Royal Dock

The Dome of Vision ( was made to inspire and to challenge regarding the solutions for the climate challenges to come )

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Headquarters of the largest Danish shipping company: Maersk

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Amalienborg Palace and Frederik’s church also known as Marble Church

And some nachos to end the day!

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