Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Copenhagen Canal Tours - Nyhavn, Amalienborg, Dannebrog, Opera House, Church of Our Saviour @ Denmark

There is no better way to see Copenhagen than to hop onto a canal tour, where a bilingual tour guide will tell you about Copenhagen's most beautiful churches, castles, old listed houses and new buildings.
We started our tour at the famous Nyhavn, a beautiful canal surrounded by colorful houses and sail ships. The famous fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen used to lived in house No.67 for a good 17 years. Some of his famous books include, The Little Mermaid, The Flying Truck, The Swineherd, The Ugly Duckling and The Shepherdess and Chimney Sweep. 
Amalienborg is currently the winter home of the Danish royal family. The castle was originally built for four noble families, but when the Christiansborg Palace got burned down in 1794, the royal family decided to buy this beautiful palace and moved in. 
If there is a winter castle, there will be a summer yacht. Meet Her Danish Majesty's Yacht - Dannebrog (named after the Denmark flag). This ship also function as a hospital ship in times of emergency. 
A lovely smile from a cheerful little girl 
Copenhagen Opera House - This is one of the most modern opera houses in the world. It is also one of the most expensive, costing more than US$500 million! 



Vor Frelsers Kirke or commonly known as the Church of Our Saviour is a baroque church, famous for its external spiral staircase. 
Passing through the tiny canal bridge
Colorful small boats mingling at the canal, waiting to be operated by their respective owners
Kids taking a break near the canal. Life is good in Copenhagen. 


23 comments:

  1. oooh, i love cruising through canals, like in amsterdam and venice. haven't done copenhagen yet, but it's on my future list (hopefully!) :D

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    1. I've nv been to amsterdam or venice before. I would love to visit those places =)

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  2. Lovely photos! I've never been to Copenhagen but it looks beautiful :)

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    1. It is indeed very beautiful =) But i heard norway is even more beautiful..

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  3. I went to these places and of course not to be missed was the fish market somewhere around the same idea. Beautiful place and very refreshing scenery.

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    1. i didn't visit the fish market =( I was there for 2 nights only, didn't manage to visit much places. Spent a lot of time in H&M .. hehehe

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  4. You photographs are inspiring

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  5. the architecture is beautiful! and to be on the river coast line.. sigh... I do hope I get to visit Copenhagen one day...

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    1. You should, I think you will enjoy it there =) PLus you can take many beautiful pictures.

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  6. Wow, it looks so beautiful! It reminds me of the Auckland viaduct so much.

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    1. I have never been to Auckland.. would love to go there one day..

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  7. I love the colourful buildings found along the canals.

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  8. Love the pics. I reckon I will quite enjoy the ride and all but perhaps not the crowd of people>.<

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    1. ehhehee... copenhagen is a very popular city, most of the tourist spots are quite crowded..

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  9. Gorgeous photos. Love the colourful buildings. Hope to visit Copenhagen one day.

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    1. hello trishie, thanks for dropping by.. I'm sure you will enjoy Copenhagen =)

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  10. The first pix looks like the seaport in Finland which I'd visited last year. Those colours are just gorgeous, aren't they? Love the shots!

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  11. beautiful scenery! :) a cruise ride must be so relaxing!

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  13. I like your tour photography so much. I think that it must be the camerawork of a professional. I hope that you had a memorable trip and wish you best of luck for the future ones.

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