Copenhagen was unusually hot and sunny at the end of last summers Northern European heatwave. Clear blue skies showcased this lovely city that I soon came to enjoy very much. We had arrived a couple of days ahead of our cruise to enable plenty of time to have a good look around and had booked the Absalom Hotel close to the main railway station -only a brisk kilometre walk from Tivoli Gardens. We had to go that way to the visitor centre to collect our Copenhagen Card which is located not too far from both Tivoli Gardens and the main railway station. Our two-day card allowed us only one visit to Tivoli Gardens so not quite understanding what it was all about, we decided to go there first and explore. Well worth a look and it would certainly appeal more to families with all the amusement type rides, but Tivoli Gardens was more than that, There was a live stage performance underway attracting a big crowd, many places to eat and drink and watch the world go by. A good place to spend a few hours.
Copenhagen is a lovely city to wander around and we used the hop-on-hop-off boat that our Copenhagen Card included. There is a fantastic river and canal system and these open topped river boats are a good way for a tourist to see lots quickly but also get around as the city is separated by the river - but take a hat!
The fantastic Design Museum is definitely worth going to as you will recognise many items in our daily life that the Danes designed over the years. The palace was good - changing of the guard drew a crowd and the palace tour was not bad either. Shopping? well the Strøget is one of the longest pedestrian shopping strips in Europe and is worth a long walk. Brand names such as the lovely department store Illum and Georj Jensen and many others are to be found here. We enjoyed it all and a good web search will reveal all the wonderful things you should consider visiting.