Hello all, so here is the last part of my solo adventures in Copenhagen and how I spent my last couple of hours in Denmark!
Thursday 25th October
After one last fat breakfast, I checked out and left my stuff in the luggage room in order for me to squeeze in the last few attractions.
Guinness World Records Museum and Mystic Exploratoire
I managed to get to the Guinness World Museum at around 10 and similarly to Ripley’s and HC Anderson Eventyrhuset, I would enter in the Guinness World Records museum and exit out through Mystic Exploratoire. It was a refresher to see some of the collections from Ripley’s are housed in there. Of course, being Guinness World Records, there were a plethora of very interesting and mind-boggling world records held by individuals such as the world’s largest afro and the most expensive perfume and chocolate. Now about the Mystic Exploratoire, sadly I didn’t proceed further because of my jumpy nature when things catch me off guard so I had to take the L and just leave and the fact I was alone would have been a huge mess. In a sense, this was a good thing because it meant that I had more time to crack on with the other attractions.
The next stop was the Amber Museum which was located in a cute little house along the Nyhavn canal. The museum holds a collection of various raw amber stones, amber structures and jewellery detailing the history of amber in Denmark and it’s discovery. The most intriguing part of the museum is the insect exhibition which showcases insects from many years ago from different time points in history encased in amber resin for preservation purposes.
After a quick photo op of the infamous coloured houses along Nyhavn canal, I made my way to Amalienborg Palace where the Royal family of Denmark reside for a few minutes to witness the changing of the guards in blistering windy conditions. Sadly, I didn’t get a chance to enter the museum but upon my next visit, I will endeavour to do so.
Upon my satisfaction, I made my way to Round Tower after a lengthy walk. The great architectural structure dates back to the 17th century designed by Christian IV with an observatory at the very top. Now I must say this tower is daunting and huge plus the ascension to the top is similar to walking up a spiral hill so it was a good opportunity for cardio exercise. When I did eventually got to the top, I was in awe of the breathtaking views of Copenhagen to the point I even saw the massive rides in Tivoli Gardens. The observatory was closed during the time I visited but if you visit Denmark during the summer then you are able to also enter the observatory.
I finally set off for Tivoli Gardens to sneak in a ride or two although It took me a while to finally find where to buy ride tokens and leave my bags/belongings. However, upon obtaining the ride tokens, I was finally able to ride on “The Dragon” which was a large red rollercoaster structure which upped my adrenaline levels despite the fear of my wig flying off with the wind. Feeling excited and fulfilled, it was bittersweet as I had to make my way back to my hotel and draw to a close on my solo Copenhagen adventures.
In hindsight, considering the vast amount of attractions Copenhagen has to offer, I definitely should have stayed an extra day or two in order to fit everything in. This was due to the fact that some of the prestigious attractions are located a 40 minute or so train ride away from Copenhagen Central station further north in Denmark. However, I will say that Copenhagen is a little on the expensive side so 2.5 days was sufficient financially. Overall, the solo travel experience was so so amazing because it was refreshing being responsible for the entirety of my holiday. The weather was on the cold and windy side even though there were sneaky peeks of the sun especially on Wednesday whilst I was riding around on the bike. You don’t have to worry about the gym or gaining weight because the walking you will do will definitely be enough cardio and walking between most of the attractions (and on the bike as well). One thing I must rave about and heavily advice for those visiting Copenhagen is purchasing the Copenhagen card before arrival. I purchased my 48-hour card from Ticketbar which entitled me to free entry to pretty much every attraction Copenhagen has to offer and also free travel on all modes of transport even covering the trip back to the airport. The card also entitles you to a discount to a few of the attractions and also discounts from restaurants like Hard Rock Café. I would definitely love to come back to Copenhagen or another city in Denmark in the future! Ultimately, I advise everyone to get out the explore the world solo at least once in your life it sounds nerve-racking but honestly once you are on the plane it’s pretty much exciting. Furthermore, Google Maps, Monzo and data roaming will have your back and save your life whilst you are on your travels. I honestly cannot wait to embark on my next solo adventure whenever that may be!
Until my next adventure