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Radhuspladsen is good to know as a reference point between Tivoli and the start of the Stroeget pedestrian street. Across Tivoli and nearby is a tourist information center with free wifi, great if you've just arrived from the train station.
I recommend Tivoli even for solo travelers because the garden grounds are so charming. I even saw groups of Danish business people inside showing their foreign colleagues around. It's a friendly place for all ages and is worth a few hours. Go an hour or two before sunset so you can be there when all the lights turn on inside.
Start from Radhuspladsen. If you're hungry, Shawarma Grill House is one of the first restaurants on the left and locals eat there. If you want Danish pastries, the popular chain Lakagehuset is on the nearby corner on the right. Pop into the design store Tiger on the right before Lakagehuset if you've never been inside one. Keep walking down Stroget. Make sure you stop and go inside the Lego Store on the right! A little further down, Conditori La Glaci will be on the left (famous for their cakes). Then near the church on the left, see if the famous DOP organic hot dog stand is open. You'll find yourself here probably more than once, so don't worry if you miss these the first time!
I got to chat with a few Danish locals inside who had traveled about an hour from outside Copenhagen to do some business in the city and get shawarma from here. I can see why it was worth the trip because it was delicious!
If you go and the line is short, definitely stop by for some cake or coffee!
Climbing the the tower was much easier than climbing the Church of our Savior Spire. It's hard to take photos over the fence they have put up, while it's much easier to take photos from the Church of our Savior Spire. However, I still recommend going up (it's free too!) then buying a ticket to see the Royal Reception Rooms. The Ruins were not worth the extra ticket $ because they were hard to see in the dark basement.
This climb is a workout and not for people who are afraid of heights! It costs 40DKK but was worth the view and photo opportunities! I would recommend going after breakfast then going over to Christiania because it is in that area.
The residences were unique and the vibe was something else from the rest of Copenhagen! I enjoyed and recommend biking through to cover more ground and see more houses. Morgenstedet was a great lunch place.
They make 2 main dishes a day, use fresh ingredients, and don't use measuring cups. You have to be a more "adventurous" eater here to like the unique vegetarian/vegan tastes. If you are a foodie, then definitely go!
Great for a stroll at sunset then go find a place to eat elsewhere because it's pricey!
The Treasury was worth the price - especially seeing the Crown Jewels at the end. You'll get free wifi from your entrance ticket because they have a sweet mobile tour app, then you can Facetime your friends back home when you're done with the crown jewels and outside the castle but still close to the wifi connection. After you've bragged about it to them, you can take a stroll around the park!
There are a lot of tourists here chasing the Danish guards around, so it's actually fun watching that. A nice view of the opera house is right across Amalienborg.