a danish birthday party
The night before Matt and I met two friends of Stefan's that were having a Danish birthday brunch the next day. We were invited to come eat a traditional Danish meal consisting of scones, butter, apple jam, scrambled eggs and homemade Danish bread. We rode our bikes from the AirBnB in Virum, took the train to the city center and then rode our bikes across the bridge to get to the Dr. Byen neighborhood. We met up with the two girls and their friends at the college dorms. We all sat down for brunch and talked about the crazy night before in Norreport.
Danish scones with butter and strawberry/apple jam
After brunch, we all headed to the beach. I had no idea Copenhagen had such a beautiful beach 10 minutes from the city center. The white sand was slipped right through my toes like any other nice beach. Supposedly, Germans come to Denmark for the beaches in the summertime. I had no idea! The things I learn while travelling.
A few people went swimming. I was one of the few who stayed on the beach and had a nice nap. The day turned out to be a beautiful one.
After the beach, Matt and I departed from the group and rode our bikes back into town. We met up with Stefan for a bite to eat. I hadn't tried the Denmark hot dog until that day. And, wow, what a hot dog! It consisted of raw onions, honey mustard, pickles, fried onions, a thin wheat bun and a thin bratwurst. It was packed with flavor!
Once we all ate, the three of us took off on our bikes to see more the city. One of the most popular things to do in Copenhagen as a tourist is to ride the canal boats. So, of course, we had to be tourists for the day and check out what the boat had to offer. With such gorgeous weather going for us, the boat ride was a marvelous way to end the day before leaving for Berlin that night.
The Queen of Denmark's boat idling in the water
Copenhagen's historic 1695 AD Church of Our Saviour. Notice the spiral effect of the building.
Once the tour was done, the three of us headed back to the bike shop to drop off the rented bikes Matt and I had. We then grabbed some beers from a local grocery store. Then, we headed to a famous park where locals like to drink. As the sun set, the buildings in the background had a charming glow to them.
Panorama of the park
Another one with Stefan and Matt in it
Once the beers were gone, it was time to part ways from Copenhagen. Berlin was calling our name. The bus left at 11pm. We got into Berlin at 6:30am.