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Canal and Harbor Tours

Eve Ha
Day 5 - So glad that I took Dana's advice and get on the Canal Tour. Great way to see the city! The 1-hour guided canal tour was 80DKK (~ 16AUD) which was pretty reasonable. The informative tour guide speaks in 3 languages - Danish, English and German, delivered clear understanding of the city's development from its medieval infancy to todays cutting-edge destination. As the boat leaves Nyhavn, the Royal Danish Playhouse is on the left and diagonally across the water it's the cutting-edge Opera House floating on the manmade island. Another modern building nearby called Experimentarium City, is known as an awesome place for kids to get hands on experience.The Queen's palace at Amalienborg can be seen further downstream and reaching the Little Mermaid where the captain briefly stopped the boat to give us photo opportunity. Going further, we passed by one of the iconic attraction in Copenhagen, which is Church of Our Saviours. The gold-topped Vor Frelsers Kirke could be easily spotted from the boat where boat was slowed down for great photo opportunity! Turning out from the canals of Christianshavn, the glamorous yet ultra-modern Black Diamond (the extension of The Royal Library) can be spotted. On the return journey, the 17th-century building known as Børsen or the Old Stock Exchange (one of Copenhagen's oldest building) could easily be spotted with its four-dragon-tails-intertwined spire. Right next to it is the Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen's first palace built by Bishop Absalon and now serves as the home of the Danish parliament. Before returning to Nyhavn, the boat passed by the oldest bridge in Copenhagen - the Marble Bridge. Before hopping off the boat, the tiniest house in Copenhagen could be spotted on the left at Nyhavn.