Amsterdam was the end of our twentieth cruise and the start of our twenty first cruise. After saying goodbye to Amsterdam, we sailed overnight to Copenhagen.
The beautiful European city of Copenhagen is known for its incredible food, architecture, and history.
Originally a Viking fishing village established in the 10th century in the vicinity of what is now Gammel Strand, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century. Beginning in the 17th century, it consolidated its position as a regional center of power with its institutions, defences, and armed forces. During the Renaissance the city served as the de facto capital of the Kalmar Union, being the seat of monarchy, governing the majority of the present day Nordic region in a personal union with Sweden and Norway ruled by the Danish monarch serving as the head of state.
The port of Dragør has been the hub of countless maritime activities since the Middle Ages: herring fishing, shipping, privateering, piloting and the salvage of grounded ships – it used to be one of Denmark’s largest shipping towns.
With its narrow streets and low houses from the 18th and 19th centuries, the town center is one of the best preserved cities in Denmark.
The Old Town has 76 listed properties as well as 5 on the harbor, which is the largest concentration of listed properties in a small town in Denmark.
Whether touring through Copenhagen proper or walking through Dragor Harbor, it was an amazing day and one that we will not soon forget.