Finding the Hidden Giants of Copenhagen

Saturday was our last day in Copenhagen before we caught our first flight toward home. Part of the reason we chose the airbnb that we did was for their check in and check out policy, it was flexible. And with our flight leaving Copenhagen at 10pm we didn’t want to be stranded in the city with our bags on our last day with nothing to do.

We loved the home we stayed in.

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Copenhagen Spring Break 2019

Home for a couple weeks - Airbnb

Views in our yar

It was very much home for the 2 weeks were there. The kids each had their own room, we love traveling and having a full kitchen, and markets were a short walk from the house. It was so nice to have a place to come home to every day after our sightseeing and feel settled.

Earlier in our trip we found The Sleeping Giant and knew from all the research of our trip that there were 6, total. Because we didn’t rent a car I wasn’t sure we’d actually get to any of them, but we ended up being able to find 3 of the six.

On this Saturday we hopped a train towards Tilde, the little giant in the woods.

Copenhagen Spring Break 2019

Copenhagen Spring Break 2019

Copenhagen Spring Break 2019

Copenhagen Spring Break 2019

Copenhagen Spring Break 2019

Tilde was so enchanting. She was hidden away in a park, over-looking a pond. Her hollow core had little holes that were actually bird houses. Unlike Sleeping Louis, you couldn’t climb inside of Tilde. But the entire trek towards her was one surprise after another of things we would have never seen had we not looked for the giants. Parks, butterflies, swans, Icelandic horses (yes! they were in the park!), little cafes, walkways and neighborhoods, families …

And Tilde was very close to Thomas on the Mountain, so when we had our fill of the magic that was Tilde, we hiked it to Thomas.

Copenhagen Spring Break 2019

Copenhagen Spring Break 2019

Copenhagen Spring Break 2019

Copenhagen Spring Break 2019

And that was that! Copenhagen was amazing. The kids (and we agree) thought the Giants were a highlight of the trip. Our daughter also chose the aquarium and public transit, I would say the Royal Kitchen, Aaron would say the coffee and all the walking, and our son would say all the parkour practice he got all over the beautiful cobblestone streets and stone houses. 😉

We left ready to be home again, which is exactly how I’d like to travel. Ready to return to the place I needed a break from. We got back to our house, took showers and packed and headed for the airport. But we weren’t quite done with the trip. We had an extended layover in Iceland to look forward to …

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