Copenhagen under-promised and over-delivered, as it ended up the unexpected highlight of my 2010 Europe trip. I loved it so much that I actually went back a second time that same trip!
Copenhagen is a city made for frolicking, whether by bike or on foot. I spent my time there hopping from neighborhood to neighborhood, bemused by the vibrant colored buildings and hideously expensive everything. My favorite part of town was Nyhavn, the Copenhagen harbor: former sailor haunt and home to Hans Christian Andersen. History aside, it was the colorful townhouses that caught my attention.