I can’t quite believe that it’s April already and a whole year since our trip to Copenhagen. In tribute, I thought I’d share some of the photos I took while I was there as well as my recommendations for things to do, see and most importantly eat!
Forgive some of the photos, they were pre-blog and Instagram theme but hopefully they’ll still give you an idea of why I loved the place so darn much.
Where to go
I’m a massive culture vulture. I’m far less interested in finding a pool to sit by than I am making a list of sites I want to see before I leave but we only spent a long weekend in Copenhagen so I was pretty short on time. The Castle, Royal Palace and Christiania all made the cut though.
The castle was small but interesting and home to the most beautiful crown jewels. If you’re super short on time, I’d probably recommend the castle over the palace. There’s more to see but both give a great insight into the history of Copenhagen if that’s something you’re into.
Christiania was a real experience too. It’s a green, car-free neighbourhood that’s known mainly for its hippy inhabitants and it’s definitely unlike the rest of the city. I read about it online before we went and there’s a lot of info that makes it sound scary/ dangerous but don’t let it intimidate you. Colourful graffiti, a real community feel and the cheapest coffee in town are the things I remember over anything else.
Nyhavn is another place worth visiting. It’s lined with cute cafes and restaurants, all with outdoor seating if you’re a hygge fan, and it’s where you’ll get the coloured house shot that Copenhagen is so famous for.
I’d also recommend a visit to Tivoli Gardens. From a stomach turning rollercoaster that I had to go on after I lost a bet to the most beautiful coloured flowers and the friendliest staff known to man, it was another afternoon well spent.
Where to stay
Airbnb all the way! For a city break I just don’t think you can beat it. The hotels seemed nice but were all pretty overpriced for what they were in my opinion. We got a lovely central city apartment for a fraction of the price. Despite a sleepless night thanks to a neighbour’s party, I couldn’t really fault it. You can find the one we stayed in here.
Where to eat
I won’t lie, the food has a large part to play in my love of this city. If you didn’t know already I really, really, really love food and if you do too, you’ll love Copenhagen. From the gourmet hot dog we got from a local food van to the fresh seafood at Fiskebar in the city’s old meat-packing district, we genuinely didn’t have a bad meal.
The stand out for me would have be our lunch at Copenhagen Street Food Market though. A combination of quirky stalls, authentic food and a bustling atmosphere made this a definite highlight of our trip. We had some sort of lamb kebab with rosemary roast potatoes (a rubbish description that does this dish absolutely no justice). I have no idea which stall it came from having eaten it more than a year ago now but can promise you won’t be short of other things to choose from.
I hope you found this city guide useful. If you’d like me to do a similar thing for my upcoming trip to Oslo, let me know in the comments. Ps. I’ll take much better pictures this time!