Not to brag, but Copenhagen is a wonderful city – Expensive yes, but wonderful and several international magazines seem to agree. Wallpaper, Monocle and Metropolis is among some of the magazines that has awarded Copenhagen as the best city to live in – So why not come visit?
SOME THINGS TO SEE IN COPENHAGEN
“The Round Tower” is located in the middle of the city and is very unique because of the fact that there is no stairs. Originaly is was built as an astronomical observatory by King Christian IV in 1642, but is now one of Copenhagen main attractions. Get a great view of the city and some beautiful pictures from inside the tower. Oh, and get ready to loose your breath. Photo by: ImaginarySilhouettes (IG)
Most likely you have heard about Christiania and the fact that there is a road called Pusherstreet where you can by weed and other kind of substances, but Christiania is way more than that. It has this lovely little community with quirky houses that you do not see other places in the city and is located just by Stadsgraven. During the summer months there is free concerts every sunday and it is a place you must visit.
Another one of the main attractions, especially during the summer months. When the weather is good the places is cramped, but it is still very charming. Take a walk here, have a beer or an ice cream sitting on the habour side with your feet over the edge.
This beautiful round church is a great piece of architecture and holds a lot of history. It is located right behind Amalienborg and this church is used for a lot of the royal weddings and baptisms.
Located very close to Nyhavn, Amalienborg is the residence of the Royal Family in Copenhagen. It consists of four palaces build around an octagonal courtyard. In the middle stands a statue of King Frederik V, the founder of the palace. A lot of people gather around in the courtyard for royal birthdays or other special events to greet the Royal Family.
Bike, bike and more bike
You simply cannot visit Copenhagen without experiencing it on a bike because this a huge part of the transport culture here and with around 350 km bike routes you can say the city is built for you to take your bike. So hop on, let go of your fears and hit the road! (Don’t forget to wear a helmet).
Check out some bike routes here
A small street with cozy cafes, coffee shops, bakeries, flowershops, winebarers, restaurants cool clothing- and interior shops. Værnedamsvej is often referred to as the Paris of Copenhagen or Little Paris. Have coffee at RIST, wine in Falernum and your dinner at “Les Trois Cochons”.
Søerne “The Lakes“
Grab a Coffee from Coffee Collective in Torvehallerne and take a walk around The Lakes. Stop a Dronning Louises Bro, enjoy the view and feel the vibe of the city.
GET THE SCANDI STYLE
If you like a lot of other people are interested in Scandinavian style both in clothing and interior then shop till you drop in these awesome shops.
Clothing & Accessories
Wood Wood: Frederiksborggade 54 or Grønnegade 1
Acne Archive: Elmegade 21
Mads Nørgaard: Amager Torv 15
Ganni: Store Regnegade 12 or Gammel Kongevej 82
Interior Design Shops
Stilleleben: Niels Hemmingsens Gade 3
Notre Dame: Nørregade 7
Design Delikatessen: Frederiksberg Allé 6
If interior shops is your thing you can find plenty more here
PLACES TO WINE AND DINE
As the name might suggest Papirøen is a big hall filled with food stalls from kitchens all over the world. Have drinks, dinner, ice cream, listen to the music and absorb the fantastic atmosphere of this place. It is located by the habour side, so just walk a cross the newly build bike- and pedestrian bridge from Nyhavn.
Kødbyen “The Meatpacking District”
Located in the Vesterbro area Kødbyen is a cool hang out spot. People come here for beer, coffee, drinks, dinner and to go out. The great thing about it, is there’s food for every taste and every pocket.
French-ish restaurant with great wine and the meanest dessert menu.
A casual yet fancy pizza place with yummy pizzas and tapas. Enjoy the evening outside on the benches if the weather allows.
The concept is a snack menu and you choose between 10 or 15 small dishes where there is everything hos oysters to falafel.
A tiny little french restaurant with simple, delicious food and great wine! What’s not to love? They also have a really beautiful french interior shop just next to the restaurant.
Ny Østergade 32, 1164 København K
This chain of restaurants has different locations around the city but they each carry a different concept and menu. My favorite is the one in Vesterbro. I find that this place is really value for money and that the food is always of high quality and that you can have all three desserts for the price of two. How can you say no to that? Get a pre dinner drink in the bar, and try “Sun of a Gun”.
Vesterbrogade 62, 1620 København V
PRETTY GREEN SPOTS
Is located in extension of Frederiksberg Have and is home to a lot of urban training spots and has special light around the park that you can activate and use like a pacer when you are running.
Botanisk Have – “Botanical Garden”
Located in the center of the city near the National Gallery of Denmark, it is a perfect place to spend the afternoon as a breathing hole with a coffee in your hand. The place is very photogenic and if you have ever tried searching on Instagram for stuff about Copenhagen I am sure you have seen one or two pictures of the white spiral staircase inside the garden.
Walk to Kastellet by the habour front from Nyhavn and you will pass Amalienborg on your left hand side, continue to the end of the habour and then just to your left you have Kastellet. Did you know that seen from above, Kastellet is shaped like a star?