So I’ve mentioned a few times now I’ve been to Copenhagen. I’m now going to try and do a things to do post when I go to new places as I’m always searching for these before I go and it’s a nice reminder of what I did for me. When we went we had 4 days but we arrived in the early evening and left at lunch time so we basically had two full days. Looking at this post we clearly crammed a lot into two days! We absolutely loved our time there and would recommend a trip there to anyone. We stayed at the Absalon Hotel (reviewed here).
When we went to Copenhagen we had no real plan except a few places we’d been recommended to go and a guide book from my brother. We were staying centrally so we managed to just walk everywhere. Everything featured in today’s post we walked to.
It costs 25DKK which was about £2.50 when we went to get in. It’s a tower in the centre of the city you can walk up which has amazing views at the top with a viewing platform. It’s great as instead of stairs most of the way it’s slopes so great for buggies. There are steps to get to the top viewing platform but you do get views across the city on the way up if you can’t managed steps. About halfway up you can get drinks and they have different exhibitions in the library hall. Definitely worth a visit. It’s also very central and there is an amazing hot dog stand outside!
This is the church next to the Rundetaarn, I love looking in churches as they are amazing buildings. This one has a beautiful organ and the most amazing ceilings. If your decide to climb the Rundetaarn definitely pop in afterwards.
The Rosenborg Castle is like a stately home in the UK which you can go and walk around. It’s set in beautiful gardens and is an amazing building. It costs 105 DKK which is around £10 for entry you can get joint tickets to go into the Amalienborg Palace but this isn’t open all year round. It does shut around 4.30 so visit this one earlier on in the day. The crown jewels are also housed here which I loved seeing. There were some amazing jewellery pieces there!
Assistens Gardens and Cemetery
This is the furthest place we walked too but was still only around a 40 minute walk from the centre of the city. These are some of the most beautiful gardens in Copenhagen according to the guide book. They did look lovely but I think in winter gardens can always look a bit more bleak. Hans Christian Anderson is buried here.
I’m going to write a whole other post on Tivoli as there is too much to include in this post. I’ll post a link to it here once it’s up. It truly is a magical place that should be visited!
Mentioned above for tickets. As it wasn’t opened we just walked around the buildings and saw what we could from the outside. We were lucky enough when we were walking back from the little mermaid to see a changing of the guards!
This is a little garden area next to the palace. It feels very symmetrical and pleasing on the eye (now that sounds weird!). Definitely worth a stroll through if you decide to visit the palace.
This is what I’d seen all over instagram when looking at friends who had been to Copenhagan. It’s a pretty little harbour area full of great restaurants and bars and the streets are lined with brightly coloured houses. I imagine in summer this place looks amazing. Rumour has it in a street nearby there are trampolines built into the pavements but we didn’t get a chance to see those.
Now this is one of those you’re in Copenhagen so you have to go and see. She’s a little out of town so is a bit of a walk away but there are plenty of things to see on the way. Also don’t let my photo fool you. I’m totally zoomed in to crop people out of it! Imagine selfie sticks everywhere!
This photo is from by the palace looking across the water to it. We did also cross the river to see it but didn’t go to explore inside. It’s an amazing building set on the river front!
Copenhagen Street Food
Street food pop up food places are becoming really popular in Cardiff and I imagine most cities, Copenhagen is no exception. Set on the water’s edge in a converted warehouse is the street food place. It was unfortunately closed when we went but it looked amazing from what we could see in plus as you can see below I found a swim outside to play on!! There were old shipping containers with sofas in and steps up to convert them to roof top areas. It looked amazing and I imagine when open it’s a great place to visit.
Christiania is a free town in Copenhagen. I think over the past few years it’s changed a lot and is becoming more of a tourist attraction than anything else. I was desperate to go here as I’d heard lots about it but I think we went at the wrong time of day. We went first thing and it seemed to be lacking the vibe I’d expected I imagine in summer in the afternoon it would be great as there is a stage for performers and I imagine more hustle and bustle of people and more things open. Still worth a visit though.
Church of Our Saviour
Unfortunately the spire for the Church of Our Saviour was closed whilst we were there. It’s only open for select days in Dec and closed totally for Jan and Feb but if you’re there from March onwards I’d definitely say to go. You do have to climb 400 steps to get to the stop but for the views I’d say it’s worth it if they are anything like the Rundetaarn. Plus it’s an amazing structure to see.
Strøget – Lego Shop
Strøget is the main shopping street in Copenhagen and is mainly pedestrianised. it has a great selection of shops for any bloggers reading this there is a Sephora there. It is also full of some great coffee shops. The Lego Shop is also there. The home place of Lego. It’s got some amazing lego buildings including the streets of Nyhavn.
We had a great time exploring Copenhagen and loved the feel of the city, it felt clean and safe and I’d like to go back at some point.
Have you been to Copenhagen? Hope this helps if you’re planning a trip there.