Travel Must: A Weekend in Copenhagen

Nyhavn in Copenhagen
Nyhavn in Copenhagen

Only an hour and a half on a plane from London, Copenhagen (the capital city of Denmark) is a city which is visited by relatively few British tourists.

This is a shame!

Copenhagen is one of those places which lingers in your mind long after you have flown back home. It stays with you. The people, the buildings, the food, the fashion. It’s a pretty amazing place.

I visited back in May 2016 and it was scorching hot. Believe it or not – I visited for just three days.

So take a look at all the awesome things you could get up to in this incredible city!

Tivoli Gardens

The Palace at Tivoli Gardens

The Palace at Tivoli Gardens

Seriously though, this place! Tivoli is an amusement park with a garden. Opened back in 1843 – it is the second oldest amusement park in the world!

Roller Coaster at Tivoli

Roller Coaster at Tivoli

It is also home to the second oldest wooden roller coaster in the world, which is (surprisingly) terrifying. Although I may be a bit of a wimp.

There are a multitude of more extreme rides for those who are braver than I.

Take in a show at the outdoor theatre, marvel at the incredible architecture, buy some delicious lunch or just sit in the beautiful grounds. It’s a pretty cool place to visit.

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid Statue

The Little Mermaid Statue

OK, so any Disney fans out there? Probably.

This bronze statue located at Langelinje Pier is based on the famous fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson, and one of Copenhagen’s most famous attractions.

It’s always pretty busy with people fighting to get a selfie, but make sure you get there to see this.

Nyhavn & Boat Trips

Nyhavn in Copenhagen

Nyhavn in Copenhagen

Whilst you’re there, be sure to pay about 50DKK (about £5) to go on an awesome boat trip through the canals and even out onto the sea a bit! Seeing Copenhagen from the water given you a completely different perspective on the city.

Nyhavn in Copenhagen

Nyhavn in Copenhagen

You may recognize these pretty multi-colored buildings – they’re pretty famous.

This row of buildings and its canal are known collectively as Nyhavn, and is the perfect spot to buy some lunch, go to a bar or even go clubbing.

The Food

Manfreds Restaurant

Manfreds Restaurant

Torvehallerne Food Market

Torvehallerne Food Market

Copenhagen food

Copenhagen food

Oh…the food! Copenhagen is one of those proper foodie places, where serious eaters come from all over the world to visit.

They are very famous for their fish (being located right next to the sea), and also their delicacy ‘smorgasbord’, which are basically open sandwiches topped with amazing yummy things. Copenhagen caters to most diets, and even though I have to eat gluten-free I found loads of things I could eat. They also love clean-eating – perfect those healthy people out there!

One of the pictures is of Torvehallerne food market. This is a huge open food market which is there all year round, with over 60 food stalls, cafes and restaurants! The perfect place to browse or to grab some dinner.

The city is also home to ‘Noma’. This is a two Michelin-starred restaurant, which focuses on a new fresh take of Nordic cuisine. It has also been awarded the ‘World’s Best Restaurant’ for four consecutive years. Just be sure to book about a year in advance if you want to go. And maybe start saving now.

Fashion & Style

One thing that really stood out to me was the fashion, style, and just how beautiful everyone was. Seriously, everyone just looked effortlessly cool.

The style definitely centered on monochrome, loose tailoring and biker jackets aplenty.

Two Danish celebrities which really emulate the Copenhagen style are Anine Bing and Helena Christiansen. Cara Delevigne is also a frequent visitor to the city for frequent fashion shoots and exhibitions.

Grab Cara’s Copenhagen style with these Just Cavalli JC722S. With their thin round frames and blue mirrored lenses, you will truly look the part in this city!

Just Cavalli JC722S

 Just Cavalli JC722S

There are so many other awesome things about Copenhagen – this just scratches the surface! Why not think about visiting for your next weekend away or perhaps even a week? There’s so much to do, and I promise, you won’t get bored!

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