Copenhagen, the city of happiness! A city where I feel at home (like Paris and London) since the first time I came to visit in 2008 with my brother. I came back recently with a friend and I had exactly the same feeling.
Copenhagen is an very nice city, very green.
If you have the chance to go there, you can start with a brunch at Kalaset, a very trendy place where sweet or salty options are available.
Then you can go to the botanical garden, a very peaceful place. It is very pleasant to get lost in the alleys.
The Rosenborg Slot is a must to see. You can buy a combined ticket in order to visit the Royal castle Amalienborg which is the winter residence of the royal couple. This architectural complex is divided in four palaces forming an octogonal square. In the middle of the square, you can see a statue made by Frederik V’ sculptor, Sally.
On one side of the place, you can see the Marmorkirken cathedral and on the other side the Opera.
Not very far away, you can have a Tea Time at Morsmors. The decoration is « Chiki Miky » as my friend Emilie would say but the pastries are yummy!!
Before going to the trendy Christianshavn area, you should stop (and take one pictures or more!) to see the most famous view of the city, Nyhavn harbor with the old boats and the colorful houses (you can start a river cruise from here to see the city from a different sight). The Christianshavn area is one of my favorite one with the canals and the old houses, so cute.
The “free city” of Christiania, an old squat, is quite ironic for this Copenhagen! I didn’t really know what to expect before going, I know, a bit naive, but what a surprise! It is really an unique place. It is a free place where you don’t pay any taxes and with is own rules. Christiania has always been controversial especially because of the cannabis traffic. It is forbidden to take pictures or to film. But it is worth it to visit it, there are plenty of restaurants and bars, a lake and live music.
If you have booked way in advance, you might be lucky enough to experience the World’s best restaurant, the Noma or find another option in the area and it is plenty of choice, don’t worry!
As you are in the area, don’t forget to climb to the top of the Vor Freslsers Kirke where you have a breathtaking 360° view of Copenhagen.
It is well known that Copenhagen is the perfect city to ride a bike and it is really easy to rent one. You have also the city bikes which are electric, a bit heavy but with a GPS, very handy to visit the city. People are really respectful, not like in Paris or London and there are bike paths everywhere. Do it just like a Danes!
You can finish your day by spending your evening in the Tivoli park or strolling around the Meatpacking area.
The following day, you can go to the Kastellet’s gardens, the Citadelle, still a military zone. You will see cannons and a windmill (no, no, you are not in Holland!) and nearby you have the famous little mairmaid!
If you are keen for some shopping, I advise you to go in the Latin area, on the east side of Norreport. You will find all the danish trendy shops!
If you are staying more than two days, it can be cool to visit the Calsberg Factory (http://www.visitcarlsberg.com ) where you will know the full story of this worldwide famous beer and you have a testing session at the end of the tour!
You can also go to the modern art museum located in Louisiana (http://www.louisiana.dk ) and even if you are like me not really understanding all the subtleties of the moder art, the architectur eof the building along the sea and its surrondings are just stunning and worth to go!
Tips: the shops and museums are closing quite early (around 4.30/5.00pm). It is something you have to take into account in your organization!
I stayed at the Alexandra Hotel. The localisation is quite practical to explore the city and the decoration is pure scandinavian vintage style!
To conclude, I love this city and its specific atmosphere! I can only strongly recommand to go and visit this amazing city! I can’t wait to go back!!