So here it is, the highly requested blog post on my trip to Copenhagen! Denmark has always been one of those places that I’ve wanted to visit but never really had the chance to go ! So when a couple of my friends and I spontaneously decided to go on holiday, it was only fitting to choose “Cope” (as my danish friend always called it 😉 ) as our Europe destination. It’s one of those cities that you’ve heard of or presume is beautiful but don’t necessarily know what is there and what there is to do (okay maybe that’s just me but I didn’t know what you could do there!) I would say it’s definitely a “bitesize” city where everywhere is walkable! Our Airbnb was around a 45 minute from the city centre but it was s lovely just being able to amble around the city just to get your bearings.
The first day was mainly spent trying to get our bearings and really understand where everything is! We attempted to to visit two art galleries in the morning to find that one of was closed until 12noon and the other was shut for refurbishment. So instead, we made an impromptu visit to the Christianborg palace ( there are three castles in Copenhagen so you’re never too far from royalty !lol) As with every palace, we were completely blown away by interior of the place and how grand it was ! It was also a very interesting sight from a historical point of you because Christianborg is located on the sight of the original castle built by the founder of Copenhagen ! We were able to see the various ruins of all the castles that were found in that same location throughout the years! So if you’re into history then you would have definitely loved to visit the palace ! Our little trip to the castle was the perfect morning thing to do, so after our little lunch, (of sandwiches because we’re students hahaha 😉 ) we headed off to the centre of town to meet up with an friend of mine for coffee !
If you’ve been following my blog and Insta for a whole then you’ll know the chance to meet the lovely Julia from @merakibyjulia a couple of months ago when she was studying in London ! Now she’s studying her masters in Copenhagen and we’ve been wanting to meet for AGES! So we couldn’t help but organise a coffee date and a catch up !
After our lovely coffee date and catch up we visited the Nyhavn harbour which is the main picturesque harbour that you resemble Copenhagen with ! As I imagined, it was a beautiful and colourful as I expected, however it was SO BUSY ! I guess I should’ve expected that since it is the MAIN tourist attraction in Copenhagen, despite it being so busy, it was still so beautiful and I couldn’t help but just absolutely enjoy strolling around the area! After visiting Nyhavn, we just had to go and see the “Little Mermaid” statue which is one of Copenhagen’s most famous statues so of course we had to visit it ! I must admit, there was an on-running joke within our little girl group about going to see it because apparently it’s a bit of a let down and much smaller than people expect. To our amusement, this was definitely true but it’s still worth seeing because of it’s history 😀
Our second day was once again filled with city exploration, and we decided to visit Chrisitiania- also known as the hippie island ! It’s an alternative neighbourhood which came about in the 60’s around the anarchy movement. On this island, no one officially owns any buildings or houses, and people don’t necessarily trade using money, so kinda Communism but not really?!
- a state of disorder due to absence or non-recognition of authority or other controlling systems.
- absence of government and absolute freedom of the individual, regarded as a political ideal.
Just incase you didn’t know what it means because I definitely didn’t … It’s fun and interesting place to visit because its’ so arty, chill and got a very quirky vibe to it! So if you’re in Copenhagen I would definitely say this is a place to go ! Just to visit and to see what it’s actually all about ! After visiting Christiania, we went to visit Tivoli which opened in 1843!!!! Sadly I don’t have any photos because it was rather expensive just to be granted entry but it was a rather amusing site so I would say it’s worth the visit even if it’s just the outside ! We finished the day off by going out for a STUNNING classic nordic meal at the most amazing restaurant called Høst. If you’re looking for absolutely yummy, delicious and beautifully crafted food then this is the place !
On our last day we went to Glyptotek which is an art museum specialising in paintings and historical sculpture! It was so wonderful to go and visit especially since I’m a bit of an art fanatic and just love going to galleries ! I probably get a little too immersed in art, but oh well… everyone has their hobbies right ?!
Sadly, that was the end of my rather short but amazing trip ! I think 3 days is the perfect time to spend in a city like Copenhagen, it gives you enough time to see everything but not get to the point that you’ve exhausted the city and don’t enjoy it anymore !
I’ve got so many blog posts lined up to be sure to keep in tune with my instagram for all updates on the blog !
If you ever get to go to Copenhagen then I would love to know what you get up to and if you do anything that I have missed out ! I love hearing about everyones travels !
I’ll see you in my next one, Izzy xxx