I love a city break and København (Copenhagen), the capital of Denmark was high on the list for a weekend away with the girls. Actually the trip was a surprise for me – my friends bought my flight as a birthday present – so that made it all the more exciting.
Due to some excellent research we found an incredibly chic Air Bnb apartment to stay in. And we hired bikes nearby. They were the perfect way to get around the city – other than that we just used Uber for taxis to and from restaurants at night.
Here’s a run down on what you can do in a weekend in Copenhagen:
(I’ll follow this with a post on what you can eat! As Copenhagen is full of culinary delights!)
First up set off on a boat tour! Head down to Nyhavn the beautiful old port. It can be a tad touristy and I wouldn’t go for dinner here but its certainly pretty to admire and a great place for a beer on the side of the dock.
There’s loads of boat tours leaving from here every 10 minutes – definitely worth a tour of the city by the water.
I have a bit of a thing for botanical gardens and Copenhagen didn’t disappoint. Go for the cacti and the glasshouses, it’s beautiful to photograph. botanik.snm.ku.dk/ Best of all admission is free.
Our main stop shopping wise was HAY, there’s a huge store called HAY HOUSE (2nd & 3rd Floor, Oestergade 61) which is in the heart of town.
If you’re not familiar with the brand (they are stocked in COS now in the UK) they sell beautiful furniture and home accessories. But the main draw for me and my friends is the stationary!
Stilleben is amazing for homeware (Niels Hemmingsensgade 3).
For fashion out Weekday Store (Amagertorv 33,1160 København) and a cool store called Wood Wood (Grønnegade 1)
Also there is a small Acne archive/outlet store too. It’s definitely worth a look (Elmegade 21).
Tivoli Gardens is probably one the most famous attractions in Copenhagen. However, for those who don’t know, it’s an amusement park with a difference – its the second oldest in the world having opened in 1843! Right in the heart of the city near City Hall, it’s open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. There’s a century-old rollercoaster, Saturday night fireworks and free open air concerts in the summer. It’s pretty and romantic, especially in the evening when the fairy lights are on, and there are daily illuminations at 22:45.
Admission: 100.00 DKK
Originally I spotted this place cropping up on my pinterest searches for Copenhagen. Well I am glad I looked into it and that we made the effort to walk there. Superkilen is an urban park in hipster area Nørrebro (Nørrebrogade 208). It wasn’t that far from our apartment but it is a long stretch to walk as one area (or colour) leads into another. From black stripes up and over bumps, to pink and reds; it also has benches, climbing frames and fountains which have been imported from all over the world in an exhibition of sorts. Needless to say I loved it and took loads of photos of course! It’s 100% instagramable.
Last but not least, we had such a laugh on a pedalo boat in the river. Hired from near Dronning Louises Bro for an hour.
Have a look at our shared pinterest board for this trip here for some visual inspiration.
And if you’re planning your own trip have a look at VisitCopenhagen.com its actually a really useful website with loads of content about the city and things to do!