Copenhagen

A Guide to Copenhagen

If you love strolls down charming streets, great restaurants, and Scandinavian design, then Copenhagen is a city you won’t want to miss.  

Where to Stay in Copenhagen

Charming Apartment

This charming little apartment is centrally located, walking distance to many sites, and affordable.  

Andersen Boutique Hotel

Andersen Boutique hotel is centrally located, energetic, and a perfect base for exploring the city.

Things you Must See in COpenhagen

Rundetaarn (Round Tower)

If you are looking for a great skyline view head to the top of the Rundetaarn.  The tower was originally built to be an astronomical observatory, but now serves as an observation deck.  Be sure to take a peek inside the beautiful Trinitatis Church, attached to the tower.

Black Diamond Library

For architecture aficionados, the Black Diamond is a site you will not want to miss. The building was designed by the famed Danish architecture firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen.  Make sure you head to the top floor to view the amazing staircases and stunning views of the water from the Black Diamond’'s large windows.

Nyhavn

Some of the first images that come to mind when thinking about Copenhagen are the colorful building along Nyhavn harbor.  To avoid the crowds start your morning out in Nyhavn.  It’s quiet and there are many cafes nearby where you can have breakfast while admiring the gorgeous views.   

Rosenborg Castle Gardens

The gardens surrounding Rosenborg Castle are beautiful, especially in the spring.  They are well worth taking an hour or two to explore & enjoy a picnic.

Hit the Shops

Love design? Us too! Copenhagen has some of the best home goods and clothing stores we have come across while traveling.  For home goods be sure to check out Hay.  Hay had a variety of fun home goods and trinkets that make excellent souvenirs.  

If you are looking for clothing there are many great options.  We loved the clothes at Samsøe Samsøe & Companys. If sneakers are more your thing make sure you check out Arkk.  Their sneakers are fun, comfortable, and go with just about anything.

Where to Eat & Drink In Copenhagen

Torvehallerne Market

For lunch check out Torvehallerne Market. There are tons of vendors offering just about anything you could want for lunch.  We personally love the fish and chips stand.  If you love coffee be sure to check out Coffee Collective.  Their Cortados are excellent!

Pony

Love watching your food be prepared? Us too.  Pony is a small restaurant where the focal point is the cooking.  We were lucky enough to sit near the kitchen and watch the chefs artfully prepare our meals.  Be sure to order one of their amazing desserts.

Restaurant Radio

Didn’t nab a reservation at Noma?  Don’t fret.  For a great meal that doesn’t cost a small fortune, check out Restaurant Radio.  The restaurant was started by one of the Noma co-founders.  Radio is quaint, unassuming, and the food is fantastic.  

Lidkoeb

Lidkoeb is one of our favorite bars in Copenhagen. It has multiple floors, each with a slightly different theme. The top floor features a whiskey bar and the ground and second floors boast extensive cocktail lists.

Duck and Cover

If you love cocktails you will not want to miss Duck and Cover. The bar has an extensive cocktail menu and a laid back “speakeasy” vibe.  It’s the perfect place to start your night.

How to GeT Around Copenhagen

The train network in Denmark is fantastic.  It’s easy to reach the city center from the airport by train.  The buses are also reliable and simple to use.  Copenhagen is a small city so you can walk many place or do what the locals do and bike! Before biking, make sure you are aware of the rules and how to safely bike around Copenhagen.  

Day Trips From Copenhagen

One of the highlights of our time in Copenhagen was visiting the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.  The museum is a quick train ride outside of the city and is situated on the shore of the Øresund Sound.  The art is amazing and the museum grounds are beautiful.