Last week myself and two lovely blogging gals Chloe and Rachel jetted off to the charming, sustainable and incredibly well designed city of Copenhagen to explore a little bit after finding £30 plane tickets and, of course, jumping to the occasion. Even though it was 48 hours, and we haven’t even scraped the surface of what this city had to offer. And, yet, I feel like I’ve been to the land of my people.
I truly believe everyone should visit this undoubtedly cool city. So of course I wanted to share the snippets of what we got up to in the 48 hours we spent in Copenhagen.
WHAT WE DID
The Botanical Gardens
Definitely one of my favourite spots in the city. Not just because I’m a avid plant lover, but this place is gorgeous. The garden is formed of 27 glass houses, most notably the Palm House in the centre with it’s walk ways through the tree-tops, spiral staircases and gorgeous views. We spent so much time in this tranquil space and for only 60 DKK it’s not one to miss.
Probably the most classic view of Copenhagen. The image you’ll find spread across most postcards. And for good reason, the real thing doesn’t disappoint. Spend some time walking down the lines of colourful buildings and market stalls, maybe grab some food whilst watching the sail boats.
Walk Around The Churches
Whenever I go to a new city, I always try to visit their chruches and cathedrals. I think it’s a fab way to soak in some culture. We first visited the Marble Church, which we stumbled upon on our way to the design museum. We wandered gazed at it’s impressive interiors.
On our final day we took a stroll to Grundtvig’s Church. Being one of the most famous churches, it’s an iconic sight to see, however isn’t particularly in the centre. Actually, it’s in a very random square of houses but will be worth the journey to see this breath taking building.
The Design Museum
We all know I’m a culture vulture. And I love a good museum. There are so many to see in Copenhagen, most of which are either really cheap or free. Alas we didn’t get to see them all, but we did manage to explore the Design Museum. Filled with Scandi style furniture and rooms and lots…lots of chairs.
Live Like A Local
One of the things that made me fall in love with this city so easily is the way of life. So much of their culture can be found in small coffee shops and boutique interior shops. I would highly recommend just taking some time to wander the streets, sit in the parks and coffee shops and soak in the slow living, hygee lifestyle the lead. Like I said, the land of my people.
WHERE WE ATE
Møller Kaffe & Køkken
We didn’t have much time to truly explore the cuisine in Copenhagen. And when it came to dinner we got a bit too comfy in our pjs so opted for home cooked pasta and sauce. But we did make sure to experience their cafes and brunch spots. Because as we all know, I do love me some brunch and a cute coffee shop. On our last day we popped to Møller for a final brunch and I would possibly go back just for the waffle with passion fruit cream. They mainly do small plates of brunch dishes, so recommend getting 3-4 dishes per person. However we weren’t hungry enough for all that and our waffles and bread were quite enough. It was also a relatively affordable brunch spot so if you’re in Nørrebro, definitely check it out. However book beforehand to guarantee a table as there can be a 15-30 minute wait.
The Big Apple
We stumbled across this spot of our walk around the city. Situated in a small corner it’s the perfect spot for a midday refuel. The do lots of freshly pressed juices (I got one with passion fruit, pineapple and apple and it was heavenly). They also do lots of toasted sandwhiches, pastries, cookies and hot drinks. I can almost imagine myself spending hours sat in a corner there, working away at a laptop or reading a book. There was such a lovely atmosphere.
WHERE WE STAYED
We were trying to keep on a budget for a trip. And, like anywhere, staying in the centre can get quite pricey. So we stayed in the ever so cool and humble neighborhood of Nørrebro in this well put together AirBnB. It was a like stepping into a Pinterest board of Scandi interior heaven. There are plenty of hotels as well, but I’d definitely recommend staying in an AirBnb for a more local, personal experience!
Nørrebro is the perfect place to stay to keep on a budget, live like a local and embrace the hygge. It’s also a 20 minute walk or 10 minute bike ride from most places, so it’s still super easy to get around!
And that’s a wrap on our Copenhagen trip. I think my 2019 travels have kicked off to a good start. Like I said, everyone needs to visit this city and embrace the hygee. I’d happily go again just for the atmosphere. I’ve already got on my list to do more of the museums, some more of the parks, and experience more of their big shopping culture.
Until next time, Copenhagen.