What to do in Copenhagen!

Copenhagen might not be the first city you think of when you think of a long weekend away to do some sight seeing, but why not? Copenhagen is a joy to go visit especially since Denmark has been named the happiest country in the world!

As soon as I saw Ryanair does cheap-as -chips to flights to Copenhagen, it didn’t take me too long to book myself a flight to the world’s happiness country! I flew out in Janurary, not knowing how freezing it was going to be! I thought it would be cold, but didn’t think I was entering a freezer. So top tip if you are going in winter: bring looaadsss of layers and bring extra money for hot chocolate!

Highlights:

Free walking tour

There are a couple of free walking tours in this beautiful city! The one we went on was 2 and a half hours  including a half break in a cafe where everyone tried to warm themselves from drinking multiple hot chocolates! The tour includes all the need-to-see sights and funny stories about the city. Even though, its a  long walking tour, you don’t need to be fit since the city is very flat. And it’s free, so what have you got to lose?

The Little Mermaid

This sculpture is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a mermaid who gives up everything to be united with a young, handsome prince on land.

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The little mermaid

The shopping street

This shopping street is one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe filled with all kind of shops from Prada and Louis Vuitton to inexpensive and tourist shops! There’s something for everyone!

Nyhaven

This street is the most pictured street in Copenhagen for obvious reasons. This street is full of colourful houses and shops and beautiful boats in the canal. If you need a new profile picture, get your friend to take a picture of you on this street!

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Carlsberg factory

If you love Carlsberg, I would really recommend to go see where it all began! Plus you get 2 free drinks per ticket! I didn’t personally go visit the factory because we didn’t have alot time and frankly, I don’t like it. Top tip- If you are going in the summer, I would suggest buying your tickets online to avoid queues. Nothing is worse than spending half your day in a queue!

Aquarium

If you love aquariums, you need to make time of the Den Blå Planet aquarium! It has 20,000 fish and marine animals (including otters!) in 53 tanks with a total of seven million litres of water. This aquarium is huge and you can even see piranha’s being fed!

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Train to Sweden

If you feel like you have time to spare, I would really recommend going to Malmo, Sweden! Copenhagen is only a 30 minute train ride away to the 3rd biggest city in Malmo. Malmo is a really pretty city however we only spent half a day in Malmo so we only got time to walk around the city and get dinner.  You can catch the train and buy the train tickets in the airport in Copenhagen so it’s pretty easy to do!

Tivoli

A theme park in the middle of a city? Why wouldn’t you visit Copenhagen just for this? BUT it is only opened between April in September so f you want to go to this amusement park, remember to book your holiday within these months!. It wasn’t opened when i visited so I can’t give you my opinion  but it looked great from the street!

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Tivoli from the street

Amalienborg Palace

This is where the Royal family lives. Outside the palace, if you are lucky, you will see the changing of the guard.

Freetown Christiana

This freetown is a must see! After visiting this area, you will realise why Denmark is the happiest country tin the world, if you know what I mean. This car-free, town is a town within the city which has more relaxed laws to allow their residence to do whatever they want, just in that one place.  Inside Christiana freetown, you will find the (photo free) green district where you can buy weed but there are still some rules to follow:IMG_20160123_110656

Where to stay:

We stayed in Rent a Room Annex which was perfect. Our room had a four poster bed and a mini balcony. The apartment had a shared kitchen and two shared bathrooms. It was in a great location- close to the city centre and close to a metro stop (stops at the airport) and all for a margin price! If this accommodation doesn’t tickle your fancy, check out booking.com for more accommodation and that suits all your needs!

Peace out wanderers,

Lisa

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