Copenhagen is a really cool City which reminded me a lot of Amsterdam, with it’s beautiful canals and lovely parks. I recently travelled to Copenhagen for three days as flights were £25 return which is amazing. It was cheaper for me to fly to another country, then it is to get in and out of London at peak time from Surrey! This obviously can’t be great for the environment but I will take advantage of it while I can.
Three days is the perfect amount of time to stay there as we did a lot of walking and by day three we were tired and ready to go home. It is also very expensive so our bank accounts were ready for us to leave also.
Where to stay
We stayed in the beautiful and quirky Anderson Hotel which is a 5 min walk from Central station, so the location is perfect. Everything is decorated very colourfully and modern with a really cool edge. Our bed was super comfy and there is a delicious organic breakfast buffet included. Another exciting thing is ‘Wine hour’ where from between 5pm – 6pm there is an open wine bar, in the gorgeous hotel lobby.
What to do
My favourite thing to do when visiting a new city is to just get lost, and walk around and just take in all of the new architect. I would’ve loved to of had one of those fitness watches that take note of how many steps we did as we walked for miles over the three days.
Such a cool museum and a must see even if you are not really a museum person. There is so much going on from fashion to chairs made out of newspaper. I guarantee you will enjoy it!
Freetown Christiania is it’s own little town in Copenhagen, it was founded in 1971 by a group of hippies who set up their own rules away from the Danish government. Hence the name ‘Freetown’. It is a mix of homemade houses, art galleries, shops, organic eateries etc. In Christiania you are unable to buy a house, you must apply for it and if you are successful the house is given to you! It is the only place in Denmark where hash is legal so for that reason we were unable to take any photos, and for your own safety I advice you don’t either. All of their laws are written on the entrance which is awesome. If only we could all live like this!
Nyhavn was originally a busy commercial port where ships would come and dock from all over the world. Now it’s a gorgeous strip by a canal with beautiful and colourful houses, lovely restaurants and a gorgeous Christmas market. It’s a must visit for a romantic and cosy dinner or just to take some awesome photographs.
If you are looking to go shopping then Strøget is definitely the place to visit. With a whole array of shops from designer labels to gorgeous boutiques, it is one of Europe’s longest pedestrian streets.
The Round Tower