10 Tips for a weekend in Copenhagen

10 Tips for a weekend in Copenhagen

In August, Theresia was planning a weekend in Copenhagen with a friend. As neither of us has been there we asked if some other blogger, who lived there, can provide some tips. Kathi from http://www.downtowngirlsdiary.com wrote down some Tips for a weekend in Copenhagen and how to make the most out of it.

The little mermaid (Den lille Havfrue)

Of course she’s a must for every Copenhagen visitor! Unfortunately, what makes the little mermaid so unique is… that’s she’s really little. Anyways, you just go there for a couple of shots and to tell your friends you’ve seen it.

Langelinie, 2100 København Ø, Dänemark

Tips for a weekend in Copenhagen

Amalienborg Palace

Is there something, the UK and Denmark have in common? Right, the Royals! And a castle in the capital where you can watch the changing of the bearskin wearing guards. With our palaces grouping around an octagonal square, this castle is quite impressive!

Amalienborg Slotsplads 5, 1257 København K

Amalienborg Palace Copenhagen Tips for a weekend in Copenhagen

Torvehallerne

This is an insider tip for all gourmands out there: Torvehallerne is not simply a food market, it’s the Copenhagen food market. Exotic dishes, ice cream, Danish smørrebrød and the best Cappuccino in town at Coffee Collective – it’s all there, ready for you to enjoy.

Frederiksborggade 21, 1360 København K, Opening hours: 10.00am to 08.00pm

Danish Royal Library

The library is also called „the black diamond“ because of its modern design. The structural steelwork, built directly at the canal, already looks impressive from afar and even more impressive from the inside: as one of the biggest libraries of the world, the Copenhagen library holds more than 35 million books.

Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, Copenhagen , Opening hours: 10.00am to 7pm

Amager Strandpark

That’s where the Copenhageners spend their free time going for a run, taking long walks with their dogs or kids or loved ones. Amager Strandpark, located at the shores of the North Sea is more the 60 square meters big and the best thing: you can just go there by subway!

Amager Strand Stien, 2300 København S

Tips for a weekend in Copenhagen

Christiania

This is another must when visiting Copenhagen! Free town Christinia is located in Copenhagen’s city center offers tourists something special: the lure of the forbidden! There are dealers, street art and hippies having a joint at 12 o’clock in the morning in some run-down café. The only thing not allowed in Christiania: taking photos.

Entrance: Bådsmandsstræde 43, 1407 København K

Tips for a weekend in Copenhagen

The Søerne

These artificially designed lakes in the middle of Copenhagen are the perfect spot to take a break from the hectic city life. The separate Copenhagen city center from the neighbourhoods Nørrebro and Frederiksberg – the hipster quarter and its grown-up, chic sister.

Tips for a weekend in Copenhagen

The Rundetårn

From the top of the round tower you have the perfect view over Copenhagen (as long as it’s not raining). 42 meters high, it was built in 1642 when it was used as an observatory. Now there are art exhibitions in the empty halls. And there’s another thing special about the round tower: It has no stairs but a ramp to lead you up.

Købmagergade 52A, 1150 København, Dänemark, Opening hours: 10.00am to 08.00pm

Tips for a weekend in Copenhagen

Tivoli

Tivoli is he second eldest and most visited amusement park in the world. But it’s so much more than that. Going there takes you on a world trip to China, India, Russia or Germany.  Beautiful buildings, flowers, lights and a beer garden await the visitors.

Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 København, Dänemark

Strøget

Let’s end our trip to Copenhagen with a shopping day at Strøget, the longest pedestrian street in Europe. On a length of 1,1 kilometers you can buy everything your heart desires: From expensive Scandinavian design to hip fast fashion and second hand stuff.

Frederiksberggade, 1459 København K

I am Kathi. I write about my travel stories and adventures on „a downtowngirl’s diary“. A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to be able to live in Denmark for half a year. Now, I start a new adventure in Cape Town. Just take a look at my blog and read a couple of my stories if you like!

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