Must Dos in Copenhagen
1. Have a Danish Pastry: You simply cannot visit Copenhagen without tasting some of these traditional national treats. Think mouthwatering creations like cinnamon rolls, Drømmekage (sponge cake with caramelised coconut topping), and countless variations of Wienerbrød (puff pastry). The best thing is they aren’t hard to find; Copenhagen is known for its amazing pastry shops.
2. Visit Strøget: Rest assured that you will end up on Europe’s longest pedestrian street at some point. This bustling myriad of shops from budget to high-end brands is THE place to burn your Kroner the fun way.
3. Most #instagrammable place: Some of Copenhagen’s most exciting urban spaces can be found in Nørrebro, offering excellent opportunities for photos or just hanging out. The public park Superkilen is popular among both locals and visitors, and the Black Market is a particular favourite of the Insta-savvy.
4. Best place for scenic views: Copenhagen Zoo: Although it’s not the most conventional place to find a great view of the city, Copenhagen’s zoo boasts a 50m tower, which from the top provides a stunning view of the city and its skyline.
5. Tivoli Gardens: This isn’t just any old theme park. Situated smack in the middle of the city, Tivoli Gardens has something for everyone. The thrilling rides are set in between an impeccably kept garden and stunning architecture. What’s not to like?
6. Swim in the Harbour: Recently named the best city in the world for swimming, Copenhagen is filled with perfect spots to enjoy the sunny days and clean waters. You can also paddle through the canals in a kayak, captain your own electric boat or join on of the many great canal tours. There are plenty of ways to have fun on the water without getting wet.
7. Hire a bicycle: Copenhagen has more bicycles than inhabitants, so if you have some time to explore the city, hiring a bike is the way to do it. There are plenty of places to pick them up; just check online where the closest rental spot is to you.
8. Freetown Christiana: Visit Copenhagen’s “Hippie” district, Freetown Christiana. It’s the ultimate cultural experience, with a lot more to do than just walk around the brightly painted (mostly graffitied) houses. Visit one of the cafés or restaurants, or go to a live concert to see what life in Christiana is really about.
9. Ski down Copenhill: Copenhagen is flat as can be, but that doesn’t stop the city from offering all year skiing. Putting a ski slope on top of a waste management plant was the obvious choice and newly opened Copenhill now offers all year skiing, hiking and the world’s tallest climbing wall.
Off the beaten path
🍃 Day trip
If you have a day to spare and fancy day trip, Kronborg castle is a great place to visit and is just a one-hour train ride away from Copenhagen. If you don’t recognise Kronborg, you may recognise Elsinore – the name given to the castle in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. During the summer months you can even enjoy a live performance of the play in the castle.
ENGLISH – DANISH
How are you?
Hvordan har du det?
Please. / Thank you.
I love Copenhagen!
Jeg elsker København!
Denmark will win EURO 2020.
Danmark vil vinde EURO 2020.