Copenhagen is an amazing city to discover! Filled with mountains of delicious food, hoards of friendly locals and shed loads of amazing things to see, there’s every reason why you should be thinking of this Danish gem as the place to visit for a weekend break. visiting Copenhagen-18

In my opinion, Copenhagen is a city that seems to have something for everyone and a place that’s really easy to explore by foot or public transport. Whether this is your 1st, 2nd or 25th visit to Copenhagen, there’s always something new and different to see, especially with all the events and amazing neighbourhoods that seem forever changing.

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Take a look at some of the very best things that you should include on your next trip to the city.

1.) Gorge in the Meat Packing District 

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This is one of the best areas to visit when once you’ve worked up an appetite (and a thirst) for some delicious grub!visiting Copenhagen-47

Formed of old warehouses and trading points, this is one cool-as-heck area of the city. Grab a bottle of beer, some street food or a delicious Mexican and chill out with the rest of the crowd.

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Don’t forget to check out our local’s guide to the Meat Packing District, here.

Top tip: Plan your visit around early evening on a Friday or Saturday, the vibe is amazing (just like during our visit, here)!

2.) Visit the crown jewels in Rosenborg Castle 

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Rosenborg Castle is, arguably, one of the city’s most impressive sights to see! Take a wander through the grounds and purchase a ticket to head into the stunning rooms that are hidden inside.

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Top tip: Make sure you take a look in the vaults too, they have the crown jewels hidden down there!

3.) Ramble through the city parks

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Yep, Copenhagen isn’t just about the cafes, bars and amazing historic sites, there are also some pretty epic parks that you should visit too. Take a few hours out of your busy schedule for a little r&r… you deserve it after all!

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Top tip: Head to the parks near Rosenborg Castle and grab yourself a bit to eat in one of the many independent cafes that line the streets nearby. It’s perfect on a sunny afternoon.

4.) Get some flower power! 

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Okay, so you’re not going to get much power (As you’re not allowed to pick them) but you sure can enjoy the botanic gardens and house in the centre of Copenhagen.

Head inside to discover hundreds of species and medicinal plants that call this lush oasis home.

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Top tip: Keep your eyes peeled for the turtles that frequent these beautiful gardens!

5.) Lose yourself in the music! 

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Copenhagen has a buzzing nightlife but with literally hundreds of places to choose, it can be hard to make a final decision on where to go. If you’re planning a trip on the weekend, make sure to visit the bars and live music venues in Kødbyen and around Amor Park in Nørrebro.

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Top tip: Make sure you check out what venues are hosting events – some are ticketed so it’s good to be prepared and book in advance.

6.) Ride ‘The Rollercoaster’

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The Tivoli Rollercoaster is one of Copenhagen’s most loved treasures…. behind the crown jewels of course! This 100-year-old beast of a coaster is a rickety old thing that just has to be experienced, imagine it more fun than terrifying, especially when you’re whizzing through the snow-capped peaks of central Copenhagen! 😉

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Top tip: The seats at the back of The Rollercoaster are the very fastest… and the best!

7.) Chow down at Paper Island

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Foodies rejoice (for now at least)! For anyone wanting an eclectic mix of seasonal foods, then head to Paper Island. Here you’ll be able to try anything from typical Danish cuisine, tapas, Vietnamese and good old fish and chips!

Take a look at our local’s guide to visiting Paper Island, here.

Top tip: Head to the ATM or cash machine and grab yourself some Danish Krone. Although many places accept cards, a few don’t.

8.) Spot the main sights! 

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As with most cities, many of the known and frequented sites are scattered around the town. Make sure you plan your routes to coincide with some of the big sites like; The little Mermaid, Nyhavn and Strøget (if you want to shop).

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Top tip: Give yourself at least a morning to discover the city by bicycle, it’s a great way to navigate the city, just make sure you pay attention to the rules of the road!

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9.)  Spiral up Rundetårn

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For one of the best views of the city, head to the top of Rundetårn, which has a spiralled walkway right to the very top! On a sunny day you can see all across the region, making it a great place to watch the sunset!

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Top tip: Don’t forget to stop at the little doors on the way up/down – they’re usually filled with art installations for us all to view.

10.) Gorge on a Smørrebrød (or three)

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Smørrebrød’s are one of Denmark’s (not so secret) dishes that you have to try! Usually consisting of rye bread and various toppings such as fish, cold cut’s and vegetables, it’s the perfect meal to try in the city!

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Top tip: Head to Fru Nimb for a delicious range of Smørrebrøds that are made using the very same cookbook by Fru Nimb some 100 years ago!

First time in Copenhagen? Then check out our complete guide to visiting the city, here! 

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Copenhagen is on my list for a long time now. I wanted to go there this summer, but there was lack of accomodation and what left was extremly expencive, so we decided to go to Faroe Islands instead 😉 But I will go there one day 😉

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It’s such a lovely city, honestly you’ll love it!

So glad you enjoyed the Faroe Islands too – we LOVED it there, it’s so beautiful and dramatic isn’t it.

Lloyd & Yaya xx

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Great suggestions! Although, I think if you went to an ATM for cash, you would get further with some Danish Kroner than with Euro as long as you’re here 🙂
/Maria @ http://momentumtravels.com

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Ha! You’re so right! 🙂 That’s totally my fault for writing posts when jet-lagged! Haha!

Thanks for pointing it out. Def not taking Euro out in Denmark! 😉

Lloyd & Yaya xx

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Copenhagen is really my idea of Nordic bliss – the design! the architecture! the effortless cool! – and is next on my list (my first stop was Helsinki, after I do Copenhagen its onward to the Scandinavian cities!) x

Summertime Sadness – Posh, Broke, & Bored

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You’re going to LOVE the city! honestly, we just know you will! There’s so many beautiful spots to visit (and so much delicious food).

Ahhhh – can’t wait to see your pics from your trip! It sounds awesome1 🙂

Lloyd & Yaya xx

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