Who has been to Copenhagen?(8 Posts)
I'm going to Copenhagen on Friday for a long weekend, the first time we're going away without the kids so v excited!
We're staying in the city centre. Can anyone recommend good places to go, we are only there for 48 hours so I'm really after a few tips for good places to go in the day, good (but not hideously expensive) places to eat and good tips for the happening (but not too 'clubby') places to hang out in the evening!
I want to cram in as much as possible!
Good few years since I went to Copenhagen, but it was beautiful. Public transport was good and really easy to get around - we had airport hotel and then just got a quick train ride to the city.
Tivoli Gardens is always worth a look, there's usually something taking place. Rosenborg Castle was good too, especially if you are into jewellery. Lots of places to eat on Nyhaven for the evening and Stroget for the day (pedestrianised high street).
Have a good time
Just so you know, most restaurants aren't open on Sunday.
Lovely spot for a weekend break, just nice to wander about with so many pretty areas. Vesterbro/Meatpacking district is good in the evening for places to eat, nice vibe about it. Quite trendy.
I know it's a short trip, but you can go over to Malmo on the train easily and have a short wander about with a coffee/drink? We were only there for a short time, but for a few hours out of our trip it was worthwhile as fans of The Bridge TV show.
DH took me to copenhagen for my birthday last year.
Public transport is cheap and very good although the city is very walkable. I recommend seeing Tivoli gardens by day and night if possible as the lights are lovely.
The Copenhagen Card will give you unlimited public transport and includes entrance to most of the main attractions.
As well as the main sites and for something a bit different, I recommend the Cisternes which is an underground exhibition space. Cool but also quite creepy.
We stayed in the Vesterbro had a superb meals in Cufoco which is reasonably priced for Copenhagen, and Pâté Pâté which is one of the trendier restaurants in Vesterbro. I recommend booking in advance for any of the more popular restaurants as it can be difficult to get a table without a reservation.
Dh took me for my 30th last year, absolutely loved it and didn't want to leave! Ate at tow Michelin star restaurants as it was my 30th but they were both expensive although I would recommend one in particular it was called Studio at the Standard we had lunch there and sat at the Chef's table. We went to the Carlsberg museum, had a great time the tour was very interesting. We did the round tower, Tivoli gardens is fab but expensive but so pretty and plenty to do. We took a boat tour which was lovely, went through Christiania which is a 'free town' and saw the little mermaid. Also recommend finding a decent bakery and treating your self to lots of Danish pastries! Yum!
But the thing I would recommend most, in our hotel (which was right by the central station) was a bar downstairs www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/plaza-library-bar-gdk412335
It is very famous apparently, it was beautiful at night, the cocktails were fabulous, they had jazz which isn't our thing but loved it anyway.
I am very jealous, have fun!
We were there for a week a couple of years ago and loved it. It's a very 'walkable' city. We don't do late night drinking/clubs etc - enjoy pootling and eating, but would agree with Tivoli - the setup is lovely and entry is included on the Copenhagen card so if you had a card you could go by day and for a drink after dark.
Rosenborg Castle is stunning and if it's a nice day the park it's in is nice for a walk/coffee.
The food market is great for lunch (the hotdogs are amazing, even from street vendors. Not Michelin starred but fab for lunch on the hoof).
The shopping is good - there are lots of small boutique shops dotted everywhere, good design, clothes (I went mad in Masai's discount store).
You may not have time, but one of the highlights for me was a trip to Isak Dinesen's house - it's just outside Copenhagen, about 20 mins on the train, but if I could choose a house to live and die in, that would be it.
We had a delicious smorgasbord lunch one day near Nyrhavn, but of course I can't remember the name of the café! It may have been Café Orstrup on Holbergsgade.
Café culture is amazing - there are hundreds of brilliant coffee shops and bakeries - I ate my own substantial bodyweight in rhubarb pastries.
Nyrhavn is good for people watching and a lot of the outdoor terraces there have blankets and space heaters so you should be OK even in February.
Hope you have a lovely time.
Great food, drink and people-watching in Papiroen, too, although may be a little chilly in Feb!
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