72 Hours In Copenhagen

Copenhagen

Spring Bank Holiday. My boyfriend and I flew out to Copenhagen. Him from Edinburgh, where he lives. Me from London. That’s funny because both our flights took off late. Not the same airline though. He lands first and rushes to our Airbnb in Norrebro. I basically lands when he picks up the keys of the flat. We reunited there and ready to make the most of our little escapade to Copenhagen.

Our Airbnb was located in Nørrebro, one of Copenhagen’s ten districts and ten minutes away from the city center with the bus. The flat was absolutely amazing! It was a one bedroom flat with wooden floor and a lot of plants. It might  be a bit of a cliché but the decoration was very Scandinavian. Modest, subtle, sleek, minimalist, space occupied perfectly. Yes, it looks amazing!

First thing first in the morning, coffee! We went to a café located just five minutes walk away from our flat, called Arrebo. They had those morning buns there and it was the best pastry I ever had. Super buttery though! Then, we were good to go for a little exploration. Following Tagensvej to the city center, through to Nørreport station where there was an amazing market and to the waterfront, on the left bank. All along the bank were chaise longues and street food or drink sellers. How amazing was it to sit on one of those chairs and look at the water under the sun?

Statue of the little mermaid Copenhagen

We walked until the statue of he Little Mermaid, took that shot for Instagram stories – of course – and carried on until Kastellet, a star-shaped island fortress, which houses various military activities but mainly serves as a public park and a historic site. We walked back to the city center and had lunch in Nyhavn. Nyhavn is a canal and waterfront in the city center that is super famous – and also Instagrammable – for those super colorful houses. We did so much walking on that day – glorious day with amazing sun – that after our late lunch, we walked through the commercial streets of the capital, Stroget, stopped an hour for a glass of wine then headed back to the Airbnb for dinner and a chilled evening.

While the Friday had an amazing weather, Sunday and Saturday had a thunderstorm forecast. Fortunately, even though the weather was not as good as the day before, it was warm and nice. We walked again from our flat to the city center and headed towards the Museum of Design, which that day was free for all as it was the first day of their Design X Change exhibition. It also was the prince crown’s birthday. I love museums and this one made no exception, especially the rooms dedicated to fashion! We had lunch in a seafood restaurant on Kongens Nytorv then walked through to Østre Anlæg Park and back to our Airbnb. To be honest, we did so much walking each day that we we saw many streets, buildings and key places in the city but did not necessarily enter each and everyone of them.

Copenhagen

Copenhagen

We spent most of our last day at the museum. The National Museum of Denmark, which is hosted in a beautiful building dating back from the nineteenth century and mainly showcasing Dannish history. We went for lunch in a restaurant on one of the nearby squares and back to the museum. They have this clever system where your ticket is valid for a day and as long as you don’t give it back, you can come back. Then we headed to Freetown Christiana, a self-proclaimed anarchist district within the city which is now managed by the city. I know it is a very popular tourist attraction with some cool street art… BUT… but… seeing people sell cannabis in the open was kind of off putting if you know what I mean.

We walked a lot around the city. As previously said, we saw many streets, buildings, squares and places. We had selected a few key locations to go to and decided to make the most of each. We have not seen quite a lot of the city which gives us an excuse to go back there. Amongst other options of things to do in Copenhagen: Tivoli (amusement part), Amalienborg (Queen’s castle), Rosenborg Castle, Rundetaarn, Christianshavn, Frederik’s Church, Copenhagen’s Zoo, the national aquarium, the museum of natural sciences and so many others.

Copenhagen

Have you been to Copenhagen before? Or anywhere in Denmark. What do you think of the city? Are you planning to go? What would you like to see? Where is your next travel destination.

Thanks a lot for stopping by. I hope you liked this post.

See you soon,
Love,
Corinne

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78 Comments

  1. June 3, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    It’s so exciting that you got to check out Copenhagen! It’s always nice to find a hidden gem when it comes to Airbnb’s. The city looks gorgeous. Oh man, that’s a neat hack with being able to come back to the Museum! Glad you enjoyed your time there ;D

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  2. June 3, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    Copenhagen is such a beautiful city. It looks liked you had .an amazing time there. The weather looked so good as well which always helps although I’m sure it’ll be magical in the snow too!

    What did you think of the little mermaid? I didn’t realise how small it was so was left really disappointed. My favourite part was the star-shaped fort. Beautiful walk round in the sun with some amazing views.

  3. June 3, 2018 / 7:26 pm

    Omg those pictures are gorgeous!
    I’ve never been to Denmark before, but I’d love to having read this!
    Great post xxx

    Annelies | thefrugalfrenchie.co.uk

  4. June 3, 2018 / 7:33 pm

    Copenhagen looks so beautiful! I love your photos too, great post x

  5. June 3, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    Oh my gosh, the colours of those houses are so vibrant and beautiful! What an incredible city! I loved all the photos you included. Sounds like you had a lovely time away!

  6. June 3, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    Wow! Sounds like you had a fun full packed getaway. I’ve never considered Copenhagen for a getaway, but your pictures are making me want to book there! Was it expensive e.g. food and drinks etc?
    Again loving the pictures, great post!

    Aimsy xoxo

  7. June 3, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    It’s one of my dreams to visit Copenhagen. Your pictures are absolutely stunning (so is your blog design, btw).

  8. Serena
    June 3, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    Looks like you had a great trip! I’d love to visit Copenhagen at some point, it’s such a unique and colourful city!

  9. June 3, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    It sounds like you had an amazing time, I loved watching your instastories, and your photos are beautiful! My husband went to a wedding in Copenhagen last Christmas and absolutely loved the city, it’s definitely somewhere we’re planning to visit together.
    Hels xx
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  10. June 3, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    Your pictures are fantastic! Denmark is on my bucket list, so I will save your post for future reference, I would love to go to Copenhagen.

  11. Sunkissed Scribbles
    June 3, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    Lovely post. I’ve never thought about visiting Copenhagen but it does look pretty. Very colourful and different. I love your photos, especially the one of The Little Mermaid. Glad you had a great time.

  12. June 3, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    Wow! What a beautiful post! The photography was excellent! The shots of the fashion were just EVERYTHING! I love the dress! the bow in the back ❤️❤️❤️ The colors popped the sites were amazing.
    I’m from California but you took me to Copenhagen! Thank you!

  13. June 3, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    I visited Copenhagen last February, I really loved the city but would love to go back in spring/summer when it’s a bit warmer! Looks like you had a fab time, love the photos ☺️✨

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  14. June 3, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    Your photos are stunning and it looks like you had such a lovely trip, i wish to visit there one day!

  15. June 3, 2018 / 8:57 pm

    I’ve never been to Copenhagen before but have always wanted too because it just looks so gorgeous! Your photos are also really lovely x

  16. June 3, 2018 / 9:31 pm

    I’ve never been to Copenhagen before, but I really want to! It’s such a beautiful place and I have always daydreamed of the colorful houses and ships!
    Your photos are amazing!

  17. June 3, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    I’ve never been to Denmark before but your photos have made me want to visit Copenhagen it looks stunning!! I’d love to see that Little Mermaid statue too seen as that’s my favourite Disney film!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

  18. June 3, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    I’ve never been to Copenhagen but it looks like such a beautiful city! It’s a great feeling when you find a hidden gem Airbnb! You’re totally right about those houses being instagramable too. I saw that photo on Instagram and thought it looked absolutely incredible. It sounds like you had a great trip x

    Sophie
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  19. June 4, 2018 / 2:15 am

    Aaaw….not only does this little escapade sound amazing but very bonding for a couple. I just love the thought of this! It’s always nice to hang around beautiful places like Copenhagen; I mean, the museum, the statue and the canal waterfront all look great!

  20. June 4, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    How stunning! I wouldn’t mind going to Copenhagen one day. I just love all your photos. There are so many great colors.

  21. June 4, 2018 / 1:12 pm

    We also love to walk a lot when we are on vacation. We tend to say that we need a vacation after vacation because our feet would hurt from all the walk. I have never been to Copenhagen yet. I have so many places on my travel wish list. I hope I will get the time and money to go visit it as well.

  22. June 4, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    I have never been to Copenhagen before. This city surely looks really beautiful! The pictures look awesome, dear!

  23. Ally
    June 4, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    The pictures in your post look like they are straight out of a movie! I would absolutely love to travel to Copenhagen one day or just travel somewhere exciting in general lol!

  24. June 4, 2018 / 3:32 pm

    oh my goodness, I just do not have the proper words to describe the beauty of Copenhagen. l hope I can visit there one day 🙂 thank you for sharing these photos.

  25. June 4, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    Copenhagen is absolutely gorgeous! Seeing you write about this gorgeous city just want me to take the time someday to travel and see it for myself! It sounds like you had an amazing time!

  26. June 4, 2018 / 4:42 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to Copenhagen! Your images look gorgeous! The food sounded amazing too!

  27. June 4, 2018 / 4:53 pm

    Copenhagen is on my bucket list of places to visit and it sounds like you had an amazing time, especially the museum! I’d love to spend a whole day in there 🙂 x x
    Ellis // http://www.elliswoolley.co.uk

  28. June 4, 2018 / 4:54 pm

    I really want to visit Copenhagen one day, I’ll definitely come back here for some tips! And the pictures look great!
    Sophie | sophierayne.com

  29. June 4, 2018 / 4:56 pm

    Such a pretty place. I love the bold colors on all the buildings.

  30. June 4, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    Wow! What a beautiful city! The photo with the black and white street and blue sky is absolutely stunning, so arty! I love the colourful houses, so bright and vibrant. It sounds like you had a fantastic time in Copenhagen, thanks for sharing your trip Corinne 💖 xx

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  31. June 4, 2018 / 5:56 pm

    I have never been to Copenhagen before, it looks really beautiful! And your pictures are absolutely stunning! xx

  32. June 4, 2018 / 6:18 pm

    Copenhagen is such a beautiful city. I would love to visit there and the rest of Europe when my daughters are older. There is so much history to observe.

  33. June 4, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    I love a good buttery bun!!! Thanks for sharing this great info

  34. Rodeema garg
    June 4, 2018 / 6:44 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Its a beautiful city

  35. June 4, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    What a wonderful place to visit. Sounds like you and your boyfriend has a lot of fun. Your photography is fabulous. I would have loved the museum. I wish to go there some day.

  36. Laurence
    June 4, 2018 / 11:25 pm

    I haven’t been to Copenhagen before, and planning to go, hopefully soon. I wanna see those colorful houses. Reminds me of Amsterdam too. And the mermaid status too. Well spent time in Copenhagen.

  37. June 5, 2018 / 12:22 am

    I would love to visit Copenhagen one day! It’s on my list, but of course I have to save up. I haven’t been and your pictures are lovely.

  38. June 5, 2018 / 3:14 am

    Wow, Copenhagen is gorgeous! I would LOVE to visit Denmark. I’m American, but have mostly Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish heritage, and I’d love to visit all of those countries.

  39. Tawnya
    June 5, 2018 / 3:20 am

    Looks like a great trip! I love your use of vibrant pictures to illustrate your points. I would love to travel there someday, but it’s a long way from Oregon in the U.S.

  40. June 5, 2018 / 4:51 am

    I have not been to any Scandinavian countries but I sure would love to especially after reading many books set in them and also after reading your vibrant post. Thank you for the visual tour.

  41. June 5, 2018 / 10:40 am

    Very nice Pictures indeed and nice short article! I have never been to Denmark but it is definitely on my list.

  42. June 5, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    Great place and amazing photo! They say photos are a great souvenir, they last a lifetime. These photos will always remind you of the beautiful time you had at Copenhagen.

  43. andrea
    June 5, 2018 / 1:53 pm

    i have been wanting to take a trip to denmark for a while. the food is supposed to be insanely good and just walking around is supposed to be so much fun.

  44. June 5, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    What a stunning city and your photos sure prove it! Copenhagen is on my must visit list!

  45. June 5, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    beautiful pictures, I love pictures like this when surrounded by the woods and corn fields.

  46. June 5, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    Looks like a wonderful time in a beautiful city. I bet 72 hours went by fast – there had to be so much to see!

  47. Kiwi
    June 5, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    Copenhagen looks so much like Curacao to me. The colorful building always catch my eyes its gorgeous!

  48. June 5, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    I’d love to visit some Scandinavian cities someday. This is such a beautiful city with all the bright colorful buildings and places to visit. Adding Copenhagen to my bucket list!

  49. Reesa Lewandowski
    June 5, 2018 / 9:13 pm

    Wow! Copenhagen is gorgeous! I have always wanted to visit, but I think it will never happen.

  50. June 6, 2018 / 12:07 am

    Oh my gosh, love these pictures, it looks so colorful and beautiful! Denmark will now be on my bucket list!

  51. June 6, 2018 / 2:56 am

    Copenhagen is so colorful! Looking at your pictures shows that Copenhagen has rich stories in it, past and present! I would love to see this place personally, some day… 🙂

  52. June 6, 2018 / 3:21 am

    Wow those pictures you captured are stunning! This got me excited to return to Europe this fall.

  53. Gladys Parker
    June 6, 2018 / 3:25 am

    I love the architecture and colorful houses along the water, I don’t see that here. All of the architecture seemed to be like that, gorgeous! I would love to see the museum of Design and the museum of Denmark if they are separate. I have a new found love for history in the past couple centuries.

  54. June 6, 2018 / 4:48 am

    Such a beautiful city. I hope to visit someday. Thanks for the inspiration!

  55. June 6, 2018 / 5:47 am

    Copenhagen is such a gorgeous city! You have captured the the stunning architectures so beautifully. This city is surely on my bucketlist!

  56. Deb Dutta
    June 6, 2018 / 7:27 am

    OMGGG i wanna goooo! This looks so so amazing!

  57. June 6, 2018 / 11:26 am

    I’m glad you had such great weather to explore the city, it makes a lot of difference! I love Copenhagen and don’t want to leave when it comes next year!

  58. Daisy
    June 6, 2018 / 4:35 pm

    This s someplace I would adore visiting one day! I love your vibrant and gorgeous photographs! Such a lovely visit!

  59. June 6, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    Your photos look amazing! It’s like being in a fairytale! I would love to visit Copenhagen sometime.

  60. Gavin
    June 6, 2018 / 9:38 pm

    Looks like a fab trip and a beautiful place. Gonna pin this for future travels

  61. Meagan Badore
    June 6, 2018 / 11:20 pm

    What a beautiful place to visit and experience even for just 72 hours! I would love to experience Copenhagen one day.

  62. June 7, 2018 / 12:32 am

    I’m sure you had a great time in Copenhagen. Place looks relaxing compared to the big city.

  63. June 7, 2018 / 2:23 am

    I love Copenhagen, and I think you’ve done a great job in capturing the city! The photos are just stunning!

  64. June 7, 2018 / 4:17 am

    I have always been curious to see Copenhagen. It looks like a very lovely place!

  65. June 7, 2018 / 6:39 am

    Love that little Mermaid sculpture. So beautifully done and you got some wonderful pictures of the gorgeous city which is making me to put on the list of places to visit soon! 🙂

  66. June 7, 2018 / 7:07 am

    Travel is not something I’ve had the good fortune of doing very much in my life thus far. But Copenhagen looks amazing, and my husband and I would certainly love to visit Denmark one day.

  67. Hannah Marie
    June 7, 2018 / 9:13 am

    You are stunning in whatever you wear. Anyways, your trip looks amazing. With those colorful houses and relaxing ambiance of the city, I am pretty sure you loved the place.

  68. June 8, 2018 / 12:41 am

    This looks like a beautiful place. Both my daughters have traveled extensively around Europe but only one of them made it to Denmark, and it was only for 48 hours. Looks like they need to go back!

  69. June 8, 2018 / 1:57 am

    Everything is so beautiful there. I don’t think I would have wanted to leave after only being there for such a short time.

  70. June 8, 2018 / 1:59 am

    I had no idea that this was such a beautiful place. I don’t think I would have been able to leave after such a short time.

  71. Blair villanueva
    June 8, 2018 / 4:36 am

    This year starts my Europe trip (first in France) and I hope i could visit Copenhagen! Your post make me SOLD and I want to experience what Copenhagen has to offer.

  72. This Mum At Home
    June 8, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    The colours in those photos are so amazing. It makes me want to buy a plane ticket and go there right now !!!! Hoe stunning. Its sounds amazing too.

  73. Huda
    June 8, 2018 / 6:31 pm

    Sounds like an amazing trip! I really wanna visit there and the shots you took are absolutely beautiful! 😍

  74. Ruth I
    June 9, 2018 / 3:31 am

    I haven’t been there but I really want to visit the place. It looks so beautiful!

  75. June 11, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    All your photos are gorgeous – I especially love the one of the counrtyard/street below! It sounds like you had such a lovely time, and like I said on Twitter, this has really put Copenhagen on the map for me! I’m hopefully going to be booking a holiday to Reykjavik in the next week or so, and I’m so excited to start planning out where we can go, etc. It’ll be my first time travelling with my boyfriend, and I haven’t been travelling in awhile, so I’m happy to get back into it again!

    Beka | http://www.bekadaisies.com

  76. June 12, 2018 / 3:54 am

    I’ve never been in Copenhagen and its beautiful! Your pics are so gorgeous of the city!

  77. June 12, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    Copenhagen is at the top of my list of places I want to go – it looks absolutely beautiful and your photos just make me want to go even more!

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