I've previously published a post featuring a few snaps from my trip but now, I want to share with you some of the places I'd recommend if you're planning a trip to Copenhagen soon. Although we only had three days here, it's a hugely accessible city and there's no excuse for not being able to see and do an awful lot.
From where to stay to what to eat, I've detailed a few of my favourites from a wonderful long weekend here.
Stay at the Urban House
By no means is this hostel the cheapest but that little extra you pay here will reward you with the FANTASTIC LOCATION and GREAT ATMOSPHERE. Urban House is a huge place, full of travellers from across the globe. They have their own bar, kitchen, washing facilites which makes it ideal for those who may be backpacking/interrailing around Europe. They've also got a tattoo studio, for the wild ones among us.
As well as standard hostel dorms, they offer private rooms with an ensuite and free WiFi, which is ideal if you want a little more privacy. Our room was small, cosy and everything we needed for our few nights in Copenhagen. Literally a five minute walk from Central Station and the meat-packing district five minutes in the opposite direction, I couldn't recommend Urban enough.
Walk through Nyhavn
This is the area of CopenHagen you're bound to have seen on Instagram. True to these pretty snapshots, Nyhavn (New Harbour) is full of colourful houses and restaurants and a lovely spot to wander through. There are lots of places to eat here, however, if you're saving your pennies you'd be best off heading a little way out as this is a popular tourist spot and therefore, not cheap.
When it gets chilly of an evening, most places have cosy heat lamps and blankets outside so you can carry on
partying enjoying your sensible, evening out.
Visit the Little Mermaid statue (Den lille Havfrue)
It's a long trek but totally worth it. If you prefer, the sightseeing tour buses (bright red, you probably know the ones) will drop you off right next door.
Try to time this one right and head there pretty early. If you're lucky enough to be staying for a long weekend, definitely choose a weekday for this one. From previous advice, it's going to be crowded at any other time. Don't expect the world, it's literally a statue but if you're a Disney fan or just interested in the history of the story, it's a nice thing to tick off your travel list.
Try the rides (and waffles!) at Tivoli Gardens
This is without a doubt the most Christmassy place I have ever experienced. Having not visited outside of the festive season I can't tell you how pretty Tivoli Gardens are at other times in the year but I'm certain it's a place you will want to visit. They decked it out with Christmas trees galore and there are so mnay lovely food places to try out. You can even have a beautiful dinner on a pirate ship, if the mood takes you!
Open from April - September then for special themed occasions at Halloween and Christmas, make sure you book your trip to coincide because it's somewhere you won't want to miss.
A note that may seem obvious: try the rides BEFORE the food. Some of those big ones won't be kind to your stomach.
Eat at the Meatpacking District
I'd read a lot online before we left about this area and it's well known for it's amazing food places. The place itself is pretty central, so it's somewhere very easy to visit if you only have a few days in the city. We visited Fleisch by default as a lot of the other places were full, but BOY are we glad we ended up here. Seated at the bar (due to sheer volume of customers!) we were faced with a short but amazing menu and plenty of options for drinks.
Not a recommendation if you're veggie, but please don't let this put you off from visiting the district itself as there are lots of other options. We also visited Mother for an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday which was divine.
It's not a particularly cheap place to eat, so bear in mind if you're on a budget. If you're looking to splash out a little and really have a great foodie experience however, this is the place for you.