Planning a trip to Copenhagen? Happy to share with you the places we’ve tried to help you better plan your escape.
Copenhagen is a relatively small city, so moving around from one neighbourhood to another doesn’t take much, so walking is definitely feasible, especially if the weather is good. Renting a bike is another option if you want to be more flexible and be kind with your feet. Some of the areas are not that well connected by public transportation and you end up spending more changing buses/tube than actually walking/biking.
THINGS TO DO – our recommendations
Nyhavn – is the place to end a long day, especially in the summer. Originally a commercial port where ships from over the world would dock, Nyhavn is today filled up with restaurants and bars, being a popular going out. All those pictures you’ve seen from Copenhagen with beautiful renovated colourful colours are taken here. Go and have yours instead!
Rosenborg Castle – is probably the most beautiful castle we’ve ever been in. Travel back in time and through the possessions of Christian IV and get a sense of both everyday life and the festive aspects of royal life through 400 years. Buy your ticket online to avoid the queue.
Botanical Garden – it’s just across the street to Rosenborg Castle, show-casting a beautiful palm house which is worth seeing.
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art – the most visited art museum in Denmark, located on the shore of Øresund Sound, 35 km north of Copenhagen. Buy your ticket online, combined with a return train ticket to get the best price (200dkk/person).
EAT & DRINK
Meatpacking district is one of the most popular places to go out in Copenhagen. Used to be home top Copenhagen’s meat industry business, this is today a new creative cluster offering a trendy nightlife and lots of high quality restaurants.
Tommi’s burger joint for the most perfect burger I’ve ever had. You should definitely ask for the sweet fried potatoes, the portion is to feed 5 people. Haha
Mother – the place to go if you fancy some a proper wood fire pizza. Delicious!!!!
Nor tried or tested, but researched
Paté Paté, Fleisch, Prolog Coffee Bar, Fiske bar
Torvehallerne market – buzzy food market in the heart of Copenhagen. Close to the busy Nørreport Street and the lakes, it’s the place to enjoy some delicious treats. They’ve got everything, so it’s up to you to decided what you’d like to have.
We’ve only tried the Coffee Collective and the sweets place next to it, Lauras bakery. I must confess we’ve been there a couple of times as it was just the perfect spot for a coffee break to recharge our batteries.
Copenhagen street food market – it’s a waterside market place, close to Nyhavn, on the Paper Island. Being the most popular street food market of Copenhagen, serves up food from all over the world. It’s a lovely setting, especially on a sunny day as they’ve got plenty of seats outdoor.
1 star Michelin restaurants
108 – casual Michelin star dining, serving modern Nordic dishes. We’ve been delighted with the Braised Pork with summer truffle and the Brown Beech Mushrooms with a smoked yolk sauce as starters, followed by the Monkfish Grilled on the bone with summer corn. Lovely dishes, unique and definitely memorable tastes, something on your must to try list.
Booking in advance is recommended, as it tends to get busy.
DEN RØDE COTTAGE – elegant Michelin star restaurant, located 20min north of Copenhagen, but definitely worth going. Lovely setting, excellent service and beautiful creative dishes, we’re more than happy to choose them for dinner. A total menu of 8 dishes is available, however you can opt for having 3, 5, 7 or all 8 dishes. Wine pairing is also available.
Nor tried or tested, but researched
Brunch: Mad & Kaffe, Wulff & Konstali food, Cafe Pixie, Kalaset
Coffee: Mad & Kaffe (we’ve tried this one, lovely coffee and setting close to the Meatpacking district), Risteriet, Cafe det vide hus
Pastry shops: Skt Peders Bakeri, Det Rene Brød, Meyers Bageri, Strangas
Must for dessert apparently (unfortunately we got out of time to reach this place) – Leckerbaer
Icecream: Hansens Flødeis, Ismageriet, Oswald’s Isbar