After being asked to become a contributor for Brand And Beauty I was very excited to begin the writing. Since I just joined the beauty team I thought that you might want to get to know me, so in this post I am going to talk about the wonderful city I come from and give you some tips on what you can do when you are visiting the beautiful Copenhagen.
Copenhagen – the capital of Denmark – is mostly known as the city where everyone rides bicycles, the home of the world-famous fairy tale writer, H.C. Andersen, and lastly the place where the happiest people in the world lives.
I have spent most of my life living in Copenhagen, which means that I know the city inside out. I have collected top 5 things you must see and do while visiting Copenhagen.
1. ‘Smørrebrød’ in Nyhavn (New Harbour)
Nyhavn was originally a busy commercial port where ships from all over the world would dock. The area was packed with sailors, ladies of pleasure, pubs and alehouses.
Today the area mostly consists of classy restaurants, with a relaxed atmosphere, street music, and great food. If you dare to try a Danish traditional lunch meal, look for restaurants that serve ‘smørrebrød’.
2. Selfies with the guards at Amalienborg
Amalienborg is the home of the Danish royal family and is definitely a must-see during your trip to Copenhagen. The royal family is guarded by soldiers wearing large bear fur hats. If you want the ultimate experience, try to spot the Changing of the Guards ceremony, which occurs at around 12:00.
The Danish Royal Guard March is taking place every day from Rosenborg Castle to Amalienborg Castle, and it is somewhat of an experience for tourists as the march is accompanied by a music band.
3. Embrace your inner child at Tivoli Gardens
Tivoli Gardens is the perfect attraction in Copenhagen for a hot summer day where you just want to have fun, or attend one of the Friday concerts at the giant lawn.
Tivoli is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world, right after Dyrehavsbakken, which is placed a bit outside of Copenhagen. Tivoli offers attractions for every age group while still offering the fairy tale experience as many of the attractions are named after H.C. Andersen’s fairy tales.
Eat noodles in Chinatown, try the endless of roller coasters, or treat yourself to a fancy meal at the award-winning Nimb Restaurants. The possibilities are endless and I can promise you that you will never be bored.
4. Go secret bar crawling
What many people might not know, is that Copenhagen is filled with fun hidden bars all over the city. If you are in the city looking for a hip spot to eat, drink, or even both, I recommend for you to follow @MadAboutCopenhagen on Instagram.
Some secret bars I would recommend checking out is, first of all, Brass Monkey – a tiki themed bar serving strongly liquored Zombies, and punches served in giant shells and ships.
Another cool place is called The Jane, which is a Mad Men themed bar with sliding bookshelves that reveals another bar and dance floor at 10 PM.
5. Get that effortless Scandinavian fashion look
Copenhagen’s largest shopping area, ‘Strøget‘ is centered in the heart of the city and stretches 1.1 kilometers from the City Hall Square to Nyhavn.
You can walk these streets for days as you can find both high-end and budget priced stores and brands. Get that effortless Scandinavian fashion look by going on a shopping spree down ‘Strøget’. At some of the smaller streets, you can even find cool vintage shops with unique pieces that you cannot find elsewhere.
Alternatively, if the weather is horrible, Copenhagen also has great shopping malls Fisketorvet and Field’s, which is only 15 minutes away with the metro subway.
I hope you like this travel guide and that it inspired you to take the trip. I often share photos from Copenhagen and other cool places on my Instagram, you can happily follow me here.
What do you think of the guide? Have you been to Copenhagen before?