I’m feeling especially lucky this Sunday evening, as i have just gotten back to London from an adventurous weekend in the city of Copenhagen, Denmark! a Europe newbie, I had very little prior knowledge of the city of Copenhagen, but am so, so, so glad that I had the opportunity to experience such a cozy and warm city during my time abroad. Read on for a summary of my time!
We arrived in Copenhagen late Friday evening. After eventually making it out of the airport and managing to navigate through the (confusing!) train station, my group arrived at our air b&b. warned by the owners friend who let us into the apartment that it was, in fact, “not a luxury apartment” we were relativity underwhelmed with the size and water pressure of our accommodations. Nevertheless, we headed out to dinner at war pig’s brewpub, located in the meatpacking district of the city. After a late dinner, we headed back to the apartment to get some much-needed sleep for our full day in Copenhagen.
We started the day by eating breakfast at Grod, a porridge restaurant and cafe that had been highly recommended by friends.
I got the chia seed pudding and a latte, neither of which were disappointing. Following breakfast, we made our way to the center of the city, where we decided to rent bicycles! Copenhagen is an extremely bicycle-friendly area and despite the gray weather, it ended up being a great decision!
We biked to the Rosenberg castle, where the Danish royal family’s crown jewels are housed. While we were unable to see the jewels due to a slight lock-in incident involving the police (still unsure of what really happened) we did enjoy walking around the outside of the castle and the nearby gardens.
After the castle, we hopped on our bikes and headed to the glass castle, an amazing indoor market. We were able to try so many different samples of food (including a seemingly-never ending supply of hot bread) and eventually ate lunch. this is where i fell in love with rye bread, something Copenhagen is also known for. i also ate an amazing festival pastry!
Once we were full with lunch, we hopped back on our bikes and went to the Danish museum of design! This was SUCH a highlight for me! The museum was one of the most aesthetically pleasing places I had ever entered and loved exploring the different exhibits (and most importantly, the chairs!)
After this, we returned to the city center to drop off our bikes and make plans for dinner. We ended up eating at an Italian restaurant downtown, where I had some of the best pasta I have ever had! A trip to a nearby waffle cone shop was the perfect way to top off our full day in Copenhagen!
The next morning, we woke up packed up our belongings, ate a quick breakfast, and headed to the paper castle, another shopping market near the city center. After a quick walk around the area, it was already time to begin the journey back to London.
As usual, I’m overcome with a sense of gratefulness that I have opportunities to experience so many unique cities in such a short period of time.