Travel Guide: Copenhagen, Denmark!
Denmark is one of the happiest places on earth, its also known for its vast amount of bike riders as well as the word hygge. Hygge has been a big word for retail companies, it's what everyone is striving to be. What to know the definition?
a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture).
Everything in Denmark was picture perfect... except the weather. But that is a whole different story! All I can say is visit during the spring, fall or summer - I can't even imagine how much more beautiful it is with green grass and lush flowers.
Let's get into our itinerary and what we did in Denmark:
Our first day was a little rough, we overslept after being up for over 24 hours - so we started our day later than anticipated.
Tivoli Gardens:A winter wonderland dream during the winter months. An amusement park filled with Christmas decor and beautiful lights.
Vapinos: We ate at this delicious pizza joint with the best Somersby rosé cider a flavor only served in Europe!
Magstræde - a colorful cobblestone street made for the best picturesque photo.
Christiansborg Palace: a beautiful place and government building, such a cool place to walk by.
Canal Cruise: My most favorite thing we did! We took an informative canal cruise, which cost under $15. I loved hearing the history, learning about the country and passing some of the famous Denmark monuments. Do not miss this!
Nyhavn: My second favorite thing! I mean... who doesn't love a colorful canal way filled with hygge restaurants. Every single restaurants we passed had the most dreamy decor.
Nyhavns Færgekro: We couldn't leave Denmark without trying an open-faced sandwich.
Rajissimo: A gelato and dessert store. Try a waffle on stick - so fun and delish!
Round Tower: A tower and observatory, one of the oldest in Denmark. The admission fee was super cheap - $4. It has a gorgeous lookout at the top and if you're not scared of heights they have a small entrance at the top where you can see the whole building from beneath your feet. I seriously thought I was going to fall through!
Rosenborg Castle/ Botanical Gardens/Amalienborg Palace: a quick pitstop to view all of these beauties!
Vapiano: we were obsessed with this place, so we went straight back for dinner and my fav cider!
Try Danish food:
smørrebrød (open faced sandwiches)
a traditional Danish hot dog
“flødeboller” – which are small cream buns
THE COFFEE COLLECTIVE TORVEHALLERNE
Copenhagen Street Food
The Little Mermaid/Little Siren
Cisternerne in Søndermarken
All in all, Denmark was an exquisite place to visit - filled with cobblestone roads, colorful buildings, the best cider and the sweetest people. I wouldn't miss this stunning country while you're in Europe. It is a must see pit stop, I would say 2 days in Copenhagen is the perfect amount of time to wander the city! Prepare yourself for all of the hygge! Happy travels!