The capital of Denmark has a lot to be seen. We spent 3 days in Copenhagen and here are some tips on places to visit and more!
Copenhagen Travel Tips
Stroget – visit this pedestrian street that begins in the City Hall and ends at the Stork Fountain. There you will find a lot of souvenir stores, but also places like Lego Store, Disney Store and H&M.
Have you booked your hotel?
We always choose our hotels as soon as we set the travel date to get great prices. And to do this we use Booking.com. It is the easiest way to search for available hotels, best location, and of course, the best price.
The Round Tower – To get on top you need to walk up an spiral walk, which is fun (my daughter loved it!). Once up there, you get a nice view of the city.
King’s Garden/Rosenborg Garden – visit this beautiful garden for a little contact with nature. It’s right by the Rosenborg Castle.
Rosenborg Castle – the castle was built by one of the most famous Scandinavian kings, Christian IV, in the early 17th century and today it is a museum.
Amaliemborg – made up of four identical buildings – Christian VII’s Palace (used as guest residence), Christian VIII’s Palace (used as guest palace for Prince Joachim and Princess Benedikte), Frederik VIII’s Palace (home of the Crown Prince family), and Christian IX’s Palace (home of the Queen and Prince Consort). Fancy, right? 🙂 One of them is open for visits.
Copenhague Street Food – on Papiroen Island – have a meal at this an indoor street food market, with cuisines from all around the world. There we ate the famous smorrebrod. And if you happen to eat the Brazilian barbecue, enjoy, but please know that’s just Brazilian inspired, our barbecues are kind of different. Oh, and take cash with you, many food stands don’t accept credit cards. (update: this place has closed but there is a new place in Copenhagen called Reffen and you should definitely check it out)
How about a data plan?
It is impossible to travel and not be in touch with family and friends. We always travel with sim cards from Travelmobile, in order to avoid those horrendous roaming charges and the hunt of free wifi. As soon as we land, we have internet working on our cell phones! They offer data (and voice) plans in over 140 countries.
Netto Boat Tour – this 1-hour boat tour will take through Copenhagen’s canals. This is a quick and easy way to visit the Little Mermaid, which is kind of far from the rest of the tourist attractions.
Nyhavn – The most famous area in Copenhagen (or at least, the most photographed), Nyhavn was originally a busy commercial port where ships from all over the world would dock. Today the old houses have been renovated and they hold many restaurants. We didn’t stop in any of them, so it was a quick visit to take pictures 🙂
Tivoli Gardens – one of the first amusement parks in the world. Even Walt Disney visited it to get ideas to make Disneyland in California. We had a 72 hour Copenhagen Card that allowed us 3 entrances to the park (one on each day). So guess how many times we went there? Yes, 3! Isabella loved the Rutschebanen, a roller costear built in 1914!
Den Bla Planet Aquarium – before going there what was intriguing me the most was the building’s modern architecture. It’s cool! And the aquarium is nice, but because it was open recently, expect long lines to get in. In my opinion, not worth going if you are on a tight schedule.
Torvehallerne – we love food markets so visiting them are always on our to-do list 🙂 This one has everything from fresh fish and meat to gourmet chocolate and exotic spices, as well as small places where you can have a quick bite to eat. We had some fish cakes and Isabella also had an ice cream in a place called Is à Bella 🙂
Are you going without travel insurance?
We never travel without insurance, because when we are abroad, even a minor trip to the hospital can cost a little fortune. We recommend WorldNomads for their excellent plans.
Carlsberg Glyptoteket – this art museum was founded in 1888 by the brewer Carl Jacobsen, the owner of Carlsberg. The museum is impressive! You will see artifacts from Ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire, to modern art. We had a very nice time there!
Irma – a chain of supermarkets offering nice food to take away at good prices. Perfect if you are on a budget (like us!). A little more expensive than 7 Eleven (which is everywhere) but with better quality.
We used the 72 hour Copenhagen Card. It was worth the price considering all the places we visited and all public transportation we used (including to go to the airport).
Well, I hope you find these tips useful for your trip to Copenhagen!
Planning a trip?
If you are planning a trip, here at Travel Cook Tell I have many travel tips about places we have visited. Also, you can make hotel reservations through Booking.com, order sim cards from Travelmobile to use your cell phone abroad (and not pay for those horrendous roaming charges) as well as get travel insurance from WorldNomads – they offer great plans. None of this will cost any extra to you, but it will turn into a little commission for the blog.
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