Got a day ın Copenhagen, Denmark? See what sights, eateries and activities you must check!
1-START THE DAY WITH AN AMAZING BREAKFAST AT GRØD!
GRØD is an amazing cafe with mind blowing porridges, pokes and coffee! The place is quite small but it is indeed very cosy. Portions they serve are actually quite filling so even you opt for small portion, it will fill you up for a few hours for sure! For an amazing breakfast, stop by this amazing cafe and taste their yummy stuff!
2-WALK THROUGH THE BIGGEST CEMETERY OF THE CITY AND VISIT ANDERSEN’S GRAVE (ASISTENS KIRKEGÅRD)
Asistens Cemetery is the biggest one in Copenhagen and perhaps all Denmark. Hans Christian Andersen being the most famous one, the cemetery has graves of many famous people. To be frank the place feels more like a park than cemetery. So it is not really a depressing place. After Grød, you can take a nice walk around the old cemetery.
3-PASS THE QUEEN LOUISE BRIDGE AND WALK THROUGH THE CANAL
Upon visiting the cemetery, walk towards south to downtown area. Pass the beautiful Queen Louise Bridge and walk along the Pebling So Canal! This part of the city is very tranquil and I loved it very much! You might as well see geese, ducks and many other sorts of birds in the canal!
4-VISIT THE HISTORICAL ØSTRE ANLÆG PARK
Østre Anlæg which was once a part of the old fortifications of the city, is one of the most alluring public parks in Copenhagen. It is literally a forest inside Copenhagen! Upon entering the park you will run into different birds and see many small ponds, this place is indeed a must-see in this city.
5-TOUR THE 17-CENTURY FORTRESS KASTELLET
This pentagon shaped fortress is one of the most well preserved structures in Europe! This citadel now also serves as a public park because of its beautiful architecture and unique natural elements. Kastellet, having been spread over acres, is a perfect place to take walks!
If you have time, I strongly recommend you to check out the medieval St. Alban’s Church abutting the Kastellet zone!
6-CHECK OUT THE LITTLE MERMAID STATUE RIGHT NEAR THE COAST
Inspired by Andersen’s story, The Little Mermaid Statue was built 106 years ago. It has been one of the most popular attractions in Denmark. As you can see in the photo, the statue is near the sea and the view is very nice from there. After visiting Kastellet, you can stop by this statue for sometime and witness the beautiful view 🙂
7-WALK AROUND THE MOST POPULAR SIGHT: NYHAVN CANAL
Nyhavn is indeed the most popular sight of the city. This 17-century canal is the entertainment and waterfront area of Copenhagen. Buildings with different colors, authentic boats, amazing restaurants and marvelous athmosphere! This place was also my favorite spot in the city! As a joke locals say it doesn’t count if you haven’t been to Nyhavn! 🙂
8-VISIT THE KING’S GARDEN AND ROSENBORG CASTLE
King’s Garden is an alluring and enormous botanical garden in the middle of the city. Remaining from the 17th century, Rosernborg Castle is the old residence of the Danish Royal family. It is currently serving as a museum with a massive collection of artifacts of the royal family line of Denmark.
9-CHECK OUT THE BEAUTIFUL ROUND TOWER
Round Tower is the oldest functioning observatory in Denmark as well as Europe.It is possible to see the tower’s core by standing on a glass floor, 25 metres above the ground. Moreover, the scenery from the top is mind blowing. Copenhagen lies in front of you! 🙂