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Discovering Copenhagen, Denmark on a Weekend

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Copenhagen (European Portuguese) or Copenhagen (Brazilian Portuguese) (Danish: København, lit. “port of merchants”; Nuvola apps arts.svg PRONUNCIATION) is the capital and largest city of Denmark. It is situated along the eastern coast of the islands of Zealand and Amager, bordered by the Øresund Strait, opposite the Swedish city of Malmö, on the other side of the strait.

Copenhagen is a capital ahead of its time, a birthplace of design and sustainability, where bicycles and green spaces are part of the city’s skyline. The capital of Denmark is a destination that is on the rise thanks to its monuments, its gastronomy, its castles and its many facets.

Where to stay in Copenhagen – Denmark

Copenhagen, in general, is very safe, which favours the choice of the region where to stay. First of all, it is important to take into account that Copenhagen is a city with a very high cost of living compared to other European cities.

And it is exactly this factor that can influence your choice because depending on the region, the price of hotels and flats also increases. As the Danish capital has great public transport options – train, metro and bus – staying a little far from the centre is no problem.

So, the best neighbourhood to stay in Copenhagen is not necessarily the one with the best location to stay. In addition, it can be a great option for those looking for a cheap place to stay.

Indre ByCentro

There’s no way to escape! The Center is usually at the top of the lists of the best regions for tourists from any city. After all, it is in the Center where you will find the largest number of hotels, tourist attractions, bars and restaurants.

If you’ve set aside some money for your convenience and like to do everything on foot or venture out on a bike ride, you don’t need to think twice. Your choice of where to stay in Copenhagen is, without a doubt, the central region!

However, something important when considering this region is that the city has very old buildings. Therefore, the risk is high of finding hotels and flats with bathrooms with little space.

Nørrerbro

Nørrerbro is one of the most cult neighbourhoods in the city, where many cultural events take place. In addition to being a residential neighbourhood, you have many options for bars with live music and street food.

If you want to enjoy the city’s nightlife, this may be the ideal neighbourhood for you to stay in Copenhagen.

It is also close to tourist attractions and, as it is not difficult to walk around the city, in 30 minutes on foot you can reach the Center.

In addition, this region offers two very close metro stations (Nørreport and Forum), which allow you to reach points of interest even faster.

Østerbro

One of the favourite neighbourhoods of tourists who don’t like to stay in the centre and don’t want to give up a good walk. Østerbro is certainly a great option!

It is known for having numerous coffee shops. In addition, it has great access to public transport.

Vesterbro

This neighbourhood is located close to the Tivoli Gardens and the city’s central train station. Vesterbro has become a great option where to stay in Copenhagen for a very reasonable price and still be close to the tourist centre.

In the past, this neighbourhood was known as the city’s red-light because it was full of strip clubs and sex shops.

However, it has gone through a lot of changes in recent years and is a very friendly neighbourhood, full of bars and art galleries.

Amager

Amager is a neighbourhood that has a mix of old and modern buildings. It is close to the sea and is a region delight to choose where to stay in Copenhagen during the summer.

It is a very quiet neighbourhood and, therefore, the nightlife is not very busy there. However, there are subway lines available that take you to the Center in 10 minutes.

Where to eat in Copenhagen – Denmark

In recent years, Copenhagen has become a gastronomic reference in the culinary world. Restaurant Noma, in the vicinity of Christiania, has been chosen as the best restaurant in the world on several occasions. In addition, there are several Michellin-starred restaurants in the city and many world-renowned chefs are Danish.

The cuisine of Denmark is characterized by including meat, fish and vegetables in practically all of its recipes. Typical Danish dishes are not very elaborate and tend to be quite simple preparations, although equally delicious. Copenhagen cuisine has French, German and Scandinavian influences, a fusion to lick your fingers!

Typical dishes from Denmark
Smørrebrød: it is the typical lunch of Copenhagen and all of Denmark. It is a slice of bread (usually wholemeal) greased with butter and accompanied by smoked salmon, meat, boiled eggs and pickles. The ingredients vary depending on each establishment.
Sild: herring. It is the fish par excellence of Denmark. In Copenhagen, you’ll find it smoked, stewed, marinated in vinegar, etc.
Frikadeller: meatballs stuffed with pork or fish and accompanied by potato and pickle sauce. It’s one of the most common Danish dishes you’ll find at street stalls.
Krebinetter: it is a pork empanada similar to the previous dish, also quite common in restaurants or street stalls in the city.
Red Hot Dog: The most popular product at Copenhagen’s street stalls is, without a doubt, the red sausage hot dog, perfect for satisfying hunger pangs or having dinner on the street. Plus, your pocketbook will thank you.
Wienerbrød: it is a puff pastry with a spiral shape and flavoured with cinnamon and chocolate. It is the most typical sweet from Copenhagen.
Flæskesteg: Thin slices of roast pork. In Denmark, there are twice as many pigs as people, so this animal is a staple ingredient in the country’s cuisine.
Bacon: it is very common to find it accompanied by parsley sauce and boiled potatoes.
Danish cheese: Danish cheeses are world-famous and are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are many types of cheese, but the most famous are Havarti, Samsoe and Danablu.
Smoked salmon: as in other Scandinavian capitals such as Oslo, smoked salmon is a typical Copenhagen dish.
Danish pastries: of course, in Copenhagen you will also find the famous Danish butter pastries, which are also popular in Brazil.

Important: time
When eating in Copenhagen it is important to take into account the opening hours. The normal thing is that they do not serve lunch after 3 pm or dinner after 9 pm. Although the opening hours of the street service stations are more flexible, especially on weekends, it is always advisable to arrive at the restaurants in Copenhagen with sufficient time.

Where to go and What to do in Copenhagen – Denmark

Copenhagen is full of monuments and attractions for you to enjoy your stay in the city, such as the famous Little Mermaid, the Free City of Christiania, the Nyhavn Canal, Rosenborg Castle and many other visits that you cannot miss.

Monuments and tourist attractions

The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid is the quintessential symbol of the Danish capital and its most visited monument. Discover its history and how to get to the Little Mermaid.

Nyhavn channel
Copenhagen’s Nyhavn Canal is one of the most photographed sites in the Danish capital. Learn how to get to Copenhagen’s famous colourful houses.

Christiania
The Free City of Christiania is a hippie neighbourhood in Copenhagen famous for its street art, street music and marijuana sales. Know your story.

Tivoli Gardens
Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens are the capital’s most visited attraction thanks to its landscapes, roller coasters and shows. Hours, price and more.

Christiansborg Palace
Christiansborg Palace reflects the history of Copenhagen and the Danish monarchy. Know your rooms and know the price and visiting hours.

Amalienborg Palace
Copenhagen’s Amalienborg Palace is the winter residence of the Danish royal family. Learn about its history at the Amalienborg Museum.

National Museum of Denmark
The National Museum of Denmark is the best place to go through Danish history through Viking treasures, skeletons, mummies and more. Know more.

National Gallery of Denmark
The National Gallery of Denmark is one of Copenhagen’s finest museums and houses work by artists such as Hammershoi, Munch and Picasso.

Rosenborg Castle
Rosenborg Castle is the finest example of Danish architecture in Copenhagen. Discover Christian IV’s favourite residence, its price and opening hours.

Frederiksborg Castle
Frederiksborg is home to the National History Museum with objects from 1500 to today. See the largest castle in Scandinavia and how to get there from Copenhagen.

Museums

Copenhagen’s history is marked by the Vikings, the monarchy and design. Discover how all this can be seen in Copenhagen’s most important museums.

National Museum of Denmark
The National Museum of Denmark is the best place to go through Danish history through Viking treasures, skeletons, mummies and more. Know more.

National Gallery of Denmark
The National Gallery of Denmark is one of Copenhagen’s finest museums and houses work by artists such as Hammershoi, Munch and Picasso.

Ny Carslberg Glyptothek
Copenhagen’s Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek is the city’s most important sculpture museum and houses paintings by Monet or Van Gogh. Hours, price and more.

Thorvaldsen Museum
The Thorvaldsen Museum was Copenhagen’s first museum and features the finest works by this Danish sculptor and painter.

Design Museum
Visit the Copenhagen Design Museum and explore the history of that country through the design of furniture, toys and clothing.

War Museum
The Copenhagen War Museum covers over 500 years of history through armour, cannons, tanks and other war objects.

Guinness Records Museum
Copenhagen’s Guinness Records Museum showcases the world’s most curious achievements in an interactive exhibit.

Night life

Copenhagen is a very eclectic city with many faces. I’m always impressed by their ability to mould themselves to the traveller’s will and I’m sure you will feel the same way when enjoying the nightlife in Copenhagen.

Choosing among the best clubs in Copenhagen is not an easy task and it is very private.

Tours:

Copenhagen Canal Cruise: Ved Stranden or Nyhavn
gastronomic tasting
Tour of pubs, bars and nightclubs
Guided Segway Tour
An Alternative Side of Copenhagen Tour
bike tour
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat Tour
Skip-the-line Tivoli Gardens

Places we visited:

Strøget
Nyhavn
Marmorkirken
Copenhagen City Hall
City Hall Square
Nikolaj
The Christiansborg’s Tower
Tivoli
Castle Rosenborg
The King’s Garden

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