Copenhagen for a weekend

24 Nov

The boss (aka Wife) and I spent a weekend in Copenhagen. We were looking for a short weekend break somewhere in Europe and somewhat randomly chose Copenhagen (I think, the Boss booked it all). Coming up to Christmas, the Scandic countries are great to visit for Christmas feel…

Where to Stay

We holed at up at The Scandic Palace which was brilliantly located close to the key touristy sites. Check out my review on Tripadvisor here.

What to do

We pretty much hit the tourist trail and didn’t venture too far off the beaten track. We had snow and rain plus it was very cold so trekking around Copenhagen excessively and walking tours were pretty much out of the question. We did however check out:

Tivoli Gardens: You wouldn’t think an amusement park could be such a big draw but it is quite impressive and very magical. If the Christmas feel is what you’re after, Tivoli Gardens is where it’s at.

Strøget Street: Strøget is one of Europe’s largest pedestrianised shopping streets. It’s not very different to other shopping streets in Europe but the walk from the top near Tivoli Gardens down to the bottom leading to Nyhavn is a great way to kill 30 minutes – also you’ll come across a few Christmas markets during the Christmas season

Nyhavn Canal: The “postcard” part of Copenhagen! This is where you will see the colourful buildings that have become synonymous with Copenhagen. Grab a boat tour from here to check out the various sites and buildings around the Copenhagen harbour and canals.

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Where to eat

While Noma is world famous, it is incredibly difficult to get a table unless you have booked well in advance. The Boss and I enjoyed our dining experiences at:

The Royal Smushi Café: Very hipster and I wasn’t all that impressed with their “smushis” but I enjoyed the Sunday brunch specifically the French Toast.

Royal Smushi, Copenhagen

Damindra: The Boss and I love Sticks and Sushi in London so went to Copenhagen with a slightly heightened expectation of the Danish take on Sushi. We weren’t disappointed with Damindra

Damindra, Copenhagen

In short, we loved our weekend in Denmark. Happy people and good food…what more can you ask for?