1 day in Copenhagen: My travel tips for the Danish capital

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For several years my boyfriend and I haven’t done a city trip. Stop … Actually, we have never done such a trip before, because our leisure is extremely limited with his sports and job. Therefore, I was all the more pleased that we actually sat in the car towards Copenhagen last Friday .

The plan was to spend a night in Copenhagen and to explore the city on the following day. In the afternoon we already had to leave Denmark and visit our good friends in Sweden. Although the time was very limited, we enjoyed every moment and tried to get an impression of the most beautiful corners and the typical Danish atmosphere.


So today you can find a mini city guide for the beautiful Copenhagen and the places you should definitely have seen.



Vesterbro is located west of Copenhagen Central Station. Just a few minutes walk from our hotel, the Absalon Hotel, you can find the Istedgade. This is the most popular street of the trendy district. There are many cafés, restaurants and little  boutiques.




The next morning we started again at our hotel and strolled through the streets of Copenhagen.  We passed the Amusement Park Tivoli, the Town Hall Square and walked through the most famous shopping street Strøget. In my opinion the shopping area was a bit too touristy and crowded. Nevertheless, there were a few sweet cafes and great bakeries. I also got my obligatory magnet in one of the souvenir shops and we tried a typical Danish pastry with almonds and orange.

I’ve always liked the clean Scandinavian fashion style very much and some labels, that I only knew from my trusted online shops before,  have their own boutiques in Copenhagen. For those who want to get the Skandi style, I have put together some of my favorites:






Nyhavn was originally a busy trading port ,where ships from all over the world docked. There were sailors, pubs and bars. Today the basin is known for the colorful houses. In the restaurants and bars you can relax outside, listen to jazz music and enjoy delicious food.

Although it is very touristy, I really enjoyed being at the old port. In the harbour you can find sailing boats as well as theater and restaurant ships. But they also offer cruises around the area. For the 60-minute tour you have to pay about 6.50 €. From the boat you can see some of the most beautiful sights, such as the Little Mermaid and the canals of Chrisitianshavn, while diving in the amazing architecture of the Danish capital. My personal highlight was when I spotted a project by the architect Bjarke Ingles. A garbage power plant in the form of a ski mountain was discussed on the Netflix documentation Astract, which I had seen a few weeks ago.


Nevertheless, during my research I discovered more sights, that are on my list for a next visit.  So if you have been to Copenhagen before and have more tips, feel free to leave a comment. I would be very happy.

xo Maike


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