As I’ve mentioned before, Copenhagen has been a city on my list of places to travel to. So in January of this year my boyfriend and I decided to book the trip for my 20th birthday on April 14th-17th. The more I read about the Danish city the more I knew I’d fall in love and I wasn’t wrong.
We booked a beautiful cosy apartment on Airbnb just outside of central Copenhagen in Frederiksberg. It was a lived-in home so it felt like we were living and experiencing the city in a unique way. It was decorated perfectly with rugs, throws and art work in each corner. The area itself was only a short walk to the bus stop and metro station which made travelling into the centre really easy, the public transport was efficient and meant we could explore many parts of the city.
We did not plan lots to do as we really wanted to embrace the culture and the city itself so we wanted to take each day as it came. However, we stopped off at a few of the local attractions whilst wandering around.
The Danish Design museum was the first of these which caught my eye as I saw there was a fashion exhibition on show and I love the quirky designs of Scandinavia so was keen to have a look around. As students and as under 25 y/o we entered for free and had a brief walk around the exhibitions, my favourites being the design and fashion ones as well as the Japanese design which showcased an extensive range of artefacts and paintings.
We also walked around an old fortress and found the little mermaid statue by the harbour. The centre of Copenhagen was filled with shops and cafes so it was nice to experience the quaint parts outside of the centre and the bustling parts within the centre too. We didn’t fully explore the Freetown of Christiana but the parts we did see were very interesting as it’s a place with quirky houses and artwork with free spirited minded people inhabiting the area.
After a failed trip to the Tivoli amusement park – my fear of peacocks was too much to handle going there.. So we headed to Nyhavn, the harbour filled with beautifully colourful houses with many cafes and bars alongside the water. This was one of my favourite spots and was a lovely outing for my birthday before heading to dinner that evening. This was the day when the sun really came out and solidified *hopefully* the last time I will wear my fluffy coat until Winter.
We visited many plant-based and vegan friendly cafes and restaurants so a Copenhagen plant-based food guide will be posted very soon.
This is a beautiful city and one in which I am inspired by and would love to live someday. I would highly recommend visiting for either a weekend break for longer, there is so much to see and explore and everyone is a so lovely.