Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Copenhagen trip recap

Last weekend the bird and I took our last trip of the year to Copenhagen! It was such a lovely city.
The canals running through the city reminded me a lot of Amsterdam. And the colored buildings were so gorgeous!

One of the many attractions in the city is The Little Mermaid. It was a gift given by Carl Jacobson (son of the founder of Carlsberg beer). He was so inspired by the ballet performance, he had the sculpture commissioned for the city of Copenhagen.

One of my favorite things about Europe in the wintertime is all the Christmas markets! We ran into several in Copenhagen.

The highlight of our trip was definitely walking along the famous Nyhavn Canal area.
We loved Copenhagen and I would definitely recommend a trip there! The city is beautiful and so progressive. They have amazing restaurants, including 13 Michelin star restaurants. In addition to the gourmet foodie scene, there were so many popular healthy restaurant options too. The one downside of Copenhagen, and any Scandinavian city, was that everything was so expensive. That just made it a perfect weekend trip!

Here are some places I highly recommended from our trip:


• Hotel
Copenhagen Marriott Hotel
All of the hotels in city center were pricey, but this one had decent rates and was in a great location, right on the water. It was close to restaurants, site seeing and shopping. It was also only a short walk to the main train/metro station.

• Restaurants
BioMio: Great spot for lunch or dinner. Very popular among the locals!
Mikkeller Bar: Great spot for an after dinner drink.
42 Raw: Don't let the name of this place scare you... it was the best lunch I have had in awhile!
Torvehallerne: A very nice enclosed food market. Great spot to eat, buy gifts and walk around.

• Site-Seeing
Tivoli Gardens: The 2nd oldest amusement park in the world. But it is so much more than that. Highly recommend!
The Little Mermaid: Read and see above.
Christiania: A freetown in the middle of the city. Interesting place for a stroll. Read about it before you go.
Strøget: The longest pedestrian street and shopping area in Europe. Lots of shops, restaurants, cafes, etc.
Kastellet: A military fortress dated back to the 1600s. Gorgeous grounds to walk through on your way to The Little Mermaid.

If you are planning a trip to Copenhagen, send me an email and I can give you more detailed information.


Amy Breckenridge said...

i would love to visit copenhagen, and all of scandinavia! my great-great grandparents came to boston from sweden so i have scandinavian roots that i'd love to explore :) looks so pretty around christmas!

My Life as A Plate said...

Looks like an amazing trip, I have always wanted to go to Copenhagen. I love all the bright colored houses. How neat that you got to go to some European Christmas Markets.

Amanda || Eclectic Snapshots said...

Gorgeous photos! Looks like you two had such an amazing time!

Alyssa said...

I'm so jealous–this looks like the MOST fantastic trip!

Alecia said...

gorgeous. This also reminds me of Amsterdam! Love :)

Marie said...

Beautiful pictures!!! So jealous that you got to go to the Christmas Markets!! I so want to do that one day!!

Best, Mree

Anonymous said...

it looks like you're walking around inside a fairy tale- so gorgeous :) and i love that statue.. thanks for sharing!!

Holly Copeland said...

What a gorgeous town - it's definitely on our travel list :)

Leslie said...

Wow! Great pics! I love the Christmas tree lot:) The architecture is so pretty and has a storybook quality. You are fortunate to be doing all this traveling!! Hope you are enjoying your holiday:) Thank you for stopping over! xxleslie

fashion-meets-art said...

oh what a wonderful city. looks so nice!
i want to visit copenhagen in the near future too.
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Unknown said...

Copenhagen looks so pretty! I love how the different coloured houses look. And that Christmas market looks too cute!! Sound like you had an wonderful time :)
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Jillian said...

what a pretty place to visit! pinning this for a FUTURE trip! xoxo jillian

Jaclyn Y said...

I am insanely jealous of your life, this trip looks beyond amazing! What a perfect time of year too.

Emily {Isnt That Charming} said...

What a charming and beautiful city!
Isn’t That Charming.

A Very Sweet Blog said...

you guys are too cute! i love your coat. the canals and colorful homes are so pretty. i love markets! there's looks fab! cute christmas trees :D

Ally Harding said...

I had no idea Copenhagan was so beautiful! You're so lucky to get to experience all these amazing places!

Happily Ever Parker said...

You're so lucky you get to do weekend trips like these! Love that mermaid statue!

Ashley said...

Anddd adding Copenhagen to my list of places to visit!

Melina said...

Gahh, there's so much of Europe I'd love to see! These pictures are beautiful and make me want to visit even more. :)

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

I went when I was younger and loved it. The photos are lovely. Thanks for the recommendations. I hope I get to go back soon.

Elle Sees said...

love that you shared this! copenhagen is on my list of places to go

Jane said...

beautiful! would love love to take a trip here. here's to wishing and dreaming! :)

CWY said...

What lovely photos! Those colorful homes are beautiful!

his little lady said...

Oh gosh, these pictures are so beautiful! All I want to do is travel! My favorite are all the colorful buildings!! :)
xo TJ

Michelle said...

loving the colorful buildings!

Darcy said...

wow these pictures are amazing! I had no idea it was so pretty there.. and how cool about the little mermaid!

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