24 Hours in Copenhagen

September 22, 2014

Morning

Toverhallerne Market: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so start your day right with a trip to this excellent food market and pick up a light bite to eat. Head to the small, charming Laura’s Bakery for cakes, Danish pastry or Copenhagen Nut Pie and grab a coffee from the expert baristas at the Coffee Collective.

Metro – Nørreport

Christiania: Christiania is a city within a city. A self-proclaimed autonomous neighbourhood just a short distance outside of Copenhagen, Christiania is famous as a commune of hippies and free spirits who took over the area in the 1970s. An arty, laid-back hub full of murals and installations, Christiania attracts over 1 million visitors each year.

Metro – Christianshavn

Copenhagen Lakes: Three rectangular lakes curve around the centre of Copenhagen, popular with joggers, runners and other outdoor enthusiasts. Bird watchers will also be at home here, with the opportunity to see many different species around the lakes. Have a stroll and relax while the Danish capital wakes up around you.

Metro – Nørreport

Afternoon

Cafe Dyrehaven: Traditional Danish food is making a huge comeback in the capital, and Cafe Dyrehaven is one of the city’s most reasonably priced and friendly institutions. Grab a classic Scandinavian “open sandwich” made of potato and crispy fried onions and relax in this cool, modern bodega.

Bakken: Just north of Copenhagen lies the world’s oldest amusement park, Dyrehavsbakken, or Bakken for short. The 431-year-old amusement park features 34 rollercoasters, ferris wheels, a drop tower and more including the newest ride, Tornado, which spins at up to 5G.

Train – C-Line to Klamenborg

Blue Planet Aquarium: Northern Europe’s largest aquarium is home to some of the planet’s most interesting, colourful underwater creatures including anacondas, hammerhead sharks, rays and more. Some of the walls are lined with water, making guests feel as if they are submerged with the fish as they wander around, however there are also aquariums that you can see from above. The Amazonas area includes butterflies and birds flying around guests.

Metro – Kastrup

Evening

Nyhavn: Formerly a busy port with local amenities dominated by sailors, Nyhavn is now home to classy restaurants and a thriving jazz music scene. The port is also a great place to relax and hang out with a beer at the end of a long day, perfect if you fancy a chilled one.

Metro – Kongens Nytorv

The Little Mermaid: A gift from Danish brewer Carl Jacobsen to the city of Copenhagen, The bronze statue of the Little Mermaid turned 100 years old in 2013. Despite numerous cases of vandalism, including two beheadings, Hans Christian Andersen’s mermaid remains and guards the harbour, hoping to catch a glimpse of her prince.

Kitjn: A quirky, trendy cocktail bar in Østerbro which specialises in rum-based cocktails. The theme is kitchen-based, as the name suggests, with the bar being made of old kitchen doors. The atmosphere is relaxed and cosy

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