More than two years living in Copenhagen and some friends and family visits and you become a (amateur) tour guide of this nordic city of endless and cold winters and short and bright summers. There are for sure other places to add and some that you can take out from this list but this is our recommendation for a short four days get away to the Danish capital.
First day: Start the day visiting The Little Mermaid, city’s symbol, walk by the shore up to the Fortress (Kastellet) and from there to Amalienborg Palace where the royal family lives. On the right you’ll find the Marble Church and on the other side of the channel is the Opera building.
After this you might start to get hungry, keep walking to Nyhavn (the famous street with the colour houses) sit in any of the terraces and enjoy a good beer and something to eat. In the evening walk around Kongens Nitorv and streets around it and get into any of the many and cosy coffee shops that you’ll find.
Second day: From Nyhavn take one of those cruise boats to go around the channels, you could see the Black Diamond (national library) and the Christiansborg Castle among others. Walk around Stroget (the longest shopping street of northern Europe) up to the Town Hall Square. Visit the “free” city of Christiania and you must enjoy street food at a good deal at Copenhagen Street Food.
Third day: Visit Rosenborg Castle where you can find the crown jewels and take a walk the botanical garden and around the lakes. Get lost into the multicultural neighbourhood of Norrebro and visit to the brewery Mikkeller and Friends. If you want to experience hipsters at its best walk around Vesterbro hood where you’ll find some of the most hipsters shops and restaurants in the city. As the sun is setting get into Tivoli theme park and enjoy one of the oldest parks in the world. For dinner and to have a drink go to Meat Packing District.
Fourth day: It is time to get out of the city. From Central Station take a train up to Hillerod where you can visit Frederiksborg castle and its wonderful gardens. From there get back on the train to visit Kronborg Castle which inspired W. Shakespeare when writing Hamlet. Walk around Helsingor old town with its traditional houses and eat in any of the cosy restaurants. Last stop, Lousiana Modern Art Museum. Whether if you are a modern art fanatic or not, you would love this place for its emplacement across the sea and in the middle of nature. Go back to Copenhagen.
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