Top things to do in Copenhagen Denmark

Top things to do in Copenhagen Denmark
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(This post about things to do in Copenhagen was updated in April 2019)

 

Wonderful Wonderful Copenhagen!

I love Scandinavia and in particular Denmark and have visited a number of times over the past 30 years. If you are intending to visit Denmark you may have lots of questions about what there is to do in Copenhagen – What to see? How to get around the city? Where to stay?Where to eat? (and what to eat!) Which places to visit in Copenhagen should you add to your itinerary?

To help you plan your visit to the Danish capital here are a few of my favourite things to do in Copenhagen. I have included a map of the various attractions at the end of the post as well as some great tips to know before you visit.

 

  1. Nyhavn
  2. The Little Mermaid
  3. Paper Island replacement Reffen
  4. Strøget (including the Round Tower and Torvehallerne Market)
  5. Tivoli Gardens
  6. The Black Diamond (Royal Library)
  7. Amalienborg Palace
  8. Christiania
  9. How to travel to Malmo from Copenhagen
  10. Accommodation in Copenhagen
  11. The Copenhagen Card
  12. Books to read before visiting Denmark
  13. Top tips for visiting Copenhagen
  14. Map of Copenhagen’s main attractions

 

Things to do in Copenhagen – Nyhavn

If you have seen photographs of Copenhagen then I am sure you will be familiar with Nyhavn and its brightly coloured houses and harbour setting.

Nyhavn is the waterfront and canal district constructed in the late 1600’s. It was a busy port area but is now a haven for both tourists and locals alike. There are bars and restaurants aplenty and it is a pretty place to wander.

The colourful houses along the canal make this a fantastic place to get that iconic photo!

 

Nyhavn in Copenhagen

 

Tracy’s Travel Tip – Nyhavn is the place to go for boat trips.  The boats are specially designed to fit under all the low bridges that span the canals and a trip is a great way to get your bearings.

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Copenhagen: 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Ved Stranden or Nyhavn

See the sights of Copenhagen on a 1-hour boat tour along the main harbour and adjoining canals. Depart from Ved Stranden or Nyhavn and see lovely houses, ancient castles, and beautiful churches along the way.

Click here to book your 1 hour canal cruise

 

boat trip in Copenhagen

 

Copenhagen: 2-hour “Hidden Gems” Canal Tour

Get off the beaten track and explore some of Copenhagen’s best spots on this 2-hour canal tour. Enjoy a drink and discover the city’s mix of new and old architecture.

 

The Little Mermaid

Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy stories including the Ugly Duckling, the Little Mermaid. and the Little Matchstick Girl are well known all over the world. He was a famous and popular writer during his life time (1805-1875) and spent many years living in Nyhavn. There is a HC Anderson Fairy-Tale House with exhibitions about the man and his fairy stories which you can visit to find out more.

The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrau in Danish) was of course made into a popular Disney film and the statue is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Copenhagen. The statue is only 1.25 metres tall and is made of bronze. It was made by Edvard Eriksen and unveiled in 1913.

The statue is about a 10 minute stroll from Nyhavn. If you prefer not to walk there are hop-on hop-off buses available. Most of the cruises also pass by the statue but  you will only get a view of the statue from behind.

Tracy’s Top Tip – if you are visiting in winter I strongly suggest you wrap up warmly! It was minus 7 the day we visited the mermaid and we were glad of the hand warmers, hat, scarf, gloves etc we were wearing (and still froze!) Read my recommended packing list for visiting Europe in winter to ensure you have everything you need.

 

The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen

 

READ HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON’S FAIRY TALES

A beautiful collection of the fairy stories of Hans Christian Anderson. These are lovely tales to share with your children or grandchildren.

 

If you are interested in re-acquainting yourself with his fairy tales this beautifully illustrated book features a collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen retold for younger readers. It includes ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’, ‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘The Ugly Duckling’, ‘The Snow Queen’, ‘The Princess and the Pea’ and other classic stories, as well as a short biography of Hans Christian Andersen.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE –  BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU VISIT DENMARK

If you are travelling to Copenhagen with family here is a great guide to things to do in Copenhagen with small children to get the most out of your stay.

 

Paper Island is closed! Reffen is open!

The best place to eat in Copenhagen was Paper Island. It was also the cheapest. Denmark, like the rest of Scandinavia, is very expensive and much as I would love to have eaten in Noma (the 3 Michelin starred world famous restaurant in Copenhagen) our budget simply wouldn’t stretch.

The street food market was housed inside big industrial halls which were previously used for paper storage. Paper Island had a great atmosphere and we ate here every day (a good breakfast at the hotel kept us going until late afternoon and as the food halls were on the way to our hotel we made good use of the food venue)

Paper Island was situated in the opposite side of the harbour to the Little Mermaid and Nyhavn but there is a pedestrian (and cyclist) bridge across from Nyhavn. The Opera House and the Royal Playhouse are in the same area (as is Noma if you are feeling flush)

So NOW WHAT?

Well in May 2018 a new street food mecca opened in Copenhagen. Reffen is the largest street food market in the Nordic countries and is located on Refshalevej (see map below) It is operated by the same people that ran Paper Island and occupies a site 3 times as big! So although I am a little sad that Paper Island is no more I can’t wait to visit Reffen!

 

paper island copenhagen

 

Strøget – Visit the Round Tower and Torvehallerne Market

Strøget is the main pedestrianised shopping street in Copenhagen and one of Europe’s longest. Wander up it and off its side streets and stop for coffee/hot chocolate/tea and cake!

 

Stroget Denmark

 

Find the Round Tower or Rundetaarn. It is Europe’s oldest functioning observatory and was built in the 17th century. Walk up the spiral ramp to the top and enjoy panoramic views of the city. Admission costs DKK 25 and the tower is open daily between 10 am and 8 pm.

 

round tower in Copenhagen

 

Once you have climbed the Round Tower head to another indoor food market called Torvehallerne. Food at this market is a little more expensive than on Paper Island but its a lovely market to visit with some beautiful Danish produce for sale.

 

Torvehallerne

 

Tivoli Gardens

The second oldest amusement park in the world Tivoli Gardens opened in 1843. As well as rides and other fairground attractions there are concerts and music performances regularly held in the gardens. Give yourself at least half a day to visit and do check out the website for seasonal events. I have heard that Christmas at Tivoli is particularly special!

Tracy’s Top TipTivoli is not open all year around so do check the opening times and dates on the website (link below)

 

Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen

 

The Royal Library – Den Sorte Diamant

The Royal Library or Black Diamond is unmissable when you are on the Copenhagen waterfront. Inside there is a cafe, concert hall and bookshop.

 

The Royal Library - Den Sorte Diamant | things to do in Copenhagen Denmark

 

Amalienborg Palace

Amalienborg Palace is a museum and present home of the Danish Royal Family. The daily changing of the Royal guard (Den Kongelige Livgarde) takes place at 12 pm every day and is not to be missed.

 

Amalienborg Palace

 

Christiania

Christiania is an area of Copenhagen which is totally independent of the Danish government. It was established in 1971 by a group of hippies and is today still inhabited and is a mix of homes, art studios, eateries and music venues.

 

Christiania Copenhagen Denmark

 

Why not pop over to Malmo in Sweden?

If you are staying in Copenhagen for a few days why not pop over to Sweden? Malmo is just across the water and can be reached by crossing the Øresund Bridge. If you are considering adding a trip to Malmo into your Danish itinerary take a look at my posts – “How to travel to Malmo from Copenhagen” and “Things to do in Malmo” to help plan your visit.

 

Malmo in Sweden

 

Accommodation in Copenhagen

We stayed at the Hotel Bella Sky which is a 4 * hotel situate near the airport. It is in a beautiful modern building and is only a short trip by train or bus into the city centre.

We found it very comfortable and would recommend it to families or couples looking for a boutique option near the airport. Don’t miss the views from the Sky Bar which are lovely.

For more information about the Hotel Bella Sky read my comprehensive review of the accommodation.

 

 

Alternatively there are lots of options available in Copenhagen from booking.com. With free cancellation on most bookings they are my preferred option when reserving accommodation.


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 The Copenhagen Card

Purchase a Copenhagen Card which gives an all access pass to public transportation in Copenhagen as well as free access to over 80 museums and tourist sights.

See the sights of Copenhagen at your own pace and enjoy free or discount entrance at more than 80 museums and attractions. Choose a card with validity suitable to you (24 to 120 hours), and save time and money in the Danish capital.

Click here to purchase a Copenhagen City Card (including transportation)

 

Copenhagen card

 

Best travel books to take when visiting Copenhagen

 

 

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE –  HOW TO SPEND A DAY IN MALMO SWEDEN FROM COPENHAGEN

Tips to know when visiting Copenhagen (plus useful links)

  • Denmark is in the EU but they do not use the Euro. Make sure you have some Danish Krone with you though most places accept cards too.
  • If you decide to pop over to Sweden take your passport and remember that Danish Krone is different to Swedish Krone.
  • Be aware that there are bicycles everywhere. There are cycle lanes but bikes do seem to hurtle out of nowhere so you do need your wits about you to avoid being flattened.
  • Copenhagen is a very walkable city so make sure to pack comfortable shoes.
  • My top 10 things to do in Copenhagen – Nyhavn, Tivoli, the Little Mermaid, Paper Island (now Reffen), the Royal Library, the Round Tower, Christiania, Amalienborg Palace, Torvehallerne Market and the Strøget. Do all of these and you have seen the major sights of Copenhagen!
  • The following websites will also help with planning

Visit Denmark

Amalienborg Palace

Round Tower

Tivoli Gardens

 

Map of things to see in Copenhagen


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153 Comments

  1. March 6, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    This is such a great city guide, Tracy. Love those colourful houses and all your suggestions for things to see. Copenhagen is high on my list, saving these tips for our trip.

  2. March 6, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    Great tips! I have read varied reviews on the little mermaid aspect. Thanks for your input on that! That street food also looks amazing. Left me hunnngrrryyy

  3. March 7, 2017 / 7:58 am

    I’ve been dying to visit Copenhagen, but I think it will need to wait till next year as this year our travels are already booked up! You certainly saw a lot of great things! #CityTripping

  4. March 7, 2017 / 8:08 am

    I am dying to visit Copenhagen and see the Little Mermaid along with the Tivoli Gardens. Have got some more ideas of where else to visit now, thank you #citytripping

    • March 7, 2017 / 4:10 pm

      Thanks Kara – I will go back in summer or at Christmas next time when Tivoli open!

    • March 7, 2017 / 4:09 pm

      I was like that so said the time is NOW!!

  5. March 7, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    We are going to Copenhagen next month Tracy, so this was a really useful article. Definitely going to visit the Paper Island for food! #citytripping

  6. March 7, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    I’m dying to visit Copenhagen as I only ever hear great things about it (other than the price). Your tip about relatively cheap food on Paper Island is a good one, thanks! #citytripping

    • March 7, 2017 / 4:08 pm

      We ate there every day – it was still expensive but not as expensive as it could have been eating elsewhere!

  7. March 7, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    Great list! We did most of these when we went to Copenhagen. although missed paper island. The boat is a fab way to see the city. I didn’t know that you couldn’t photograph in Christiana! Enjoyed wandering around Malmo too. We went in winter as well. It was pretty cold! #citytripping

    • March 7, 2017 / 4:07 pm

      It was freezing – but the weather was lovely so can’t complain. Yes apparently taking photographs is a no-no in Christiania especially around pusher street.

  8. March 7, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    Dying to visit Copenhagen! Love the Paper Island tip and how can one not love Hand Christian Andersen. Definitely pinning this – thanks! #citytripping

    • March 7, 2017 / 9:28 pm

      I am sure you will love it – it is a lovely city 🙂

  9. March 8, 2017 / 4:25 am

    I’m headed to Copenhagen in June! I read about the area with all the street food and was planning to visit.. I didn’t know it was called Paper Island! I should tell my kids that when we’re there. “Hey, we’re on Paper Island!” and see how they react.

    I didn’t know photography is not allowed in Christiania. Thank goodness I read about it from you. And now I’m thinking if there’s a way I can squeeze in a visit to Malmo. It looks so quirky! #CityTripping

    • March 8, 2017 / 8:11 pm

      Have a wonderful visit it is an amazing city!

  10. March 8, 2017 / 7:59 am

    Copenhagen is on mu bucket list. Hope to go there soon, it looks so lovely & with so many things to see! I’m gonna save this post for alter! 🙂

  11. March 8, 2017 / 8:30 am

    Love this! Copenhagen’s been on my list for a long time!

  12. March 8, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    I lived in Copenhagen for just over two years, and it was so lovely to see your beautiful photographs of the place! I am gutted that Paper Island wasn’t quite open when we lived there though! 🙂 #citytripping

    • March 8, 2017 / 8:10 pm

      It is a pity as it was amazing! It is a lovely place!

  13. March 8, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    I’d love to visit Copenhagen. It looks so beautiful. And I know my daughter would love to see the Little Mermaid since we’re fans of Hans Christian Anderson’s stories. Thanks for sharing this great guide! #wanderfulwednesday

  14. March 8, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    I loved Copenhagen and we did go to the Andersen fairytale museum too – I had forgotten how scary and black some are! Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

  15. March 8, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    I’m not surprised you ate at paper island everyday – its fab isn’t it! It was great when we went as a family and there were 7 of us cos we got to try loads of different food. So glad you loved the city – we did too!

  16. March 8, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    My favourite city in the whole of Europe!! Really need to visit again soon! 🙂

  17. March 8, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    Nyhavn is what comes to my mind first when I hear Copenhagen. I’d love to visit it someday, hopefully during summer so I can sit in one of the al fresco dining areas of one of the restaurants lined up by the water. I’ve heard mixed reviews of the mermaid statue, I guess it’s all about what you’re after. If you’re a huge fan of Andersen – I guess you’ll appreciate it more. I saw some photos of the area which was extremely packed with tourists taking photo of the small mermaid statue, I think I have to see it for myself to decide if I do like it or not. 🙂

    • March 8, 2017 / 8:03 pm

      There were loads of people around the statue but we did walk up to it on a Sunday afternoon and as it was a beautiful (though cold) day I think a lot of Danish people were out walking too. I am glad we saw it to be honest!

  18. March 8, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    Copenhagen looks like such a beautiful place to visit! Nyhavn is so picture perfect, would love to photograph although I imagine we would end up spending hours there! Will definitely head to Paper Island when we do go! love trying local food 🙂 Thanks for sharing the tours too, will check those out – they are always a great time saver!

  19. March 8, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    Nyhavn is instantly recognisable, you photographed it well with the reflection too. The day trip to Malmo must have been interesting, that is one of the longest bridges in the world you crossed. I look forward to your Malmo post!

  20. March 8, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    Great post. My home town in Scotland – East Kilbride, is twinned with Ballerup in Denmark. I was supposed to go there on an exchange program back in the 80’s when I was a teenager but got waylaid (long story) and didn’t. My friend’s spent most of their time in Copenhagen smoking hash in Christiana, and hardly spent any time in Ballerup. Your post brought back lots of memories of the stories they told. Nyhavn looks like a lovely place going by your pictures.

  21. March 8, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    Such an amazing city full of such variety, and colour! I went a few times as a child so I would really love to re-visit through my adult eyes and experience it differently!

  22. March 8, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    Whaat!! How come I’ve never heard of Paper island? I’ve been to Copenhagen twice! Unfortunately both times in the winter, so I couldn’t go to Tivoli gardens either (closed). I love Copenhagen, though. Nyhavn is gorgeous!

    • March 8, 2017 / 8:19 pm

      It is lovely! Definitely try to get to paper island next time its straight across the bridge from Nyhavn!

  23. Riely
    March 8, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    I have been wanting to visit Copenhagen for a long time! I love Hans Christian Anderson and his fairy tales. I never knew about the HC Fairy-Tale House, but that would be a place for me to check out! I always hear such great things about locals in Copenhagen and their style. They truly have the best local shoe shops, which I am sure I can find on Stroget street. Thanks for all your tips.

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:31 pm

      Definately Riely – a great city with lots to see and do (and shopping too!)

  24. March 8, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    I’ve yet to visit this part of the world simply because it’s so expensive but thanks for the tip on Paper Island – I would definitely head over there for some eats! So cool that you can just cross over to Sweden!

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:29 pm

      Thanks Lydia – it is expensive but worth it!

  25. Kassie
    March 9, 2017 / 12:29 am

    I can’t believe that a blogger would write about going to see the little mermaid statue but not knowing why it was famous or in Copenhagen! So sad. I would love to see it in person someday, along with many of the other sites you mentioned in this post. I love that you can also just pop over to Sweden and check out a city there. With so many cheap flights to Copenhagen from the States, I will have to move it to the top of my list.

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:29 pm

      I know – I was totally gobsmacked too!! Definitely try to visit as it is a lovely city!

  26. Gingey Bites
    March 9, 2017 / 3:20 am

    A lovely round up with some great photos! I love cold wintery breaks so Copenhagen could be one for us this winter! The fish market looked great too. I love visiting markets in all the cities I visit, it’s kind of a hobby at this point!

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:28 pm

      I do too!! Always a lot to see! Definitely recommend Copenhagen for a winter break!

  27. March 9, 2017 / 4:20 am

    I truly loved visiting Copenhagen and your photos definitely took me back to all the things I loved the most about my visit!! Gorgeous pictures, too!!

  28. March 9, 2017 / 5:58 am

    Tracy, I love your Copenhagen suggestions! I know the food is expensive but would like to stop by the two markets you have presented in here. I would go to Sweden for sure. #wanderfulwednesday

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:27 pm

      Thanks Ruth – I am glad we crossed over the bridge to Sweden!

  29. March 9, 2017 / 9:53 am

    Great Article! I Love Copenhagen’s thank you for your sharing!

  30. March 9, 2017 / 10:10 am

    Copenhagen is on my travel wish list – thanks for the tips on what to see #citytripping

  31. March 9, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    We spent a couple of days in Copenhagen last September (we also lived there three years nearly 10 years ago now), and I had no idea Paper Island even existed! It would have been convenient to feed our 4 kids! Thanks for the tip!
    #FarawayFiles

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:26 pm

      I think it is fairly newish – we loved it and a great place for everyone to eat as they can choose what they want as so many great choices!

  32. Copenhagen Street Food is one of my favorite places – when the weather is nice, the entire outside is filled up with chairs and people out enjoying drinks and eats in the sun. Too bad you missed Tivoli – you would love it. Super special at Christmas and any time of year really. There is actually a ride that takes you through H.C. Andersen’s stories! Hilarious video – looks like you guys had a great time – sad I couldn’t meet up in person! Cheers from Copenhagen, Erin #FarawayFiles

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:25 pm

      Awwww I would have loved that ride!! I would have really loved to meet up with you – maybe next time? We loved it and glad you enjoyed the video!!

  33. March 9, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    Copenhagen is so beautiful! I’ve been thinking about going back, especially since I don’t have the best memories, as I visited as part of a longer trip and I was too tired to enjoy it properly. Your photos are definitely making me book that plane ticket! #citytripping

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:24 pm

      Brilliant Vlad! Have a wonderful time it is a lovely city!

  34. March 9, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    Good tips! I love Copenhagen! The bikers there are SERIOUS. I was definitely that annoying tourist accidentally wandering into the bike lane and almost getting smashed 😉

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:23 pm

      Me too!! Usually with a camera in my hand!! They go so fast!!

  35. March 9, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Copenhagen is so lovely – I cant wait to return. We managed to see all the highlights you mentioned and a few more on our 3 day visit. I think a boat trip is an excellent idea. It’s quite touristy but we loved it!#FarawayFiles

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:23 pm

      We loved it too – and that boat trip has to be done!!

  36. March 9, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    Copenhagen really does look amazing! It’s one of those pesky cities that are just a bit too expensive to fly to when there are flight to Germany and France for £15. The Nordic countries are relatively close to scotland, but not that easy to get to! I’d love to go and explore the nordics for a few months! Posts like this really inspire me!

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:22 pm

      I would recommend it Chiera – or fly to Germany and catch a train as thats a cheap option!

  37. March 10, 2017 / 7:33 am

    I’m super obsessed with Scandinavian and Nordic countries and can’t wait to visit Copenhagen one day! Nyhavn is a lot like Bryggyn in Bergen, Norway. It’s just so picturesque! What a great guide you have posted. I sure hope to make it there soon. I am going to Ireland for TBEX in October so am wondering if I should try and fly over there via Copenhagen – coming from New Zealand, it’s a long trip for a conference so I might as well try and make the most of being in the northern hemisphere!

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:21 pm

      I also love Scandinavia! Although I love Bergen I think Nyhavn is even prettier (I adore Norway so thats a huge thing for me to say!!)

      I would definitely say DO IT!! If you are coming all that way then make some detours!!!

  38. March 10, 2017 / 3:12 pm

    We all love Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytales in our house. There are some beautifully illustrated editions. We’re very keen to visit Copenhagen one day – I love the sound of that street market for foodie treats and I’d love to see the Changing of the Guard at the palace. #FarawayFiles

    • March 10, 2017 / 4:17 pm

      The food market was a tipoff from Erin! Definitely visit its a great place!

  39. March 10, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    Wow packed guide Tracy ! Great stuff we loved Copenhagen and did a lot of what you suggest but missed the Torvehallerne market … the video is so dramatic! Love it

  40. March 10, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    Wonderful post and great photos! Thanks for sharing

    • March 11, 2017 / 3:16 pm

      Thanks Catherine! They will have a great time!

  41. March 10, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    I love your pictures – the sky is so blue! I’m glad to find someone else who went to Christiana it seems not many people do go there and it’s so intriguing. Love the idea of going to Malmo for a day. Thanks for sharing with #TheWeeklyPostcard

    • March 11, 2017 / 3:16 pm

      Thanks Jo we were so lucky with the weather!

  42. March 10, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    I loved Denmark. I’d also add visit La Louisane about 40 minutes up the coast – love it!

    • March 11, 2017 / 3:15 pm

      Thanks Lydia – a must for our next visit perhaps!

  43. March 10, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    Gorgeous pictures, Tracy. I haven’t seen Copenhagen yet.#TheWeeklyPostcard

  44. March 11, 2017 / 3:33 am

    I spent a weekend in Copenhagen and loved it. Of course I had to see the Little Mermaid and I was not disappointed, its so cute. Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.

  45. March 11, 2017 / 5:30 am

    I loved Copenhagen when I was there! You definitely need to head back to see the Tivoli Gardens. They were so much fun. They have crazy rides too that will blow you away. I went in Christiania and it was quite interesting to say the least! I would be shocked too to read of a blogger not knowing why the little mermaid was so popular 😉 They clearly need to read up on Hans Christian Anderson! Cheers! Janine from Fill My Passport #flyawayfriday

    • March 11, 2017 / 3:13 pm

      Thanks Janine I really want to go to Tivoli and a return visit will happen at some point!

  46. March 11, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    Such a beautiful guide. We visited in January when it was freezing outside but we still had a good time there. We tried to find the mermaid but we start to freeze so we decided to skip it that day, anyway is not that impressive, We did took the train to Malmo for one day and we absolutely love it, crazy how easy is to get there. Thanks for sharing.

    • March 11, 2017 / 8:31 pm

      Thanks Oana – we had a lovely time too and it was freezing! It was so cold walking out to the mermaid but it was such a lovely day and a nice walk in the end.

  47. March 11, 2017 / 11:40 pm

    The little mermaid was my favorite as a kid, I would love to go visit the fairytale museum. The statue is beautiful as well. I didn’t realize there was so much that I would be drawn to in Denmark, but I will definitely add all of this to my future travel list 🙂

  48. March 12, 2017 / 3:09 am

    Great guide Tracy! I love fairy tales so I would love to visit the HC Fairy Tale House. And a lot of the time, I like street food more than a proper sit down place, so Paper Island sounds perfect! Good to know that you can eat for cheaper in Copenhagen! Pinned for later reference, if I ever make it there. 🙂

  49. March 12, 2017 / 10:03 am

    I love Copenhagen. We rented ebikes and pedaled our way leisurely around the city. Thanks for linking in this week at #wkendtravelinspiration!

  50. March 12, 2017 / 12:37 pm

    Great post – Copenhagen is an amazing place and there is so much to see and do. Glad you went to Papiroen – I didn’t get a chance to go (partly because I didn’t know about it) but definitely something I would love to do on my next visit. Great photos as well – thanks for sharing!

  51. March 12, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    Wow, so many things to see in Copenhagen with Little Mermaid, Nyhavn, the markets I must take a visit. I would love to see the Christmas Markets but it sounds so cold. Thanks for all the information and this is definitely a pin I will use later for my first trip there. Great video and wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing 🙂 #feetdotravel

    • March 12, 2017 / 7:33 pm

      I would also love to go at Christmas! I bet it is lovely in Tivoli!

  52. March 13, 2017 / 2:07 am

    Useful information for visiting Copenhagen. Great tips, thanks for sharing. #feetdotravel

  53. March 13, 2017 / 4:01 am

    I did not know that Hans Christian Anderson lived in Copenhagen for a bit, how interesting! When I was visiting my friend in Malmo, I popped over the bridge to Copenhagen for the day but didn’t get a chance to see too much, obviously I saw the Little Mermaid though 😀 It was a grey day so I couldn’t get a lovely photo of all the colourful houses and there was a lot I missed out on so thank you for providing all this information for when I return! #feetdotravel

  54. March 13, 2017 / 5:18 am

    We’ve read quite a few posts about Copenhagen, but don’t recall having read about Paper Island! That’s a serious miss…seems like a great place to grab a bite! Also, love that you squeezed in a little bit of Sweden. 🙂 Definitely need to make our way to this part of Europe!

    • March 13, 2017 / 6:49 pm

      Thanks guys! Yes Paper Island is a must-visit!

  55. March 13, 2017 / 8:43 am

    Ah! Copenhagen! It has been too long… I like the look of PaperIsland – didn’t know about that the last time I visited and ended up eating very average food at very above-average prices. Thanks for the tip! #TheWeeklyPostcard

    • March 13, 2017 / 6:48 pm

      Thanks Jonny! Paper Island is a great place to eat!

  56. March 13, 2017 / 10:01 am

    I have the most beautiful book of all of Hans Christian Anderson stories. I’d love to visit Copenhagen some day. Not just because of his magical stories but because it looks such a wonderful place to visit. This is a great resource. Thank you

  57. March 13, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    I love Copenhagen too. Completely agree with you re the street food on Paper Island, soooo good! You have to return to visit Tivoli Gardens, I’m not rubbing it in here I promise but it is a fabulous place. I can thoroughly recommend visiting during the Winter Wonderland, when the place is absolutely magical;) Thanks for linking to #MondayEscapes

  58. March 13, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    It looks like a brilliant place to visit and my eyes lit up when I saw the food!

  59. March 14, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    This is a fabulous post, I love Copenhagen and would love to return with the kids #MondayEscapes

  60. March 15, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    many years ago, my father brought back a little ornament of the little mermaid and it was somewhere i wanted to visit to see for myself, I was surprised at how small it was and to hear how often it gets damaged by tourists, I loved to go back again but I still have 101 places to visit yet #MondayEscapes

    • March 15, 2017 / 4:44 pm

      I have wanted to see it for years – my step-Dad worked in Copenhagen for a short contract and the photograph of the little mermaid still sticks in my memory so it was nice to see it eventually (40 years later)

  61. March 16, 2017 / 11:25 am

    The indoor food market looks so yummy! Copenhagen seems like a very beautiful place. Did not know Denmark does not use Euro. Thanks for sharing. #feetdotravel

  62. March 16, 2017 / 11:39 am

    Wow -7 and freezing? 😀 Do not go to Estonia in the winter then! Although after living in Australia and skipping two winters, I’ll be sure to freeze in Nepal too haha! I went to Copenhagen more than ten years ago now and have lost most of my memories, but your beautiful photos do bring some of them back. Oh and do not read so many blog posts before you go to a new place haha! Leave some room to discover. (Says the person currently reading up all about Bali hahaha) Good work on this darling!

    • March 16, 2017 / 8:18 pm

      hahaha you have to read other blogs its the law when you are a blogger isn’t it!! It was the coldest I have ever been apart from Norway and I lived in the French Alps! To be honest with the wind chill i reckon it was minus 34278 degrees!!

  63. March 17, 2017 / 12:47 am

    I haven’t visited Copenhagen yet but it looks like an interesting place. Paper Island also look great but that snow! Since leaving the UK 9 years ago I’ve turned into a right wuss and just can’t stand the cold anymore!

    • March 18, 2017 / 10:23 pm

      I love the snow but I know what you mean – I lived in the southern hemisphere for years (Africa) so it was a shock for me at first!

  64. March 17, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    Copenhagen looks like it has leaped out of the pages of a fairy tale. The city has the old world charm of most European cities. Would love to visit this lovely place some day.

    • March 19, 2017 / 1:55 pm

      It certainly has! Hope you get to visit!

  65. March 22, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    Wow Copenhagen looks SO BEAUTIFUL! Those painted houses are just too charming. I can’t wait to visit next year! Thanks for joining Fly Away Friday, hope to see you again this weekend! xo

  66. March 23, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    I love this list!! When we were in Copenhagen, we only had a day and wish we could’ve seen more!! It’s such a great city!! Can’t wait to see what you share on FlyAwayFriday this weekend!

    • March 26, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      Thanks Chloe – South Africa this week!!

    • April 24, 2017 / 3:26 pm

      Fantastic – enjoy it when you get there it is a great city!

  67. June 23, 2018 / 6:53 am

    Oh I love Copenhagen 🙂 Your photos and tips really do it justice and have made me want to return as soon as possible to discover more. By the way please let me know if you are over 50 and would like to be included in my Blog series women over 50 who blog x