This month, we ventured to Copenhagen for my birthday, which was also our first time in Scandinavia.
We squeezed in as much sightseeing as we possibly into our weekend break with the use/help of Google Trips – I’d definitely recommend using this app for your travel itinerary. Not only can it help you plan your day, it also has lots of tips and recommendations which can be very helpful.
On our first day, we went straight to the Round Tower, which has a fantastic panoramic view of the entire city, you just need to climb it’s incredible winding path to reach the top.
Inside the Round Tower called for some poignant photos! You can’t not take a photo when the natural lighting is that good.
A colourful, yet misty, view of Copenhagen from the top of The Round Tower.
Copenhagen has some really beautiful architecture, similar to what you may see in Holland and Belgium.
We then wandered over to the grounds of Rosenborg castle, which also contains some pretty gardens.
For my birthday meal, we had some delicious food and drinks in Madklubben Vesterbro – the restaurant was packed too, which is always a good sign.
The next morning, we had brunch in Mad & Kaffe, they serve breakfast in small tapas style bowls which was really fun!
We also ate our way around the various Danish pastry shops, which was a good way to stay fuelled when we were on the go!
We just had to pay the Little Mermaid Statue a visit on our second day in the city!
We then made our way over to Kastellet, which is an old preserved fortress on the edge of the city. It was so nice to walk around the grounds with the colours of Autumn all around us.
We walked through the grounds of Amalienborg Palace, as we made our way towards Nyhavn, and just in time too, as at that exact moment the changing of the Royal Guards took place, which was really cool to see.
We then walked around Nyhavn, which is a tourist hot spot, but we could easily see why – so many colourful buildings on either side of a canal; it’s so picturesque!
On our final night we headed to PapirØen, a huge indoor street food market, where we had everything from ostrich burgers, to cheese cake and hot dogs. If you’re a foodie, definitely check it out!
Copenhagen is such a beautiful city, great for those who love to wander as there is so much you can see on foot or even by bicycle.
I would definitely recommend it as a city break, it’s such a relaxed and safe city!