I feel like I'm quite well travelled in Europe but Scandinavia is a region I had yet to visit. And it happened to be on my boyfriend's bucket list so I decided to kill two birds with one stone and book him a trip for his birthday. Well Stockholm actually was top of his bucket list but Copenhagen had cheaper flights so that sealed the deal. Oh my, I feel head over heels in love with this Danish city. I genuinely could imagine myself living there - it felt like it could be home.
One thing I will say about the city is to make sure you save up plenty of money. It will be an expensive trip! What I loved most about the trip was that Copenhagen is just effortlessly cool. The people dress impeccably and always willing to help you out, the restaurants and bars are casual yet buzzing and the architecture is beautiful without being too try hard. There are endless places to eat at, visit and explore - I think I could go ten times and still not see everything I wanted too. Like I mentioned in Sunday's post, the food scene blew me away. I had some of the best meals I've ever eaten. The possibilities were endless and of such high quality. It's worth just going for the food and forgetting about all the sights. In fact, that's how I'm looking to visit next!
We wanted to take the four days pretty easy as there's nothing worse than coming back from a holiday and feeling even more exhausted than when you left. Plus if you never manage to fit everything in, there's an excuse to visit for a second time. I love leisurely city breaks as I feel you get a real feel of living like a 'local'. We had a list of sights we wanted to visit and an order in which we wanted to do them. I love a castle but alas my boyfriend does not. I would spend every weekend visiting a castle, stately home or palace but my inner 80 year old lady is crushed every time. But for once, I did manage to get him to agree to Rosenborg Castle with the promise of the Crown Jewels. This was one of my highlights! I'd also recommend trekking up the Round Tower for some incredible views of the city. There's nothing better than being at the top of a building and gazing over the rooftops of the city below. I really enjoyed the hour long canal boat tour too as it was a great way to see the city and learn all about the landmarks. It's always good to have some knowledge of the place you're staying.
The things that didn't really float our boat were Tivoli despite it being top of my boyfriend's list of things to do. I'm not a massive theme park person anyway and it cost us £70 for two unlimited tickets. A bit of a waste as neither of us are that keen but we made of the most of it and dragged ourselves on four rides to get our money worth. It's a cool place to see but not really worth it unless you are into those sorts of things. The mermaid was a little underwhelming considering it's probably the most famous landmark in the city. It's small and over crowded. I'd recommend getting the canal boat tour so you can see it on the way round.
I had a great time in Copenhagen and it's made me eager to visit more of Denmark. I'd urge everyone to move it further up their travel list and pay it a visit. You won't be disappointed. Hopefully it won't be too much longer until I'm back in the city!