Copenhagen, oh how I love this magical little place. I think it helped that everything was Christmas enhanced when I went, but somehow in one way or another it still felt like a surreal little city that I could see myself living in. First thing first- I knew I wanted to stay in the heart center of the town so I could venture out to every single little Christmas market and find my hands and heart full of bratwurst and Muled wine! Cha-ching nailed it with the coolest AirBnb hosted by Joakim. Just an easy 25 min train ride from the airport (25DKK-cost). This cozy little loft was perfect for me and my friend, however, you could fit 2 more in here which is perfect! Comes equipped with a clean kitchen, small bathroom+shower, and the best little outdoor patio. All to yourself! Yes, its very small and quaint inside and you do have to trek up 4 sets of stairs to reach your lofty loft but who doesn’t love a little work-out to your place. Its location is super convenient as its located in the heart of the city. We happened to find the best restaurant just around the corner. Make sure you eat here and make a reservation just incase its hoppin’ that night. The Olive– we got the steak dinner, delicious!  It is a little pricy- as is everything in this city. So please note to self- EVERYTHING is more expensive in Copenhagen.

Joakim provided us with lots to do in the city- Its always nice to know that your host is willing to help whenever/however they can, and lets just say these guys were on it. (This is another side-note to my travelers- I never get a sim card. I love being away from cell service when on vacation. I always just try to find wifi wherever I am If I need to get in contact with people or find where I am going. Its definitely not the most easiest thing and makes for an adventure,  but I somehow always make due. So if you travel like me and need to get a hold of Joakim, {if you decide to listen to me and stay here}  then don’t worry, there is a warcraft store next to the Airbnb that you can hack free wifi! There you can text/call him on whats-app to tell him you are there!)

So let me give you a few of my favorite things to DO in the city!

  • Tivoli Gardens– fun shops/restaurants/ and way cool rides. Please do the Airplane ride, and report back to me on how incredible it was. I unfortunately didn’t get to do it because it was freezing cold.
  • I’ve never done Hop-on/Hop-off buses. But I decided to do it this time, because of the weather conditions. And its kind of perfect to do if you are staying in the city. It was awesome because we hit up all the key places in the city and its valid for 2 days. Also, you get a discount at Tivoli Gardens if you go this route.
  • Canal tour – We just went straight to Nyhavn street (the most popular/cutest street in Copenhagen) to book our tour. Or Hey Captain is a good tour to book with. We paid only 40DKK for our tour. Its an hour long and something fun to see and do, and about the cheapest thing we did considering all things. (The picture down below was off the stop of the Opera house.) 
  • Spiral church (Church of our Lady) – is fun to do. You can take the spiral staircase up to the top with city views for days. They had weird hours, so be aware of that or I just had bad luck.

  • Christiania– take a casual stroll through this sketchy part of town. Do during the day, obviously. Its super fascinating even if you don’t partake (you’ll understand when you get there. I’ll leave it as a surprise.), graffiti everywhere, a nice river to walk along, and a eclectic kind of scenery/people. Its a touristy kind of thing to see/do. So its safe, don’t worry.

  • Christianborg– go for sunset. You can go to the top of this building and see the overlook of the  entire city for FREE.
  • Marble Church– just another church but its pretty big and pleasant inside.
  • Carlsberg Brewery– I wouldn’t recommend doing the tour, do just the beer tasting. We got more knowledge of the place then the actual tour. We also did the last tour of the night which was nice because there was no one in our group, just how I like it. ALSO- Stock up on some Somersby, I go crazy over this cider- and they have so many flavors that I’ve never seen before.

  • The little Mermaid– over rated but you can just do a quick stop at it and also there is a cool park to walk through after if you are into cool parks with windmills and churches. I enjoyed this at sunset.

  • Nørrebrogade– cozy area in Ravnsborggade and the lake front- both packed with great restaurants. Recommended by our host- Kung Fu and Sliders CPH
  • Værnedamsvej– its “Little Paris” great people watching

-Outside the city if you have time-

  • Fredericksborg Slot– Get the all day train pass to Hillerød stop- take bus 301- 4th stop (free with train pass) or you can walk 20 minutes through another cute village to get to the palace. There are lots of “F” CASTLES. So make sure you go to THIS ONE! The grounds are beautiful. The actual castle is filled with lots of pictures – haha see down below of the best picture we found, the ballroom and church were my favorite inside.

  • Kronberg Slot – in Helsingør (Hamlet Castle)- didn’t get to do this either
  • Jaegersborgadde street– great shopping, most stores open at 11am.
  • Louisiana Museum 
  • Take a ferry over to Helsingborg, Sweden or go across Øresund Bridge to Malmo, Sweden. – I didn’t have a chance to do this but heard great things about both.

If you can – GO at Christmas time. It was seriously the best. And be sure to soak up all the coffee shops and eat a Danish for me! I hope this helped planned your next trip to Europe.