Tomorrow I’m heading off to Copenhagen for a couple of days. It’s all very exciting as I’ve never been to Scandinavia before. In true Rachel fashion, I’ve been reading all the guidebooks and looking on all blogs to conjure up the perfect itinerary to explore the city. We are going to purchase a Copenhagen Card which offers free entry or discounts to many of the top tourist attractions. Unfortunately, the main attraction is Tivoli Gardens and they are closed in the winter. I’m so gutted about this but it’s an excuse for another trip in Summer, right?
Probably one of the most famous sights in Copenhagen is The Little Mermaid. The statue inspired by the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale is sat by the waterside and it’s a must see for me! Speaking of Hans Christian Anderson it’s also on my list to see the statue of him in City Hall Square and visit the HC Anderson Fairytale House.
It’s true that I usually plan all my trips based on where I can eat. Copenhagen is going to be a real treat with all the danish pastries, Smørrebrød, street food markets and more! I also bought this Pizza book which basically tells you all the delicious pizza places all around the world. Mother in the meatpacking district and Bæst both come highly recommended.
I think Copenhagen has one of the longest pedestrianised shopping streets in Europe meaning there’s plenty of shopping to be done! I’m really looking forward to exploring some Scandi favourites such as Acne, Hay House, PlayType, Monki, Tiger and Magasin. I’ve read in my Copenhagen Style Guide that there’s an Acne Archive store which is basically an outlet with reduced prices!
You’ll probably think of colourful houses with boats all docked along the waterfront, this area is called Nyhavn. I’ve heard that restaurants and bars are pretty expensive in this area as it’s so touristy but I definitely want to explore the area and get a couple of selfies in front of the houses. I believe this is where the boat trips set off from which we are also wanting to go on.
Tomorrow is Superbowl Sunday and I usually do stay up and watch the game despite not having a clue what’s going on. I’m a Hard Rock Rewards member so I receive e-mails about upcoming events and they are actually having a viewing party. We’ve booked it for about £30 which includes food, drink and entertainment.
I’m not a huge fan of beer but visiting The Carlsberg Brewery is high up on my Mum’s to do list. You get to explore where J.C.Jacobsen brewed the first Carlsberg Beer. This is included in the Copenhagen Card so it’s worth a visit especially as we didn’t get to the Heineken Experience in Amsterdam last year.
Everywhere I go, I seem to end up an aquarium. I think I’m going for a world record to visit everyone around the world. The National Aquarium of Denmark otherwise known as Den Blå Planet looks pretty amazing. The building itself is stunning and also offers views of the Øresund Bridge over to Sweden.
There’s a few other things on my list such as visiting the Royal Palace, Rosenberg Slot and the Design Museum. Let’s hope we have enough time! I’ll be posting loads on social media whilst I’m there so don’t forget to follow me! If you’ve got any recommendations for Copenhagen, let me know!
Have you been to Copenhagen before?