For some years we had been thinking of visiting Copenhagen, especially after the enthusiastic stories of our friend Greta who lived there two years while attending a master’s degree course.
The opportunity to leave came this fall, so we didn’t think twice and we booked our usual two-day trip with departure at 6 in the morning and return at midnight to have two full days to visit the city!
Airline company: Easyjet
Hotel: Citizenm Copenhagen Rådhuspladsen –> we always find ourselves well in this hotel chain, we had already tried it in London and New York and even here it hadn’t disappointed us. The rooms are always small, but super comfortable and technological; this time we also had breakfast despite the crazy cost because it was served on the top floor of the hotel with a splendid view over the square. The hotel is centrally located and with the new circular metro just in front of it, so it’s a perfect starting point to see the whole city in just two days.
Copenhagen is a very expensive city, for example for two Starbucks’ coffees we spent 7 euros! To save money, we purchased the City Pass online before leaving, valid for two days at a cost of about 20 euros per person and including unlimited access on all means of public transport, including the journey to and from the airport and ferries! Considering that a single metro ticket cost around € 2, this pass was very useful. We were pleasantly upset by the fact that there were no turnstiles to enter the subway or any kind of control, but everyone behaved in an honest way and I know this should be a normal thing not to be noticed, but unfortunately in Italy we got used to “sly people” and such a method would be impossible even to think.
If you go in a hot season, I recommend renting a bicycle to visit the city because the cycle paths are wider than the sidewalks and lead everywhere, on foot instead be careful not to walk on them because they would overwhelm you insulting you !!
Immediately after leaving our suitcases at the hotel, we headed to the Superkilen park in the Nørrebro district. We expected it to be larger from the many photos seen online, but it is still nice to take some particular artistic photos thanks to its famous lines.
After a few photos we went back to the city center, in particular to Nyhavn harbor: one of the most beautiful and characteristic places in Copenhagen.
Walking along the harbor we reached the Amalienborg Palace, residence of the Danish Royalty, and The Frederiks Kirke (better known as Marmorkirken) one of the churches in the city. Then we took the metro and went to the Vesterbro district to have brunch at Mad&Kaffe.
After lunch, we continued our walk reaching the Black Diamond, that is, the Royal Library of Denmark, to see its characteristic structure and, crossing the canal, we went to visit the controversial Christiania, a partially self-governed neighborhood inside which there is the free use of soft drugs.
We ended the day by visiting the Tivoli Gardens, the famous amusement park in the center of Copenhagen, all decked out for Halloween on the weekend we went and I must say that we really liked it. I recommend going at sunset so you can also see all the attractions illuminated as soon as darkness falls.
For dinner we chose the Hard Rock Cafè right in front of Tivoli and a stone’s throw from our hotel.
On the morning of the second day we went to see the symbol par excellence of Copenhagen: the famous Little Mermaid, the protagonist of Andersen’s fairy tales. Few know, however, that a genetically modified Little Mermaid can also be found nearby. We went from one to the other with the very comfortable electric push scooters scattered throughout the city, very fun!
A few steps from the little mermaid there is the beautiful Gefion Fountain and the Kastellet, an ancient military fortification characterized by red houses.
From there we took the ferry (included in our pass) to the Reffen street food market, which I think is one of the things we liked most about the whole city! Too bad to have seen it in autumn because it certainly deserves even more in summer.
Unfortunately our two-day trip stopped here because we had to go back to the hotel to retrieve our suitcases to go to the airport! The Copenhagen airport is one of the most beautiful ever seen, with many shops, we were even about to miss the flight because we were distracted to go shopping!🤣