Copenhagen Weekend Guide | Eat, Sleep & Explore

Copenhagen Weekend Guide | Eat, Sleep & Explore

Hej Copenhagen – what a fabulous city you are! We had such a great weekend at the danish capital – so pack your bags and book your trip, as Copenhagen is definitely always worth a trip! Of course it’s even better with the sun and warmer temperatures but even in rain, there is so much to discover and explore. And of course: many cute cafés and restaurants to try and lovely shops to spend some money. So let’s get this Copenhagen Weekend trip started.

Copenhagen Cafés & Restaurants – Where to eat

Ok first things first: by now, you’ll know that I’m a firm believe in exploring cities by their culinary treats. So even though our hotel offered breakfast, we went for some cute cafés, breakfast and brunch places and of course for lunch and dinner.

Apollo

After our flight on friday morning, we started our Copenhagen experience with a brunch at this place close to Nyhavn. Hidden in a little museum backyard without all the tourists looking at you plate (which is the case to the other restaurants in Nyhavn), you can start your day perfectly relaxed with a cup of coffee here. I also tried their blueberry ricotta toast which seems to be a thing in Scandinavian countries right now and I must admit: it’s so delicious! (But if you’re really really hungry, you should also order something additionally ;))

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Munchies

This waffle place is in the district of Christianshavn, which reminded me a bit of more artsy-hipster Berlin-Kreuzberg or Neukölln. You can order your bubble waffle with ice cream, fresh fruits and different toppings and then I’ll recommend to sit around the corner by the canal. Definitely worth a treat!

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Gasoline Grill

An outdated petrol station that serves delicious burgers? Haha, the Danish are crazy! The concept of a “walk by” is definitely super cool and also the burgers didn’t disappoint us. They are really juicy and fresh but my absolute favorite were the fries with truffle salt! (And they taste even better than you expect! Sooo good.) We had to wait quite some time in the evening hours but the staff was super helpful and friendly and they have some benches to sit and eat.

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Atelier September

Probably one of the most hyped places right now in Copenhagen. We unfortunately didn’t arrive hungry here as the Avocado toast seems to be the most photographed one in Cph. But we did try the coffee and lemonades and also the staff was super nice. (Still wondering why Berlin doesn’t have this super friendly restaurant staff – Copenhagen proofs that it’s possible to be hipster AND nice?!)

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Krogs Fiskerestaurant

If you’re searching for a more fancy place, this is the one for you. The restaurant is one of the oldest fish restaurants in Copenhagen and the interior is really classy and elegant. We stopped by for some Smorrebrod and Oysters. Smorrebrod is the typical danish open face sandwich that can feature any kind of fish and is a great snack for lunch time. Also, I never had Oysters before and as Copenhagen offers them in many ways, I thought it’s the perfect time to finally taste these and they were super delicious.

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Bistro Central

Saturday night and we were super hungry – so we were more than happy that we were able to book a place at this cool restaurant. It features lunch and dinner menu small dishes of which you’ll order 3-4 per person and then share as you like. We went for different sliders (burgers), grilled asparagus, stracciatella cheese (a more liquid burrata cheese) and fries. Everything was sooo delicious – especially the sauces and seasoning were out of this world. So yummy!

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Sanders

The Sanders hotel features a café, restaurant and a rooftop terrace. Unfortunately the rooftop was closed during our visit due to a wedding but I heard that the snacks and cocktails up there are amazing. Also, you can grab a coffee or lemonade and sit in the lobby or their cool outdoor area with the fur and Scandinavian decor.

Les Voyageurs

Around the corner of Sanders, you can find another cool coffee spot. The dandy- hipster like interior looks extremely cool and definitely reminded me of some Parisian vibes. 😉 We went for some fresh juice and coffee and took a seat at their beautiful marble tables outside.

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The Modern Cafe & Brasserie

Before we took our flight on Sunday afternoon, we went for one last lunch at this cute place around the corner of Nyhavn/ Kongens Nytorv. They are mixing up Scandinavian and french influences, offering Smorrebrod as well as Burgers and Oysters. The Oysters were especially affordable for Copenhagen, so if you want to order a dozen of them: do it here! 😉 Also I really liked thei outdoor seating area with heaters and plaids in case it gets a bit chilly.

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Copenhagen Sightseeing – What to explore

To get rid off those calories that we indulged in, we almost did all the sightseeing by walking around the city. The only time we did use the metro was from the airport to our hotel (which is so convenient – only 20 minutes and around 5 € per person). We walked around 15 kilometers per day but of course you can also take a bike if you want to experience the danish way of getting around. 😉

We started our sightseeing at Nyhavn as this is probably one of the most popular places in Copenhagen. The old haven features many cute houses and colorful facades, which you probably know from many postcards already. Also, you should take a boat trip to get a first overview of the city. We took the “netto boats” (blue boats) that only cost 50 DKK and take you an hour through different canals and the city. With the sun beaming and a fresh breeze it was definitely the perfect way to start our trip.

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One of my absolute favorite places in Copenhagen is the Glyptoteket. This museum features a wide range of sculptures but it’s also an artpiece itself. The museum’s architecture is so impressive, already when entering the hallway you’ll see the amazing palm garden with fountains. Also, you can enjoy amazing art by Rodin, Dégas, Monet and may more. And make sure to stop by the museums shop, as it offers amazing coffee table books and art work as well. So it was the perfect spot to be on our rainy second day in Copenhagen!

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Another important sight is the Amalienborg, where the royal family is still living and the Frederik’s church (also called Marmorkirken) around the corner. This area is perfect for a stroll and of course to take some pictures.

Another beautiful area and sight to explore is Rosenborg and the huge garden around it called  Kongens Have. On a sunny day, you’ll see many toruists as well as residents laying here in the grass, tanning or picnicking.

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The palace of Christiansborg is situated on another small island. You could also climb up the tower to get an impressive view of Copenhagen (for free!). Unfortunately it was closed during our stay – so we went to the Rundetaarn (“Round Tower”), which is located in the city center. It was built in the 17th century and the most impressive thing is that it doesn’t future stairs but a so called “riders staircase”. The walk up is definitely worth it as you’ll enjoy an impressive view of Copenhagen and the area.

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Last but not least – now that you’re in the city center, you should go for some shopping around the shopping streets of Stroget and Stradet. here you’ll find the main retailers and brands but also smaller shops and some cafés. You can also follow som of the smaller streets, where you’ll find one of my favorites called Norr (Pilestræde 36). This shop features multiple brands from clothing to interior so you can easily spend some hours here. They also have a small pond in the middle of the shop – perfect for men to watch the Koi while the ladies are getting dressed. 😉 And I’m also a huge fan of the danish brand called Envii, that has multiple shops in the city. It’s a mixture of Topshop and Gina Tricot I would say – so definitely check them out. Last but not least: Selected (Femme) is one of my favorite danish brands since forever, as you probably saw it here  multiple times on the blog.

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Copenhagen Hotel – Where to sleep

Some years ago, I’ve already been to Copenhagen with my Mum and we stayed at an Airbnb as the hotel prices were quite pricey. This time, I was pretty lucky to book the lovely Hotel Phoenix Copenhagen through an offer and we even were so lucky to get an upgrade! So we stayed at an Executive room on the 4th floor and had a great view of Copenhagen and it’s city center. We can definitely recommend staying here as it is perfectly located to walk around the city.

So if you have any tips and recommendations to add – where and what to Eat, Sleep & Explore – please let us know in the comments? 

31 Comments

  1. Wednesday May 22nd, 2019 / 03:52 PM

    Liebe Tina, Ich habe deine Copenhagen Reise natürlich in den InstaStories mitverfolgt und will jetzt mehr denn je dorthin! CPH steht schon ewig auf meiner Liste, aber i-wie hat’s uns dann heuer doch wieder nach Amsterdam verschlagen… Aber was nicht ist, kann ja noch werden 🙂 Ich liebe deine Einblicke, die schönen Fotos und vor allen Dingen die tollen Tipps im Beitrag! Vielen Dank dafür 🙂

    Liebst, Sarah-Allegra
    https://www.fashionequalsscience.com/

  2. Thursday May 16th, 2019 / 06:38 AM

    These foods photos look amazingly delish! Love your photos too dear, such a charming city indeed.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  3. Thursday May 9th, 2019 / 05:33 PM

    Liebe Tina,

    was für ein schöner Trip! Ich finde es toll, dass ihr so schöne Wochenenden zusammen erlebt und das Essen macht mich hungrig, danke dafür! Ich war noch nie in Kopenhagen, du hast mir auf jeden Fall Lust gemacht die Stadt zu besuchen.

    xx Kim

  4. Wednesday May 8th, 2019 / 04:41 PM

    Hallo meine Liebe,

    Der Look steht dir einfach ausgezeichnet- sehr hübsch !!! Danke für die vielen tollen Tipps für Kopenhagen, ich werde einige beherzigen, wenn ich auch dort bin 🙂

    Ganz liebe Grüße aus Stuttgart
    Isa
    http://www.label-love.eu

  5. Wednesday May 8th, 2019 / 03:28 PM

    Was für ein super schöner Post 🙂 Ich liebe Kopenhagen auch einfach mega! So schöne Inspirationen!

    x Sophia von http://www.hyggefeeling.com

  6. Tuesday May 7th, 2019 / 03:30 PM

    This is gorgeous! Absolutely love all off your pictures. Looks like you had a fab time. Copenhagen is def on my to visit list. Its just such an instagrammable place, right? Thanks so much for sharing this!
    Will you check out my latest blog post and let me know your thoughts?
    http://thisissivylla.com/2019/05/notting-hill/
    Thank you!

  7. Tuesday May 7th, 2019 / 10:58 AM

    Was ein klasse Beitrag über Kopenhagen!
    Werde ich auf jeden Fall für einen Citytrip im Hinterkopf behalten! 🙂

    Wünsche dir eine tolle Woche!
    Bernd – STYLE and FITNESS

  8. Monday May 6th, 2019 / 12:45 PM

    Also ich bekomme gerade so richtig Hunger, warum nur 😉 Liebe Tina, deine Kopenhagen Eindrücke sind sooo toll und ich kann dich so gut verstehen, Wochenendtrips sind doch das beste und bei mir steht dann auch immer die Kulinarik im Vordergrund. Ich liebe es, mir vorher Lokale rauszusuchen und dann zu testen. Wenn dann noch das Wetter passt – besser geht es doch gar nicht. Ich wünsche dir eine ganz fantastische neue Woche, ganz ganz liebe Grüße von der Ostsee, alles Liebe, x S.Mirli
    https://www.mirlime.at

  9. Sunday May 5th, 2019 / 04:11 PM

    Was für tolle Impressionen! Vermutlich würde ich dort ausschließlich von Fisch und Meeresfrüchten leben! Das alles sieht so lecker aus!

    Gruß,

    Daria

    https://www.dbkstylez.com

  10. Sunday May 5th, 2019 / 09:25 AM

    Wow sind diese Bilder schön! Ich glaube, ich muss ganz dringend nach Kopenhagen hihi
    Super schöner Blogpost und die Waffeln von Munchies sehen ja mal sooo lecker aus!
    xx
    Hannah

    https://www.whitetulips.de

  11. Saturday May 4th, 2019 / 02:27 PM

    I love Copenhagen!! It’s such a pretty city with lots to do. These pictures are so so pretty. Looks like you had some really yummy food too. Great inspo babe, thank you! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

  12. Friday May 3rd, 2019 / 02:54 PM

    Oh wow! Sehr gerne mehr Eat, Sleep & Explore Beiträge!!
    Ihr habt es euch richtig gut gehen lassen 🙂 Danke für die Inspo!

    Ich wünsche dir ein wunderschönes Wochenende!

    XOXO Luana
    https://luananiedermoser.com

  13. Jade Goddard
    Friday May 3rd, 2019 / 02:23 PM

    Your photoz are always so stunning!! How do you do it :,(

    Jadieegosh   Instagram

  14. Thursday May 2nd, 2019 / 10:48 PM

    Copenhagen is definitely on my to visit list- all the food looks incredible!
    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

  15. Thursday May 2nd, 2019 / 04:23 PM

    Hey Tina! It’s been a while, but I hope you’re well! Copenhagen has always been on my list of destinations! Your pictures are making me wanna jump on the plane and visit this beautiful place! The egg/bubble waffles remind me of the Cantonese egg waffles! It’s also a very popular snack in Hong Kong 🙂 Love all of your outfits, they are so chic!

    Vivian x

    http://www.viviantse.net

    • Thursday May 9th, 2019 / 04:00 PM

      Ohyes Copenhagen was a dream – deifnitely go there next , for the waffles too 😉
      xxx

  16. Thursday May 2nd, 2019 / 03:36 PM

    I have just discovered your blog and I must say that I have fallen in love with it! Your Copenhagen travel looks amazing, it’s easy to see that you had a lot of fun out there. Love how you combined that white blazer with the yellow satin skirt.

    xo, Andreea || https://www.budistyle.com/en/

  17. Thursday May 2nd, 2019 / 09:43 AM

    Wow sieht aus, aus hättest du viel Spaß in Kopenhagen gehabt 🙂 Ich Feier den Gasoline-Grill gerade total! Was für eine coole Idee, eine Tankstelle in einen Burgerladen umzuwandeln. Ich war leider noch nie in Kopenhagen aber dein Post hat mir wirklich Lust darauf gemacht.

    Hab eine schöne Rest-Woche!

    Alles Liebe, Miri
    http://www.meetmiri.com

    • Thursday May 9th, 2019 / 11:04 AM

      Ohja der Gasoline Grill war wirklich lustig 😉 Danke dir

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