What was originally planned to be a 1-day/2-night stopover, turned out to be a 6-night stay, and what a great place to be for 5 full days. The food was great – everywhere, it’s pretty safe for everyone, and for those with children, very kid friendly. For me one of the biggest downfalls is the lack of Über, but there are ways to work around that. And if you are a budget traveller, I seldom found Copenhagen to be a bargain, but never felt it was over-priced.
This is one of the first times I used public transportation regularly on a journey of this sort, and I even rode a bike to sightsee on one afternoon… but it began to rain so that foolishness ended rather quickly. I did find the Copenhagen Card to be a great value and made Copenhagen a breeze, and what convinced me to use all the public transport, it was essentially free.
Copenhagen is a major hub, and CPH is an extremely efficient and pleasant Airport. There was some construction going on in the main Terminal, so it made for a tight squeeze in places, but the Danes are quite pleasant, so nothing got unruly.
Here is where you need to decide to take the convenient train into Copenhagen or have a Hired Car or Taxi take you to where you need to go. If taking the train, you might as well get your Copenhagen Card here at the Airport and essentially ride for free. But, if you are like me, after a 10 hour flight, a car straight to the hotel is always my favored solution. I generally pre-arrange Blacklane because I just like these things to happen without any thought at this point.
adjecent Tivoli Gardens
Tivoli Gardens did a grand job adding a 5-Star Hotel to their Amusement Park in the heart of Copenhagen. A bit fairy-tale fantasy meets Tim Burton from the outside, a very beautiful small 5-star boutique hotel is inside the facade.
Niels Brocks Gade 1, 1574
Not far from Tivoli Gardens is the new Nobis Hotel. Converting The Royal Danish Conservatory of Music into a hotel has the New / Old feel and the restaurant is quite good here as well.
Kongens Nytorv 34, 1050
Old School Grand Hotel and georgeous. Located in the heart of Copenhagen across for the Kongens Nytorv.
Nyhavn 71, 1051
Located nextdoor to the Skuespilhuset, great location and pleasant rooms.
Dronningens Tværgade 45, 1302
Good central location, a very charming hotel.
Nørre Søgade 11, 1370
A very pleasant hotel in a relaxed part of town. A few blocks from Torvehallerne, so you will always have something good to eat near by.
Per Henrik Lings Allé 4, 2100
Between Geranium and Noma, you have two of the best restaurants in the world right now. Worth the trip to Copenhagen if you get the reservations.
Per Henrik Lings Allé 4, 2100
Chef Rene Redzepi is back and the restaurant is reopened after a years closure. Can’t wait to try what is one of the true ground breaking restaurants in the world.
Jægersborggade 41, 2200
A great meal, and a very relaxed atmosphere… the best type of dining. The street it is on has a few great shops and bars worth exploring before dinner.
Julius Thomsens Gade 12, 1632
A great place sugested by our friends at Vespertine in LA. A lovely 4-course meal, served in a relaxed fashion.
Landgreven 10, 1300
Open air burger joint located in a gas station, the best burger in Copenhagen. And I just discovered they opened a second location.
Sadly now closed, but a great concept space for foodies.
Copenhagen has endless museums and grand old architecture in the central part of the city, you will have no problem finding something just by wandering around.
The famous (for a reason) artsy / hippy neighborhood is worth a few hours strolling through. The unique architecture and graffiti in this park like setting.
Gl Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk
Take the train north (free with your Copenhagen Card) for a half day trip to one of the better Modern Museums of the world, with mostly Danish artists exhibited. The museum is a complex of buildings going in and out of doors. A great half-day trip.
Vesterbrogade 3, 1630
An old school amusement park, and it was a surprisingly nice experience. Good little shops everywhere, so snacking and shopping for local goods was a pleasure. Free with the Copenhagen Card.
Frederiksborggade 21, 1360
A fabulous covered Market, just a great place to take a seat and watch the folks of Copenhagen.
Amagertorv 13 – 15, 1160
Copenhagen sportswear designer. Nice to see local goods that look great and well made.
If you are going to do any sightseeing at all, get the Copenhagen Card. You can buy it at the Airport or Central Train Station. Easy and quick and makes getting aroudn Copenhagen a breeze.
There is no Über or ride share, so get the TAXA 4X35 app for your phone, the service is good and you can get that ride pretty much anywhere in Denmark. And if weather is permitting, make sure to get a bike and ride it around, the best and easiset way to see Copenhagen up close.
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page updated: June 2019