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City Guide: 72h in Copenhagen


About: Copenhagen, the biggest city of Scandinavia.

They also have a Royal Family loved by the people.

Did you know it was built based on Amsterdam and to become a main harbor in the area.

Called København in Danish which mean “køb = to buy” “havn= harbor”.

The city offers beautiful architecture, great food scene and a unique vibe in the Summer.

Formality: Denmark is part of Europe, so for Europeans you need a valid ID of 6months before return. For non EU resident check depending of your country.

Currency:Danish Kroner (DKK)

Time: Paris Time.

Electricity: Type E 230V

Best season: For sure Summer, it will allow you to enjoy the most of the city. But in Denmark you can never be sure of the weather.

Be aware in June the day light last until almost 24h and the sun rise around 4h, on the opposite in winter it gets dark at 15h and rise around 9h.

City areas: Copenhagen has four main areas



Copenhagen is one of the easiest city to access.

From the airport, you follow the sign for the metro. Buy a ticket either just to your destination of a city pass ( see below). The metro takes you in the heart of Copenhagen.

To go around: there are two metro lines in the city that goes pretty much all around the center. Otherwise you have the trains & ferry bus.

And of course by bikes, the most use transport in Cph. You can rent one at your hotel or in a lot of shops except on Sunday where most of businesses are closed.

Transport: Download the app “DOT“  and chose what’s best for you.

Day pass: 80kr ( 12€).

City tour bus: My grand mother tried it when she visit and told me it was really easy and practical. Link here.

Walk: For the actives ones you can easily visit the Copenhagen by foot.


What to see?

I think 3 days it’s the minimum time you need to visit the city. Walk around in the center, get lost in smalls streets it’s full of hidden gems. Enjoy the colorful buildings.

You can follow me on Mapstr and access my map of Copenhagen with all those address saved and more.

The most popular spots:

Nyhavn ( the colored houses), use to be the main harbor.

Little Mermaid ( she is really little ) go walk around the Kastellet next to it.

Christiana (the free city).

Amelienborg (The Royal Palace).

Tivoli ( oldest attraction park still in use) fee to enter and fee to do attractions.

Places to see on a sunny day:

Assistens Kirkegård ( cemetery) Sounds weird I know, but I never seen cemetry like that before. In France they are all grey and concrete, here it’s more like small park where life & death cohabit. 

Fælledparken ( huge park in the city cool for a walk in nature)

Lacs ( in the middle of the city)

Rundetaarn ( view of the city)

Street Food Reffen (Open in Summer only)


Places to see on a rainy day ( or not):

Torvehallerne ( cover food market) also super cosy in summer.

Glypotek Museum.

Botanic Garden ( visit the palm tree house so nice when it’s cold outside).

Going out:

Kødbyen ( Old Meat packing district now restaurants and bars to party).

PS Bar ( Dinner & Club, get dressed ).

Generator ( Hostel in the city with cool bar and petanque fields).

Boullebar ( petanque bar in the city).

Reffen Street Food (to watch the sunset, eat & enjoy drinks.)

Where to eat ?

Copenhagen has become a huge food city, so I will make a full article for food itself. But here get few nice places around the city.

All the places below offer vegetarian menu. Check it out for Vegan & GF if needed.

Mad & Kaffe: Perfect for Breakfast & Brunch (until 11h30) no bookings and few places in the city.

Ø12: Brunch / Lunch all day long.

Union Kitchen: Brunch /Lunch, right behind Nyhavn

Coffee Collective: If you need a nice coffee break during the day.

Original Coffee: Same as good and a lot of places around.

LLama: Dinner place, High quality, South American fusion cuisine, Lounge later at night. My fav restaurant for a treat.

Keyser Social: Asian Fusion Cuisine, if you like Asian food this will be goood.

Ammas: If you want to try the Danish Specialty, I heard it’s one of the best for it. smørbrød ( open sandwich). It’s not for me but some loves it and well it’s part of visiting a country right ?


I think with that you have all you need to start planing your week end, send me a DM on insta if you have any questions. And have a great trip!







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