What Can Be Done In 2 Days When You’re In Copenhagen
Hmm, what can be done in Copenhagen? To answer this, we need to think first. I mean, are you cool with the air from the cold where your hand is numb, your face gets a color you’ve never seen before, and you’ll probably get exposed to rainfall? If yes, then you can stay in Copenhagen every season. But if you can’t handle these conditions, then, of course, the best thing is to go in the summer, then the temperature reaches the 20s and we are sure that it is quite enjoyable. I went in the winter season and the weather watched around 2-3 degrees on average, no need to mention the evenings, it was incredibly cold.
Transportation in Copenhagen
Although Copenhagen is not a gigantic city, it is an extremely sprawled city. So each region has a different taste, each region has a different event, and you will probably want to spend time in each of them. So you will need public transport. Another good thing is that the use of bicycles is extremely common in the city. When I say widespread, I mean a city where cycling is the most intense in Europe and the number of bicycles exceeds the number of vehicles as of November 2016. Therefore, you can provide transportation by bicycle.
* Transportation from Copenhagen Airport to the City: The most convenient and practical method is definitely the metro at Terminal 3. From here you can easily get to your destination by getting off at non-stop, which takes about 15 minutes. You can buy your ticket from the ticket machines around the subway. Please note that these machines only accept coins and credit cards. If you want to use a bus, you have to take 5A and you can reach Central Station by bus, which takes about half an hour. If you can’t find the ticket machine, you can also pay the driver with a coin inside.
Where to Stay in Copenhagen
There are so many areas of interest in Copenhagen that you may be confused about where to stay. At this point, first of all, it is enough to take a place close to public transportation, let me add my personal preference: Vesterbro. Because there are many places that you may want to spend both evening and central.
Things to Do in Copenhagen
Things to do in Copenhagen are really very much. For this reason, to go by understanding the regions of the city and if possible, to make a plan in your head region to save you from a great grind, will prevent you to waste time. If we make a quick summary of the most likely to visit these regions:
* Vesterbro: One of the most popular, most hip areas of the city lately. Restaurants, cafes, design boutiques are also concentrated in a local area. Meatpacking District (Kodbyen) is also within this region.
* Norrebro: One of the newly popular areas where immigrants are densely populated. You can also call Kreuzberg here. While exploring, you can choose Jaegersborggade as the centre.
Christiania: The autonomous region of Copenhagen has its own rules and order. It’s a pretty different story. It’s a place where you can go and smoke cannabis as much as you can and buy it from vendors with cash, even that it’s illegal. It’s like California I guess, it might be illegal on state law but those folks never gave up on smoking it.
* Center: Nyhavn and the surrounding area, which can be described as important museums, restaurants, cafes, shops, in the middle of the other areas mentioned.
Nyhavn used to be a commercial port where you can see 800 pictures of each of the colorful houses in Copenhagen. Therefore, there were areas and pubs where sailors could stay. As you can imagine, houses like any other touristic area have been renovated and transformed into a charming area filled with restaurants and cafes on the lower floor of almost every building. Seeing this is not one of the primary duties of a tourist going to Copenhagen.
The Little Mermaid
The statue of the Little Mermaid, which has become the symbol of Copenhagen. An icon, though not very important to me, is a “small” (very small) gift from Carl Jacobsen to Copenhagen, which you can also recognize as its owner. After watching a ballet performance adapted from Carl Andersen’s fairy tale of the same name, he fell in love with the mermaid character and wanted to have a statue like this. For this reason, the sculpture was inspired by both the little mermaid character and the performing ballerina. The owner, Edvard Eriksen, used his wife as a model to sculpt the Little Mermaid. Most argue if this place is worthy of visiting. Well, can you say that I’ve been to Copenhagen but I don’t have photos of Little Mermaid and I’ve never even been there? I guess you shouldn’t.
Another moment we faced a bitter reality in Copenhagen, Tivoli Gardens was closed when I was there. Therefore, since I cannot go beyond seeing from left to right, I have no chance to tell in detail. But don’t think of it as an enclosed area or a theme park, I’m talking about a lush, large, spacious area that the people love to spend time with. But it is also a great theme park for sure! As far as I’m researching, there are many different buildings, green spaces and roller coaster-like entertainment equipment. Even Walt Disney got here in time. He must have been searching for competitors or what. Here are all the rides in Tivoli if you want to see how they look like!
If you want to get to know Denmark better, if you are keen to learn more about the history of the Vikings, you should definitely stop by the National Museum. In the first place, a part of the museum may seem irrelevant, as there are many works, relics and information about human history as a concept, but don’t worry, the work is also linked to the history of Denmark and the Vikings. If you don’t have much time, you can go directly to the 3rd floor and reach this section. They have created a very detailed and pleasant museum and there is a collection from “doll houses” to the recent history of Denmark.
Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket
There are many museums to visit in Copenhagen. But if you have a limited time, I think one of the things you should give priority is Glyptoteket. You can see the works of many artists from Denmark. I especially admired the sculpture collection.
Assistance, Hans Christian Andersen, Søren Kierkegaard, such as the grave of names you can recognize is a cemetery. Interestingly, the Assistens Cemetery is a point where the Copenhageners, especially young people, like to spend time. Here they have a picnic on the lawn, go for a run, especially in summer, they enjoy lying on the grass and reading books. Although this idea may sound strange in theory, when we went to the cemetery we understood why people like to spend time here. We can say that we were especially fascinated by the beauty of the cemetery’s main road. We think that if your path falls near you, at least draw your route through the cemetery.
For those who love to take pictures, the Superkilen Park in Norrebro may be created for you! We are talking about a huge, colourful area where you can even find a boxing ring where there are sports areas. When you think like this, visiting Superkilen as a person who doesn’t live there may seem a bit pointless but don’t think so because you have the chance to take very nice pictures especially in the red area and the striped area.
Stuff You Should’t Miss In The City If You Have More Time
In order to love Copenhagen, you need to explore the city in alternative ways, and you have to visit the street by street. GIANT service for friends who see our photos on Instagram and say, “I went to Copenhagen and I didn’t see these places”.
* Magstræde: One of Copenhagen’s most photographed and oldest streets. It’s colourful, incredibly beautiful and really deserves to be photographed so much. Interestingly, it can also be said to remind Italy.
* Larslejsstraede: The famous street with its blue house, which you can see in our photos. The owner should know that photographing his home is one of the tourist attractions in Copenhagen.
* Overgaden Oven Vandet: Another street that you may enjoy visually. You can cross here on your way to Christiania.
* Banana Park: A small park where you can see several successful street art and mural examples together. If you’re not interested in street art, you don’t have to stop by because there is no other feature.
* Palads Biograferne: A very nice cinema building. The ideal spot for colour photo addicts with bicycle interlaced in front of him. (Axeltorv 9)
* Odinga: There is a pretty nice mural that we can describe in the form of a girl holding a balloon in her hand if you are interested you can stop by.
* Christiansborg Palace: The old palace, which is always used today as the parliament building and the Supreme Court building. The sections used by the royal are also available and you can visit.
* Tycho Brahe Planetarium: Observatory building with very interesting architecture. However, the interestingness of the building increases as you see it from a distance, and it can be a bit pointless. If you want to photograph it may make more sense to see the opposite coast.
* Aquarium: The largest aquarium in Northern Europe. You can go to see the aquarium and see the magnificent building, but only if you have plenty of time. Because it’s far from the centre.
* The Cisterns: An old cistern is now used as an exhibition space. When these two come together, of course, great things come out visually. Since the exhibitions change frequently, you should check before you go. As a place, let’s add that the centre is a click away.
* Church of Savior: One of the most famous churches in Denmark. Our most interesting part was the hill. You can also go out here and look at the city from above. (Sankt Annæ Gade 29)
And hopefully that will be a complete trip of Copenhagen if you can visit all these great places and have lot’s of fun. My Copenhagen trip was quite fun but we might have missed some of these, since we had killed some extra time by playing escape adventures which was pretty fun too! Hope you will have amazing times and memories in one of the greatest cities of Northern Europe!
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