Weekends in Europe: Copenhagen


A couple of weeks ago we went on a wonderful weekend trip to the beautiful city of Copenhagen. It has been my dream to visit this city for many years and it finally came true! Copenhagen turned out to be so beautiful that I wanted to take a picture of every single corner (hopefully wasn’t too annoying for my boyfriend :)! So here is our first day in Copenhagen!
 
Пару недель назад мы провели выходные в чудесном городе Копенгагене. Я очень давно мечтала попасть в этот город и наконец-то моя мечта осуществилась! Копенгаген оказался таким красивым городом, что мне хотелось фотографировать каждый его уголок. Итак, мой рассказ о нашем первом дне в Копенгагене!



We stayed in a nice hotel in the Westerbro area, very close to the central station and therefore to the central area of Copenhagen. We have decided not to have breakfast at the hotel and visit some of the city’s breakfast hotspots and try some typical scandinavian dishes.


On the first day we have chosen to go for breakfast to Granola – a cosy cafe in the Westerbro area.

Breakfast at Granola




Мы остановились в небольшом отеле в западной части города, недалеко от центрального вокзала и центра. Мы решили не завтракать в отеле, а посетить модные места и попробовать местные завтраки. В первый день мы нашли очень милое и уютное кафе Granola, где подают очень вкусную кашу с орехами и фруктами.
 

It was a rainy day but we wanted to see as much of the city as we could. I felt that Copenhagen has some special charm in the rain and loved it even more than when it was sunny.

Copenhagen after rain
I didn’t expect to find as many bicycles in Copenhagen as in Amsterdam!


Bicycles everywhere!


 

 

 
After breakfast we decided to walk through the city towards the Rosenborg castle – the Danish royal residence in the 17th and 18th centuries. The castle is surrounded by beautiful gardens (must be even prettier in the summer time). 


Rosenborg castle from outside


We were very impressed by the interiors of the castle, especially the main hall with the thrones of the king and the queen made of silver and ivory.


Rosenborg castle



 


What we really wanted to try in Copenhagen was the famous Danish dish Smørrebrød, which is basically an open sandwich with rye bread and different toppings. We found a beautiful restaurant in the gardens of Rosenborg Slot called Orangeriet. The restaurant is a spacious orangery with big windows and typical scandinavian style interior decorated with flowers. Both our smørrebrøds (with chicken and shrimps with egg) were delicious and after coming back to Amsterdam we got a little bit addicted to rye bread 🙂

 

 
Smorrebrod at Orangeriet
We love coffee and we have heard that Copenhagen has some amazing coffee places. We were lucky to run into one by accident and without even knowing that we are about to try the best coffee we have ever had! The place is called Big Apple and was perfect to warm up on a rainy day and enjoy a great cup of very good quality coffee.
 


 
After warming up we were ready to continue exploring Copenhagen and went to the most popular part of the city – Nyhavn or New Harbour. This beautiful street with colorful houses and parked boats looked exactly how I imagine it – magical. 
 
Nyhavn


 
 
Finally we went to have dinner at the restaurant Oliver and the Black Circus. Even though the ambiance and the location were great, we didn’t like the food at this place so much. 
 
But this didn’t spoil our evening and after dinner we went for a drink to Madam Chu bar. 
 
 
This is how we spent our first day in Copenhagen and here is a short video of our trip!
 
 
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