Travel guide | A day in Copenhagen

Do you have one of those places in your city/country/nearby you feel like you just have to show someone when they visit you? I have for sure. And for me that place is Copenhagen. So when one of my non-Danish friends visited I took her to Copenhagen and where I took her, I want to take you as well. So if you are going to Copenhagen soon be sure to see some of these places yourself. Some of the places are classics and over-touristy, others are small, hidden gems located outside of the regular tourist spots. So here are my recommendations:

1. Superkilen. 
A public park located in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen. The cool thing about this park is the architecture which intends to celebrate diversity. Therefore all the things in the park are taken from countries all around the world e.g. swings from Iraq, benches from Brazil and a fountain from Morocco. Superkilen is made up of three main areas: a red square, a black market and a green park. This place is a must for anyone who likes unique architecture.

2. Rosenborg Castle and gardens. 
This is where the national crown jewels and Royal regalia are located. The castle was built in the 17th century by the famous Danish King Christian IV.

3. Rundetårn. 
Located in the center of Copenhagen so the views are amazing from here. The tower (aka. Rundetårn) is built in the 17th century the Christian IV as well.

4. Nyhavn.
One of the most visited places in Copenhagen. Go there and you will completely understand why. Nyhavn is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen, Denmark. Stretching from Kongens Nytorv to the harbour front just south of the Royal Playhouse, it is lined by brightly coloured 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants. The oldest house dates from 1681. Your visit to Copenhagen is not complete without having seen this lively place.

5. Ofelia Plads/The Wave.
This piece of art installation is a part of The Frost Festival taking place for a couple weeks every winter. The installation spands 80 meters and is built on the concept of: the 80 sensors on the triangular arches 4 metres of height are programmed to react to light and sound of visitors’ movements. That way, the audience continuously co-create the expression of the installations’ given sound- and lightscapes. So lucky to see it while here this year. Have been wanting to see it for quite some time.

6. Amalienborg.
Amalienborg Palace is home to the Danish royal family. The place consists of four identical classical palace façades with rococo interiors around an octagonal courtyard. What this place is most famous for along with its royal residents might be the changing of the guards that takes place every day at 12 pm.

Hope you liked the guide. What is your favorite place in Copenhagen?

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    1. Yes there really is a lot of history (as there is all over Denmark as one of the oldest if not the oldest kingdom in the world). It’s amazing! Hope you get to go and see it yourself!

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