A weekend in Copenhagen

Although a weekend is never enough time to completely immerse yourself in a new place, here are some ideas of how you could spend one in Copenhagen. I can almost guarantee you'll leave this beautiful city wanting more!

 

Friday night

In the mood for a burger and beer? Head to Norrebro Bryghus, a hip brewery in the city. The ales and food in the cafe are sure to please even the fussiest beer connoisseur.

 

Saturday

Rise and shine! Get the blood pumping with a walk around Frederiksberg Park (say hello to the elephants from the zoo along the way!). Then jump on your bike and head to Coffee Collective in Frederiksberg for your morning coffee fix, before heading on to Torvehallerne at Norreport Station to wander the market stalls and find some lunch. 

Spend the afternoon checking our Nyhavn, take a stroll down Stroget, one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe (don't forget to check out The Round Tower as well as the flagship Georg Jensen store and the department store Magasin!) - finishing with a stop by the palace to admire the view and a changing of the guards.

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

 


Saturday night

Take your pick from one of the many bars tucked away on street corners for a sneaky pre-dinner drink. If in doubt, download Yelp to see what's around with good reviews. We discovered many hidden gems thanks to the ratings and reviews of fellow travellers.

Splurge: If you are a foodie looking to splurge, Copenhagen is home to one of the most famous restaurants in the world, Noma - just be sure to book a few months in advance! Another option for fine Nordic-style dining without such a hefty price tag is Host.  

Save: Alternatively, head to Barburrito for an amazing Mexican feast, with tasty tacos and moreish mojitos! 

Mexican tacos from Barburrito

Mexican tacos from Barburrito


Sunday

Cycle to Jaegersborggade (Nørrebro) for some lazy cafe hopping. It's hard to beat a coffee from The Coffee Collective, a porridge-style breakfast from the trendy team at Grod and a delicious pastry from Meters Bageri. Explore the tiny boutiques and head into the cemetery to soak up the sunshine and see Hans Christian Anderson's grave.

Assistens Cemetery, Nørrebro

Assistens Cemetery, Nørrebro

 

Back on your bike and cycle to Christiania for a wander, stopping off at Copenhagen Street Food near Experimentarium for lunch.

And lastly, a weekend in Copenhagen wouldn't be complete without a visit to Tivoli, one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. With beautiful gardens, tonnes of rides and plenty of entertainment, you could easily spend a whole day here.

Tivoli, Copenhagen

Tivoli, Copenhagen