Food, food, and more food: 2 Days in Copenhagen, Denmark

It is said that it’s difficult to have a bad meal in Copenhagen, Scandinavia’s culinary capital.  Having spent the past 2 days eating our way from site to site in the Danish city, we would resoundingly agree.  From open-face smorrebrod sandwiches to the confectionary shops found on nearly every street, we loved every bite.

Nine out of every ten adults here rides a bicycle, making this walkable city also one of the most green in the world.  In just two days, we saw most of the city’s  notable sites.  I should note Copenhagen’s famous architecture  – with the contemporary settled in next to the Renaissance and Rococo.   Highlights include the colorful houses along the Nyhavn quay, the late-Baroque Amalienborg Castle, and Henning Larsson’s Opera House.

Other highlights of our walking tours include seeing the Little Mermaid Statue, dining in the trendy neighborhood of Vesterbro, meandering through the controversial semi-autonomous free-zone of Christiana (photos not allowed!), strolling down Stroget – Europe’s longest pedestrian only street, and exploring Tivoli – the world’s oldest amusement park.

When to go:  Summer months –the weather is at its warmest (we had beautiful 70 degree days), and the summer sun doesn’t set until nearly 10PM.

Where to stay:  We used airbnb and found an amazing apartment centrally located in Vesterbro – in walking distance of all of our top destinations.

Where to eat: Madklubben Vesterbro for a trendy build-your-own meal experience,  Kanal Cafeen or Hallernes Smorrebrod (in Torvehallen artisinal food market) for the best open-faced sandwiches, La Glace for decadent pastries.  Oh, and Noma, the restaurant that replaced El Bulli as the S. Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant (reservations need to be made months in advance).

bikes everywhere!

bikes everywhere!

Tivoli

Tivoli

Tivoli

Tivoli

3 Types of Herring:  Mustard Herring, Wasabi Herring, and Herring Salad, served on Scandinavian rye

3 Types of Herring: Mustard Herring, Wasabi Herring, and Herring Salad, served on Scandinavian rye

Town Hall

Town Hall

Guerilla Marketing!

Guerilla Marketing!

King's Gardens

King’s Gardens

Rosenborg Palace

Rosenborg Palace

View of the Marble Church form the Opera House

View of the Marble Church from the Opera House

Hans Larsson's Opera House

Hans Larsson’s Opera House

Exiting Christiana and re-entering the EU and all its laws...

Exiting Christiana and re-entering the EU and all its laws…

Street art in Christiana

Street art in Christiana

Christiana:  No hardcore drugs, weapons, or violence...everything else is game

Christiana: No hardcore drugs, weapons, or violence…everything else is game

Entering Christiana

Entering Christiana

Our Savior's Church

Our Savior’s Church

Thorvaldsen's Museum

Thorvaldsen’s Museum

Smorrebrod!

Smorrebrod!

Copenhagen Sunset

Copenhagen Sunset

Nyhavn

Nyhavn

Marmokirken marble church

Marmokirken marble church

Late-Baroque Amalienborg Castle

Late-Baroque Amalienborg Castle

Amalienborg Castle Royal Guards

Amalienborg Castle Royal Guards

the park near the Citadel

the park near the Citadel

charming Copenhagen

charming Copenhagen

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3 responses to “Food, food, and more food: 2 Days in Copenhagen, Denmark

  1. This is such an awesome post! Copenhagen looks like a really exciting city, and if the food is really that good, well then I gotta go!

    • Thank you! We absolutely loved it – and it was an incredibly well-organized and great place to be a tourist! I would absolutely go back — especially for the food!

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