Denmark


COPENHAGEN 


STAY

Our wonderful room at The Andersen Boutique Hotel.

ANDERSEN BOUTIQUE HOTEL We stayed at the Anderson Boutique Hotel and were thrilled that it was just steps away from the train station. The newly renovated, modern hotel is vibrant and decorated in a cozy but elegant way. The lounge is a great place to visit with fellow travelers during the daily wine happy hours (from 5-6pm). Check out our full experience at this hotel on our blog post!

GENERATOR HOSTEL  GH combines authentic scandinavian fashion with swanky modern interiors and a terrace to enjoy cocktails and games. Storage lockers are found under the beds, super convenient for travelers with valuable camera equipment or electronics. You have the option of being social and booking a shared room or having your own private room. Copenhagen is EXPENSIVE though so we recommend saving where you can when it comes to accommodation, plus staying in a hostel is fun because you make so many new friends!

URBAN HOUSE COPENHAGEN We passed by this hostel just as it started to rain and decided to duck in for a beer, it looked so cozy and inviting! Urban House also has a full-blown bar area attached, so you always have a place to go and meet new people over a Carlsberg. Its also located right by the central train station!

EAT

A gorgeous seafood dish, courtesy of Studio at The Standard.

CAFE OBELIX  Coming from Dallas and Austin, where brunch is the main Sunday event, we were so excited to find a spot with a giant Sunday buffet brunch. From smoked salmon to deviled eggs to fruit crepes – we definitely got our brunch fix. For only 100 DDK ($15) you will be more than full for the rest of the day.

STUDIO  Beautifully plated dishes that are unconventional but delicious! Each item is thoughtfully designed – foodies, have your camera handy!

FISKEBAREN  Located in the trendy meat packing area, this fish bar is a must for seafood aficionados. The wine list is extensive and the fish and shellfish are consistently fresh and artfully prepared.

VIEWS

Strolling along candy-colored houses in Nyhavn

Strolling along candy colored houses in Nyhavn.

TIVOLI  Tivoli is an absolute MUST if you’re passing through Copenhagen. It is right next to the main train station and very easy to get to. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into and thought we were going to a garden, hence the name Tivoli Gardens. Tivoli is like Disney Land and the Victoria Bucshart Botanical Gardens all mixed together in the most beautiful way. As you wander through the cobblestone paths, you find yourself in all different places of the world from China Town to Moscow. The rides are colorful and captivating while the gardens are whimsical and never-ending. Gorgeous Parisian-esque cafes are found throughout along with German style bars and pubs. Good luck suppressing your inner child after passing through the colorful gates!

NYHAVN  Originally a commercial port where ships from all over the world would dock, Nyhavn has never been without busting visitors. Today, it still remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in Copenhagen. Visitors stroll past the vibrant buildings along the harbor and dine at the many restaurants located along this road. If you’re not willing to splurge on the expensive food (be warned, meals in this area are especially pricey) do as the locals do and grab a beer at a nearby store and sit along the harbor. 

VESTRE KIRKEGÅRD CEMETERY  The lush green park seemingly continues forever, peppered with old tomb stones dripping with greenery and dramatic tree-lined walkways. We encountered many joggers and bikers during our walk through the park, so if you’re looking for a place for a scenic run during your stay, this is it!


SIDE TRIP: MØNS KLINT


On the shore of Møns Klint

On the shore of Møns Klint

One morning, we decided to rent a car and drive from Copenhagen to Møns Klint, or the white cliffs, in the southern part of Denmark. The drive was beautiful and reasonable (a little under 2 hours), we wound through several tiny Danish towns and over bridges to different islands. Apart from a small parking fee, Møns Klint is free to explore. You can also take a combination of trains and busses when traveling from CPH, however the travel time is nearly doubled and you don’t have the flexibility to stop whenever you want. There is a delicious cafe at the cliffs where we had lunch, but you could also stop in one of the small towns before arriving at the cliffs for less expensive meal options. There are several different viewpoints and paths that offer a mix of views from above the cliffs and down on the shore (none of them were too strenuous, but do wear comfortable walking shoes). This is one of the most beautiful beaches we’ve ever visited – the white cliffs, charcoal gray rocks and bright green moss were a dream to shoot!