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Things To Do In Copenhagen, Denmark

Things To Do In Copenhagen, Denmark

In January I was lucky enough to spend a couple of weeks in Sweden and Denmark for work. After all of the work was done and finished, Matt and I spent a couple of extra days in Copenhagen, Denmark. Since we spent a couple of days out in the fantastic city, I thought I'd leave you with some recommendations and a few things to do in Copenhagen in case you visit (get ready for a photo-heavy post, friends). 

Great things to do in Copenhagen:
♥ Explore 6,000 years of art at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum (free admission on Sundays!)
♥ See the Little Mermaid
♥ Visit the freetown of Christiania (known for the legal use of marijuana for residents)
♥ Sit in the swings with a drink before eating sushi at Sticks ‘n' Sushi in the Tivoli Hotel
♥ Spend some time walking around the city, including Nyhav (New Habor)

 

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum

Lucky for us, we hit this fantastic museum on a Sunday meaning we got free admission! If you're looking for a way to spend a couple of hours in Copenhagen, this museum is a great place to start. It has a great collection of Egyptian art (my favorite) as well as some very interesting Danish contemporary works. It also has an incredible indoor garden that alone is worth a trip. Make sure you stop by!

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the Little Mermaid

Things to do in Copenhagen - The Little Mermaid

We all know the story fo the Little Mermaid thanks to Disney so it was kind of cool to visit the statue basic off of the Hans Christian Andersen classic fairytale. But to be honest, not the most exciting thing in the city (which most of the Copenhagen residents told us before we went for the visit). Nonetheless, still kind of cool to see.


Freetown of Christiania

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Ah, what an interesting place. Christiania is a free town in the middle of Copenhagen, meaning that they operate under separate rules and laws than the rest of the city and country. These laws include no pictures (darn!), violence, hard drugs, owning a personal car, and weapons of any kind. But Christiania is most famous for the legal use of marijuana (selling is no longer ‘legal' but I'm pretty sure some deals were going down). Seriously, you could smell the pot blocks away. Once we were there it was really interesting to see the atmosphere and environment of the town, and to think about the benefits and challenges of living in a ‘free society' that is governed by common laws totally agreed upon by the residents. Truly an interesting place that I would highly recommend you see if you're in Copenhagen. Something important to note: although we did see quite a few people smoking pot around the town, at no point did I feel weird or uncomfortable for not doing so (probably because it is technically not legal to sell it within the town). Even if you are 100% against the use of any drugs such as marijuana, I would still recommend a visit, as it is a truly fascinating place.


Sticks ‘n' Sushi
 in the Tivoli Hotel

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Absolutely fantastic. No surprise I'm sure, but Matt and I absolutely love sushi and try to go out whenever we visit a few city. And this place was rad. We arrived about 30 minutes before our reservation so that we could sit in the bar – which 1) overlooks the beautiful river of Copenhagen, and 2) is filled with swings! Drinks in swings overlooking the water while we wait for sushi? Perfect date night. Oh, and the drinks and sushi were delicious.

Things to do in Copenhagen - Sticks 'n' Sushi

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Nyhav
 & Walking Around the City

Things to do in Copenhagen

One of the great thing about Copenhagen is that if you have a couple of hours you can walk all around the city and see a lot beautiful architecture and interesting sights. Like Hans Christian Andersen's house (!) and the Memorial Anchor.

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Overall, I absolutely LOVED Copenhagen (even though it is one of the most expensive cities in the world). Have you been out to Copenhagen, or Denmark in general?

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Nicole is a treasure hunter and pup mama located in Seattle, Washington. Loves travel, politics, lifestyle, TV, & wine. She's an unapologetic SJW & feminist AF.

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  • why am i jealous? because of your beautiful trip. and it was for work. a;sldjfalsdkfja;
    and a legal pot city in the middle of a city? too legit. but i don’t smoke pot. haha.

  • This all looks so fun, especially the museum!

  • Wow. That looks like an amazing trip!

  • Beautiful! We were supposed to take a trip to Denmark at the end of our assignment abroad, but the company needed B to work longer. We had to cancel! I’d love to go someday.

  • I want a job that will send me overseas for work!

  • Ahhhh, this all looks SO cool. I am dying to go to Copenhagen, and you know how I feel about sushi. Thanks for this round-up, which I will store in my little back pocket for the day when I get to go!

  • Wow, what an amazing list! I have bookmarked this post for when I go!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Oh wow! I’ve always wanted to go to Denmark! You pictures are fabulous!

  • looks like a great trip! there is a restaurant here with swings too that is always fun to go to!

  • Mai Tran

    Thanks for sharing. I live in Finland but never have had a chance to visit Copenhagen though I’d love to. It is a nice city, I heard.