Hope you’re all having a great week! I can’t believe it’s week four of college already- I don’t know where the time is going!
So I travelled to Copenhagen last January with a few of the girls, and I know it’s now October, but better late than never for a travel guide! I actually only thought of it during the week because as usual I was scanning the Ryanair website for cheap flights and I came across Copenhagen.
It’s definitely not a common place to go on a city break, probably because of how expensive it is, but it’s one of the nicest cities I’ve ever visited!
Anyway I just thought it might be helpful to anyone who is thinking of visiting Copenhagen for a holiday or just a quick weekend away (i.e. study break!) to share my experience of Copenhagen
Firstly, we stayed at the Generator Hostel Copenhagen and I can honestly say it was the best hostel I’ve ever stayed in! There was such a cool and young vibe and decor was fab- it was full of custom-made furniture! (in general the interiors are amazing everywhere in Copenhagen!) They also had a 24 hour reception which was great because we arrived late so it’s always nice to have someone to check you in and they have free wifi- a necessity in this day and age! So I would definitely recommend the Generator for anyone thinking of going to Copenhagen, especially because of it’s central location. It was only about a five minute walk to the main street- Stroget, and a five minute walk to Nyhavn and Rosenberg Castle. It was a really good price for the service we received and they have hostels all over Europe, so it’s worth checking them out!We really had an action packed few days and we fit so much in that we came home wrecked! We also bought Copenhagen Cards which meant we could access all the sites for free. To be totally honest, we didn’t save much by having the cards, but it was so much easier than buying admission tickets at every castle and museum. So I would also recommend a Copenhagen Card if you plan on seeing a lot of tourist attractions. Here are some of the tourist sites we visited:
- Rosenberg Castle
- Christiansborg Palace
- The Little Mermaid
- Kunsthal Charlottenborg
- National Gallery of Denmark
- Design Museum
Design Museum Denmark Unfortunately because we traveled just after Christmas, the weather wasn’t good, freezing would actually be the word I would use! So if you’re going in January, bring a big coat, hat, boots- the works! It rained one of the days we were there and I thought I was going to die of hypothermia with the wet and the cold. But once you’re well wrapped up, you should be fine!Another drawback about visiting Copenhagen in January was that one of the main attractions- Tivoli Amusement park was closed! We were really disappointed that it wasn’t open but there wasn’t anything we could do! At least now I have a reason to go back to Copenhagen 🙂In general, food is more expensive than Ireland so be prepared to pay €6/€7 for a coffee! A really nice restaurant we ate in though was Friends and Brgrs. The food was really good and inexpensive for Copenhagen! Just had to add this in, but we ran into Charlie Carver in the airport! We spent a good 5 minutes trying to figure out which one he was but for anyone who doesn’t know, he used to play one of the twins on Desperate Housewives!Hope you enjoyed this blog post! I’m aiming to do another few travel guides in the next couple of months so keep an eye on the blog!