A QUICK GUIDE TO COLOURFUL COPENHAGEN!
Last December me and Emily had the opportunity to take a trip to Copenhagen and we were so excited about it! Emily had been before and was filling me in on all of the awesome places and how beautiful the buildings were! She was not wrong. A couple of weeks before Christmas and off we went! For me, it was absolutely perfect timing because it really got me into the Christmas spirit that I was just not feeling in England!
We stayed in the most beautiful hotel called the Abaslon Hotel, it was awesome for us because it was filled to the brim with colourful touches! The bathroom in our room even had a light control where we could change the lights to any colour of the rainbow! The carpets were beautifully striped in shades of green and there were succulents everywhere! Our room was super spacious and the staff at the hotel were absolutely fantastic! Seriously though, they went above and beyond for us. The hotel was right in the centre of Copenhagen and everything was in walking distance for us which was perfect.
On our first day we got there late in the afternoon, checked in, dumped our stuff and headed straight out to explore! It got dark REALLY quickly and we decided to go into Tivoli Gardens for the Christmas markets. It was hands down the best Christmas markets I had ever seen, everything looked so classy and I absolutely adored all of the festive decorations! They had the most incredible swan display in front of one of the restaurants and the park was filled with it’s signature rides, Emily also made me try this traditional drink called Glögg which I would recommend if you’re there! The only problem for us was that there were tons of colourful walls & decor that we were dying to photograph but we couldn’t in the dark, so we headed back there the following morning to get some snaps!
We then met Emily’s friend Vicki who knew the city like the back of her hand! We stopped for lunch then headed straight to the iconic Nyhavn to see the amazing colourful buildings lining the street! Did you know that No. 9, Nyhavn, is the oldest house in the area dating back to 1681?! How awesome is that!
Our next stop was The Little Mermaid! This is definitely one of Copenhagen’s most famous attractions and you can find it at Langelinje Pier. The sculpture was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a mermaid who gives up everything to be united with a young, handsome prince on land! It’s definitely worth the walk to see & is even more beautiful up close!
If you’re going the same time as us, in the winter, then you need to pack plenty of warm clothes! I’m talking scarves, gloves, a coat & jumpers! Even though it was exceptionally mild for the time of year we were there, apparently it’s normally FREEZING so wrap up warm guys! You’ll also want to make sure you pack comfy shoes, we did a lot of walking!
I took euros with me but rarely found a place that accepted them so if you’re visiting Copenhagen you’re much better off taking danish krones. Finally, soak it all in! We were only there for 2 days and it obviously went very quickly, there’s so many streets to explore and amazing architecture to discover so have a good ol wonder around & live it up! xxx
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