Last weekend I snuck away for a long weekend in Copenhagen, with Giordie and a friend of hers from Australia! Copenhagen is one of my favourite cities and this was my third trip back. You can read all about my first visit to this beautiful city here. I love the contrast of old and new in Copenhagen. The new, modern architecture, although so different from the original buildings, seems to blend in seamlessly. If you’ve read some of my previous posts you’ll know that I love street art. Especially when it’s incorporated into older areas. Copenhagen has embraced street art and uses it to make the construction around the city come to life. This small city is full of colour and character and it makes me smile every time I’m there 🙂
We stayed at the very cool Hotel Danmark, which is part of the Brøchner Hotels group. It’s located about 700 metres from Central Station in Copenhagen, which was really convenient for us as we caught the train from Stockholm. We were able to walk to everything that we wanted to see and the hotel itself was really cosy, clean and quiet. I had a room on the street which I thought might have made sleeping difficult, but it wasn’t at all. My room was so cute and comfortable that I didn’t really want to leave it. The hotel also offers great wifi, a rooftop terrace, a cute bar and friendly helpful staff. I’d definitely stay there again. Although I am hoping to try out the other hotels in the Brøchner Hotels group at some stage as they look amazing also.
The Round Tower
On my first visit to Copenhagen, we visited the Round Tower. I really enjoyed it the first time and was looking forward to going back again.
It was raining the first time I went to the Round Tower… and it was this time also! I seem to make it rain every time we go there. By the time we had walked the roughly 209 metres up to the top it had stopped though. And even though it was grey and foggy the view was still fantastic.
One of my other favourite spots in Copenhagen is Nyhavn harbour. It’s a beautiful harbour with colourful old houses that date back to 1681. It’s a popular destination with amazing restaurants and ice cream parlours. Of course, we had to stop for some ice cream, even though it was -4 degrees and breakfast time.
As always, I had such a fun time in Copenhagen. I still can’t get over the fact that I can catch a train, to another county, just for a long weekend! I hope you’ve had a great start to 2018, I know I have, and I’m looking forward to more adventures this year.
Cheers, Jess 🙂