Copenhagen weekend break:: part one

 

Copenhagen Nyhavn Christmas C O P E N H A G E N

Back in December James and I visited Copenhagen for a long weekend for the Christmas markets and to celebrate my birthday. We chose to visit Copenhagen randomly by using the ‘Inspire me’ function on easyjet’s website and it was the cheapest place that came up. (If you’ve never tried it and don’t mind where you go, I’d recommend you try it!) I confess that in a rather un-Emma style, apart from booking the hotel and checking we could get to the hotel easily from the airport, and a lot of pinning, I’d done very little research into the city and what we could do whilst there!

Copenhagen Christmas market

 

Christmas market Copenhagen

After an early start on the Friday morning we got the train from the airport into the centre and then made the short walk to our hotel. We stayed at the Hotel Tivoli, about a 15 minute walk from the centre, which was reasonably priced and a lovely room, with a top floor bar with some stunning views of the city.

Marching guards Copenhagen

 

Christmas market Copenhagen 

 

Copenhagen Nyhavn

After checking into our hotel we headed out to explore the city, and did so much walking. Copenhagen doesn’t just have one main Christmas market, there are plenty scattered along the streets, with a handful of stalls every few minutes, with plenty of opportunities for glogg and roasted almonds. We did so much walking on the Friday, plus a few pub stops that we got a really good feel for the city, and how accessible it is.

Rock Bar Royal Copenhagen Burger

 

Friday evening, my birthday, we decided to head to the rooftop bar of our hotel for cocktails before heading out for dinner. The cocktails were a little unusual, and pretty pricey, but it was worth it for the stunning night views over the city. We opted instead to have dinner in a burger restaurant near the Tivoli gardens which were tasty enough, and a busy restaurant, but not the best food I’d ever had.

My first impressions of Copenhagen were that it was a modern, buzzing city with plenty to see and do, and I’d regretted not planning and researching more of the city before we arrived. Stay tuned for part two, with plenty more of the weekend’s highlights!