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Every year, around our wedding anniversary, we usually take a little trip somewhere. This year we headed to Copenhagen. A few people had commented and messaged me on instagram asking for my recommendations for things to do and see, places to eat etc, so while I am by no means a travel photographer or blogger I've popped a few recommendations here for you if you are interested. You may have already seen some of these photos on my personal instagram.
Copenhagen is a beautiful city, especially the older parts of town, much like many European cities, but it is also worth going out from the city centre a bit for some of the restaurants.
We visited in the middle of January, and it was completely and utterly freezing. We were very lucky with the weather, it didn't rain or snow the whole time we were there, but it was really cold, especially when the wind picked up a bit.
It's also a very expensive city, we spent a bit more than we had planned to on food and drink, so definitely bear that in mind. We rented an Airbnb which we often do, and normally we would then buy food in and cook in the rental, however this time there were so many places that we wanted to try for breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, and drinks that we actually ate out a lot more than normal.
Ok, so a little caveat about how my wife and I like to explore cities. We basically pick places for food, drinks and coffee, and generally just wander between those spots taking in the sights as we go.
My first recommendation for Copenhagen is to rent bikes. It is easily, one of the best cities to cycle in, the infrastructure is totally built for it. There are a number of bike rental option about, from bike rental shops to public hire bikes, Bycyklen, which is what we used. They have tablets with gps and maps built in, and they even have a little electric motor to assist you a little (although personally I think that is cheating). There are bikes everywhere, which made for many nice photos, I had to restrain myself.
As I'm sure you can see from the photos above, the architecture in Copenhagen is simply stunning, and as I mentioned, we kind of just casually wandered around the city taking it all in. Some highlights for sure were:
Ok, now onto our favourite part of exploring new places, food and drink! While we aren't massive foodies, we do like to go to places that have a good reputation for quality food and drink, and there was plenty of that in Copenhagen, although I will warn you it is all very expensive!
The most important meal of the day is breakfast, so they say (Whoever "they" are), and there are no shortage of spots for breakfast in the city. Unfortunately for us we had a shortage of days, so only got to check out a couple of spots, all of which I would highly recommend.
Lunch & Dinner
There are so many food spots in the city that we checked out for lunch and dinner and I've recommended a few below. We couldn't afford or get a reservation at anywhere like noma, but you don't have to go Michelin star to get great food in Copenhagen.
Coffee and Pastries
One of the highlights of Denmark surely has to be the pastries, and washed down with a good cup of coffee definitely helps too!
For a night cap there are no end of cool bars, with nice cocktails, and good beer available.
If you do go to Copenhagen I'd love to know if you check out any of the places above and what you thought of them! Also, if you happen to be planning a trip to Iceland anytime soon, do check out my blog post from a couple of years ago about our trip to there!
More from Emma & Jared's super sweet shoot at the Folk Museum coming soon!