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The cool guide to beautiful Copenhagen

by on Jun.27, 2012, under Vacations

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If you had not yet heard, I will tell you: Copenhagen is an amazing capital!

A lot of people think of Tivoli and Hans Christian Andersen when you mention the Danish capital or Denmark, but there is actually much more to this beautiful capital than children’s stories and addictive pastry!

I am a Dane, who lived in Copenhagen for for some ten years, and decided I should present some of the alternative sights and activities in Copenhagen that you won’t see in all the guide books.

Right, let us get to my 5 recommendations for cool things to do and see in this capital of Denmark.

1. Parks: Copenhagen is dotted with green areas. If you live here you are never more than five minutes away from a cosy park. If you are spending many days here, then go for a walk in Kongens Have (Kings Garden), HC Orsteds Parken, Botanisk Have (Botanical Garden), or Frederiksberg Have. These are all great for tanning or drinking a cold beer – that is what the Copenhageners will be doing if the weather allows it.

2. Norrebro: Norrebro is the most ethnically mixed area in the city and has a very urban feel to it. There’re some very trendy streets here for going shopping, looking at art or going out. The streets we prefer are Blagardsgade, Jaegersborgsgade, Elmegade, and the cemetery, Assistentens Kirkegaard, where Soren Kierkegaard is buried. Also go see the newly opened ‘Superkilen’ – a really psychedelic red painted square.

3. Water: Copenhagen resides by the sea, and it is possibly one of the few big cities where you can swim in the harbor areas – there is also a nice beach. Islands Brygge is one of the cool neighborhoods in the city, and it has an overwhelmingly popular grass area where people are enjoying the sun and chilling out, while jumping in and out of the ‘pool’ in the harbor. If you prefer the beach, then go to the beautiful beach park at ‘Amager Strandpark’. We are in Scandinavia, mind you, so regrettably we won’t see 200 days of pool weather every year, but we make sure to enjoy the summer, the few months it is there.

4. Malmo: Hold on, isn’t Malmo in Sweden? It sure is, but it is only a 20 minute train ride over Oresund. Many people in the Danish capital consider the Swedish neighbor as a suburb and it is an obvious choice for a one-day trip of shopping and sightseeing. Costs are a little lower in Malmo, so that is definitely a good motivation to go, as Copenhagen is famous for its inflated prices.

5. Vesterbro neighborhood: Another area that used to be a little rough, and famous for the red light district, but now a hipster haven with fantastic shopping and cafes. The main area of interest is on Istedgade – a street famous for the sex shops and prostitutes in its glory days. This still exists, but is now mainly limited to a few streets close to the train station.

I very much hope you liked these tips and I wish you an awesome trip to Wonderful Copenhagen. Below you should find a link to a cool and fun karaoke bar to have a drink when going out in Copenhagen.

Following a nice day of sightseeing, why not visit the most outrageous Copenhagen Bar – Sam’s Bar. Also check out the official homepage of this Awesome Karaoke Bar in Copenhagen (in Danish).

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