Copenhagen by foot
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Copenhagen is a perfect size city to explore by foot, it is easy and beautiful to move around. I often go for a walk and enjoy the little oases of history, nature and tranquility that are found all over the city.
The old harbor
The old harbor has been transformed into beautiful recreational areas, where you come across historic buildings and new Scandinavian architecture. Take for example Christiansborg Palace, the Stock Exchange buildingand the Royal Library, which is beautifully situated around the Tøjhus Habour, adjacent to new and modern architecture such as The Black Diamond and Blox, where The Danish Architecture Center is located.
Christianshavn always brings out the inner peace in me. It is great to walk along the many canals built according to the Dutch model, and take sailboats to the quayside, see the houseboats' sophisticated quirks or just look at the life along the harbor quays.
By the water
Another of my favorite places along the harbor is Islands Brygge, where the city's children enjoy the sun from early spring to autumn, and where the harbor waves can entice a refreshing dip. A newer area where I enjoy going to is the area around Inderhavnsbroen / Nyhavn. Here you can enjoy a cool drink on the harbor edge in the company of a diverse crowd of locals and tourists. If the weather is good, I take the trip to Refshaleøen, past the Opera and Marinestation. From here you can enjoy the sight of Copenhagen from the water side - and catch a glimpse of The Little Mermaid, Langelinie and Amalienborg on the other side of the harbor.
A walk from The Square Hotel to Inderhavnsbroen, past Christiania and the canals, takes a short hour at a leisurely pace - and then there is plenty of opportunity to visit a café or pub along the way.
Generally when it comes to the inner city, you should do yourself the favor of looking up in order to see the details of the old facades under the copper-green roofs. Many facades reveal what the buildings were originally used for or tell a story about the people who have previously lived there.
When I take my husband under my arm and want to spoil the taste buds, Copenhagen is rich in possibilities. I've collected a small selection of my favorite places here:
The Union Kitchen in Store Strandstræde
Super cozy place where there are always people, I would therefore recommend reserving a table. Their "Fried Chicken Waffle" and "Eggs Benedict" are my favorites.
Fars Dreng in Ny Adelgade
Is a lovely little place at Kongens Nytorv, where they make the most delicious crispy waffles. See more here.
Copenhagen has many "gourmet burger" restaurants. My favorite is definitely Vesterbro Original Burger Restaurant on Istedgade. They make their own relish - and you must try the chili-relish either in the burger "The Strong" or as a dip.
If we really want to spoil ourselves, we go to Restaurant No.2, which is located at the harbor of Copenhagen. The restaurant mostly uses Danish / Scandinavian ingredients. Their evening menu suggestions are always a hit and are available at a reasonable price.
When it is time for a drink, there are many opportunities in the city, such as Curfew on Stenogade or Lidkoeb on Vesterbrogade. My favorite place is K-Bar on at Strand. If you get a seat at the bar, you can see the bartenders create the most wonderful drinks, I never leave the place without having sipped at least one "Strawberry with Rude", which can best be described as red porridge with cream in Martini glass.