Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

At the beginning of March we made a three-day city trip to Copenhagen. It was still very cold and we got caught by an icy wind. In this blog post I would like to tell you more about fun activities you can do during a winter city trip in Copenhagen. I also give tips on where you can dine and have a luxurious overnight stay.

To brave to cold in Copenhagen

Before starting, I will give just one important tip. If you are traveling to Copenhagen during the winter months, be sure to bring warm clothing. Don’t forget your a warm coat, hat, scarf and gloves, because you will definitely need them.

Copenhagen is a fantastic city where thenold and the new merge harmoniously. The beautiful and colorful architectural styles from different historical eras meet the contemporary minimalist Danish Design. This combination makes Copenhagen so unique and interesting.

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Copenhagen is not a really big city so you can explore everything perfectly by foot. That is why it’s so important that you’re aware of how cold it can be during the winter. Although there is well organized public transport, we prefered discovering the city by walking. In this way we could absorb Copenhagen in all its splendor.

Below I would like to list a few places that are definitely worth including in your intinerary to Copenhagen.

Must do’s in Copenhagen during the winter

1. Botanical gardens

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Imagine yourself in a tropical destination and warm up in the high temperatures of the botanical garden. In addition to the pleasant temperatures, the botanical garden is certainly worth a visit because of its impressive greenhouses.

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

2. Rosenborg Castle

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

If you are completely into history or just a fan of impressive architecture, then certainly visit the magnificent Rosenborg Castle, where you will be completely immersed in the Renaissance. The castle is fully decorated with furniture that dates from that period and creates a picture of how the aristocracy lived in that era.

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

You can also take a look in the treasure room where the crown jewels are kept under lock and key. Don’t forget to discover the beautiful gardens around the castle as well.

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

3. Frederik’s Church

Admire another example of stunning architecture, namely the Frederiks church with the largest and most impressive dome in Scandinavia.

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

4. Nyhavn

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Visit the picturesque harbor of Nyhavn and stroll along  the colored houses with a beautiful view of the canal where wooden ships float on the water.

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

5. Black diamond

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

This building houses the royal library of Copenhagen as well as the photography museum. From the outside, it  looks like a black, ultramodern building with lots of windows. From the inside you will be overwhelmed by a beautiful panoramic view over the water. Besides this modern design you can also find authentic elements in the library, which makes this place a good example that old and new can go hand in hand.

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

6. Christiansborg palace

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

This palace is the place where the royal family and parliament still operate from today. Certain parts of the palace are open to the public. We have only visited the royal reception rooms and were overwhelmed by the decadence of these lavishly decorated rooms.

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Each room had a new and different theme that made you go from one surprise to the next. Each time you entered a new room you were impressed  by new colors and artworks. It’s certainly worthwhile to visit the palace if you want to immerse yourself in the wealth of the royal family.

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

7. The little mermaid

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

A must see during a city trip in Copenhagen is the iconic statue of the little mermaid. Unfortunately, this is the most famous tourist attraction. So if you like an individual photo with this beauty you have to be very patient. Fortunately there are still a lot of gems to discover in the nearby area.

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

8. Christianshavn

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Christianshavn is the lesser-known brother of Nyhaven and therefore a little more quiet for wandering around and, in my opinion, more pleasant. Get lost in the streets around the harbor and discover the most cute colored houses.

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Make sure to visit ‘Church Of Our Savior’, known for its spiral-shaped golden tower from which you have a beautiful panoramic view of Copenhagen.

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Unfortunately we were unable to acces the tower due to the stormy weather. Instead glimpsed inside the church where we could admire an impressive organ.

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

10. Freetown Christiana

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Stroll along the water in Freetown Christiana. The name explains it all – Christiana freetown is a free state within the city of Copenhagen. It’s a more alternative neighborhood where you can find many home-made houses, workshops, art galleries, eateries, … next to the beautiful nature. It is very impressive to explore this community.

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

11. Superkilen

If you want to experience the real urban vibes, head to Superkilen, a hip public city park with playground where people try to encourage cultural integration. The park is decorated in a unique but trendy way with street art and is therefore a popular attraction for people who want to take an artistic photo.

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

12. Tivoli

The amusement park Tivoli  was high on our bucket list when visiting Copenhagen. Unfortunately, the 2nd oldest attraction park in the world was closed during our stay. Nevertheless,  we definitely recommend to visit it.

13. City centre

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Wander through the centre of Copenhagen and enjoy all that this city has to offer. Only in this way you will discover the most stunning hidden gems.

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Where to eat in Copenhagen?

During our stay in Copenhagen, I fell in love with Nordic cuisine. This trend consists of a few basic principles such as small portions with fresh, local seasonal products. This was one of the best culinary experiences that I have tasted in a long time.

My favorite neighborhood for dining was Ravnsborgrade. This is a lively area with many trendy eateries and bars. it is also a very pleasant area  to stroll through in the evening. Here you can certainly find some restaurants that offer Nordic cuisine. I can  recommend the following 2, where you can dine in a cozy and trendy interior.

Ravnsborg Vinbar

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Nørrebro Bryghus

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Riz Raz

There are of course many other places where you can have a tasty lunch or dinner that offer other dishes than Nordic cuisine. In the centre, Riz Raz is an excellent place for a vegetarian lunch. Join in at the welcoming buffet and taste the most delicious salad combos with falafel.

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Torvehallerne

In the neighbourhood of the Nørrebro station you will find Torvehallerne. This is a food market that houses many multicultural food stalls. This is the place to be, if you want to discover the wonderful flavors of world cuisine. We enjoyed some delicious Spanish tapas at Tapas del Torre.

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Where to stay in Copenhagen?

We stayed 3 nights in the 4 star hotel Kong Arthur. This hotel is situated in a quiet area of ​​Copenhagen, within walking distance of the Nørrebro station and the Ravnsborgrade area. It is hidden in a narrow, cobbled side street, away from the busy city.

A peaceful place where you can  relax after a busy day of city tripping in every sense of the word. This hotel houses one of the most beautiful spas in Copenhagen where you can relax in an oriental-inspired water temple.

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

The Kong Arthur hotel has a modern style where rustic and chic elements are combined and create a unique atmosphere. This style is also extended into the rooms.

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

In the cozy lobby you can enjoy “cozy hour” where you will be treated to a complimentairy drink and if you are lucky with live jazz music.

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Breakfast takes place in a stunning room and is in buffet-style. Here too, breakfast is served according to the principles of Nordic cuisine. You will find small dishes made from local and organic seasonal products. The best thing about this is that you can taste every dish and get acquainted with the local Danish cuisine.

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

We really enjoyed our stay at the Kong Arthur hotel.

Copenhagen is the perfect place for a three-day city trip. Don’t let the cold weather deter you from visiting Copenhagen during the winter months. If you take my advice and take the time for the necessary preparation during packing, you won’t be cold at all.

Great places to visit during a winter city trip in Copenhagen | Denmark

Thanks for reading! If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

Yours truly,

Sarah

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