Travel | 24 Hours in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is Scandinavia’s most fantastic city, and here’s In the Middle’s guide to exploring it in just 24 hours.

9.00am: Breakfast at Grød (Jægersborggade 50)

Porridge of every variety, with Icelandic yogurt, fresh fruit, and crème de leche. Its location in the heart of the edgy district of Nørrebro provides a fresh perspective of the city.

10.00am: Hans Christian Andersen’s Grave

En route back to the city centre it’s impossible to miss the Assistens Kirkegården. Helpful signs lead to the grave of famous Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, but wandering around the shady graveyard is also delightful.

10:30am: Rådhuspladsen

The main square, reminiscent of Times Square due to all the flashing neon signs, is surrounded by beautiful buildings such as the town hall. Make sure to find the statue of Hans Christian Andersen looking at Tivoli.

11.00am: Stora Torget

The renowned Shopping Mile stretches from the town hall to New Hayvn, with a huge selection of shops and eateries. Make sure to grab a crepe or Belgian waffle, popular with locals and tourists alike.

The Church of Our Lady is a must! Just off the Stora Torget, it provides a breath taking example of 19th-century classicism, with its grand ceiling and statues of the Disciples.

1.00pm: Christiansborg Palace

Now housing the parliament, Christiansborg is only partially open to the public. However, a combination student ticket (approximately £10) grants access to the Reception Rooms, the Ruins and the Stables. Make sure to visit the tower, absolutely free of charge, for fantastic views over the city.

3.00pm: New Havyn

The location of every Danish tourist picture you’ve ever seen, with colourful houses, beautiful boats, and swaying flags, New Havyn is a necessary stop on the tourist trail. Nearby Havnegade is home to trampolines. Yes, trampolines, built right into the pavement!

5.00pm: Amalianborg Palace and the Marble Church

Like a confusing combination of Buckingham Palace and Rome, the Marble Church dominates the four classical buildings of Amalianborg Palace, current home of the Danish royal family.

6.00pm: Dinner

There is no lack of places to grab some quick food in the city centre. Huset, on Gothersgade, offers cheap but high quality pizza. Alternatively, there is Thai Asien Takeaway; grab a bench along the harbour and enjoy.

7:30: Tivoli Gardens

Opened in 1843, Tivoli is the 2nd oldest amusement park in the world. Housing 25 retro fairground rides, a ferris wheel, the world’s tallest carousel, stomach-churning roller coasters and a boating lake, Tivoli is never short for entertainment.

8.30pm: Drinks

New Havyn offers a huge selection of pubs and bars to suit any taste. For a few quiet drinks to round off your evening try Andy’s Bar, or Mini Bar for a wilder 90s themed night (Both are situated on Gothersgade).

10.00pm: Crash

Generators Hostel – with its unbeatable central location, cheap prices, clean rooms, and trendy bar and restaurant area, this is the perfect hostel for student travellers.


Anastasia Kennedy

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