While everybody is already in spring mood and posting flowers and trees in bloom, I bring you back to the beginning of harsh February. After some delay, I finally show and tell you today about our weekend trip to the Danish capital, Copenhagen. (I always wonder how locals write the name of their cities, so in danish Copenhagen is København, which means “merchants’ harbour”). I felt beforehand that I would fall in love with this beautiful city and, in fact, that’s exactly what happened!
*All the pictures in this post are taken by phone. The weather forecast wasn’t the best and unfortunately I decided not to bring my camera.
We stayed in Ascot Hotel, the location is quite comfortable, close to the city center. The room was spacious (we surprisingly had even a kitchen in the room), but very cold and a bit too shabby. I wouldn’t come back to this hotel, despite a good breakfast with pancakes:)
Right after checking-in we headed over to the city center to grab some food. The best place to have a Scandinavian lunch is Torvehallerne, a covered market close to Nørreport station. There are tens of colorful outdoor stalls with seasonal flowers, fruits and vegetables in between two market halls. Inside you’ll find lots of small booths and cafes with delicious Danish (and not only) snacks, warm meals and fresh pastries. We enjoyed our lunch at Torvehallerne so much, that after a walk around the city center we came back for a cup of coffee and a Danish cinnamon bun.
As you surely know, bikes are a popular thing in Copenhagen. It seems neither snow nor rain nor cold wind in the face can stop locals from getting around by bikes. People on bikes are a characteristic and, let’s say, a very attractive part of the city.
The forecast was right and the weather was, I’d say, awful. So it was twice more pleasant to spend an afternoon in such a wonderful place as the Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket. It is not just a museum, it is a winter garden, a collection of antiquities, a paintings and sculpture gallery. Ancient and modern arts in Glyptoteket are harmoniously combined and placed in impressive architectural surroundings.
After a long walk around the museum it was just wonderful to have a rest and refresh ourselves in a fabulous Glyptoteket Café. We tasted some traditional organic food and admired the view on the spacious and lightful main hall, enormous tropical plants and beautiful sculptures of Rodin.
Probably the most popular tourist area of Copenhagen, is Nyhavn (“new harbour”). With its colorful houses along the canal, lovely shops and cozy restaurants, this place might be charming to spend warm summer evenings. But isn’t there some special thrill also in this gloomy February fog?
This is my very brief, maybe more visual than informative, overview of our trip to the Danish capital. I think I’m going to continue sharing with you some of my travel experiences, since I have already other interesting trips planned next month:) What do you think?