The start of 2019 saw me take my first trip, along with my mum and sister, to the city of Copenhagen. A four day escape from the drama that was Christmas, and a chance for us all to bond over beautiful architecture, seriously good coffee and delicious wienerbrød (Danish pastries). Blessed with the most beautiful weather from arrival to departure, blue skies greeted us everyday, though laced with an icy cold temperature: heavy winter coats were the way forward. Below is some of my photo highlights from the trip.
The little mermaid, inspired by Hans Christian Andersons’ fairytale and nearby Kastellet, a star shaped fortress.
Probably the most iconic shot of Copenhagen, the beautiful canal side at Nyhavn.
Rosenborg castle, from the outside looks like it would belong in a Wes Anderson movie, home to the crown jewels.
Visiting in the low season worked in our favour as the streets weren’t busy and were perfect for meandering through.
Christiansborg Palace and one of the oldest buildings in Copenhagen, the stock exchange.
View from the top of the round tower.
Seeing the change of the guards at Amalienborg Palace, they march from Rosenborg to Amalienborg each and everyday!
Whilst in the area, be sure to check out the dome of Frederik’s Church, a first come first serve once daily climb to the top of the dome gives you the best view of Amalienborg and surrounding area.
Tivoli, although closed for January, looking all pretty lit up.
One of the highlights of Copenhagen is the bakeries and famous Danish pastries.
Torvehallerne food market made for an excellent pitstop for coffee and cake, the selection of different foods was amazing and they had lots of samples too.
Oh you know, just another one of Copenhagen looking all pretty lit up.
One of my favourite moments was admiring this sunset from Freetown Christiania, a crazy hippie neighbourhood, even in the busiest of cities you can still find escapes.