New Year’s in Copenhagen

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Veronica_Victoria

 
I visited Copenhagen for the first time over New Year's. I traveled with my friend and stayed for 6 days/ 5 nights.

Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens, Vesterbrogade, København V, Denmark

Tivoli Gardens– the 2nd oldest amusement park in the world, opened in 1843. Beautiful park with lots of rides and games and plenty of food stands and a few restaurants. A must see! Buy tickets in advanced as there probably will be a line.

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid, Langelinie, København Ø, Denmark

The Little Mermaid- bronze statue created in 1913. That’s really all it is, a statue, but the area around it is nice and you can walk from here to the Nyhavn district on foot by the water (about a 20 minute walk).

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nyhavn Waterfront District. This is where those beautiful color houses are! Plenty of restaurants and cafes along by the water as well.

Changing of the Guards at Amalienborg Palace

Amalienborg, Amalienborg Slotsplads, København K, Denmark

Changing of the Guards at Amalienborg Palace- this takes place daily at noon and it is actually quite a show. Also near Nyhavn.

Malmo, Sweden

Malmö, Sweden

Visit another country while you are in Copenhagen by taking a 20 minute train from the Copenhagen Central Station. Honestly, not much there to see except a beautiful church (St. Peter's) but you can check off another country on your list and go shopping at Zara & H&M. (Don’t forget your passport).

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Gl Strandvej, Humlebæk, Denmark

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art– I’m a sucker for museums but Modern Art isn’t my favorite. However (!) this museum was probably the best modern art museum I have ever been to! It is a pretty size and the exhibits were very creative. It also has a permanent Yayoi Kusama exhibit (ahh!). Fyi, it is outside of Copenhagen, about a 45 minute train ride and then a 10 minute walk. Also, the grounds of the museum are very beautiful.

Mad and Kaffe Breakfast/ Brunch

Mad & Kaffe, Sønder Boulevard, København V, Denmark

Mad and Kaffe– very cute breakfast/brunch place but they don’t take reservations and on a weekday in Winter there were people waiting outside when we finished our meal at around 10:45 am. Go early!

Carlsberg Brewery

Carlsberg Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Carlsburg Brewery- 2 stops away from the Central Station. You can do a tour or just go for a drink or 2.

Other Places to Eat

Copenhagen, Denmark

Mother– very yummy pizza restaurant. Very cozy inside and the menu is quite simple. The pizza tasted similar to that of Eataly’s in my opinion.
Magasasa Dim Sum & Cocktails– right around the corner from Mother’s. Good dim sum but even better wonton soup (large portions of the soup).
Gasoline Grill- a no frills small burger place. I don’t eat burgers and I rarely eat meat but wow! This burger was amazing. They make it right in front of you with organic meat. (note- do not have ketchup but have other sauces).
Musling Bistro– spent New Year’s Eve here for dinner. Food was good but portions were a little small, very cozy atmosphere though. They were basically the only restaurant not to make us choose a pre-fixed menu on New Year’s so very thankful for that!
John’s Hot Dog Deli- Hot Dog Cart that is said to be one of the best. It was good, I agree! Worth trying.
Other recommendations I received but didn’t get to go to: Cafe Norden, Pluto, Fiskebar Copenhagen, Olive Kitchen & Bar

Other facts

Copenhagen, Denmark

Airport Info: The airport is very easily accessible by train. It is about a 15 minute train ride to/from the Copenhagen Central Station.

Hotel: We stayed at the Copenhagen Island Hotel where the staff was super nice and the views were amazing (right on the water). We had some room issues and had to move rooms but the hotel was more than accommodating. It is located one train stop from the Central Station (at Dybbolsbro Station) with a mall and movie theater literally next door. I would stay there again.

Payment: Used a credit card the whole time. Note: Amex is accepted at most but not all locations.

 

Tivoli Gardens

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Tivoli Gardens, Vesterbrogade
Tivoli Gardens– the 2nd oldest amusement park in the world, opened in 1843. Beautiful park with lots of rides and games and plenty of food stands and a few restaurants. A must see! Buy tickets in advanced as there probably will be a line.
 

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The Little Mermaid

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The Little Mermaid, Langelinie
The Little Mermaid- bronze statue created in 1913. That’s really all it is, a statue, but the area around it is nice and you can walk from here to the Nyhavn district on foot by the water (about a 20 minute walk).
 

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Nyhavn, Copenhagen

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Nyhavn, Copenhagen
Nyhavn Waterfront District. This is where those beautiful color houses are! Plenty of restaurants and cafes along by the water as well.
 

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Changing of the Guards at Amalienborg Palace

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Amalienborg, Amalienborg Slotsplads
Changing of the Guards at Amalienborg Palace- this takes place daily at noon and it is actually quite a show. Also near Nyhavn.
 

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Malmo, Sweden

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Malmö, Sweden
Visit another country while you are in Copenhagen by taking a 20 minute train from the Copenhagen Central Station. Honestly, not much there to see except a beautiful church (St. Peter's) but you can check off another country on your list and go shopping at Zara & H&M. (Don’t forget your passport).
 

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Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

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Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Gl Strandvej
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art– I’m a sucker for museums but Modern Art isn’t my favorite. However (!) this museum was probably the best modern art museum I have ever been to! It is a pretty size and the exhibits were very creative. It also has a permanent Yayoi Kusama exhibit (ahh!). Fyi, it is outside of Copenhagen, about a 45 minute train ride and then a 10 minute walk. Also, the grounds of the museum are very beautiful.
 

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Mad and Kaffe Breakfast/ Brunch

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Mad & Kaffe, Sønder Boulevard
Mad and Kaffe– very cute breakfast/brunch place but they don’t take reservations and on a weekday in Winter there were people waiting outside when we finished our meal at around 10:45 am. Go early!
 

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Carlsberg Brewery

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Carlsberg Museum, Copenhagen
Carlsburg Brewery- 2 stops away from the Central Station. You can do a tour or just go for a drink or 2.
 

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Other Places to Eat

Eat
Copenhagen, Denmark
Mother– very yummy pizza restaurant. Very cozy inside and the menu is quite simple. The pizza tasted similar to that of Eataly’s in my opinion.
Magasasa Dim Sum & Cocktails– right around the corner from Mother’s. Good dim sum but even better wonton soup (large portions of the soup).
Gasoline Grill- a no frills small burger place. I don’t eat burgers and I rarely eat meat but wow! This burger was amazing. They make it right in front of you with organic meat. (note- do not have ketchup but have other sauces).
Musling Bistro– spent New Year’s Eve here for dinner. Food was good but portions were a little small, very cozy atmosphere though. They were basically the only restaurant not to make us choose a pre-fixed menu on New Year’s so very thankful for that!
John’s Hot Dog Deli- Hot Dog Cart that is said to be one of the best. It was good, I agree! Worth trying.
Other recommendations I received but didn’t get to go to: Cafe Norden, Pluto, Fiskebar Copenhagen, Olive Kitchen & Bar
 

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Other facts

Get Around
Copenhagen, Denmark
Airport Info: The airport is very easily accessible by train. It is about a 15 minute train ride to/from the Copenhagen Central Station.

Hotel: We stayed at the Copenhagen Island Hotel where the staff was super nice and the views were amazing (right on the water). We had some room issues and had to move rooms but the hotel was more than accommodating. It is located one train stop from the Central Station (at Dybbolsbro Station) with a mall and movie theater literally next door. I would stay there again.

Payment: Used a credit card the whole time. Note: Amex is accepted at most but not all locations.
 

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