A cold breeze, well-dressed and stylish people, beautiful majestic buildings, parks and water describe the capital of Denmark best. I visited the city for the third time last September, which has since become one of my favourite in Europe!
My friend and I arrived on a Friday night by plane. Copenhagen Airport is not far from the city centre, which can be reached within 15 minutes by the yellow metro line.
Our five star hotel Angleterre was conveniently located next to the stop “Kongens Nytorv”. It is also called “the white lady” thanks to its imposing white building. The hotel is very elegant and you can tell that great attention is put into details. The flower decorations are beautiful, the pastel colours have a calming effect and you cannot find one area, which is not well maintained.
The bed was very comfortable; the breakfast buffet, served at the Marchal, offered a large choice of healthy juices, smoothies, English breakfast items, pancakes and Champagne! In the evening the spa offers a nice opportunity to relax.
After check-in we went for dinner at the Geist restaurant just opposite the hotel. We were seated on bar stools with a view into the open kitchen. The card offers small and slightly larger savoury dishes and desserts. It is recommended to begin by choosing a few dishes, and if you have an appetite to order as you go. We had three salty dishes and one dessert each – everything was super delicious!
The next morning we discovered Copenhagen by foot. It’s my favourite kind of sightseeing and easily doable in this city. We started our tour on the shopping street Strøget as the Angleterre hotel is conveniently located at the beginning of it. On the pedestrian street you find a mix of international brands like H&M and Zara as well as Gucci or Max Mara. More interesting however are the Danish shops like the clothing stores Mads Nørgaard Copenhagen or SAND Copenhagen or the interior shop Illums Bolighus (my favourite in the whole wide world!!). Don’t forget to look into the side streets where more shops and cafés are hidden.
We crossed the Kongens Have (King’s Garden), payed the Rosenborg slot a visit and continued to the museum quarter into the direction of our lunch spot the smørrebrød specialist Aamanns. You have to book in advance! The space is limited and they don’t take walk-in guests.
From the restaurant we went to the Citadel, another beautiful park open to the public from where you have a great view over the harbour and the bay. Afterwards we granted ourselves a break in the sun by the Sankt Annae Plads, where food trucks were offering coffee and snacks.
After some relaxation time at our hotel’s spa we went to Radio for dinner. The restaurant features a local and creative cuisine. It changes its menu weekly and therefore only offers a choice of two dishes per course.
Unfortunately, we already had to leave the beautiful Nordic town on Sunday after breakfast. But like I told you, every time I am going back it grows closer to my heart. Therefore there was no goodbye, but just a “See you soon Copenhagen”!