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Winter Escapes: 4 Days in Copenhagen

We’re in the midst of a blizzard here in Boston, so I’m flashing back to sunnier days. Specifically last August when we were lucky enough to have 4 days in Denmark to explore Copenhagen and the surrounding areas. Here are my highlights and tips on this extremely walkable city:

The city has more museums than you can shake a stick at. We opted for the National Museum to see some Danish history and the Round Tower, the oldest observatory in Europe, where you can see the city from above and walk through the beautiful minimalist interior on the way up.

For the quintessential view of the city, go to the Nyhavn, the colorful old port. From there you can hop a canal tour, which takes you on the water and under the bridges. Some of the bridges are so low, you’ll even have to duck under them.

We hit up the food hall Torvehallerne several times, as well as Copenhagen Street Food on Paper Island, a gigantic street food market where you can eat from cuisines around the world. Go at the end of the day, grab food and a drink, and enjoy sunset on the water.

There are more bikes than people in this city. Join everyone else by taking a bike tour – we did Bike Copenhagen with Mike and loved it!

Climb the 400 steps to the top of the spire on Church of Our Savior for a bird’s eye view of the city, then treat yourself by heading to Tivoli Gardens. We went at night where the entire park is lit up.  From there head to Miekkeller to try their world-famous beer.

For a day out of the city, we took the train north to Kronborg Castle and the Maritime Museum of Denmark, then took the same train line to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. I highly recommend the light installation by Yayoi Kusama, one of the most visually stunning pieces of art that I’ve ever experienced.

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