It was a spontaneous call to drive all the way to Copenhagen for NYE. In total it took us 8 hours to get there, including the ferry ride. It’s atypical for us to pick a destination that is colder than home, nevertheless this trip was really worthwhile. Copenhagen is definitely a city I want to go back to. Maybe next time when the weather is warmer ;)
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We drove to Germany to take the ferry. Phoee I got really nauseous on this ferry, luckily it only takes 45 minutes to get to the other side.
Royal Smushi Cafe
I found this place via blogs and Pinterest. A very popular place in the middle of the city. There was a queue when we arrived, but fortunately we got our seats quickly. We ordered the traditional smol and a plate of smushis, which are mini design sandwiches. For Scandinavian standards, I think the price was reasonable.
Wandering the streets of Copenhagen. Many shops, restaurants, nice architecture and music around.
We figured that Copenhagen is a place where you should make reservations if you want to go to a great restaurant. Let alone on NYE! We called a list of restaurants, but they were all fully booked for the night (with a jackpot price). Plus they all had a set menu for the occasion. We were lucky to get a last minute reservation eventually at restaurant Mad, which was kind of perfect because of the location – near the main square where the fireworks would be – and the food was really nice.
A lazy morning after NYE. Since our hotel didn’t include breakfast, we bought some typical Danish pastries the day before.
Nyhavn is a 17th century waterfront, canal and entertainment district. A very touristic area. It is lined by these brightly colored townhouses with bars and cafes. It looks a bit like Amsterdam to me, but I can see how tourists love this place to take their pictures.
We went to Emmerys to warm up with a hot tea and matcha latte. It’s a lovely Danish pastry restaurant. And because it was New Years day, this was one of the few places that was open.
We knew about this park, yet we weren’t really planning to go. BUT, since everything else was closed, we decided to see what this park was all about. I am happy we went after all, I wouldn’t have want to miss this enchanted experience of Copenhagen. Everything was beautifully lighted and I have never seen so many Christmas trees together in my life. I wonder how this park looks like without the holidays theme. I think we have walked through the park at least 3 times, it’s soooo beautiful!!
Note: We bought tickets to the park, however, when you are inside you have to pay additional fees if you want to go to attractions.
Meyers Bageri & Coffee Collective
For breakfast I really wanted to visit the Jaegersborggade street. It was recommended on a blog, so I wanted to see what’s up. Yep, most stores were closed unfortunately. It’s a little hipster town street I would say with colorful buildings and cute boutiques. Eventually we bought some pastries at Meyers bageri bakery and sat down across the street at The Collective Coffee (won prices for best coffee!).
It’s atypical for us to pick a destination that is colder than home, nevertheless this trip was really worthwhile.