The Geek and I decided to battle the January blues by booking a cheap trip to Copenhagen. Remember the 3rd of January where we all moaned at the prospect of going back to work? Well, I decided to battle the norm and we booked to spend one night away in Denmark. The flights cost us a whopping £13 each and the hotel for a night was £40. It was cheaper than a few nights out in the pub and we would be exploring a new city whilst spending quality time together.
A typical city break for the Geek and I consists of a lot of eating and drinking, as well with the occasional tour. Before we went to Copenhagen we decided to book the Carlsberg Brewery Tour in advance. It cost 85DKK (Around £8) We’ve been on a few boozy tours but I found the Carlsberg one wasn’t the best. It wasn’t very interactive and the information on the walls were a lot to take in. However, you do get 2 free drinks with your entry fee in the bar upstairs. The bar was fabulous; it had a lovely atmosphere and the drinks were lovely. I would have happily have stayed there all night if it wasn’t for us being up since 3:30am!
We stayed at the Hotel Danmark right in the centre of Copenhagen. The nearest metro stop was around a 10 minute walk, Tivoli (the famous amusement ground) and Strøget shopping district was around a 5 minute walk away. It was also surrounded by bars and restaurants so for us, it was perfectly located. Although the rooms were a little dated, it was clean and the bar area was pleasant and warming. Hotel Danmark does a wine hour for it’s guests where you receive a glass of complementary wine between 5pm – 6pm. Trust me, cash in on this as it’s pretty pricey to drink in Copenhagen!
We ate at the Bronx Burger Bar located just up the road from our hotel. We kinda messed up eating times because we didn’t head out until 8:30pm and most restaurants stopped serving at 9pm. Luckily, Bronx Burgers were serving till 10pm and it was such a good find! It’s based on an American diner and serves all types of burgers at 98DKK. It does all sorts of burgers and combinations. I opted for a Blue Cheese & Bacon Burger, it was huge and well worth the price.
We ended out night in the Taphouse that hosts 61 types of beer. The Geek was in his element. When we went to Prague 4 years ago we found a bar that had over 30 types of beers and we’ve been hunting out these haunts ever since. The Taphouse was like a Pinterest dream and had such a fantastic vibe to it. Then again, isn’t all Danish interior fabulous? Anyway, we basically drank loads of beer, got drunk and just chatted. We had a fabulous spot in the window where we could people watch and discuss possible ways we could move to Copenhagen.
With fuzzy heads the next day, we had around 9 hours before out flight home. We checked out the iconic Nyhavn, which is beautiful. Even in the cold and grey skies, it was so picturesque. We had a wonderful stroll down the street picking which boats we’d have. We decided to have a foodie adventure to combat our hangovers. We spent the day eating smørrebrød (traditional Danish open sandwiches), drinking wonderful coffee at the Brewcafe, which FYI is the coolest cafe I’ve ever been too. Eating Danish pastries and it wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Joe & The Juice. I had a huge wander around Sephora, Tiger and naturally, we went to the Lego Shop and picked up a few bits!
Honestly, Denmark captured my heart and if I could pick up my life and go somewhere to live I probably would pick Copenhagen. The Danes are such friendly people and the city had such a positive clean vibe about it. If you’re looking for a getaway, I’d say get yourself to Copenhagen immediately! Although, take some cash with you as unfortunately, when people say it’s pricey they are not lying!