48 Hours in Copenhagen
Upon landing at Copenhagen Airport, you’ll find that getting to the city centre is pretty damn easy. The train runs in the same direction in and out of the city, so you don’t have the worry of getting on the wrong train.
In less than 15 minutes, and from Terminal 3, you can expect to arrive in the city centre – (Ticket cost for three zones DKK 38). The trains run in 4-6 minute intervals during the day and evening, and later at night every 15-20 minutes.
The first thing that would be recommended to do is get a bike or bikes if you’re as a two or in group! The entire city is built for bikes, and cycling is the preferred mode of transport for getting around the city, and the daily commute. It’s covered by 350km of cycle paths and lanes. You can expect to pay around 75kr for a day’s rental. There are also city bikes that can be grabbed at several locations around the city, costing around 25kr per hour.
That’s your transport sorted, once your checked into your accommodation, it’s time to see what’s out there!
Below are a few recommendations of places to go, eat, see and drink, during your whistle stop tour of Copenhagen:
- Get the train to Malmo, Sweden, across the Øresund Bridge.
Tick/scratch off another country by heading over the famous bridge to Malmo, and head to BASTARD (It’s a restaurant by the way…).
Here you’ll find beautiful food, the perfect atmosphere, good music and service. And after a stroll around Malmo, you’ll be hungry and ready for a sit down!
The Free Town, or Green Light District, is home to markets, bars, artist workshops, concert venues and restaurants ( And marijuana dealers and smokers…) is a fascinating place to people-watch and catch a glimpse of a more non-traditional way of life. It’s a must-visit place!
- Waterside Marketplace
A must-visit area is the street food market, with independent food stalls selling snacks, meals and drinks. Take in the sights and scenes of open sandwiches, people-watching and world foods all in one location. The perfect pit-stop for an afternoon drink and bite, ahead of your evening plans.
- Ruby – Cocktail Bar
An old 1700’s townhouse which is now a cocktail bar, naturally steeped in Danish Spirit Production, of course.
Ruby can be found in Nybrogade 10.
- Assistens Cemetery & Hans Christian Andersen’s grave
For a green-space walk in the Nørrebro district, visit the Assistens Cemetery where a large number of Danish notables are buried, including Hans Christian Andersens resting place, and makes for a pleasant stroll around the landscaped gardens and greenery. It is on par with other famous European cemeteries in Paris and London, here you can find: poets, scientists, philosophers and painters graves here. A must for cultural history and heritage buffs.
- Nørrebro district
Following on from a walk around the cemetery, is the multicultural mix of the Nørrebro quarter.
Sankt Hans Torv square is considered the centre of this district, and is home to many independent shops, cafes and restaurants, including one of the world’s Thai Michelin Star restaurants – Kiin Kiin.
This district is a mad mix of young professionals and dive bars, graphic and interior design studios, bars and clothing shops.
If this district sounds like your type of thing, head straight for the streets of Elmegade or Jægersborggade.
Links to the recommendations, maps and further information are below: