An active lifestyle, happy people and beautiful nature. Love all over the city. Green all over the city. That’s Copenhagen.
Over the years, Denmark has several times ranked to be the happiest nation in the world. I personally have no problem believing that. Life in Denmark is easy, simple and always enjoyable. Small things make people happy. There’s no need for a Ferrari- as long as you have a bike, you are good to go.
In a nutshell, Denmark is the most unstressed country that I have ever visited.
This morning when I woke up I decided that I’m going to spend my day riding my bike allover the city and see where the busy and winding roads take me. Without any plans or schedule – like a real Dane.
Here’s my carefree list of 30 great things to do in Copenhagen.
1. Taste Danish strawberries.
2. Take a lazy walk around the gorgeous lakes in the centre.
3. Enjoy morning coffee. Near Studiegade you can find the legendary second hand shop Wasteland and a good selection of coffee places. My favorite is The Living Room. The decoration has a warm bohemian touch and the coffee specialities are luscious.
4. Admire architecture and design.
5. Shop on Strøget. The longest pedestrian shopping area in Europe.
6. Spot a Mads Mikkelsen poster.
7. Have a delicious brunch at Paludan Bogcafe
. Or at pretty much any other restaurant in the centre.
8. Visit Nyhavn
. Be prepared to be surrounded by tourists.
10. Walk through Christiania
and the nearby parks. “The hippie area” in the beautiful Christianshavn is only two metro stops away from the centre. Christiania is an area, taken over by the local free spirits of the 1970s era. It’s has over one million visitors from all over the world each year.
13. Walk through the street called Jaegersborggade
, and get surprised how many interesting things can fit into a one block.
15. Buy ecologic food. It can be found at any regular grocery store.
17. Try to do an ollie in the Faelledparken’s skatepark
. There are numerous skate spots around the city. Renting a skateboard in the parks is free.
18. Get lost in the curvy and narrow streets.
20. Attend a house party. Copenhagen doesn’t sleep so prepare for an all nighter.
21. Buy something from fleamarkets. The markets are situated all over the city and are especially good on weekends.
22. Experience a summer festival. Roskilde, Distortion
or one of the other free city festivals.
23. Smell the flowers. They are all over the environmentally friendly city.
25. Figure out what Faxe Kondi is.
27. Notice the harmony of all the different cultures living together.
28. Watch, take note and then copy the sporty street style of Danes.
Lastly, suck the general vibe of the city in you and smile. The most easygoing, simple and happy holiday waits you in Copenhagen.
*Text and Photos by Rita Maria
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