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Vibrant Copenhagen

If you’re going in winter or in autumn prepare to freeze since the city is really windy and cold, but you can always appreciate her beauty if you’re prepared enough. I know that this could be little touristy to mention places like the Nyhavn, but they are something unique. Even on a cloudy day, you will be happy to stroll among the canal surrounded by little colorful houses and I love to call call this city “the Venice of North”.

What to do:
Tivoli Gardens, is one of the oldest theme park in the whole world so expect the atmosphere to be quite vintage, but every single detail is so curated and unique. Unfortunately during my last last trip I hadn’t the chance to go because it’s closed during both Autumn and Winter.

Louisiana museum, located 40 kilometres north of Copenhagen it one of the best contemporary museum on the planet. There’s always a permanent exhibition and some temporary you can choose to visit or not. In my opinion, the best part is definitely the Infinity Mirror Room, a breathtaking installation made by Yayoi Kusama. Keep in mind that since it’s not near the city center, you have to expect to allocate at least half a day in order to be able to visit properly.

Botanical garden, escaping in this gardens will transport you directly to the tropics, the main part of the garden (Palm House), built in the 90’s, with her two cast-iron spiral stairs will lead you to a passageway at the top where you can admire the garden from above and walk around it.

Magstræde, it’s probably the most instagrammable street in the city, every house is painted in a different color and you can always find someone starting a shooting. I won’t lie, I walked for almost 30 minutes in the craziest weather ever, but search for #magstræde on Instagram if you want to see what I mean.

Landemærket, it is one of the cutest streets in Copenhagen. I won’t lie, there is not a lot of things to do there other then seeing pretty houses, but it is very close to the city center, so if you have time make sure to come here.

Nørrebro, is a district located at the north of the city and it is so different from the rest of the city. It is famous for being the most multicultural and hippy district of Copenhagen and I definitely agree with this statement. Here you can find a lot of vintage shop but I also suggest you to visit Jægersborggade street and Superkilen Park.

Where to eat:
Mirabelle, a cute french bakery, what I enjoyed the most were the symmetrical floor and the color-contrast with the tables. Oh, and how can I forget their freshly baked croissant!

Atelier september, the air you breathe in this coffee is truly magnificent, it almost seems to be in the showroom of some famous fashion houses. Genuine place, lovely staff and best avocado toast in the whole word (so basic, I know).

Far’s dreng, I absolutely recommend the salty dishes with eggs, ham, cheeses and avocado which were all of the best quality. I loved sitting in front of the windows and just watching outside the world goes by.

Copenhagen it is a magical city and even, as I said, in winter is incredibly cold you will be able to enjoy every pieces of it. During my last trip I was really lucky and on the second day it started to snow like crazy. I can still remember the feeling of watching the snow falling on the street by my Airbnb windows while drinking a hot tea at night, and waking up the next day with all the city covered of white. The memories that this city left me are unique, and trust me, when you will be back from this gorgeous city you will feel exactly like me.

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    Anne
    November 14, 2017 at 2:18 PM

    I love the photographs in this post! I’ve also been to Copenhagen in the winter and found it great to visit – you get the sense of ‘hygge’ far better in winter. A tip about Louisiana, which is well worth a visit – go on day when it’s late night opening and allow the whole day. Get the train to Helsingør and visit Kronborg, also known as Hamlet’s castle, then on the way back stop off at Louisiana and finish your day there.

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      Pietro Fiallo
      November 14, 2017 at 4:14 PM

      Thank you! Hopefully your suggestion will be helpful to future Copenhagen visitors. When I went sadly I did not had enough time to visit Kronborg 🙁

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