Welcome to the Danish Capital of Copenhagen! The only city in the world, that smells like hot dog sausages, but has so much more to offer 😉 24 hours are short, so make sure to concentrate on the most important sights.
Our top 3 sights for 24 hours in Copenhagen
These 3 mark our top things to do – apart from the obvious choices (being Nyhavn, Amalienborg and Tivoli):
- Take the detour to Grundtvig’s Church
- Climb up the Round Tower
- Walk around the area of Islands Brygge waterfront
We managed to visit the Top 3 and the 3 obvious choices during our 24 hours in the city. So it’s possible (if you get up early) 🙂
Tip 1: Grundtvig’s Church
This church is an Instagram celebrity 🙂 Well the reasons are obvious: The expressionist architecture of this is quite unique and due to it’s location a bit outside of the city centre it’s not on the usual route of tourists.
Address: På Bjerget 14B, 2400 København NV
(We took the bus here, it’s approximately 30-40 minutes from the city centre, but so worth the detour.)
Tip 2: Round Tower
This is one of the most visited sights in the city, but not everyone also pays the entrance fee (25 DKK) to be able to go up. But: The tower is most interesting from inside, as you’ll get a glimpse of the architecture. There are no stairs on the way up, as horse carriages used to transport equipment for the observatory up there!
Address: Købmagergade 52A, 1150 København K
Once you made your way up, you’ll be rewarded with an amazing view over the city.
Tip 3: Gemini Residence & Islands Brygge Waterfront
This neighbourhood is developing into one of the hippest places of Copenhagen. Contemporary architecture, public baths, the waterfront, bike paths – it’s all there!
Start at the Gemini Residence and hope you’ll get lucky that some nice resident lets you inside the buildings. The architecture is stunning!
Address: Islands Brygge 32, 2300 København
The waterfront of Islands Brygge. It’s a perfect meeting point on a sunny afternoon!
Modern architecture is everywhere here – so you’ll be able to discover a different side of Copenhagen.
The Basics of Copenhagen
Of course we won’t take away some of the basic sights you should definitely put on your list for a visit to the city:
Nyhavn, the famous harbour of Copenhagen
Colorful houses line the canal and you can even take a boat tour from here.
Eat fresh baked waffles at the waterfront of Nyhavn
Or just watch all the cyclists!
The city is a paradise for cyclists – cycle paths are everywhere.
Stroll around the cobblestone streets around Nyhavn and discover the cozy neighbourhood.
Eat lunch at Restaurant Admiralgade 26
Walk all the way to the Amalienborg Copenhagen…
… and watch the famous changing of the Guards.
Frederiks Kirke Copenhagen
The Copenhagen Opera House
Brunch place: Wulff + Konstali Food Shop, Lergravsvej, København S, Dänemark
You can choose 4 different items for your personal brunch plate <3
Sunset at Islands Brygge Waterfront
These were our 24 hours in Copenhagen. There’s so much more to see when it comes to the Danish Capital, but 2 days are short! What would you do during a city trip in Copenhagen? Let us know in the comments.