Visiting Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark, can empty your wallet quite fast since the hotels and food there can be really pricey. Here are some tips for you if you want to avoid paying more than you have to and still enjoy your trip.
Book a Hotel in Malmö
As you may know, The Øresund Bridge is an almost 8.000 metres long railway and motorway bridge that connects Copenhagen and the third biggest Swedish city Malmö. Paying for a train and sleeping in a hotel in Malmo is still much cheaper than staying in Copenhagen. Also, you get to see two cities during your trip and you are able to discover many differences between those two neighbour Northern countries.
The train departs on each station from every 10 to 20 minutes, the ride lasts for approximately 30 minutes. Its ticket is the cheapest if you buy it just before you want to take a train from those selling machines which you can find all around the stations. Keep in mind that the ticket is valid for 24 hours so you can easily use it even the next day before your time is out.
One of the most photographed districts of Copenhagen is definitely Nyhavn – a romantic place by the canal with many vividly coloured townhouses. Today in most of them are very expensive bars and restaurants so do not reserve yourself a table there if you want to travel on a budget. Instead, take a walk a bit further down by the water and cross the Inderhavnsbroen – the newest bridge in the city which was opened in July 2016. On your left, you will find so-called Paper Island (Papirøen) which is the new street food market where most of the locals go out in the evening to hang out and eat at reasonable prices.
Post Scriptum: I have just read a very sad news (at least it is a news to me) that Paper Island is permanently closed from the 31st of December 2017 and the food market has moved 40 minutes of walking further from Nyhavn to Refshaleøen.
Let the Locals Tell You the Original Mermaid Story
I hope you did not forget to pack some tissues. The original story is way more heart-breaking than the latest one from Disney. Our guide from the Free Walking Tours has showed us a statue dedicated to her Merman and their seven sons begging her to come home which is hidden in the Slotsholmen Canal.
Visit a Concert
One of my passions besides travelling is going to concerts. I was lucky to get a chance to see a performance of Robbie Williams in Copenhagen which was a part of his The Heavy Entertainment Show stadium tour around Europe.
I Fell in Love with Domino’s Pizza in Malmö
When I see a pizza sign, I do not have to think twice about whether I should try it or not – the answer is always yes. I can still recall that delicious taste of Margarita with an American crust. I have ordered a takeaway and enjoyed it on the beach with a view of a Baltic sea. Unfortunately, we do not have Domino’s in Slovenia or Croatia so I am not bankrupt yet!
Some Basic Information
My trip to Copenhagen and Malmö lasted for eight days. That was just enough to see all the sights and to get a good impression of the city vibe. I went there in August 2017 and even when the sun was shining, it felt a bit chilly so take some warm clothes with you while visiting those two cities.
Have you ever been there yourself? Tell me about your trip to Denmark or Sweden!
Check out the photos from my trip on my Instagram page @daisydadee.