We went to Copenhagen a few weeks ago. It was freeeeezing. Although I questioned my own decision making skills several times during the trip (who plans a trip to Copenhagen the first week in February?) I’m actually really happy I got to see it in winter. Brittany and I had been planning on doing a house swap (she stays at my place in Paris while we stay in her place in Copenhagen.) Our tickets were 60 Euros(!) so we were able to do the trip on a shoesstring budget. Our friends Rubi and Stanton came with us, they were amazing and so fun to travel with especially considering we take forever to do anything since we have kids. I don’t know if we were underdressed or just not used to the cold weather but it was the kind of cold that you would go out for two minutes and be chilled to the bone–even with layers on. We ended up renting a car and it was a lot better after that. Something about always knowing there was a a warm spot 10 minutes away made the cold easier to deal with.
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I absolutely loved the city, it was beautiful and modern and lots of people riding bikes (even in the snow!) The price of food surprised me. I’m used to living in expensive cities but the food was expensive. Danish design totally lives up to the hype. We went to all the beautiful design stores like Illum Bolighus and Hay, they were stunning. My favorite thing of the trip had to be the Louisiana Museum. It was about an hour out of the city. The art was amazing and the museum architecture alone was worth making the the trip. It overlooks the ocean and we went the day it snowed so there was snow on the beach, it was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.
Everyone went to Christianshavn one evening after I headed back to put to the kids to sleep. So I’ll have to see that on another trip. I also would have LOVED to see Tivoli but it was closed and I have a feeling it would be better experienced when it is warm out anyway. A perfect reason to go back. Have you ever been to Copenhagen in the winter?
All photos by Oh Happy Day
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