It's been 2 weeks since I'm back from Copenhagen but I still can't get over it. This city has so much to offer - architecture, style, food. There's something for everyone!
A few people have asked me for tips so I decided to post a small guide here. You've seen most of iPhone versions of those spots on Instagram, on the blog I use DSLR photos.
As there's so much to share - I'll divide it in 2 parts. The first one is about architecture and the city in general. The second one will be mostly about food and cafes + some extra photos.
The Round Tower (Rundetaarn). I'd say it's a must visit in Copenhagen. Not just a view point but a great building by itself and a church in an adjacent building. You go up by the spiral walk that is unique in European architecture. Open every day.
Church of Our Saviour. Most famous for its helix spire with an external winding staircase that can be climbed to the top. Beware that there are 400 steps on a narrow staircase and the last 150 steps are outside! Don't go if you're afraid of height! Also check the website for opening times as it might be closed due to strong winds.
Christiansborg palace tower. Copenhagen’s highest tower. It's the property of the Danish Parliament and the visit is free. It's open all days, except Mondays.
The park is intended to celebrate diversity. Filled with objects from around the globe, it is designed as a kind of world exposition for the local inhabitants, covering over 50 nationalities, who have been able to contribute their own ideas and artefacts to the project. Superkilen is made up of three main areas: a red square, a black market and a green park. The black bit of it being the most instagrammable of all.
Hay House is a furniture and design store but it also offers an amazing view over Copenhagen's busiest shopping street.
Black Diamond is a new building of the Royal Library that was opened in 1999. It was named for it's outside cover of black marble and glass and houses a concert hall in addition to library and exhibition space. Three bridges connect the Black Diamond with the old part of the Royal Library.
Grundtvig's church is located outside of the tourist center but it's well worth a trip. It was built in the first half of the 20th century and is a rare example of expressionist church architecture. The church stands at the center of a residential development, also in yellow brick, designed by Jensen-Klint in harmony with the church.
Axelborg is an office building with an amazing staircase. The entry is free but you can't get to the top floor and have to come during working hours.
Gemini Residence is a residential building on the Islands Brygge waterfront. The area used to be part of a plant and the building has been created by converting two former seed silos. The two silos are connected on each floor, giving the building a basic layout resembling the infinity symbol ∞.
The apartments have been clipped to the exterior of the silos and have floor to ceiling windows and balconies along their entire length. I wish I could go inside of one of them! I have to say that it was really difficult to snick in as the building's entrance is locked and is only accessible to it's residents.
More to come in Part 2!