Instagrammer's guide to Copenhagen. Part 2.

This is the second part of my guide to Copenhagen (have a look at the previous post for more tips). I've realized that I have much more to share than just food :-)

Nyhavn is super touristy but you can't skip those pretty houses and boats!

Copenhagen is also a bike paradise. Especially addictive for fans of solo bike parking :-)

It's a really green city with lots of roses everywhere!

Magstraede is the oldest street in Copenhagen and it's extremely pretty too. Definitely one not to miss.

A few more architectural details that caught my eye.

The Little Mermaid is one of those touristy places that are not necessary to visit. If you have time it's a nice walk along the water, if not - there's not much to see. The statue is quite small and always crowded with tourists.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is not in the city centre but is worth the trip. Nice permanent collection of modern art + exhibitions. We were lucky to visit it during Yayoi Kusama's exhibition. 

Paludan Bogcafe - it's not only a cafe but also a bookshop. Lovely interior details + great brunch options. Located right next to the Round Tower so don't miss it.

Parterre is a cute little coffee shop in Christianshavn - perfect for lunch or just a cup of coffee.

Atelier September seems to be featured in all Copenhagen guides and it can be easily explained - central location, big windows and friendly staff. I found it a bit pricey but still nice for breakfast.

We've discovered Warpigs by chance. Located in an old slaughterhouse in the middle of the Copenhagen meatpacking district it serves the best authentic Texas barbecue and American-Danish style craft beer. Perfect for meat lovers.

Vi moedtes gennen ruden (google translate says it means 'we met through the window' - if anyone Danish is reading this - please leave a comment if it's correct! :-)). One more coffee shop for a quick lunch/breakfast/coffee. Located close to Superkilen park (see previous post).

Original coffee Illum - coffee shop with a terrace on the top of the department store Illum.

Last but not least - restaurant Hoest. It offers 3 course set menu but there are a few surprises in between. Modern Nordic cuisine + excellent service. Better to book in advance as it's really popular. It may sound like nothing special but I recommend to go for the experience.

Copenhagen is a city where I definitely want to come back! Hope you'll find my tips helpful when planning a trip.

Instagrammer's guide to Copenhagen. Part 1.

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.

Spiral walk to the top

Spiral walk to the top

View from the top

View from the top

Trinitatis Church that stands next to Rundetaarn

Trinitatis Church that stands next to Rundetaarn

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.

Church of Our Saviour as seen from Christiania

Church of Our Saviour as seen from Christiania

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.

Inside the Black Diamond

Inside the Black Diamond

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.

Gemini Residence from outside

Gemini Residence from outside

More to come in Part 2!