2 days in Copenhagen: best 8 places to visit

To decide what to do in 2 days in Copenhagen during your next vacation or weekend is proving to be more difficult than you thought?

Well, if we told you that just need to read below to get all the info that would allow you to organize the trip and choose what to see in 2 days in Copenhagen, would you believe it?

Try us! We accept the challenge! In this article we’ll offer you the best places to visit in Copenhagen if you do not have much time available, as we did.

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Copenhagen, Denmark

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When to go without being turned upside down from the cold?

Weather Copenhagen
Weather in Copenhagen

Why to go to the magical place called Denmark?

In Danish there is a word as beautiful as untranslatable, one of those short as a snap of eyelashes or a heartbeat.

Hygge.

Pronouncing it already brings joy: it is a leap of the tongue, a relaxation of the lips, a smile. It is linked to a feeling, that feeling of well-being when you have managed to create a peaceful and pleasant atmosphere, surrounded by affections, by friends, while eating smoked salmon; it is linked to that feeling of happiness of which a person can never be aware of, of which a person only has the memory once passed.

In Copenhagen you can feel it everywhere: it sticks to the skin and clothes, you breathe it in the air, you can see it through the faces of people walking along the Strøget and shouting on the rides of Tivoli. And it is precisely here that we want to bring you, a dine and dash that is good for health.

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Do you have budget problems? PAY ATTENTION!

Medium-high (be prepared to pay a cappuccino almost € 5)

What to see in 2 days in Copenhagen? These beautiful places

Nyhavn, a sea of colors in the ancient city port

It’s the historical port of the city even if the literal translation of the word is “new port”. Over the years, this place has taken on an increasingly predominant cultural position, from being one of Copenhagen’s most infamous neighborhoods to becoming its beating heart today.

What will you find?

Colors, smells, flavors, faces that follow each other in a wild ride that leaves pleasantly exhausted.

Here you can find something to drink, chat and eat, enjoy the sunset in peace. In short, a must to visit place to visit in 2 days in Copenaghen.

Do not be fooled by the restaurants by the canal!

You will never find a local sitting on those tables, rather, a few meters away from these,

with legs dangling over the water.

Then?

The waiters will do everything to win you (and earn your salary) trying to convince you that those are typical Danish restaurants.

Let it go … advice from friends!

 2 days in Copenhagen: Nyhavn colours

➡ The Little Mermaid, the main symbol of the city

As well as the most famous attraction. Without using her voice to attract tourists, this ancient poser lets herself be photographed without ever giving anyone a look.

Expectations towards her are always high and we thought it big and unreachable…

As for the size is anything but large: a bit ‘like the Mona Lisa.

For expectations instead … well.. many people, seeing this minute statue, they are disappointed.

The little mermaid, however, she is a lady; she has been sitting impassive on her rock for now 109 years and she seems to have no intention to move.

We would like to know if you will be a part of those who’d fall in love with her or not. Tell us!

Little Mermaid in Copenhagen
Little Mermaid aka the city most famous attraction

The beautiful gardens of the Royal Library

They are located near the Parliament Building, a little hidden, a little secluded, for selected few but definitely worth a visit.

We’ll reveal their hiding place!

Among the flowers, hedges and centenarian trees, you will find several benches scattered to relax yourself and maybe who knows, the statue of the philosopher Søren Kierkergaard will also be able to inspire you!

So, 2 days in Copenhagen are enough to see a beautiful place like this.
Lose yourself in your thoughts in this garden of the past!

 Strøget, get ready to walk and walk

That is the longest pedestrian street in Europe (or at least that is what the Danes flaunt … that is what flaunts any Berlin, Parisian, Londoner, Milanese of its “shopping street”).

Do you want to know what we are talking about?

A royal procession of shops of all brands interspersed with cute little bars and street musicians hopeful to break through. A kilometer and a half connecting the station area and the wonderful Tivoli gardens with the old port.

Do not forget to enter the Lego shop!

You cannot be adult enough not to exalt yourself in front of different constructions of colored bricks

➡ The round tower, get lost in the meanders of space

It’s nothing less than the oldest astronomical observatory in Europe still in operation, 34.8 meters high – although of the building of 1642 remains very little and the one currently visible dates back to 1929.

The name is dictated by the shape and the particular way of climbing to the top, not exactly conventional.

Meaning?

In fact, the steps have been replaced by an endless ramp (as if going up a fusillo, Italian type of pasta). From the top you can enjoy a wonderful view of the city. Have fun recognizing the different attractions from above!

view Copenaghen from above
Copenhagen from above

➡ The gardens of Tivoli, the candy land in the north of Europe

It is the oldest amusement park in Europe and one of the 6 most important in the world. This justifies at least the price of the entrance which is very high.

What is hidden inside?

The country of toys! Stalls with all possible imaginable delicacies, rides of all kinds, kiosks for drinks, exotic restaurants, even a stage for shows. To rub your eyes (with only one hand, however, with the other you must absolutely keep a candy cane yarn).


Opening hours: Sunday-Thursday: 11.00am-11.00pm

Saturday-Friday: 11am to midnight

Prices: Single entry: 8+ years – € 16

3-7 years – € 7

8+ years (groups of 20+ people): € 13

Entry for 2 days: 8+ years – € 27

3-7 years -10 €

Other packages and special tickets: Tivoli Gardens


Tivoli Garden in Copenhagen

 The houses of the Nyboder district, a melancholy dip in the past

Welcome to Henrik’s home in “the Danish Girl”.

Have you ever seen the movie? No? Look at it, we insist!

These houses dedicated to hosting the marine staff will steal your heart with their colorful ocher and red roofs. Unfortunately, there is almost no trace of the original version of the seventeenth century.

Why?

Because, as the centuries passed, a plan was added to deal with the problem of overpopulation.

Nyboder in Copenaghen
In Nyboder district there are the houses dedicated to hosting marina staff

 Christiania, the state in the state to be visited in Copenhagen

Otherwise called “you will never have us” (or at least we have called it that!) for the inhabitants of the neighborhood: Free City of Christiania.

What is it about?

A self-governing neighborhood that enjoys the semi-legal status of an independent community.Perhaps a little too commercialized in recent years but still interesting to see.

It was founded in 1971 when a small group of hyppies decided it was time to occupy a disused naval base. For years the city has enjoyed a semi-legal status with the Danish government that tried in vain to clear the area, until it reached the community of Christiania for the recognition of the area as self-managed soil.

WARNING: a precaution to travel peacefully.

The photos in the Pusher streets are forbidden but in more popular streets the ban is not valid. But documenting we read about a guy who was beaten up because he had a camera around his neck.

Is the information reliable?

Reliable or not, if in doubt, do not take out your cell phone or other cameras. Never say never. Enjoy a quiet walk with the smell of weed.

WARNING: a precaution to travel peacefully.

The photos in the Pusher streets are forbidden but in more popular streets the ban is not valid. But documenting we read about a guy who was beaten up because he had a camera around his neck.

Is the information reliable?

Reliable or not, if in doubt, do not take out your cell phone or other cameras. Never say never. Enjoy a quiet walk with the smell of weed.

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As a local: see Copenhagen with other eyes

– The Nordic countries are famous for their important and mainly salty breakfasts (incomprehensible to us Italians!).

However (there is always a however!)

For our very delicate stomach, their Sunday brunch is perfect! This late breakfast to melt in the lunch will allow you to taste the dishes of the morning meal but also to avoid spending more money for lunch.

What place do we recommend?

Absolutely one of the most popular places among the young people of the city. Open from 9.00am to 1.00pm, Mad & Kaffes offers a variety of mini-courses divided into: dairy products, bakery, meat / fish, vegetarian and dish of the day.

You cannot miss it!

Brunch in Copenhagen

– Rent a bicycle and forget about the buses.

The city has been built on a human scale so you can go around by foot easily.

Do you want to know the most beautiful thing?

In Copenhagen it is the two-wheeled vehicle that dominates.

Do not be surprised to see men in suits and ties or women in heels darting on cycle paths. If it is a little polluted and traffic-free city it is above all thanks to these daredevils!

Where to stay for 2 days in Copenhagen with an eye on the wallet

After seeing what to see in 2 days in Copenhagen we also provide you with some quick info on where to sleep.

The city offers a huge variety of accommodation, suitable for every economic possibility:

you can sleep in a completely renovated 18th century warehouse or in hotels of the latest generation designed by the most important Danish architects.

According to our more modest opinion (dictated by the need to save money) the perfect accommodation is something that is well connected but cheap.

So, where to stay?

We opted for the Copenhagen backpackers hostel which is about 70 meters from the central station. You can choose a 12 or 6-person dormitory. The sheets and pillowcases will be given to you at the reception. The staff will also allow you to leave your luggage on the day of check-out paying a minimum fee of 20 crowns.

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Nyhavn overviewNyboder district in CopenhagenThings to see in copenhagenNyhavn port2 days in Copenhagen: real library garden2 days in copenhagen: colorfull houses in nyhavn

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