Hey guys! Long time no talk! I’m sorry for the brief pause I took but I was crazy busy with finals. For my last trip I headed up north to Denmark with one of my good friends (and super talented photographer) Matt. We only had two fulls days which we spent in Copenhagen but we managed to make the most of our time there. This trip was hands down my favorite trip of the semester (sorry Amsterdam!). I fell completely in love with Copenhagen and I pretty much left kicking and screaming. The whole city is so beautiful and quaint. Every building is painted a beautiful shade of white, orange, yellow, red, or pink. I don’t think I saw a single building in the whole city that wasn’t pretty. So, today I’m sharing with you my a few (and when I say a few I mean a small portion of the 1,000+ photos I took) of my favorite photos from my weekend in Copenhagen. Also, I’m going to talk about how to make the most of only 48 hours in this incredible city!
If you’re going to Copenhagen during the winter like I did then you’re going to have to be prepared to wake up early. The sun rises around 8:30am which is very very late compared to the majority of Europe. To make matters a little more complicated, the sun sets at 3:00 every single day like clockwork. So you pretty much have only a little over six hours of daylight each day, which is a bit of a pickle if you’re a photographer like Matt and I. To make the most of our very limited daylight, Matt and I woke up each day at 7am sharp and made sure to get out of our hostel, Copenhagen Downtown, by 8:30. If you’re staying at Copenhagen Downtown, which you absolutely should because it was my favorite hostel out of all the ones I stayed at this semester, then you’re first stop should hands down be Magestræde. This adorable little street is the oldest one in Copenhagen, and is literally around the corner from the Copenhagen Downtown Hostel. Matt and I spent around an hour and a half just taking pictures on this street because it is so photogenic. Our next stop was the Rundetaarn, which is a round tower in the city center that offers incredible views over all of Copenhagen. This is definitely a must-see spot in the city.
Another picture-perfect spot is the infamous Nyhavn. This neighborhood has the classic canal-front street that you’ve seen in every picture of Copenhagen ever. Matt and I went both days we were in the city because we just couldn’t get enough of it! From here you can pick up a canal cruise that will take you around the city, including Free Town Christiania, the Opera House, and the Little Mermaid statue. If you have time for it, you should also spend some time walking around Christiania. This hippy neighborhood of Copenhagen is definitely nothing short of an eclectic wonderland. If you’re looking for something fun to do at night, you should definitely check out the Tivoli Garden. It’s pretty much a combination of a garden and an amusement park.
If you’re more into the art scene then Copenhagen will be heaven on earth for you. There are a ton of different museums throughout the city, including the National Gallery of Copenhagen located right next to the Botanical Gardens. The city also has numerous smaller art galleries and shops that you can check out!
I think I could go on and on forever about Copenhagen, but I should probably keep this post semi short and sweet! I am so happy that I got the chance to go to this beautiful city and I know I will be back again soon. I still have one more post from my time abroad going up in a couple of days! Once that is up I am going to be taking a short break from posting while I get prepared for second semester. Make sure to follow me on Instagram @jessmiele to see what I’m up to and for post notifications! I have a few different partnerships in the works that I can’t wait to share with you all! Happy holidays!