Copenhagen: Day two

We spent our morning wandering around some of of Copenhagen’s streets. Our first destination of the morning was Istedgade, a 1km street that takes you from cheap hotels to porn to true hipster. I have to say that even the ‘seedier’ end of the street seemed safe and it was funny to see some of the things that they had in their shop windows! We also spent time on the Vaernedamsvej street, which had a number of cute eateries and funky shops.

 

 

 

Adam was loving the plethora of stationary shops while I was enjoying all the pretty florists. We didn’t end up buying anything but that didn’t make the morning any less enjoyable. We saw street art, more bikes than you could shake a stick at and enjoyed the irony at Erotic corner.

 

 

 

We stopped for lunch at Jagger, a place on Istedgade. It had the feel of a cafeteria and we just got some burgers and in the spirit of Copenhagen, Carlsbergs. Well oh my god, the burgers were beautiful! I had a pulled pork burger and it was really magnificent! The quality of the food was just amazing. I got a meal deal which included the burger, fries and the beer and it came to 95DKK (approx £10).

I don’t know why Adam looks so cross eyed here haha

We then headed over to NY Carlsberg Glypotek, an art museum built on the personal collection of Carl Jacobson, the son of the Carlsberg founder. The entry is usually 95DKK (£10) but it’s totally free on a Tuesday so if you’re on a budget like we were, plan that in mind. Luckily for us we were able to visit on a Tuesday. Fine art isn’t really my thing and my main motivation for visiting was actually the beautiful building that housed the art itself! However I really enjoyed having a stroll around, there was so much to see that even if you pay, its value for money.

 

 

 

 

We also visited the Design museum. I thought Adam would really appreciate it as his degree was in design so I felt the 100 DKK (£11) entry fee was worth it for that reason. There was lots to see covering furniture, clothes, prints, vehicles, instruments and we were particularly pleased that our visit coincided with a special exhibition on Japan. Copenhagen is certainly a destination for those who like their design.

Just a little scene we came across, so perfect!

 

 

 

 

 

After going back to the hotel and getting changed we went to eat at the Samos Restaurant, which was centrally located and one of the budget options that had cropped up during my research. They offer an all you can eat buffet which was 105DKK (£11) in the evening. It was a small restaurant but the food was really good and we left stuffed. There wasn’t a huge array of choice but I’m sure you’d be able to find a number of things you liked.

I’ve just noticed my bread looks like a penis. Anyone else seeing that?

Our evening was to be spent at Tivoli Gardens, the second oldest amusement park in the world and I was super pleased! When we went it was decorated for Halloween and it was so fun, Tivoli has a large number of gardens so you can easily pay entry (110DKK- £12) and not go on a ride at all. The rides are an additional cost. We went on 4 rides each, which meant we ended up spending another 185DKK each (£20), but it still worked out cheaper than buying the ride passport. We never experienced a single queue so that was positive and we got to go on one of the oldest running rollercoasters in the world!

 

 

 

 

 

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