Explore Europe

[013] Copenhagen in Denmark

October 18, 2018

Explore Europe Copenhagen in Denmark Podcast Episode Show Notes

Home to the children’s story teller, Hans Christian Andersen, the city of Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and very much the beating heart of the country. It’s a very advanced city in terms of infrastructure, architecture, sustainability, tourism and culture. Which makes it such a joy to visit and get around.

Copenhagen is one of my favourite cities in Europe and as I grew up reading Hans Christian Andersen Fairytales when I went there I had to make a pilgrimage to the little mermaid of course! 


Here are the links from our Explore Europe Copenhagen episode: 

Harbour Cruise: https://www.stromma.dk/kobenhavn/sightseeing/sightseeing-med-bad/grand-tour/

Vor Frelsers Kirke/Church of Our Saviour: http://www.vorfrelserskirke.dk

Christiansborg (another tower): http://kongeligeslotte.dk/en/palaces-and-gardens/christiansborg-palace.html

Copenhagen Card: https://copenhagencard.com

Tivoli Gardens: www.tivoli.dk


Cafes & Restaurants

Grospiseri restaraunt on top of the old car auction building! (book in advance): https://www.grospiseri.dk

Manfreds restaurant: http://manfreds.dk/en/

Relæ  http://www.restaurant-relae.dk/en/

Noma the best restaurant in the world (very experience, book well in advance): http://noma.dk

Reffen (street food): https://reffen.dk

Torvehallerne food hall: https://torvehallernekbh.dk

Souls plant based restaurant: http://www.soulscph.dk

Mad og Kaffe coffee hause: https://madogkaffe.dk



Budget hostels

Generator: https://generatorhostels.com/destinations/copenhagen

Dan Hostel: https://www.danhostel.dk/en

Budget Hotels

Cabinn: https://www.cabinn.com/hoteller-koebenhavn-copenhagen

Wake Up: https://www.wakeupcopenhagen.dk/


Neighbourhood guides:

Nyhavn: https://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/nyhavn-gdk474735

Vesterbro: https://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/hipster-vesterbro

Frederiksberg: https://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/posh-frederiksberg-0

Nørrebro: https://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/multicultural-norrebro-0

Meatpacking District: https://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/meatpacking-district


Discover more of Jen Gale's easy to implement sustainable living tips here: www.asustainablelife.co.uk


Melanie’s Links:

Dejlige Days Blog: www.dejligedays.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKBGJkKT0SG-t-uKglBHMOQ

Dejlige Days Welcome: www.dejligedayswelcome.com


Podcast Conversation Timeline: 

00:01- Welcome to Explore Europe and a big welcome to the show, Melanie Haynes! Where are we exploring today?

00:47 - How did Melanie end up living in Copenhagen?

2:37 -  How difficult is it to adjust to the dark winters of Denmark?

3:16 - Melanie explains what Hygge is and why is it an important part of Danish life

6:27 - What shall we do when we visit Copenhagen, Melanie?

9:24 - Although we’re missing John in this week’s episode, Melanie steps in to give us the nooks and crannies of the area - thanks, Mel!

9:50 - And…..even the hop on, hop off bus gets a mention!

10:18 - Information about the Copenhagen card and taking the boat tours

12:14 - A must see: Tivoli Gardens

- What to do there

- What fare is on offer

- What ticket should you buy

18:31 - Michelle digs deeper into what else Melanie would suggest to see in Copenhagen?

18: 39 - Canal cruise and Nyhavn

18:56 - Melanie tells us all about the Smørrebrød (the traditional open sandwich). Plus, Melanie teaches Michelle how to pronounce it.

20:10 - The longest walking street in Europe

20:31 - The neighbourhoods of Copenhagen

22:07 - Melanie and Michelle talks about ‘Danish Style’

22:37 - The cafe culture

24:20 - It’s food time. Melanie gives us her favourite spots to eat and tips for eating out on a budget

28:05 - The street food of Copenhagen

29:41 - Isn’t it all pork based dishes in Denmark? Melanie dispels the myths and offers some tips for all the vegetarians listening

31:15 - Where is the best (and worst) places to stay in the city?

34:34 - How do we get to Copenhagen? Where is the airport and what transport is best to get around?

36:23 - What airlines fly in and out of Copenhagen?

38:15 - What is the currency and can I use my credit card?

39:55 - Do the locals speak English in Denmark?

41:10 - Getting in touch with Melanie and how she can help you.

43:31 - Michelle’s overview of Copenhagen

44:09 - Sustainable Travel Tip by Jen Gayle


A Massive Thank You For Listening!

Hearing these insider tips from Melanie makes me want to go back again so if you do visit, please write in and tell us all about your trip. We would love to hear all about your trip and any tips you have for fellow explorers. Leave a comment below or tweet us at @explore_europe and use the hashtag #ExploreEurope


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