Walking Around Copenhagen

canal copenhagenThis post would usually be part of the Running and Travelling series but I actually didn’t run at all in Copenhagen (because of my knee injury) but I did walk 80km so I covered a lot of the city.

After a work trip to Cologne, my friend and I stayed an extra couple of days in Europe and went to Copenhagen. We stayed at an Airbnb in Christianshavn and it was a great location to walk to everything. It turns out that that part of Copenhagen was designed by the same person who designed the canals in Amsterdam so it had a lot of the feel of Amsterdam.

christianhavn copenhagen

We started off the trip with a walking tour by Sandeman, it was really informative and a great way to get a sense of the city. After the tour finished, we just spent the rest of the day wandering around and exploring the city.

For dinner that night, we went to Union Kitchen and it was delicious! I highly recommend it if you’re ever in Copenhagen.

canal copenhagenWe spent the next day shopping and getting souvenirs and doing more exploring. We mostly spent our days walking around and eating baked goods, a perfect vacation in my books!

Our last day in Copenhagen, we started the day with breakfast at Granola and then went on a tour of the Carlsberg brewery. I don’t love beer but the tour was really interesting and gave a lot of the history of Carlsberg plus it came with some free beer!

carlsberg brewery copenhagenThat night, we checked out Copenhagen Street Food which alone is worth the trip to Copenhagen. It’s a warehouse full of food vendors, bars and a DJ. There’s a fire outside with blankets to sit under and you can just get some delicious food and relax.

view from copenhagen street foodIn the 5 days that we stayed in Copenhagen, we travelled exclusively by walking and sometimes even walked for hours on end. It really is the best way to see an European city!

I wish I had been able to run in Copenhagen because it has some great running routes especially along the river. I found this info about where to run in Copenhagen before I knew that I wouldn’t be able to run and it has great suggestions! I hope that I’ll be back one day and be able to explore it by running.

How do you find running routes in new cities?

Happy running!


One thought on “Walking Around Copenhagen

  1. Tina@GottaRunNow March 25, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    I usually scope out running places on the way to the place we will stay the night (hotel or RV park). Running (or walking!) in new places can be a lot of fun.

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