Late summer in Copenhagen

September 25, 2015

colorful facades with bike in Østerbro Copenhagen

As is so often the case, my long weekend in Copenhagen in August was so gratifying, yet over before I knew it. This of course means, like with most amazing cities, I'm pining to go back. Only a 40-minute plane ride from Berlin, it shouldn't be too hard to make that happen.

In addition to the amazing people - from the three new-ish/brand-new foodie friends I stayed with, to meeting up with a great blogging friend I made years back and an old friend I hadn't seen since high school - the city itself was constantly impressing me. While there's no denying the draw of Insta-worthy spots like Superkilen and Nyhavn, what I enjoyed most was just wandering, stumbling upon beautiful storefronts, great design in the most mundane of places and neighborhoods so picturesque you'd swear it was a movie set. Just hang out in the right spots and everyone looks as though they stepped out of a street style blog. The people were so friendly, we would often find ourselves in long conversations with shop owners passionate about what they do. It's no wonder these are supposedly some of the happiest people on earth. Then there was all the food and coffee (and drinks)...

Before I dive into a post about the best gluten-free things I ate in this Scandinavian capital next month (which were really good and surprisingly plentiful), I'll leave you with some inspiration from this lovely city. Just try to resist the pull of wanderlust, I dare you.

Nyhavn colorful buildings against blue sky Copenhagen

Copenhagen farmers market fruit peaches and berries

Instagramming Hija de Sanchez tacos at Torvehallerne Copenhagen

bikes parked under tree at lakes Copenhagen

view over the Copenhagen lakes

Atelier September sign and street Copenhagen

Atelier September iced coffee and newspaper on the table Copenhagen antique shop storefront Copenhagen

bike parking in Nørrebro Copenhagen

Mexican jarritos sodas truck Copenhagen

Vanishing Point boutique table with succulent and pottery Copenhagen Pottery shop uh la la shelves Copenhagen

bicyclist against yellow wall of Assistens Kirkegård cemetary

Olufs Is ice cream pops cherry with white chocolate Copenhagen

picturesque street in Østerbro Copenhagen

ornate white door Copenhagen

Copenhagen Dome of Visions plants garden climate rounded stone doorframe with wooden door and bike Copenhagen

Relae restaurant sign on Jægersborggade street Copenhagen

Relae restaurant mackerel cauliflower bergamot Copenhagen Relae restaurant fermented milk ice cream raspberries rapeseeds Copenhagen

Nikolaj Kunsthal church tower Contemporary Art Center Copenhagen_ horizontal

cool architecture Nørrebro Copenhagen

Ved Stranded wine bar door on corner Copenhagen Ven Stranden wine bar table and wine shelves Copenhagen

Superkilen park the red square rainbow bike racks Copenhagen

Superkilen park the black square lines and Belgian benches around cherry trees Copenhagen

docks on water Christianshavn Copenhagen

The Green Path Den Grønne Sti bridge with friends Copenhagen

Plant shop sidewalk display Copenhagen friends walking streets in the rain Copenhagen

Nyhavn canal boats docked along street with buildings and fog Copenhagen

Nyhavn canal boat Gedser Rev in front of colorful buildings Copenhagen

Ruby cocktail bar bartender Copenhagen Ruby cocktail bar patio glass ceiling with chandelier Copenhagen

sunset over Copenhagen canal with Christiansborg Slot palace

For more of beautiful Copenhagen, check out my even more comprehensive album over on Flickr, and expect to see many more latergrams on my Instagram


  1. Your site is beautiful. Any recommendations on where to stay in Copenhagen? We will be going in the Fall. TIA.

    1. Thank you so much! We stayed at a great Airbnb, which was perfect for a group - and a bit easier on the wallet than the expensive hotels in Copenhagen. It was in Østerbro, which was a little out of the way, but quiet and still easy to get into the city center. If you want to be more in the middle of things, I would suggest Nørrebro or downtown.


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