When I was little I had a correspondent from Copenhagen, Denmark with whom we’ve been in touch for a while and he was telling me a lot about Copenhagen in his letters. That’s how Copenhagen popped up on my bucket list ): I also heard that Malmo, Sweden, is in 30-minutes by train from Denmark’s capital and decided that if I visit Copenhagen, I have to visit Malmo too. So that how the idea for a Danish/Swedish weekend escape became my next travel plan..As a birthday present this year I bought myself plane tickets to Copenhagen!
I have to admit that I was not prepared at all for this trip and I figured out what to do, where to go and what I absolutely have to see on the spot. Here is my succinct selection of what to see and do in Copenhagen and Malmo for a long weekend.
First stop: Copenhagen
1. Hang out in Nyhavn – the new harbor. You won’t miss the Nyhavn as it is one of the main symbols of the city. I am sure you’ve seen its colorful restaurants and cafes on every touristic photo of the city.
2. Read a book in The Black Diamond – the Royal Library. If you are interested in Architecture and Design, you absolutely should visit this emblematic building and walk up and down the different levels inside. It’s the perfect spot to immerse yourself in the magic world of Hans Christian Andersen!
3. Make a selfie with Hans Christian Andersen’s statue! The statue of the famous storyteller is located in the hurt of the city center and you won’t miss it out!
4. Dream about your dream home at Illums Bolighus. Illus Bolighus is a design shop where you can find all you need for your dream home – furniture, home accessories, and design items from the best Danish brands and not only. That’s the perfect place to buy presents and souvenirs for your family and friends.
5. Go back to your childhood for one day at Tivoli Gardens. Tivoli Gardens is the oldest amusement park in the world and it’s worth visiting at least once in a lifetime. Well, it’s much more fun to go there with kids, but adults going wild is also OK too.
Second stop: Malmo
6. Travel over the Øresund Bridge and cross the border between Denmark and Sweden. The trip is only 30 minutes, so admire the endless sea!
8. Eat Kanelbullar (Swedish Cinnamon Rolls) and drink coffee in Sweden. The Kanelbullar are mouth-melting and coffee in Sweden is one of the best I’ve ever drunk.
8. Admire the architecture of the city and visit all the buildings you want to see – Malmo University, Malmo Castle, Turning Torso and Malmo library by walking.
9. Immerse yourself in art and design at the Form Design Center. Modern installation, 3D maquettes, and Swedish design will welcome you to this free-entrance center.
10. Feel the salty air in your hair or hang out by the sea. You need Vitamin Sea? Malmo is the best therapy!
Thanks for reading!