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48 Hours in Copenhagen

Monday, February 25, 2019

48 Hours in Copenhagen

Two days in one of the world’s most liveable cities lets you discover its classic attractions – and gives you time to explore the diversity of Copenhagen...

DAY ONE - MORNING

EXPLORE COPENHAGEN

Start the day with a guided tour of Copenhagen. Let Hans Christian Andersen guide you through the old city centre or join one of the many guided walking tours offered by local guides in Copenhagen. Jump on one of the many bus tours or join the classic live-guided canal tours through the waterways of Copenhagen.

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CHANGING OF THE GUARDS AT AMALIENBORG PALACE

Head towards Amalienborg Palace, the official residence of the Danish Royal Family. The changing of the Royal guards takes place in front of Amalienborg Palace every day at 12 noon.

LUNCH THE DANISH WAY

Walk to Nyhavn, the city’s iconic heritage harbour with quaint townhouses and old schooners. Nyhavn is the perfect place to find traditional Danish restaurants serving smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches) and other local specialities.

DAY ONE - AFTERNOON

EXPLORE A PART OF THE DANISH HISTORY

Visit Christiansborg Palace - the seat of the Danish parliament. Experience the Royal Reception Rooms and visit the ruins of Bishop Absalon's Castle of 1167. From The Tower at Christiansborg, you get to see Copenhagen from above and on a clear day, you can even see all the way to Sweden.

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SHOP FOR DANISH DESIGN

Spend part of the afternoon on Strøget, one of Europe's longest pedestrian shopping streets, and visit the Danish design emporium Illums Bolighus, as well as Danish flagship stores such as Lego, Royal Copenhagen, Hay House and Georg Jensen.

DAY ONE - EVENING

DINNER – AND THRILLS IN TIVOLI GARDENS

Make your way down Strøget via the City Hall Square to Tivoli Gardens, the park that inspired Walt Disney, and one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. At night, thousands of coloured lights create a fairy tale atmosphere that is completely unique. Have your dinner in one of the many restaurants in Tivoli.

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LIVE SHOWS AND CONCERTS

Are you into ballet, opera, live concerts with international stars or local artists? Check out our live music venues guide and the event guide Kultunaut.

DAY 2 - MORNING

ALTERNATIVE SIGHTSEEING

Start the day with some alternative sightseeing. See Copenhagen from a different angle. Join a guided bike tour tailored to your interests, explore Copenhagen’s clean canals from a kayak, rent your own boat, join a food tour or a design tour.

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CHRISTIANSHAVN COLOURED HOUSES, CANALS AND DIVERSITY

Find your way to the colourful and diverse neighbourhood of Christianshavn. Don’t miss out on a visit to the Freetown Christiania. Here you’ll experience a completely different part of Copenhagen with interesting architecture, organic restaurants and relaxed atmosphere.

LUNCH – COPENHAGEN’S FOOD MARKETS

Enjoy your lunch in Christiania or check out one of Copenhagen’s Food Markets: head for Copenhagen Street Food, the city's first and only genuine street food market, or visit Copenhagen’s exclusive food market Torvehallerne.

DAY 2 - AFTERNOON

MUSEUM HOPPING

An afternoon is easily spent in the National Gallery in the company of great Danish artists or by learning about the history behind the world famous brewery Carlsberg on a visit to Visit Carlsberg. If castles and crown jewels are your thing, the charming Rosenborg Castle in the heart of King’s Garden is definitely worth a visit. Need some fresh air?

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DAY 2 - EVENING

DINNER – NEW NORDIC KITCHEN

The New Nordic kitchen in Copenhagen is characterised by its uniquely Nordic identity among the world’s greatest cuisines and by its commitment to organic, sustainable and local products. Try out the most unique locations to have dinner in Copenhagen, go for one of the hip and buzzing restaurants in Jægersborggade, or opt for one of the best new Nordic restaurants in town.

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NIGHT OUT - THE MOST VIBRANT NIGHTLIFE IN SCANDINAVIA

Try Danish microbrew at one of our beer bars, check out our fine cocktail bars, and go partying at the popular Meatpacking District. Need more options? Here is our take on going out in Copenhagen.

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It’s everything you need, and none of what you don’t. No bells, no whistles, just pure rest and relaxation. And even better, it’s right at the centre of the action, so you can step right out into it when morning comes, and step right back in when the day is done.

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Bloc magazine.


Welcome to the spring 2020 issue of Bloc magazine, where we have collated a wealth of diverse features to enjoy on your travels.

In this issue we explore New Zealand, a country with hugely diverse regions offering incredible scenery, world-class wines and exciting ecotourism.

There's also an update on Jamie Chadwick, who we are very proud to sponsor as she makes her way up the motor racing grid.

There are the usual features; Meeting the Bloc team, our favourite shows to stream and the pick of Bloc's social media.

Don't forget to sign up to Bloc's VIP Guest List, which makes you eligible for free room upgrades, free coffee and be the first to hear about our blockbuster VIP competitions.

We hope that this magazine provides you with some insight and entertainment on your journey.