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How to do Copenhagen in a day

Copenhagen is a beautiful city with loads of interesting things to do. There’s a plethora of sites to see in the city and even if you’re only at the hostel in Copenhagen as part of a whistle-stop tour we’ve got the perfect guide to do Copenhagen in a day:

Have a Traditional Danish Breakfast

A few minutes’ walk away from the Generator Hostel Copenhagen is Café Sorgenfri, here your day will get off to a flying start with a coffee and a traditional Danish open faced sandwich or smørrebrød. This is a tasty way to start the day as smørrebrød is usually served with a selection of cold meats, and with that coffee should set you up for a packed day.

Visit the Kunstindustrimuseet

Kunstindustrimuseet is the Danish museum of Art and Design, and it houses a terrific range of works from some of the best Danish designers, such as Kaare Klint, Jacob Jensen and Arne Jacobsen. The museum regularly has special exhibitions dedicated to other Danish designers.

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Take a Canal Tour

Copenhagen is a city on the water and its history is intimately bound with the sea, canals and waterways that meander through it. A canal tour is one of the best ways to see the city and with an experienced guide you can learn some of the fascinating Copenhagen history along the way.

See The Little Mermaid

A sight that is definitely worth seeing, if you have not already passed it on your canal tour, is the bronze statue of The Little Mermaid. The statue sits on a rock in the harbour and is an iconic symbol of the city of Copenhagen and is based on the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

A Traditional Danish Dinner

Den Tatoverede Enke is a restaurant that serves all manner of traditional Danish dishes, ranging from ham to heron. Some of these dishes have been given a contemporary twist but they still retain their traditional roots. Along with the extensive menu there is also a great selection of beers and whiskeys to suit your needs. If however you don’t fancy a Danish dinner then you could always head for a traditional Italian pizza round the corner at La Vecchia Signora.

Grab a Beer, Slowly.

If at this point you could do with a traditional Danish beer at a bar with a relaxed atmosphere then head over to Toga Vinstue. This is a bar full of character; it is well known for the “Toga Network”, a group of young politicians wearing, you guessed it, Togas – so even if you can’t be guaranteed witty conversation you can rely on a minor spectacle. There is a wide range of draught drinks available as well as a large selection of whiskeys.

Hit A Jazz bar

After a beer or two you may be in the mood for some of Copenhagen’s legendary jazz music. Consider starting out at the Copenhagen Jazz House, which always has a talented line up to get your evening going. Next make your way to La Fontaine where there is nearly always a jazz jam session on the go.

If your day in Copenhagen hasn’t quite finished and you’re after a bar with late opening hours and a decent range of drinks then you should head to Dunkel Bar to carry on the night in the finest style.

All of these locations are easy to get to from Generator hostel Copenhagen either on foot or by public transport.

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