Day Six was our last full day in Copenhagen. So much pressure to make the most of it! The night before (Day Five) we looked through all of our notes and maps to see what we hadn’t done yet and make our final selections.
First off – breakfast. I had been in Copenhagen already for five full days and still hadn’t had a traditional Danish. Meyers Bageri is one of the best bakeries in the city which is why we went there the first morning. So for our last day we went back and I bought my vanilla Danish. It was sooo sweet and delicious! Of course we need coffee in the morning, so we stopped by the Coffee Collective. I don’t know if you remember from my Day One post, but Meyers Bageri and Coffee Collective are both on the Jægersborggade and right across the street from each other. Easy!
For lunch we had to have more smørrebrød! Before leaving for Copenhagen I did a lot of research to find the best smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches on rye bread) in Copenhagen and Rita’s Smørrebrød was always on the list, so we couldn’t leave without visiting! The guy behind the counter was SO nice. There had to be about 50 different types of smørrebrød and he talked us through them all and made several recommendations based on our tastes. Although everyone seemed to be taking their food to go (lots of locals – always a good sign), we enjoyed our lunch outside at one of the small tables.
After lunch we headed to the famous Tivoli Gardens – the 2nd oldest amusement park in the world! To quote the site “Part of Tivoli Gardens’ secret is that there is something for everyone. The scenery is beautiful with exotic architecture, historic buildings and lush gardens. At night, thousands of coloured lights create a fairy tale atmosphere that is completely unique.” Koen and I enjoyed walking around and relaxing. We also were getting a little bit hungry, so we decided to go to Andersen Bakery, located next to Tivoli, for one of their famous hotdogs and danishes.
Then we headed to the Museum of Copenhagen for a bit of the city’s history. It’s a smaller lesser known museum in the city. I really enjoyed the stories of people who migrated to Copenhagen and learning about the city’s history and planning. Mikkeller is really close to the museum, so we stopped by afterwards for an aperitif before dinner.
Dinner was amazing! My favorite dinner in Copenhagen! We had our last dinner at Höst. The website describes the restaurant best: “There’s no interior decoration as such. It is the raw wooden furniture, the walls finished in a myriad of calming greys and the specially commissioned tableware that play the leading role. A role that the food, selected according to the produce available during the different Nordic seasons, of course shares and shines in.” The Danish countryside inspired interior paired with the innovative, New Nordic cuisine made for a wonderful dining experience!