I’ve been to Copenhagen before and knew some of what I wanted to do on my layover in the city. I first took the metro to the Nørreport Station and first decided to grab a bite. I found Cafe Vivaldi and had a delicious meal. Cafe Vivaldi had plenty of allergy friendly selections including different sandwiches, salads, and soups. Cafe Vivaldi even offers dairy free options for their coffee and espresso drinks. The cafe had an outdoor and indoor section. The decor is super cool inside, so if it’s cold outside, a seat inside will definitely suffice.
After lunch I decided to do some shopping on Strøget, which is Copenhagen’s famous shopping street. You’ll find elegant boutiques and common stores like H&M and Zara. My favorite budget shop is Only, which we don’t have in the US. Strøget is great to walk along and get a feel for the city.
I ended my layover by walking along the water and getting pictures in the town square. If you have more time you can visit some of the city’s historic buildings: Børsen, Thorvaldsens Museum and Christiansborg Palace.
Last time I was in Copenhagen I really enjoyed watching the Danish Royal Guard march from Rosenborg Castle to Amalienborg Palace for the Changing of the Guard ceremony. At the time of this article the ceremony takes place daily with the guard leaving Rosenborg Castle at 11:30 to arrive at Amalienborg Palace for the ceremony at 12:00.
That’s about as much as you can squeeze into a 6 hour layover in Copenhagen. You’ll get a great sample of the city, and I guarantee it’ll make you want to return!