Post # 1
I know, ya’ll must think I’m mad, BUT, hear me out!
I’m getting married in the UK in December, so it’s likely to be cold anyway. We live in New Zealand and wanted to do a European destination stopover on our way home, for 4 nights. Now, I haven’t seen much of Europe myself, (London, Paris, a transit stop in Munich), however my fiance and Mum (who will be flying back with us from the wedding) have seen a lot of it, so that left us with few places to choose from that they hadn’t already been to! Our options were narrowed down to…
My fiance and I want put aside a couple of weeks to do Japan another time, and I definitely want to go to Italy just with him, since it’s such a romantic place (sorry Mum!).
My Mum and I have this obsession with all things Scandinavian, so we thought what the hell, let’s just do it. She might not ever get that chance again.
So my question iiiisssss….are there any Bees here local to the Copenhagen area? Or have any of you been before in winter and have some suggestions for me? My Mum is an art freak, my fiance is a history buff and I am a total foodie, if that helps! Thanks! 😀
Post # 2
you are going in honeymoon with your mother?
Copenhagen is beautiful in the winter. You can take the train to Skagen, it is a pretty little town on the ocean.
Post # 3
! Wow that sounds awesome!
I am in Germany (not Copenhagen) but I have a lot of friends who have been there in the winter. See the thing is it is (in winter) really very cold. And dark. And Copenhagen is als very very spendy. It is lovely and fun. So I think you would have a great time (bearing in mind the above mentioned things)
Depending on what kind of person you are (peoples preferences vary mightily!) will really influence your choice. Personally? I would do Barcelona. It’s not super warm or anything that time of year, but it is bright, cheerful, affordable and the sea is in the city making it very romantic. so much to see and you can get around quite easily. (but I love Barcelona, I am biased)
Vienna is also like Denmark: dark and very cold that time of year. But madly romantic. Also a little on the ‘spenive side.
Prague is my least favorite. Just soooo many tourists there. All the time. But truly, only my opinion. (also, cold and dark) People are in love with Prague and it is really gorgeous.
Whatever you decide I hope you have a wonderful wonderful time!
Post # 4
Just to add:
Art and history: Prague/Vienna (nothing compares)
Food: Barcelona 100%! (you will eat like a queen and not even spend a lot)
If Design is your bag (and your Mum’s into Scandanavia anyway) then obviously Copenhagen..
Post # 5
Copenhagen will be cold but you just need to have a good coat. it’s a chilly, wet cold.
If you’re only going to be there for a few days, be sure to head to the Strøget, which is the main shopping district. It’s all cobblestone streets and adorable. Over there will be the Rundetaarn (round tower), which will give you a great view of the city. It’s really neat and won’t take up too much of your day. They have christmas markets everywhere in december (there will definitely be a few around the Stroget)! mulled wine (called Glugg) and food (such as currywurst). SO good, and perfect for the chilly weather. There are lots of bars and coffee shops around there too. I didn’t love the food in that particular area though, maybe becaue it’s a little touristy.
Rosenborg Castle. Super gorgeous.
If you’re into Scandinavian design, go to the Designmuseum. There are also lots of stores where you can buy cool souvenirs by Danish designers.
Tivoli Gardens – a really old fashioned amusement park. I only recommend if you have time to kill and/or a you are a big amusement park kind of person. I went on an off day and it was pretty neat (so old and weird), but if I had limited time I would have put it at the bottom of my list. Especially since it will be cold! It gets crowded on the weekends.
Also, Tivoli park is flanked on all sides by excellent restaurants, you can’t go wrong.
There is also the original Hans Christian Andersen Little Mermaid statue (this one is kind of out of the way though, so I’d only recommend if your a major little mermaid fan.)
If you are a major foodie, they have Noma, one of the most famous farm-to-table restaurants in the world. Good luck getting a reservation though!
theres tons of other stuff too, just google it!
Post # 6
I did 5 days in Copenhagen in February a few years back. If I could go back I would have spent money on the warmest pair of boots money can buy haha. The walk from Helsingør station to Kronborg castle is vividly burned into my memory because about halfway there I thought my toes were going to fall off. I wouldn’t say I regret the trip, but I would not have wanted that to be my honeymoon.
As for Scandanavia, I think Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finland looks super romantic, but I too am confused by the reference to your Mother… if shes going to be with you then I guess spending the honeymoon in a cozy hotel room looking up at the northern lights doesn’t really work.