Copenhagen to Berlin

Copenhagen to Berlin

What to see and photograph in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark.  Denmark is part of Scandinavia, the EU and Schengen community.  The main site for tourists and photographers are;

  • The little mermaid
  • National museum of Denmark
  • Tivoli gardens
  • Nyhavn harbor (a great place to get a beer)
  • Rosenborg castle
  • Strøget – 1.1km of shopping
  • Christiania
  • The Round Tower (and view of the city)
Nyhavn harbor, Copenhagen

Nyhavn harbor, Copenhagen

I have just listed a few great places to visit and take photos in Copenhagen, but there are much more places to visit, if I was to write about everything you could do in Copenhagen, this would be a huge blog!  I was hosted by a good friend in Copenhagen.  He has a travel company called One Step Away.  In Danish you could describe it as Bilferie til Italien og Kroatien.

From the 4 Scandinavian countries I have visited, Copenhagen definitely has the most reasonable prices.  Copenhagen is one of the most popular tourists destinations in the world, there are hordes of tourists walking around and visiting the sites.  It’s quite a big city, so I would recommend taking a hop on – hop off bus tour, and maybe a boat tour, there are many Copenhagen tours to choose from.

Around Nyhavn harbor, there are many bars and restaurants serving Carlsberg and food, it’s a busy part of town!


Christiania, Copenhagen

Christiania or Freetown Christiania is a self proclaimed autonomous region of Copenhagen.  This place is interesting to visit because they run this town under their own rules.  You are very likely to hear a Bob Marley song whilst walking around Christiania!  On the back Christiania sign it says ‘welcome to the EU’ so does a visit to Christiania count as visiting another country?  I think that’s stretching it a bit!

Flixbus - Copenhagen to Berlin night serviceFlixbus – Copenhagen to Berlin night service

How to get from Copenhagen to Berlin by bus

From Copenhagen I took the overnight Flixbus service to Berlin, leaving at 2340 and arriving the next morning in Berlin around 8am (pictured above shortly after arrival), this cost €19, which was great value.  When traveling in expensive Scandinavian countries you should always look for the option of a cheap overnight bus.  This can save you a lot of money, it’s a hotel whilst traveling to your next destination really.

Berlin to Munich

2018-03-15T08:10:20+00:00August 31st, 2016|Denmark, Northern Europe|9 Comments


  1. Raymond Carroll March 11, 2017 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    My home town of East Kilbride in Scotland is twinned with Ballerup in Denmark, James.I was supposed to go there as a teenager back in the late 80’s as part of an exchange trip. It ended up I didn’t go (long story) but my friends did, although they hardly spent any time in Ballerup and instead spent most of the trip smoking hash in Christiana. I was so jealous when they came back with all their stories. Good post. Copenhagen looks like such a beautiful city.

  2. Elena March 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    I’ve been following you for a while after finding your blog by accidental referral. The idea of land-only travel is so cool and seems to be working very well for you. As a person with completely different lifestyle (i.e. slow travel while working on the road), I love reading your accounts of visiting different parts of the world. I visited Berlin last year during early spring. The only lasting memory I have about it: it was bone-chilling cold. I put down Scandinavia for a while: too expensive to stay in any place there for 3 months for a person on moderate budget. Hence, it’s interesting to know that you consider Copenhagen as least expensive in that part of the world.

  3. Rhiannon March 11, 2017 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    I’ve never been on a hop on hop off bus before, but from what you’ve said Copenhagen would be a place I definitely wouldn’t overlook it for!
    I like the sound of Christiania! It’s actually featured in a book I got for Christmas – An Atlas of Countries that Don’t Exist – and I’ve been eager to learn more! It sounds…interesting haha.

  4. Geese March 12, 2017 at 7:40 am - Reply

    I’ve been enjoying following your adventures in Europe, introducing me from one city to another. Copenhagen is another beauty. Love those colorful buildings! But love the sound of Christiania too, would love to explore that someday!

  5. Jackie Taylor March 12, 2017 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Copenhagen is definitely on my European travel wish list! I love how colorful the buildings look in all of your pictures. & FlixBus sounds like a very affordable way to get there, I’ll definitely have to check it out. 🙂

  6. Ali May March 12, 2017 at 10:21 am - Reply

    I’ve heard that Copenhagen is amazing, and you have convinced me it is true. Great advice about the overnight bus to save money when travelling in Scandinavia too!

  7. Amanda Tran | LVV Travel March 13, 2017 at 12:42 am - Reply

    Copenhagen sounds pretty awesome. That bus ride is pretty cheap – I love overnight bus rides too because you save money on accommodation! Great pics of the city.

  8. Christie March 13, 2017 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Great info!! I went to Copenhagen for the first time last summer and while I generally try to avoid the tourist hot spots, I couldn’t pass up Nyhavn harbor. It is sooo colorful and photogenic, I just love it! I never made it to Christiania even though everyone said to go (whoops) – sounds like you recommend visiting that next time?

  9. Michaela Terese Harrison March 22, 2017 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Copenhagen is awesome! Love the photos brings back great memories. Great idea the Flixbus.

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