archaeology, art and streetlife in napoli

Naples napoli neapel italy travel wanderlust
I say this about almost every Italien city, but Napoli is one of my favourites. It is so crowded and dirty and beautiful and artsy, it works so well as a whole. Of course the city does have issues with Mafia and co, but as a tourist you do not notice that. So, this is kind of a rose-coloured glasses version, even though I did walk along streets that were not really tourist-streets, too. I had to seperate days there, one with my family, basically walking through most of the city and one on my own, going to the Archaeological Museum.

Napoli Naples Church Travel Wanderlust Sanc Domenico Maggiore

Napoli Naples Church Travel Wanderlust Santa Chiara Archaeology

Napoli Naples Church Travel Wanderlust Santa Chiara

Napoli Naples Church Travel Wanderlust Santa Chiara

Napoli Naples Church Travel Wanderlust Santa Chiara

I do not really like dirty, messy cities – I love them clean and beautiful with old buildings, spick and span. Naples really is the exception – though do not get me wrong. Streets are not stuffed with trash, not at all, it’s more the way a lot of buildings look like they might break any second, how cables connect everything, the building are squeezed next to each other and you might get lost by just doing a wrong turn. I love this.

Napoli Naples Church Travel Wanderlust Street Art

Napoli Naples Church Travel Wanderlust

Napoli Naples Church Travel Wanderlust

Napoli Naples Church Travel Wanderlust Pizza

Napoli Naples Church Travel Wanderlust

Napoli Naples Church Travel Wanderlust

The first picture was taken inside San Domenico Maggiore, which looks like an old fortress from the outside and is very impressive. Most of the photos however are taken at St. Chiara, a monastery you can visit with a lot of archaeological pieces and lovely tiles, it is so calming and worth visiting. Of course, as a tourist you almost have to get up to St. Elmo to look down on the city and it is very impressive, too.

Napoli Naples Church Travel Wanderlust San Gennaro

Napoli Naples Church Travel Wanderlust Ice Cream

Napoli Naples Church Travel Wanderlust San Gennaro Duomo

Napoli Naples Church Travel Wanderlust

Napoli Naples Church Travel Wanderlust Archaeology

Maybe one of the things Naples is most famous for is the alleged blood miracle at Duomo di San Gennaro – you might or might not believe in it, but the church is worth having a look. If you are more into history and science, the Archaeological Museum is the place to visit and it was great. There is so much stuff from Pompeii and Herculaneum, but not only, there are more Roman statues and pieces. Though of course I was most excited to see the effigy of a Sappho (actually a pompeiian girl made to like Sappho), and it’s so beautiful! Also, I had some good ice cream at the train station both days.

Napoli Naples Church Travel Wanderlust Archaeology

Napoli Naples Church Travel Wanderlust Archaeology

Napoli Naples Church Travel Wanderlust Archaeology Sappho

Napoli Naples Church Travel Wanderlust Archaeology Sappho

Napoli Naples Church Travel Wanderlust Ice Cream

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aventures extraordinaires

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

One of my favourite things to do is create character outfits, or creating characters for certain outfits. Not only as a sort of closet cosplay, but also as a new character I invent. And this for sure is my most elaborate. I tried to pay attention to every little detail and collected a bunch of accessoires (I was very lucky in that way, with things I had at home and found at flea markets). Actually I was also looking for a blouse but I could not find a matching one for the life of me. So I made one – it is far from perfect, because I messed up some construction work, but I was lucky to find this fabric while looking for the skirt fabric.

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

I knew I would take this to Herculaneum (and Vesuvius), because to me this is a 19th/20th century inspired female archaeologist looking for adventure and science. It’s well known how difficult it was for women at that time to actually follow scientific interest and I find it so inspiring to hear about the ones that managed to gather knowlegde and maybe even got the chance to visit the digs. Since I follow a couple of vintage dressing archaeologists on Instagram I always connect those two things. After all, if you’re interested in history and art of the past, why not in clothing, too?

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

It was so wonderful to wear this outfit in such a matching scenery, I was actually called Miss Indiana Jones and compared to Evelyn from The Mummy, and I really dig those comparsions. You are aware, that I love drawing inspiration from fictional characters like Charlotte Charles and Adèle Blanc-Sec, but creating characters of my own makes me feel even better. It is like the outfits tell a story, like this person in this outfit is part of a novel while still being a part of me, too. I think art and history is fascinating – and I am so in love with beige/muted tones at the moment. The are warm, calm and studious in a way that makes me very comfortable.

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

Shirt & Skirt – handmade | Cameo Brooch – Vintage | Pendant – Gift (Hallhuber) | Camera – Vintage | Hat – some store in Paestum (but with a differet ribbon) | Belt – moleskine (painted) | Gloves – Vintage | Socks – I have no idea | Shoes – spicy | Lipstick – (I think) Kiko

a few things to do in Stockholm

stockholm guide
For all the other cities, I recommended the city passes, but I really would not for Stockholm – it’s a lot more expensive than anywhere else and also does not include public transport (you have to add and pay for that), and quiet a few museums/sihtseeing destinations are actually for free.

Sightseeing

Stockholm Almgreen

Almgreen


One of my favourite museums was definetly Stiftelsen KA Almgreen Sidenväveri & Museum, an old traditional weaving mill where they even show you how it was done and you can look at all the different devices and fabrics. So in case you enjoy handmade goods, that might be interesting for you.
Kungliga Slottet Stockholm

Kungliga Slottet


The Kungliga Slottet (royal castle) has a few different parts you can explore, from the treasury, to the reception rooms and a museum. Personally I think the recpetion rooms are most interesting and they also had a special exhibit on wedding dresses – I assume there is always a special exhibition worth checking out.
Royal Library Stockholm Bird

Lil’ bird at the royal library.


Public Library Stockholm

Public Library


The royal library and the public library are both worth having a look at for the architecture (from the outside and from the inside), the latter has a fantastic main round room that really looks like a dream library.
The Historiska Museum is free for everyone and as the name suggests all about history – and perfectly currated. It’s very innovative and yet has the feel of travelling back in time to it.
Stockholm Naturhistoriska Riksmuseum

Naturhistoriska Riksmuseum


Stockholm Naturhistoriska Riksmuseum

Dino Babes


Stockholm Naturhistoriska Riksmuseum

Old Dinosaurs


Another free museum is the Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet with all the bones, insects and animals.
Abba Museum Stockholm

ABBA Museum


The ABBA Museum on the other hand is rather experience, but it’s also quite an experience. Besides the interective part it also features a lot of costumes and information.
The way to Engelbrektskyrkan is quite beautiful, as is the area, it’s not that far from busy city life, but very calm. The church itself is quite pretty, however keep the opening hours in mind, it closes rather early.
You can also visit, well look at, that is, the of flat where Astrid Lindgren wrote her stories (Dalagatan 46), apparently only authorised people can look at the rooms, but I really hope they will open it for the public one day.

Cafés
If you’re looking for vegan snacks and lunch, Koloni is the place to go. They have a few cafés throughout the city and they both have a lovely atmosphere and great food.
Café Kladdkakan is very central and quite cosy. They also have a big selection of snacks, but I really enjoyed the kadammom bullar.

vaxholm café kaffehörnan stockholm sweden

Kaffehörnan


In Vaxholm Kaffehörnan & Annat Gott Vaxholm is very beautiful, I had a lovely chat with the owner about photography, Sweden and Munich and there was the cutest dog as well!

Shopping

Stockholm si fi nerd sf bokhandeln

SF Bokhandeln


Since I posted about retro shops in Scandinavia (and therefore Stockholm) already, I onlly actually have one shop left to mention, the amazing SF Bokhandeln, the Swedish Nerd/Geek Bookstore with all the merch you could want. I think they have more books and DVDs than the Malmö shop, but a little less merch. It’s a fantastic store with a great atmosphere.

Walks, Trips and Parks

Rosendals Stockholm

Rosendals


To get to Rosendals garden and castle (more like a villa tbh) you can, depending on your location, take the ferry or cross the bridge. The whole “island” is quite lovely to walk around and especially the gardens and the area around the castle are worth checking out.
vaxholm stockholm sweden

Vaxholm


Like in Oslo you can take a bus to a suburb and Vaxholm is probably one of the most famous ones. It ahs all those small chlicheé swedish houses and it really is very cute. It has both a cost and the loveliness of a small town, I’d highly recommend going there for an afternoon.
Stockholm Castle Drottingholm

Drottingholm


Stockholm Castle Drottingholm selfie

Selfie (because you got to use the amazing weather)


Stockholm Castle Drottingholm library

Library


You can also spend half a day at Drottingholm, have a look at the beautiful castle and if it’s sunny (warm) enough just sit at the water and enjoy the sun and view. It’s so beautiful and calming. On of the guards there asked me where I got my bag, so I told her, when I came back she had found the website and was about to order one for herself.

That was everything I had about my journey in April. I really hope you enjoyed it and got something out of it.

Holmenkollen | wanderlove and ski jumping

Holmenkollen oslo
One of my favourite things about Oslo was Holmenkollen for sure. Writing this I feel a heavy case of wanderlust – maybe with a good pair of boots next time, so I can actually go hiking for real (however the snow was so high at parts, you couldn’t have used the paths anyway). Nevertheless I had a wonderful time up there.
Holmenkollen Oslo snow
Holmenkollen Oslo snow
You take the metro for a short time to get there and can leave at the station Holmenkollen or further up. Then you can walk towards the museum and the ski jump/hopptarnet (best word ever, right?). The museum is really interesting and features everything from skis to the history of skiing, the ski jump and climate change.
Holmenkollen Oslo ski
Holmenkollen Oslo elevator snow
Holmenkollen Oslo ski jump snow
To get up to the jump you take an elevator that is a bit like Willy Wonkas elevator, so no good for people with vertigo – then again if you got vertigo, a ski jump might not be on your bucket list. For me however it was amazing, the experience and the view are so impressive. It ceared me mind and was incredibly refreshing (not only, but also because it was freezing).
Holmenkollen Oslo snow
Holmenkollen Oslo snow selfie
Holmenkollen Oslo snow ski jump
I then proceeded to walk towards the chapel and would have hiked further up hadn’t the snow been about 20-30 cm high. I guess good foot wear would have helped as well, but to be honest I expect Oslo in Easter time to be 7-10 degrees, not -1. However I’m not that sensitive towards the cold, so it was okay. At least I really got some clear fresh air.
Holmenkollen Oslo snow chapel
Holmenkollen Oslo snow
Holmenkollen Oslo snow shoes
And then I could warm up again at the cute and beautiful Hoppkaféen. Of course, in the mountains you drink hot chocolate with wipped cream and hmmm, those waffles…. They have sweet and savoury toppings for the waffles and you’re free to take as much as you want. Obviously I went for the rasberry yam and cream and I can still taste it looking at this photo. Also doesn’t everything taste the best after wandering around in the cold? To me that was a the perfect end to my hiking trip even though I would have loved to stroll furth upwards.
Holmenkollen Oslo snow ice
Holmenkollen Oslo snow waffle hot chocolate

a few things to do in Oslo

Oslo Guide
I arrived in Oslo in the early morning via ferry (which was a dream of mine for a long time and since I know that it isn’t the best thing for the eviroment it will most likely be my only cruise) and it was so cold. Apparently about 7-10 degrees colder than it usually is around that time, so it was snowy which seems also pretty appropriate/clicheé for Norway. Nevertheless I enjoyed the city with all the possibilities to walk around and the museums.

Sightseeing
I’d say the Oslo Card is pretty useful, since there are tons of great museums in and around the city, for example the Munch Museum – what Van Gogh is for the Netherlands, Munch is for Norway and while I personally enjoy arists like Dahl a lot more, the museum has a fantastic concept and is really worth it if you’re interested in Munch (funny thing: in front of the museum three Chinese people asked me to take a picture with me, I have no idea if they thought I was an artist, but it was weird and funny).

National Gallery Oslo

National Gallery


If you want a general overview over (Norwegian) art, the National Gallery (Nasjonalmuseet) is amazing, the art is sorted by era and you basically walk from the beginnings towards modern art. Obviously I loved the room dedicated to Dahl, but they have quite a few gems there. At the museum people were really friendly and a woman as well as a guard told me they liked how colourful my dress was.
Zoologisk Museum Oslo

Zoologisk Museum


Zoologisk Museum Oslo T-Rex

T-Rex (Zoologisk Museum)


Of course, Oslo has a museum for Naturalhistory as well. And while the geological part was closed, the zoological part was pretty interesting on it’s own. It’s rather small, but they have some pretty cool pieces there (like … umm … the T-Rex that welcomes you in Room Two). The era is surrounded by a big botanical garden that seemed pretty, but probably is even more beautiful in summer.
Fram Museum Oslo

Fram


r Gjøa Fram Museum Oslo

Gjøa


Fram Museum is considered the best museum in Norway and even though I’m not that much into ships and have only vague background knowlegde on the topic of exploring the poles, I found it really innovative and enjoyable. I guess for someone who is really into this topic, it must be a breathtaking experience.
Vikingskipshuset museum vikingship oslo

Vikingskipshuset


Nearby you can look at more ships, at the Vikingskiphuset, a very small museum with a small collection, but a interesting one – being this close to Viking Ships and the treasures is fantastic – as is the multimedia show they play about every 15 minutes.
Karl Johans Gate Oslo

Karl Johans Gate


Karl-Johansgate is both a place to shop and boulevard with beautiful houses that leads towards the castle (which was closed when I was there) starting at the beautiful central station. Pretty close to central station you can have a look at the cathedral, too, before strolling further down the street passing the Nationaltheatre.

Cafés
I have to mention team (inside central station) here, I am not sure whether or nor they are a chain, but their kanelbullar are probably made in heaven.
The cute Retrolykke is exactly what the name suggests, a retro café with various chairs and tables that do not match and so many colours (also the service guy who was there while I was there reminded me of Dane DeHaan. A lot.). I think Ruth 66 has a similar concept, but they were closed when I wanted to visit.

Shopping

grünerløkka oslo

Grünerløkka


Grünerløkka and especially Markveien is perfect for some alternative shopping, there are lots of second-hand and vintage stores selling everything from clothing to furniture. It’s ver hipster-y, but that of course also means that it’s not stuffed with fast fashion.

Walks, Trips and Parks

Telthusbakken Oslo

Telthusbakken


Telthusbakken is a small street with even smaller houses that look exactly the way you imagine Norwegian houses, they are just adorable and colourful. Obviously, I want to like in the pink one.
Gamla Aker View Graveyard Oslo

Gamla Aker View


Very nearby you find the Gamla Aker church and graveyard, a truly beautiful graveyard with a very interesting structure and probably one of the most amazing views over Oslo.
Vår Frelsers Gravlund olo graveyard

Vår Frelsers Gravlund


Only about three minutes away you find the next graveyar, Vår Frelsers Gravlund where lots of famous people are buried (e.g. Munch).
Akershus Oslo

Akershus


Akershus Oslo

Akershus


I went to Akershus very early in the morning and it ws fantastic. It was freezing, but so impressive and really enjoyable to walk around the fortress and also have a great view over harbour and city.
Drøbak Oslo

Drøbak


To get to Drøbak you have to take the bus for about an hour, but on the journey you can already enjoy the landscape. The small town itself is popular among natives for summer houses, but also the place where Julebuk/Santa lives – they have a little shop and house (Tregardens Julehus) which I assume is fantastic, but was closed while I was there. However all the small houses are very cute to look at and the view from the cost is so enjoyable.
Oslo

Ferryview


I always want to go on a cruise, so I went to Oslo by ferry, however you can also do a cruise to just discover the fjord of Oslo and I assume it’s pretty similar to what I experienced when arriving in Oslo in the early morning. You can see Drøbak from the ferry and a few houses sprinkled throughout the landscape and it’s so so beautiful.
Holmenkollen Ski Jump Oslo

Holmenkollen Ski Jump


One of my favourite things about Oslo was the Holmenkollen, about which I want to write a post in the near future. It’s a perfect place for hiking, enjoy a great view and learing about ski jumping history.

Have you been to Oslo yet? If so, what did you like best?

a few things to do in Malmö

Malmö Guide
Malmö is the perfect city to discover by walking, for me personally it’s also the perfect size for a city (similar to Augsburg in a way). People are incredibly nice and in the first half hour alone two people randomly started talking to me (one about my Star Wars jacket which was quite fun and a girl from Sightsavers who called me a queen for travelling alone). My time was interrupted by rain, but Malmö is one of these cities beautiful no matter the weather.

Malmö Haven

Haven


Station AreaMalmö

Station Area

Sightseeing

Malmöhus Malmö

Malmöhus


Snake Malmö Malmöhus

Snake


Malmöhus is the castle of Malmö (hence the name), but you can not only have a look at some royal reliquia, but it’s also a fantastic museum the top floors are reserved for art and historic objects, there also is a exhibit on the history of Malmö that is decorated with lots of historic items. It really is a great museum when it comes to making history interesting for everyone. They also have a selection of natural history pieces and living animals (which is somewhat weird, because they are stored in the basement, however they mainly have animals that enjoy the darkness).
St. Petri Church Malmö

St. Petri


St. Petri Church is really beautiful, very light and not to cluttered.
Another beautiful place is St. Gertrud where you can walk around in the yard, enjoy the lovely houses and disvover something new behind every corner.

Cafés

Café Bagaget Malmö

Café Bagaget


Café Bagaget is across the street from the hostel I stayed at (an amazing hostel!). The Café is colourful and cosy, everything they sell is made and served with love and the kanelbullar are delicious.
While I’m pretty sure Coffee Factory is a chain, the café in Malmö is so cute. The interior is filled with books and random chairs that do not really match.

Shopping
If you’re looking for vegetarian and vegan food I can highly recommend Astrid och Aprona. Not only does the store look adorable from the outside, it also offers a vast selection of vegan/vegetarian food and fruit.

SF Bokhandeln Tardis Malmö

SF Bokhandeln Tardis


SF Bokhandeln is nerd heaven. They have a few shops in Sweden and while I think Gothenburg (Göteburg) is the biggest, the one in Malmö is pretty big too and I think has a bigger selection than the one in Stockholm. And they have a tardis! Besides that they also have everything from books to funkos and merchandise.

Walks, Trips and Parks

Half-Timber House Malmö

Half-Timber House


It’s lovely to discover the city centre by walking around – you can look at all the 19th century houses, the half-timber houses, Lilla Torg and the townhall.
Gamla Graveyard Malmö

Gamla Graveyard


I’ve talked about graveyards before and Gamla Graveyard is a another beautiful one. It’s the old graveyard (gamla = old) and they do not bury people there anymore as far as I know, but instead there are a lot of flowers and even a small river.
plidannsparken Malmö flower

Plidannsparken Flower


plidannsparken Malmö flower

Plidannsparken Tower


plidannsparken Malmö flower pavillion magaret

Plidannsparken Pavillion


plidannsparken Malmö flower

Plidannsparken


Plidannsparken is close to the opera and very large. I enjoyed walking around a lot and there are tons of people jogging and walking their dogs. It seems to be pretty popular among natives, too. The park is centered around a small lake and there is a round tower you can see from every place in the park. You should definitely check out Margaretenpavillion as well, it’s beautiful and there are lovely flower beds all around.

Have you been to Malmö yet? If so, what did you like most?

Day Trip: Kochel am See

Kochel am See Kochelsee wanderlust
Wednesday I took the train to Kochel and decided to walk around for a while. The village itself is quite cute, but I actually wanted to run through fields and woods. Well, I did not want to actually hike, because the weather wasn’t perfect, just get out and walk around like I did on Holmenkollen. However as it turned out the way towards the Franz Marc Museum was beautiful and I walked there (in the woods, mainly), but the way alond the lake was also along a street… So after enjoying the artwork in the museum when I decided to just walk a bit longer, it really wasn’t perfect. Nevertheless, it was lovely, even though it would have been better without the street… But I met four cat, so my day way complete and I actually saw a lot of beautiful flowers and places.
Kochel am See Kochelsee wanderlust

Kochel am See Kochelsee wanderlust

Kochel am See Kochelsee wanderlust

Kochel am See Kochelsee wanderlust cat

Kochel am See Kochelsee wanderlust cat

Kochel am See Kochelsee wanderlust

Kochel am See Kochelsee wanderlust

Kochel am See Kochelsee wanderlust

Kochel am See Kochelsee wanderlust noodles

Kochel am See Kochelsee wanderlust

Kochel am See Kochelsee wanderlust

Kochel am See Kochelsee wanderlust

Kochel am See Kochelsee wanderlust

Kochel am See Kochelsee wanderlust bumblebee

Kochel am See Kochelsee wanderlust swan

Kochel am See Kochelsee wanderlust

Kochel am See Kochelsee wanderlust

Kochel am See Kochelsee wanderlust cat
mini golf cat <3

a wanderer in gingham

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

While I was considering naming this post Sugar, we’re going down swinging for the sole reason that I currently listen to old Fall Out Boy albums – and who could blame me? They are amazing -, I thought this fit a lot better. Yesterday I went to Kochel (will posta a few photos of the town and my walk later), because sometimes I just want to get out and wander. You know, I miss Holmenkollen a lot (will blog about that, too), because it was perfect for wandering around. The air was chilly and it was very calming to me.

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Then again, I think wandering alone always helps me to sort my thoughts and makes me feel a lot better. If something is up, going out into nature helps me, focus on what is important and go through all the aspects. Living in a city, I usually have to take the train (there are parks, but I also love to take the train and really get out in that way too) to get somewhere to wander about. I love staying home, reading and watching tv shows, but these trips also feel very special as well.

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Since I live in Bavaria there are tons of lakes and mountains around and since I am getting into hiking and all this stuff, I really want to visit a few more of the mountains – well, I went to lot of them as a kid, but I want to visit them once more. Obviously this dress is the perfect dress to hike/wander – while I’d usually prefer a pair of pants, this dress truly is quite nice. Also, I think it looks a lot like a dress young girls back in the day would have worn to stroll through the woods/mountains. It’s no Sissi dress, but close enough to what I feel like might be a 40s wanderer dress. And it made me enjoy my “hike” even more, especially since back home a woman told me I’d look unearthly beautiful, which caught me really of guard and was so cute of her.

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Dress – Vintage (I guess it’s a 80s does 40s) from Beyond Retro Malmö | Brooch – Little Moose | Socks – calzedonia | Shoes – H&M | Lipstick – wet’n’wild Mega Last Lipcolor in 903C Just Peachy

Kanelbullar & Cake | a bit of a Scandinavian food diary

scaninavian food diary
Yeah… food diaries. Personaly while I enjoy watching/reading about what people eat, but I’m pretty bad taking a picture of every single meal I have. Also, I mainly photograph food at cafés, so basically all of it is building a base for my diabetes. Nevertheless I wanted to share a few photos of kanelbullar, coffee and tarts.

Grand Café Amsterdam

Grand Café Amsterdam


Nemo Rooftop Terrace Amsterdam

Nemo Rooftop Terrace Amsterdam


De Pijp Amsterdam

De Pijp Amsterdam


Waffle Amsterdam

Waffle Amsterdam


Teylers Museum Haarlem café

Café at Teylers Haarlem


Paludan Copenhagen

Paludan Copenhagen


Mormors Copenhagen

Mormors Copenhagen


Hotel Chocolat Copenhagen

Hotel Chocolat Copenhagen


Café au Park Copenhagen

Café au Park Copenhagen


Café Bagaget Malmö

Café Bagaget Malmö


Coffee Factory Malmö

Coffee Factory Malmö


Team Central Station Oslo

Team Central Station Oslo


Holmenkollen Café Oslo

Holmenkollen Café Oslo


Godt Brod Oslo

Godt Brod Oslo


SJ Snack Oslo to Stockholm

SJ Snack Oslo to Stockholm


Koloni Stockholm

Koloni Stockholm


Drottingholm Stockholm

Drottingholm Stockholm


Kaffehörnan & Annat Gott Vaxholm

Kaffehörnan & Annat Gott Vaxholm


Kladdkakan Stockholm

Kladdkakan Stockholm

a few things to do in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Denmark Guide
I was told Copenhagen was the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals/big cities, but to be honest, I was disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, I did not hate it, but it was nothing special/incredibly beautiful for me. Never the less I want to share what I did like about the city.

Sightseeing
Like in Amsterdam you can get a Copenhagen Card with a beautiful design and for a appropriate price (if you enjoy museums, castels etc of course), but since I had a museum day, I probably made up for the price in that day alone. The museum quarter is easily accessible and enjoybale by foot, usually it’s up to five minutes from one place to another. For paintings, both SMK (statens museum for kunst) and Hirschsprung are beautiful collections with a lot of Scandinavian art from eras I love (romantic landscape artworks are what I care for most and there was so much Dahl even though quite a bit was closed). Hirschsprung has a fantastic installation where you can listen to classic music matching paintings of people making music.

Rosenborg Copenhagen

Rosenborg


Rosenborg Copenhagen

Rosenborg


The Rosenborg castle is very close by, too and if you’re there at 10 am sharp you can get in within seconds, an hour later a lot of people were waiting already.

Geologisk Museum Copenhagen

Geologisk Museum


Geologisk Museum Copenhagen

Geologisk Museum


Of course, I went to the Geological Museum as well (it’s across the street from Rosenborg) – it’s small, but very lovely. And especially the second floor is pretty cool with the fossils, minerals and things like that.

Zoologisk Museum Copenhagen

Zoologisk Museum


There are even more fossils at the Zoological Museum which is near the university and there is a fantastic Diplodocus (Misty) and a video about how she was found (I cried, it was so beautiful and I’m a crybaby).

Glyptotheket Copenhagen

Glyptotheket


One of the most famous museums is the Ny Carlsbery Glypthoteket with it’s selection of artwork, statues and beautiful winter garden. The winter garden probably was my favourite thing and I guess it’s a lot of fun during actual winter as well.
If you have a walk through the city, I’m sure you will want to pass beautiful Nyhavn and the Little Mermaid, but I would highly recommend passing Palads Cinema, too. It’s a colourful cinema near Central Station and so so amazing.

Slotsholmen Castle Christiansborg Kopenhagen

Slotsholmen Christiansborg Castle


Slotsholmen Castle Christiansborg Kopenhagen Kitchen

Slotsholmen Kitchen


Slotsholmen Castle Christiansborg Kopenhagen Ruins

Slotsholmen Ruins


Slotsholmen is were you find Christiansborg, the church, ruins, representation rooms and the kitchen and it’s very nice just walking around the various “stations”, especially the ruins are really interesting.

Cafés

Paludan Copenhagen

Paludan


One of the most beautiful cafés in my opinion was Paludan a shop for antique books and a café, too. It’s very lovely and so delicious. Also, you eat next to shelves of amazing books – what more could you want?
Near Amalienborg you can find Café Mormors, a kitchy retro place with lots of old stuff inside and fantastic food.

Hotel Chocolat

Hotel Chocolat


If you like Chocolate (and who doesn’t) Hotel Chocolat is the place to be. I had a salted caramal chocolate frappuccino and oh my was that amazing! Highly recommend it and everything else they sell seems delicious, too.

Shopping
Personally, I think shopping in Copenhagen wasn’t that amazing, but of course Disney Store (one of the few European ones) is a must. It’s 90% kids stuff, but it’s always cute and magical.
If you’re looking for camera stuff (like I did because I had the wrong charger with me), Photografica is the perfect shop. I highly recommend it, because the staff is so nice and competent.

Walks, Trips and Parks

Norrebro Graveyard  Copenhagen

Norrebro Graveyard


Personally I really like graveyards and Norrebro graveyard is both pretty big and pleasant. You can walk through it like a park and stroll towards H.C.Andersen’s grave as well.

Tivoli Copenhagen

Tivoli


Tivoli Copenhagen

Tivoli


Tivoli Copenhagen

Tivoli


Tivoli Copenhagen

Tivoli


One of my favourite things about the city was Tivoli. You can’t imagine my surprise! I thought it would just be an overpriced tourist-y place, but it was a wonderful park with lots of flowers and even though I did not go on a ride, if was great to have a look at the beautiful merry-go-rounds.

Fredriksberg Copenhagen

Fredriksberg


Fredriksberg Copenhagen

Fredriksberg


After having a walk through Vesterbro and Fredriksberg you reach castle Fredriksberg and the garden, a beautiful huge park with lots of flowers. After walking for a while you can have a snack at Café au Park, a real affordable place compared to most cafés in Copenhagen.

What did you like most about Copenhagen and how do you like the city in general?