Copenhagen architecture

Instagramming Copenhagen architecture

Wondering what you have to see when visiting Copenhagen? Beside Copenhagen's great attractions and restaurants, the city in itself is also quite an experience. It's full of instaworthy spots; a cosy capital where small cottages from the past are rubbing against striking new buildings designed by some of the most famous names in international architecture. One who really knows all the most picture-worthy places is Karen Vikke. Her instagram profile @vikkeview daily brings thousands of people closer to the special atmosphere and the most unique buildings in Copenhagen. Here, Karen has chosen 5 of her best pictures to inspire your own Instagram tour of Copenhagen.

1. Recommendations to Copenhagen's #InnerCity 


'The perfect day in Copenhagen for me is a mix between exploring the town by just walking or cycling around, perhaps going to an exhibition or to see a movie in the cinema and then get some good food from one of the many eateries that Copenhagen has.

I really love to have the time to explore the city, to go into the different courtyards in the centre of the city and down small alleyways I never normally would go. I find that I stumble upon the little quaint details on a house or something similar.

In the city centre I think it's a great idea to get a view of Copenhagen from above. The Round Tower and Christiansborg Tower both have really breath-taking views. The Round Tower's winding pathway to the top is especially beautiful when the sun shines in!

I would also recommend a trip to the National Gallery of Denmark – their exhibitions are always worth the visit and the rooms and buildings of the museum in itself is very impressive.'


2. Instaworthy spots on #Amager


Woke up early today to explore the colourful streets of Copenhagen! #VisitDenmark #InCopenhagen

A photo posted by tschang (@tschang) onOct 18, 2015 at 9:25am PDT


'If you have only one day in Copenhagen I would recommend spending time exploring the city's beautiful architecture. I would start at the Kalvebod Wave and walk from there towards the cycle bridge and over to Islands Brygge where the Gemini Residences are. It's such a pretty stroll!

After that I would jump on the metro to Vestamager station (Ørestad), where there are, in my eyes at least, many architectural wonders. Then onwards to Christianshavn taking stroll through the quaint old streets and along the canals to really get a feel of the fantastic atmosphere it has before continuing over the bridge towards the city centre.'

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Karen Vikke @vikkeview

Karen Vikke

Karen Vikke grew up on the island of Lolland, but she's spent all her adult life living in the Copenhagen district of Nørrebro. As well as running her own profile @vikkeview, she's a co-moderator of the @peoplebikingpastwalls account. Here's a glimpse of life in Copenhagen through her lens. 

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