Travel: Hidden gem – Copenhagen, Denmark

When you think of Denmark, what springs to mind? Is it the allure of the idyllic landscapes, the striking locals, or perhaps the fact that every corner you turn there is a wonderful fusion of the historical, and the modern – all wrapped in stunning scenery.

On a recent trip to the Danish countryside followed by a sojourn in Copenhagen, there was a fantastic opportunity to sample all that Denmark has to offer. The capital city is exceedingly pedestrian friendly, and it would be a shame not to take advantage of this.

The Royal Library Denmark

After meandering along from the Royal Library, towards Nyhavn, with the Royal Opera House across the water, we paused to take in the architectural wonder that is Amalienborg (the ‘18th century rococo complex of palaces’). Shortly afterwards, we found ourselves on Bredgade (meaning Broad Street). Tucked away, in a courtyard off Bredgade is Maya Bjornsten’s gallery-esque boutique, a hidden gem with wonderful pieces of jewellery, and rough cut gemstones. A space dedicated to a clean aesthetic, and design-driven atmosphere.

Please note, this photograph is subject to copyright © Maya Bjornsten, roughdiamonds.dk – please credit when using/reposting.

From hiking in the countryside, Danish pastries in the cosy Lagkagehuset Bakery, and admiring the fine jewellery and gemstones at Rough Diamonds DK, we truly made the most of every opportunity to admire this beautiful country.

Please note, this photograph is subject to copyright © Maya Bjornsten, roughdiamonds.dk – please credit when using/reposting.