As I sit here, reflecting on my time in this beautiful city, I can hardly believe that it has already been a year. The past twelve months have been a whirlwind of activity, rushing between Roskilde and Copenhagen for my master’s thesis while soaking in all that Copenhagen has to offer.
One of the things that immediately caught my attention upon arriving in Copenhagen was the stunning architecture, and particularly the feel of the city. Copenhagen feels cozy and accessible, despite being the capital of a Nordic country. The city is highly walkable and studded with Cafe’s and shops, with everything within easy reach. I can easily stroll through the charming streets and canals of Christianshavn, admire the stunning architecture of the city center – with a stop in the King’s Garden or in the Botanical Gardens, and be back home in no time.
Nestled in the heart of the Copenhagen Botanical Garden, the Palm House an oasis of peace and tranquility. As soon as I step inside, it envelopes you in a warm, tropical atmosphere, surrounded by lush plants and the gentle sound of water trickling through the ponds and planters.
There is something truly magical about the Palm House, and I have spent many hours here reading, studying, and simply soaking up the peaceful atmosphere. The warm, humid air was a welcome respite from the cold, grey days of winter, and I always leave feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
One of my favorite things about the Palm House is the incredible variety of plants on display. From towering tropical trees to delicate flowers, there is something here to delight every sense. Overall, the Palm House has been a true haven for me during my time in Copenhagen. Whether I’m seeking a quiet retreat to focus on my studies or simply wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, this magical place never fails to provide a sense of calm and peace.
The walkability of Copenhagen is truly unparalleled among Nordic capitals, and it’s one of the things that makes the city feel so welcoming and inviting. Whether I’m running errands or just enjoying a leisurely walk, I always feel at home here. In addition to the breathtaking architecture, the food and vibrant culture of Copenhagen have also left a lasting impression on me.
Sydhavnstippen, located just a few minutes walk from my apartment, has been a much-needed respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Nestled among the trees and rolling hills, this peaceful spot is home to a small herd of sheep and llamas. Spending time with these creatures has been a true joy, and I have found that it is the perfect way to clear my mind and relax after a long day of writing my thesis. Whether I’m taking a leisurely stroll through the fields or simply sitting and enjoying the peaceful surroundings, Sydhavnstippen has been a place of solace and relaxation for me.
This last year in Copenhagen has been a truly enriching experience that I will always treasure. From the stunning architecture to the mix of food and vibrant culture, there is always something new to discover and enjoy in this beautiful city. I am grateful for the opportunity to call this city my home, and I am excited to see what the future holds.