Welcome to my gratuitous “OMG IT’S SPRING IN COPENHAGEN” post.
I didn’t have class on Thursday, the sun was shining, and the wind was only mildly ominous. Add all those things up and it spells GET-OUTSIDE-AND-DO-SOMETHING.
Enter: Bispebjerg Kirkegård — a cemetery not far from my apartment.
Nadja told me about this place during our matcha date, and I’d seen it splashed all over Instagram. Therefore, had to go.
From the entrance it looks like just another Copenhagen cemetery with pretty gardens, along the lines of the Assistens Kirkgård in Nørrebro.
But just you wait… beyond these trees lies a magical land of pretty pink petals.
I made a make-shift parking spot for my bike, then mentally prepared myself for…
This is probably the most photographed place in Copenhagen right now.
And it’s not hard to see why.
Once I was sure that I’d snapped a picture from every possible angle, the trusty bike and I made like a bandit in search of food.
Ended up at Paludan Cafe, of course. Creature of habit, what can I say.
Somehow I managed to skip the sweets. (Sad day, I know.)
Stuck to this monster of a sandwich, instead. I even ate it with a fork and knife. Felt like a true Copenhagener!
But then I biked home in a down parka, hat and gloves, while the true Copenhageners beside me were in jean jackets and cropped pants.
At this rate I’ll be rocking the parka until June. And I’m only half joking.
I’m so excited to visit this place this weekend! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the cherry blossoms are still there or else i’d be sad. Would you know of any bus routes that would take us to Bispebjerg Kirkegard? I’m coming from Malmo and was either planning to take off at Kobenvahn station. But don’t know where to go from there!
And i looove your photos! The flowers blooming are juat toooo photogenic!
I think the cherry blossoms will still be blooming, so you should have no worries there.
If you’re coming from København Central Station, you can take either the 66 or the 6A line (both towards Emdrup Torv). The 66 drops you right in front of the cemetery, whereas the 6A is just down the street. But I think both take about 30 minutes, give or take. When in doubt, Google Maps will help you out. 😉
Are there still cherry blossoms now ?
I think they’ve all probably fallen off by now, unfortunately.