Bispebjerg

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.

Apartment
Entrance to Bispebjerg
Bispebjerg

From the entrance it looks like just another Copenhagen cemetery with pretty gardens, along the lines of the Assistens Kirkgård in Nørrebro.

Bispebjerg trees

But just you wait… beyond these trees lies a magical land of pretty pink petals.

Bispebjerg bike parking
Bispebjerg solo bike

I made a make-shift parking spot for my bike, then mentally prepared myself for…

Bispebjerg

So…

Blooms

Much…

Blooms

PRETTY.

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This is probably the most photographed place in Copenhagen right now.

Blooms

And it’s not hard to see why.

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Back to my bike

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.

Paludan

Ended up at Paludan Cafe, of course. Creature of habit, what can I say.

Paludan
Paludan

Somehow I managed to skip the sweets. (Sad day, I know.)

Paludan
Paludan
Paludan noms

Stuck to this monster of a sandwich, instead. I even ate it with a fork and knife. Felt like a true Copenhagener!

Sunset

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.

xoxo

5 Comments

  1. 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!

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    1. 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. 😉

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