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PHOTO JOURNAL: Copenhagen, Denmark

Last month I visited the beautiful Copenhagen for three days on my own. I did a lot of exploring and visited some of Copenhagen’s best sights.

My favourite winter destination is Copenhagen, Denmark. It is a Christmas city, with it’s cold temperature, love of everything Christmas and typical Danish way of life. After visiting this beautiful city last Christmas to explore the festive markets and Tivoli Gardens, I fell in head of heels for the city, with its love for the festive season and relaxed atmosphere across the city. The best thing to do in Copenhagen this festive season and soak up the atmosphere is at one of Copenhagen’s Christmas markets. Don’t shoot me but Copenhagen at Christmas is very ‘hygge’.

One of the most commonly-used words in Denmark has no English translation. Hygge, pronounced hoo-ga, is often translated as cosiness. But to the Danes, hygge means a lot more than that. Deeply rooted in the Danish culture, hygge is about living in the moment and spending quality time with friends and family.

Enjoying delicious food or a great cup of coffee, having a good time with loved ones or creating a cosy atmosphere, usually by lighting candles. That’s hygge. It even has its own adjective, as in: “This restaurant is so hyggelig” or “It was hyggeligt to meet you.”

The high season for hygge of course is Christmas. Hygge is the main ingredient in the recipe Danes use to cope with the cold winters and at the same time, hygge is a key element to finding the holiday spirit. So if you are looking to visit Copenhagen during Christmas time, we have put together a list of top 10 Christmas hygge experiences in the city, including inspiration on how to enjoy Christmas hygge at home.

READ MORE: 10 Hygge Things to do in Copenhagen

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