Hej, I’m Laura, a German expat living and blogging in Copenhagen, Denmark.

I started this blog partly as a creative counterpart to my day job, and as a vehicle to share my experiences as an expat in Denmark. I’m hoping to share both personal stories and provide relevant and helpful information to other expats, both in Denmark and around the world.

Photo credit: Anna Sircova Photography

During an exchange semester in New Orleans, I not only lost a piece of my heart to that amazing place, but I also met my very own Danish viking (tall, blonde, and fond of beer, as you’d expect them to be!). And during many visits to Copenhagen, I fell in love with this beautiful country, city, culture and people as well.

Since then, I’ve noticed a number of things that strike me as a little bit weird, funny, brilliant or surprising, so I’ve decided to write a blog about Denmark and Copenhagen from a foreigner’s perspective. I love many things, including food, coffee, cozy little stores selling beautiful furniture and accessories, the beach, being outside, cooking and baking, wine, New Orleans, football, weekends, travelling and so much more, that will also find their way into my writing.

All photos on this site are taken by me, unless otherwise credited. I shoot with my iPhone 6 or with my Nikon D3200, using AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm and 35mm 1:1,8G lenses. Please do not use any photos unless you ask first – you can use the contact form here – and please link back appropriately when doing so.

I hope you enjoy reading, and please feel free to leave a comment and share your own experiences!

You can also email me at laura@thecopenhagentales.com or find me on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!


The Copenhagen Tales around the web

  • I’m the food expert for Copenhagen for FoodieHub.tv – your go-to website celebrating the essential eats in 275 cities around the world!
  • City of Copenhagen: Recommended post about learning Danish
  • InterNations.org: Recommended expat blog Copenhagen
  • ExpatFocus: Recommended expat blog Denmark
  • BuzzFeed: this post was included in a list of “41 Insanely Helpful Style Charts Every Woman Needs Right Now” (#17)
  • ExpatFocus: Interview about experience as an expat in Copenhagen
  • MetroXpress: Portrait about The Copenhagen Tales in a Danish daily newspaper (print and online, in Danish)
  • Madklubben: Featured this review of Alabama Social on their homepage and the brunch review here
  • Spotted by Locals: Named as one of the best Copenhagen blogs 2016
  • Tripaside: Mentioned as one of five Copenhagen travel blogs to read before a layover


Please note: This blog is a hobby for me, and I don’t earn my living from it, nor did I start it for the purpose of making money. But blogging is a time-consuming hobby, and hosting, design, etc. cost money, too. So you will see a couple of ads and affiliate links on this page, and I will occasionally work with brands or write sponsored posts. You can see my principles for these cooperations here.

21 thoughts on “About”

  • I am so excited to visit Copenhagen next winter for my study abroad semester! Your blog has been helping me a lot!

  • I found your website today and enjoyed reading about the Danish Royals. Actually, I started googling the Danish Royals since I saw the Channel Ten television special titled Mary, The Making of a Princess last Sunday here in Sydney. The actor who played Frederick had a remarkable resemblance to the Crown Prince.

  • Hi Laura,

    Greetings from Australia! I only recently found Copenhagen Tales and really enjoying it. Taken me a little while but I have now almost read all 74 pages of posts!

    I always wanted to live in Denmark but never had the opportunity, but at least I have visited many times. I’m semi-retired now and I can travel to Denmark more often and stay longer. My wife and I are following your recommendations very closely, particularly for restaurants, cafes, wine bars and craft beers, and the trendy design places.

    Please keep up the posts! It’s been the next best thing to living in Denmark for me.

    • Hi Tom,
      Thank you so much for your kind comment – I’m so glad you’re enjoying my blog. I can”t believe you’ve almost read all of it, that’s such a lovely compliment!
      I hope you can use some of the recommendations for your next trip to Copenhagen! :)

  • Hi Laura
    Just drop by your site today, love it, simple, down to earth and promise I will drop by again another time! Love the pics too! Like u I have met my viking too so I’m stuck here 20 years and loving the hygge life! Enjoy!

  • I just returned from a week long visit to Copenhagen (I stayed in Gilleleje and visited Hillerod a couple of times)! It was amazing, and I very much LOVE Denmark! (I hope to visit again)
    I came across this blog today whilst looking for recipes for Danish pastries. Congrats on a very nice blog! I will definitely be following now.
    Kaitlyn S.

  • Hey Laura, I have just moved to Denmark and live in a town that is super close to Copenhagen. I’ve been there a few times and totally in love with it! I will definitely be your regular reader :) have a lovely weekend!

    • Hi Karolina – welcome to Denmark and Copenhagen! I hope you’ll have an amazing time, and I’m glad to have you on board here on The Copenhagen Tales :)

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