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Copenhagen is a great place to visit, especially if you love Instagram. It has great Instagram opportunities such as castles and colorful buildings!

Here are 100+ Copenhagen quotes to (hopefully) inspire you to visit the capital of Denmark or if you have already been use as awesome Instagram captions!

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Copenhagen Quotes for Instagram Captions

Copenhagen Instagram Captions

Here are some of the best Copenhagen Instagram Captions:

Darling, it’s better down where it’s wetter — in Denmark!

Life’s an adventure. Enjoy the ride.

Wait, this isn’t Ariel?

Copenhagen – state of mind.

Found the little mermaid, but forgot to bring my dinglehopper.

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” — Confucius

We have nothing to lose, and a world to see.

Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing.” — Dr. Seuss

“Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” – Hans Christian Andersen

Copenhagen – city of fairy tales.

Denmark Quotes

Here are some of the best Copenhagen Instagram Captions:

“If Americans want to live the American dream, they should go to Denmark.” – Richard G. Wilkinson

“Denmark is a small, homogenous nation of about 5.5 million people. The United States is a melting pot of more than 315 million people. No question about it, Denmark and the United States are very different countries.” – Bernie Sanders

“Denmark is like a secret little place with its own special language.” – Helena Christensen

“As far as money goes, there’s a saying in Denmark: ‘Your last suit doesn’t have any pockets.’ You can’t take it with you. You can make all the money you want, but who cares?” – Viggo Mortensen

“I think, in Denmark, we are quite good when it comes to the environment.” – Peter Schmeichel

“In Denmark, the annual Christmas party is probably the most important cultural institution in the country.” – Joshua Oppenheimer

“Denmark has long been regarded as one of the world’s most attractive nations, for citizens and tourists alike. My own visits there, years ago as a student, were delightful.” – Elliott Abrams

“Denmark is like a big family of people.” – Susanne Bier

“Denmark is like a secret little place with its own special language.” – Helena Christensen

“Denmark is a country built on a commercial fleet. That’s basically what we have been doing. We’re just a small country of islands, and every family has a sailor. So, in many ways, my father was a sailor before I was born.” – Tobias Lindholm

Quotes about Copenhagen

Here are some of the best quotes about Copenhagen:

“If Copenhagen were a person, that person would be generous, beautiful, elderly, but with a flair. A human being that has certain propensities for quarrelling filled with imagination and with appetite for the new and with respect for the old – somebody who takes good care of things and of people.” – Connie Nielsen

“So the old Copenhagen interpretation needs to be generalized, needs to be replaced by something that can be used for the whole universe, and can be used also in cases where there is plenty of individuality and history.” – Murray Gell-Mann

“Copenhagen has done a remarkable job creating streets that are focused on bicycles and pedestrians.” – Alex Steffen

“In Copenhagen, we all ride bicycles everywhere, partly because it is impossible to park a car, but also because you can cross the city in 20 minutes on a bike.” – Birgitte Hjort Sorensen

“If I were forced to sum up in one sentence what the Copenhagen interpretation says to me, it would be ‘Shut up and calculate!’” – David Mermin

“Places like Belgium and the south of France, Sweden and Copenhagen are really alive. They really love rock ‘n’ roll, they really respond.” – Tom Verlaine

“The city of Copenhagen is a climate crime scene tonight, with the guilty men and women fleeing to the airport in shame. World leaders had a once in a generation chance to change the world for good, to avert catastrophic climate change. In the end they produced a poor deal full of loopholes big enough to fly Air Force One through.” – Kumi Naidoo

“My father is from Copenhagen and he lived there until he was in his late 20s. We always grew up with a lot of Danish culture at home. My mother is Jewish but we always celebrated Christmas because we loved the traditions of Danish Christmas.” – Scarlett Johansson

“You must come to Copenhagen to work with us. We like people who can actually perform thought experiments!” – Niels Bohr

“In Copenhagen, there’s a long-term commitment to creating a well-functioning pedestrian city where all forms of movement – pedestrian, bicycles, cars, public transportation – are accommodated with equal priority.” – Bjarke Ingels


Hamlet Quotes

Denmark has some amazing castles including Kronborg Castle where Shakespeare set Hamlet:

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”- Marcellus

“…though I am native here, and to the manner born, it is a custom, more honored in the breach than the observance.” – Hamlet

“Goodnight, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!” – Horatio

“O God, God, How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable Seem to me all the uses of this world!” – Hamlet
“Neither a borrower nor a lender be, For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.” – Polonius

“Brevity is the soul of wit.” – Polonius

“How all occasions do inform against me, and spur my dull revenge.” – Hamlet

Cycling Instagram Captions

Cycling is a big deal in Copenhagen. Here are some of the best cycling Copenhagen quotes:

Ride as much or as little or as long or as short as you feel. But ride!

A good bike ride fixes everything.

I may not be the strongest, I may not be the fastest, but I am trying my hardest.

This bike is powered by positive thinking.

The bicycle is a simple solution to some of the world’s most complicated problems.

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” -John F. Kennedy.

You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them.

Live to ride, ride to live!

The best routes are the ones you haven’t ridden yet.


Happiness Quotes

Copenhagen and Denmark in general are some of the happiest places in the world! Here are some of the best quotes about happiness:

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”- Buddha

“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: Someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” – Tom Bodett

“Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.”- Unknown

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”- Eskimo Proverb

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”- Mahatma Gandhi

“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” – Marcel Pagno

“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one’s own happiness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness.” – Dalai Lama

“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?” – Albert Einstein

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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Romantic Danish Phrases

“Vil du gifte dig med mig?” Meaning: Will you marry me?

“Jeg kan ikke forestille mig mit liv uden dig I det.” Meaning: I can’t imagine my life without you in it.

“Du er den, jeg har ventat pa hele mit liv.” Meaning: You are the one I’ve been waiting for my whole life.

“Det er meningen, at vi skal være sammen.” Meaning: We are meant to be together.

“At være sammen med dig, er mit yndlingssted at være.” Meaning: Together with you is my favorite place to be.

“Hvis jeg skulle leve mit liv igen, ville jeg finde dig tidligere.” Meaning: If I were to live my life again, I’d find you sooner.

“Hvis jeg ved, hvad kærlighed er, er det pa grund af dig.” Meaning: If I know what love is, it is because of you.

“Jeg er meget mere mig, nar jeg er sammen med dig.” Meaning: I’m much more me when I’m with you.

“Tak for altid at være min regnbue efter stormen.” Meaning: Thank you for always being my rainbow after the storm.

Danish Proverbs

“He who doesn’t open his eyes when he buys must still open his purse to pay.” – Danish Proverb

“What you are, is God’s gift to you what you do with yourself is your gift to God.” – Danish Proverb

“Don’t throw away dirty water before you have more clean water.” – Danish Proverb

“The first drink with water, the second without water, the third like water.” – Danish Proverb

“How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward.” – Danish Proverb

“Good counsel is no better than bad counsel, if it is not taken in time.” – Danish Proverb

“If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself.” – Danish Proverb

“The sky is not less blue because the blind man does not see it.” – Danish Proverb

“God gives all birds their food but does not drop it into their nests.” – Danish Proverb

“An honest man does not make himself a dog for the sake of a bone.” – Danish Proverb

Famous Danish sayings

“Nød lærer nøgen kvinde at spinde.” Meaning: People need to find solutions in difficult situations.

“Ingen roser uden torne.” Meaning: The greatest things in life dont come without pain.

“Man skal ikke skue hunden på hårene.” Meaning: Don’t judge someone by the way they look.

“Fra børn og fulde folk skal man høre sandheden.” Meaning: From children and drunk people you’ll hear the truth.

“En fugl i hånden er bedre end ti på taget.” Meaning: It is better to have something real than just a dream.

“Tomme tønder buldrer mest.” Meaning: People with nothing to say, often speak the most.

“Små gryder har også ører.” Meaning: Children understand more than you think, so adults shouldn’t talk too loud about their secrets when kids are around.

“At sluge en kamel” Meaning: When you have to accept something that you don’t like or something that contradicts your beliefs and wishes.

“Det blæser en halv pelican” Meaning: Describing how fast the Danish wind blows.

Hans Christian Andersen quotes

Hans Christian Andersen is one of the most famous people to live in Denmark. Here is one of his best quotes:

“The whole world is a series of miracles, but we’re so used to them we call them ordinary things.” – Hans Christian Andersen

“Everything you look at can become a fairy tale and you can get a story from everything you touch.” – Hans Christian Andersen

“It was clear to me, as I glanced back over my earlier life, that a loving Providence watched over me, that all was directed for me by a higher power.” – Hans Christian Andersen

“No, the light is too intense; we do not yet have eyes that can see all the glory God has created. But maybe someday we will have such eyes. That will be the most wonderful fairy tale of all, for we ourselves will be part of it.” – Hans Christian Andersen

“If you looked down to the bottom of my soul, you would understand fully the source of my longing and – pity me. Even the open, transparent lake has its unknown depths, which no divers know.” – Hans Christian Andersen

“Sharp knives seemed to cut her delicate feet, yet she hardly felt them, so deep was the pain in her heart. She could not forget that this was the last night she would ever see the one for whom she had left her home and family, had given up her beautiful voice, and had day by day endured unending torment, of which he knew nothing at all. An eternal night awaited her. ” – Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid

“His own image; no longer a dark, gray bird, ugly and disagreeable to look at, but a graceful and beautiful swan. To be born in a duck’s nest, in a farmyard, is of no consequence to a bird, if it is hatched from a swan’s egg.” – Hans Christian Andersen, The Ugly Duckling

“A mermaid has not an immortal soul, nor can she obtain one unless she wins the love of a human being. On the power of another hangs her eternal destiny.” – Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid

“You have become my thinking’s single thought, My heart’s first love: it had no love before. I love you as no love on earth is wrought, I love you now and love you ever more.” – Hans Christian Andersen

“We have no immortal souls; we have no future life; we are just like the green sea-weed, which, once cut down, can never revive again! Men, on the other hand, have a soul which lives forever, lives after the body has become dust; it rises through the clear air, up to the shining stars!” – Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid

Hygge quotes

Hygge is a famous Danish word that means coziness. Copenhagen is cold, flat and set on the ocean so there is nowhere to hide from the wind. It often feels far more chilly than the temperature gauge will have you believe.

This makes Hygge essential to Danes and visitors alike. Aside from cozy coffee shops, if you’re looking for somewhere to stay to warm up: Kong Arthur Hotel features an indoor spa with several saunas for defrosting, and Hotel Skt Petri has possibly the best breakfast we’ve ever tried, and a super vantage point for watching cyclists pass as you enjoy the warmth inside. 

Here are some of the best Hygge quotes to use.

“Harmony: It’s not a competition. We already like you. There is no need to brag about your achievements.”― Meik Wiking, The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well

“Live life today like there is no coffee tomorrow.”― Meik Wiking, The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well

“We are social creatures, and the importance of this is clearly seen when one compares the satisfaction people feel in relationships with their overall satisfaction with life. The most important social relationships are close relationships in which you experience things together with others, and experience being understood; where you share thoughts and feelings, and both give and receive support. In one word: hygge.”― Meik Wiking, The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well

“In the summertime, you are allowed to go for a wider range of colors, even something crazily flamboyant like gray.”― Meik Wiking, The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well

“Hygge has been called everything from “the art of creating intimacy,” “coziness of the soul,” and “the absence of annoyance,” to “taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things,” “cozy togetherness,” and my personal favorite, “cocoa by candlelight”.”― Meik Wiking, The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well

“You cannot buy the right atmosphere or a sense of togetherness. You cannot hygge if you are in a hurry or stressed out, and the art of creating intimacy cannot be bought by anything but time, interest and engagement in the people around you.”― Meik Wiking, The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well

“Hygge is humble and slow. It is choosing rustic over new, simple over posh and ambience over excitement. In many ways, hygge might be the Danish cousin to slow and simple living.”― Meik Wiking, The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well

“If I cannot ask people directly how happy they are, I ask them how satisfied they are with their social relationships, because that gives me the answer.”― Meik Wiking, The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well

“We are not paying taxes, we are investing in our society. We are purchasing quality of life. The key to understanding the high levels of well-being in Denmark is the welfare model’s ability to reduce risk, uncertainty, and anxiety among its citizens and to prevent extreme unhappiness.”― Meik Wiking, The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well

“Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.” ― Meik Wiking, The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well

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