The capital of the world's oldest kingdom has become a vanguard of a nation, pioneering new wave design, art, and architecture as well as inventive and trendy restaurants. With its streets of cozy cobblestones and brightly painted buildings nestled in a tight-knit spot you have one of the smoothest metropolitan experiences at your fingertips. Danish people are known for being friendly, progressive, and apparently are the happiest nationality on Earth- making Copenhagen a nice choice for a smart, relaxed, and nearly unexplored weekend break stop.
Where to stay? My favorite hotel in Copenhagen is The Axel Hotel Guldsmeden. Here, there is a contemporary style blended with old school charm. There are eco-friendly details everywhere and in your room you are given organic toiletries. Go down to the bar to try one of their delicious organic cocktails. What makes this place stand out is the decor: bamboo furniture, oriental rugs on stripped wooden floors and vibrant earthernware adorn the walls. Service is impeccable, the beds are plush, and the location is unbeatable!
Torvehallerne- For breakfast go and try the city’s prominent affluent market that opened in 2011. There are over 60 food vendors who occupy two long halls interposing a cobblestone plaza. You'll find everything you've ever wanted & more!
Summerbird-Chocolate lovers, beware! Go for a classic "cream bun" which is more like a cookie foundation adorned with meringue then covered in chocolate.There is an array of treats to choose from, all from their chocolaterie.
Bror- Here you can taste natural wines along with a set artistic four-course meal. They accomodate vegetarian wishes as well. I'd go for the wine pairing as we had excellent pairings with our dishes.
Nordkovsspisestue- Sadly, this venue has closed...but if it is to open its doors again then I urge you to book a table & enjoy!
BioMio Organic Bistro-The largest organic restaurant in Denmark. Their aim is to serve delish organic food at modest pricec in contemporary bistro style and they definitely succeed.
Noma - Located in a 19th-century former salt warehouse - is one of the most sophisticated in Denmark. Here, you have Nordic cuisine at it's finest that is brilliantly unheavy and sharp tasting. P.S. It's also been named the world's best restaurant.
Red Hot Dogs- So, Denmark is famous for having red hot dogs. Why not try one from a local vendor?
Lidkoeb- A new bar secluded from the street in an inner courtyard, sip daiquiris made with homemade marmalade or try a new micro-brew while seated in a leather armchair next to the fireplace.
Mikkeller: An easygoing modern scene with 20 beers on tap with an arsenal of hipsters at the bar.
Barking Dog- Patterned floors and low-hanging ceilings are complemented by a mix of vintage furnishings and trinkets — an enticing setting in which to sample drinks like the Don Juan ("not your usual Sazerac").
Tivoli Gardens- Established in 1843, charming Tivoli wins tourists over with its magical and whimsical array of amusement rides, glimmering pavilions, carnival games plus its unbelievable stage shows. Guests can ride the renovated, century-old roller-coaster, savor the evening fireworks act or simply take in the fairytale ambiance.
Christiania- Be careful not to take photographs (or get caught taking them that is). Here you will find a community of about 1,000 residents living on the fringes of society: Christiana is a micro-state within a country that operates by its own rules and laws yet accepts the local currency. The architecture is innovative and eccentric, much like the residents themselves.
National Museum of Denmark- For Danish cultural history, including the reindeer hunters of the Ice Age, go straight to this monumental multi-site museum.
Cisternerne- Opposit the palace is an abandoned underground reservoir which has been made into an uncanny exhibition space. It's lit by chandelier candlelight and can be somewhat creepy. Check it out!
Davids Samling- This museum is a glittery display of a gallery which is home to Scandinavia's largest collections of Islamic art, including jewellery, ceramics and silk, and incredible pieces such as an Egyptian rock crystal jug from AD 1000 and a 500-year-old Indian dagger inlaid with rubies. But that's not all! Continue the journey through with an opulent collection of Danish, Dutch, English and French art, porcelain, silverware and furniture from the 17th-19th centuries.
Copenhagen Street Food -Opening in 2014, it was the city’s first street food market. Featured here are 33 stalls, trucks and containers, the market has already achieved international acclaim for its boldness and vitality. There is no entrance fee and all stalls serve at least one meal, ranging from 50-70DKK. I recommend you find the stall with the duck fries, which were worth the last drive alone from Oslo down to C-City. The stalls are housed inside the larger warehouses, but on dazzling winter days, guests can unwind on the deck chairs on the pier and soak up an incredible view of the city. There are also common performances by artists and musicians, making this a dynamic stop during your visit.