Whatever reason you find yourself in Copenhagen, Europe’s greenest city, we have gathered some amazing gems for you to enjoy a conscious day out and about. Whether you are looking for a cultural experience, a delicious brunch or the friendliest service in Copenhagen – we got you covered!
BEGIN YOUR DAY
Begin your day in Copenhagen with a delicious brunch at Far’s Dreng, a hip wine, food and coffee bar. Although this place has a menu to keep you covered throughout the day, we recommend brunch to not miss out on their yummy overnight matcha chia pudding, smashing avocado sandwiches and coffee strong enough to wake you up for the day- true Scandinavian style. Simply the perfect place for lazy brunches, long conversations and that extra kick to get your day started.
After brunch, stroll off to the Design Museum for some seriously aesthetically pleasing exhibitions. For the pure Danish design lover and admirer of e.g. Poul Henningsen and Arne Jacobsen, the permanent ‘Danish Design Now’ exhibition is a must see. It highlights how Danish design has evolved in the 21st century and showcases pieces from the Danish golden age of design in the 50’s and 60’s as well as contemporary Danish design which has flooded the international market.
Highlighting the connection between Japanese and Danish design, both simplistic yet intricate in their style, the ‘Learning from Japan’ exhibition is definitely worth the visit and is running until September ’17.
If fashion is more your cup of tea, there’s also a permanent ‘Fashion and Fabric’ exhibition which contains everything from beautiful rococo dresses from the 1700’s century to contemporary Haute Couture. Truly an inspiration provider.
SAVOUR YOUR MIDDAY
When the clock is approaching midday, take a walk and allow your stomach to start grumbling as you approach Copenhagen Street Food, an inside food market focusing on sustainability and creativity. The market is filled with food trucks serving food from around the world, from east to west. This space was created to act as a community, serving food from the people to the people in an exciting space filled with music, art and culture.
For a traditional Danish dish, try Pølse Kompagniet and taste one of their organic gourmet Pølse (sausage!). Topped off with all kinds of veggies and delicious sauces this is definitely a full meal in itself and one that won’t disappoint! It will also make the long walk there worth it…
To cool down, spend your afternoon strolling around Strøget, one of the longest pedestrian shopping streets in Europe and take the time to soak in the atmosphere. After an hour or two, go to discover the 360° view of Copenhagen at the Round Tower. Here you can take a walk up the spiraling steps and find yourself at the top overlooking Copenhagen. A perfect spot for some photos or a kiss at the Kyssebænken (the kissing bench).
Sunset in Copenhagen
When the sun starts setting, head over to Nyhavn for some serious people watching and stroll around the colourful houses, however avoid getting stuck at a touristy restaurant and head over for dinner a few blocks away.
Dinner and Drinks
A five minute walk away from Nyhavn you’ll find yourself at Koefoed. A restaurant inspired by Bornholm, a Danish island outside of Sweden. This flows through from the light and airy design to the genuine food they serve . They also get plus points for their sustainability focus and for using only organic flour and dairy as well as mostly organic veggies.
Here you can enjoy a modern take on the traditional Danish smørrebrød, open-faced sandwiches. The plates are quite small and you can either go for their tasting menus or enjoy two to three plates depending on how hungry you are. To round off your meal, try a luscious home made shots – we warmly recommend the cloudberry one!
After dinner, head over for drinks at RUBY where you will be greeted by an amazing staff, cool interior and great drinks. If you want to continue your night afterwards, ask the friendly staff for advise and they will point you in the right direction.
What’s your favourite gem in Copenhagen?