Copenhagen

Copenhagen Travel Guide

Black-leather couches, brick walls, and velvet curtains lend a rakish air to this clubby, basement-level bar off tony Bredgade street. Grab a quiet table in the front room and watch the parade of chic, statuesque Danes en route to the dance floor in back.

Sells pastel dresses from the romantic Danish atelier Bruuns Bazaar.

The waterfront Royal Danish Playhouse is the home of the Royal Danish Theater. It houses three stages: the Store Scene, the Port Scene, and the Lille Scene, and can accommodate up to 1,000 people for performances.

The opulent Royal Danish Opera House, donated by the A.P. Møller and Chastine McKinney Møller Foundation, was opened by Queen Margrethe in 2005.

Valdemars Slot is on the quiet little rural island of Tåsinge, two hours southwest of Copenhagen.

The public green space is next to the National Stadium and perfect for biking on a sunny day.

The place to see and be seen in Aarhus, Train is the city's largest nightclub, with a capacity up to 1,500 people. This warehouse-turned-nightspot has three tiers, each with distinct music and atmosphere.

Located on the Stroget (High Street) of Aarhus, Denmark's second-largest city, Geog Jensen Damask is the Danish luxury brand's primary outlet for linens.

Don't try to find American-style Danishes (raised dough, fruity filling)—there's no such thing in Copenhagen. Summerbird is known for its flødeboller (snowballs), delicious confections of marshmallow cream and dark chocolate atop a marzipan base.

A compact museum filled with the collection amassed by Carl Jacobsen (founder of Carlsberg beer), including ancient sculptures and more than 40 Gauguin canvases. Highly recommended: coffee and marzipan cake in the domed, flower-filled Winter Garden café.