Copenhagen Travel Guide
The heart of Copenhagen is surprisingly compact. You can easily stroll along the Strøget, walk up to the Castle overlooking the harbor, drop by the Little Mermaid, tour the Amalienborg Palace, and get to Nyhavn with is waterfront restaurants in time for a late lunch. Here's a list of some musts when you travel to Copenhagen:
Strøget. Europe's longest pedestrian mall runs through the heart of Copenhagen and is home to both international brands but also suniquely Danish stores, like the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain outlet and a branch of the Magasin du Nord department store.
Opera House. English-language tours of the contemporary Opera House, designed by Henning Larsen, are offered daily for 100 kroner. Tickets should be booked in advance on the Opera Houses's website.
Tivoli Gardens. Perhaps the most famous amusement park in the world, Tivoli Gardens isn't big on high-speed roller coasters. Instead it's more of a playland meets beer garden, with the rides decidedly mellow as parents and grandparents come as much to stroll, snack and socialize.
The airy five-story building is both exhibition hall and modern design research center.
Make your nightcap a Red Rum (currants muddled with sloe gin then given a shake with Bacardi 8 Year Old) in the gorgeous space that preserves many of its original 18th-century details.
Made its name with tailored dresses, trench coats, and a great selection of bags.
Officially named the Gemini Residence but more commonly referred to as the Frøsiloen, this structure is composed of 84 luxury apartments housed inside two former soybean silos, in the Islands Brygge, that once belonged to the World War II-era Dansk Soyakagefabrik, a soybean processing plant
Soren Robert Lund's design for the Arken Museum of Modern Art places great emphasis on the contours of the surrounding landscape and the area's maritime heritage.
Loppen, short for Musikloppen, meaning “the music flea,” is a popular performance venue located in the artistic Copenhagen neighborhood of Christiania.
After having previously closed its doors, Castenskiold re-opened in late 2011 as Castenskiold Food & Nightlife. The new concept of a cafe by day, nightclub with DJs and dancing after dark, draws crowds, proving the three owners' catering expertise.
The library hosts concerts, exhibitions, and has an excellent restaurant.
The most ambitious development on the waterfront is Terence Conran's new three-restaurant complex. You can stop here for Italian (Bacino), Japanese (Ebisu), or Danish standards, but the best part is the clubby lounge at the Custom House Bar & Grill, a favorite among stylish locals.
To get a sense of the enduring legacy of Bertel Thorvaldsen, by most accounts the world's most famous 19th-century Neoclassical sculptor, visit his majestic museum, with finished pieces and casts of most of his work, including the iconic Christ statue (the final version is a short stroll away in