Things to Do in Denmark

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At this no-frills bar, the mixologist is as big a draw as the cocktails themselves. Gromit Eduardson, formerly of the Hotel Skt. Petri and the Hotel Fox... Read More

Copenhagen's city beach park is busy all year with everything from people-watchers to kite surfers to kayakers. The paved promenade, which extends along... Read More

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... Read More

Housed in a three-story, corner-spanning, early 20th-century building just a few blocks from Stroget (Copenhagen's central shopping street), Arnold... Read More

Open since 2004, Aros Aarthus Kunstmuseum is one of Northern Europe's largest art museums, with 17,000 square meters of exhibition space. The museum's... Read More

The gallery displays Danish painter Peter Witt’s Impressionistic landscapes. Read More

The creative vision of Icelandic designer Birna Karen Einarsdottir is on display at Birna, a women's clothing boutique on Istedgade, the main artery of... Read More

The Black Diamond is the name given to the modern wing of the Royal Library, inaugurated by Queen Margrethe in 1999. The nickname originates from the... Read More

Founded by Caterina Pinzarrone and Nanna Lynge Larson, who interned together at Junk de Luxe, Bloomers is an upscale clothing and accessories store... Read More

Named after a popular line of Danish candies, this 33-acre amusement park in southern Denmark is rife with depictions of bodily functions—vomiting... Read More

The greenhouses were built in the 1800's by Carl Jacobsen, the father of Carlsberg beer. Read More

Located in a vaulted basement room in a 17th-century buliding just a few blocks from Copenhagen's City Hall (with entrance only through an interior... Read More

The resort-influenced collection—all flirty caftan dresses in bold prints, diaphanous silk shirts, and wide-leg trousers—brings to mind... Read More

After having previously closed its doors, Castenskiold re-opened in late 2011 as Castenskiold Food & Nightlife. The new concept of a cafe by day,... Read More

The freetown Christiania was created when a bunch of hippies squatted in a military area in the heart of Copenhagen in 1971, and the hippie commune and... Read More

When touting Copenhagen’s serious caffeine cred, javaheads usually cite this java joint, founded by World Barista Champion Klaus Thomsen in the... Read More

Copenhagen is a harbor city, and it has never looked as great as it does from a boat. Rent your own small motor boat at Copenhagen Boat Rent—no... Read More

Something of a hybrid between a club and a concert hall, Copenhagen Jazzhouse is the city's premier place for serious jazz  by Danish and... Read More

Standing on the edge of the harbor is the Henning Larsen-designed opera house—a soaring glass-and-steel response to the classical and surpassingly... Read More

The most ambitious development on the waterfront is Terence Conran's new three-restaurant complex. You can stop here for Italian (Bacino), Japanese ... Read More

The airy five-story building is both exhibition hall and modern design research center. It showcases 20thcentury icons—everything from Ludwig Mies... Read More

Cars are nowhere to be found in Den Gamle By (The Old Town). This Aarhus tourist attraction is actually an open-air museum comprised of 75 ... Read More

A handful of the best new Scandinavian ceramicists—including Ditte Fischer and Anne Black—have pieces at Designer Zoo, a workshop-gallery... Read More

Sells pastel dresses from the romantic Danish atelier Bruuns Bazaar. Read More

The Fisketorvet Shopping Center is the first of its kind in the city. Housed in the former location of the Copenhagen fish market, the four-story... Read More

Officially named the Gemini Residence but more commonly referred to as the Frøsiloen, this structure is composed of 84 luxury apartments housed... Read More

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

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... Read More

Quirky items (a minimalist bird feeder or a mounted plywood moose head), plus some of the most cutting-edge furniture around.... Read More

Five pools, three diving towers, and a big lawn with plenty of space for sunbathing has made the harbor bath at Islands Brygge one of the most popular... Read More

Owner Kirsten Holm mixes a daring array of martinis, from the Frangelico and amaretto⤓filled Nuttitini to truffle-infused vodka,... Read More

Admire candies being made with old-fashioned equipment. Former pop icon Charlotte Vigel (a.k.a. Tiggy) and friend Tina Ipsen opened Karamelleríet... Read More

Off the coast of Amager Beach Park, a busy artificial island, the sea bath Kastrup Søbad offers swimmers the opportunity to enjoy nature and... Read More

Located in the middle of Copenhagen with a floating beach, a sauna, a bar, a lively program of concerts and courses—and not least, plenty of kayaks... Read More

One of the most popular bars and music venues in Aarhus, Kupé is the sister venue of Train. Kupé serves a selection of wines, beers,... Read More

Spend an hour at this museum for a highly informative tour of the city’s thousand-year history. Read More

Copenhagen's former meatpacking district has become a hub for cutting-edge galleries, and a stroll through some of them will give you a glimpse into the... Read More

A legendary department store and one-stop shop for design, where even the housewares section is stocked with illustrious names such as Arne Jacobsen and... Read More

Loppen, short for Musikloppen, meaning “the music flea,” is a popular performance venue located in the artistic Copenhagen neighborhood of... Read More

A unique enterprise founded with the intention of encouraging business development and networking, LYNfabrikken has established a number of ventures in... Read More

The peaceful park is a memorial for the Danish World War II freedom fighters. Read More

A compact museum filled with the collection amassed by Carl Jacobsen (founder of Carlsberg beer), including ancient sculptures and more than 40 Gauguin... Read More

Denmark has experienced an artisanal beer resurgence in the last few years with the opening of 25 new microbreweries. Ushering in a new era is the N... Read More

The Ordrupgaard houses one of Europe’s largest collections of French impressionist art, as well as a substantial collection of Danish works.... Read More

Denmark’s premier interior design store, this family-owned shop was created by Jørn Utzon, the man behind the design of the Sydney Opera... Read More

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

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... Read More

The library hosts concerts, exhibitions, and has an excellent restaurant. Read More

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... Read More

Behind a windowless, black tile facade adorned only with the bar's name in white tile, patrons of Rust discover three floors of bars, a dance floor... Read More

Find skinny jeans by Scandinavian designers such as Filippa K and Acne Jeans. Read More

This unique tour company offers architecture-themed tours of Copenhagen, all of which are led by trained architects. Tours are based on the company... Read More

Designed by Boje Lundegaard and Lene Tranberg, Skuespilhuset, Denmark's Royal Playhouse, is a landmark of modern Danish architecture and was completed... Read More

Located in the lively Latin Quarter area near the University of Copenhagen, this narrow boutique with white walls and wide, stained wood floors is known... Read More

Bordered by the sprawling botanical gardens and 17th-century Rosenborg Castle (where the crown jewels are on view), the palatial national gallery holds... Read More

Don't try to find American-style Danishes (raised dough, fruity filling)—there's no such thing in Copenhagen. Summerbird is known for its fl... Read More

With a colorful display of newsboys, fedoras, cloches, and pillboxes, Juul's showroom feels like a holdout from another era. Her bright-red fox fur and... Read More

If watching stylish Danes on bikes isn't enough to make you want to get your own two wheels, Cykelslangen (The Bicycle Snake) will. The bright orange,... Read More

The Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson is the master mind behind The Circle Bridge. The bridge consists of five circles, all of different sizes that... Read More

The tower of Christiansborg Palace, the house of the Danish parliament, was recently opened to the public and has immediately become a well-visited and... Read More

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... Read More

Copenhagen celebrates Jul (as in "yuletide") with a Christmas crafts market and surfeit of light-bedecked Christmas trees in the city's famed historic... Read More

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... Read More

Valdemars Slot is on the quiet little rural island of Tåsinge, two hours southwest of Copenhagen. It is the largest private house in Denmark, a... Read More

On Monday nights, the canal-side wine bar becomes the hangout for the city’s culinary scene. A guest cook—sometimes from Noma or Relae&mdash... Read More

One of the city's best live music venues, the space was designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen, a renowned Danish architect and has been known to host David... Read More

Vess—also known as Vesterbro Showroom—is actually a gallery, but you'd be excused for mistaking it for a club or a bar if you walked past it on an... Read More

Stretching to the west of central Copenhagen's picturesque cobblestones and church steeples, Vesterbro's 19th-century apartment blocks and storefronts... Read More

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... Read More

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