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Style and Biking in Copenhagen

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Photo: Christian Kerber

In Denmark’s environmentally minded capital, the bicycle is king. A system of free rentals and dedicated lanes has more than a third of Copenhagen’s residents commuting daily on two wheels—all part of the city’s goal to reduce carbon emissions and become the world’s eco-capital by 2015.

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Destinations: Copenhagen

Inspired by: Copenhagen’s Street Fashion — by Swazi Clarity, Published Oct. 2008

Hotels (1)

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    Nimb

    Located in the Tivoli Gardens, Hotel Nimb is housed in Danish architect Knud Arne Petersen's striking, 1909 Moorish-inspired structure, which featu

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Restaurants (3)

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    Viva

    The after-work spot for theater people, this restaurant and bar is situated on a houseboat in Christianshavn.

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    Søren K

    Named for Denmark's most famous philospher, Soren K is located on the first floor of the ultramodern Black Diamond addition to the city's Royal Lib

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    Rayuela, Copenhagen

    The café and adjoining bookshop are perfect for getting work done.

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Activities (14)

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    Sneaky Fox

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

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    Skuespilhuset

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

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    Rust

    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

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    Royal Library

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

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    Mindelunden

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

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    Fælledparken

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

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    Copenhagen Jazzhouse

    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 internati

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    BrewPub

    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

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    Botanical Garden & Museum

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

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    Arnold Busck

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

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    Arken

    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 mar

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    Amager Strand

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

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    Vega

    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

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    Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

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

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