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Experiencing Denmark's Extremes

No nation on earth is more sensible, reasonable, healthy, tidy, virtuous, nice. The Danes were the first to prohibit slave trading, the first to make school compulsory and free, early pioneers in social welfare. And where else in the 21st century do you find freshly baked breads and good wine for sale at highway service stations?The utopian community of Copenhagen's Christiania and the aristocratic world of Valdemars Slot represent cultural fringes of Danish society.

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Destinations: Copenhagen · Christiania

Inspired by: Hi/Lo: Denmark's Christiania and Valdemars Slot — by Kurt Andersen, Published Apr. 2006

Hotels (3)

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    Hotel Tiffany

    Housed within a cream-colored building from 1889, this small, family-owned hotel has just 29 rooms and is within walking distance of both the Centr

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    The Square

    Right next to Town Hall—and close to the Tivoli Gardens and the Strøget shops—the Square is emphatically unsquare, with scarlet Arne Jacobsen Egg c

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    Hotel Fox

    To launch its latest car, Volkswagen commissioned 21 international graphic designers, graffiti artists, and illustrators to renovate the 61-room Ho

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Restaurants (5)

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    Woodstock Café

    Known for its cheap beer and laid back vibe, Woodstock was the liberal freetown of Christiania's very first bar and offers beer at 16kr while allow

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    Café Nemoland

    Café Nemoland had its beginnings as a fruit and vegetable store managed by a guy named Nemo, who used old military barracks for storage space. Toda

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    Morgenstedet

    A vegetarian restaurant that has been open for over 20 years, Morgenstedet is a small cottage with a whitewashed exterior that's surrounded by a pe

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    Månefiskeren

    Located in Christiania, Manefiskeren (Moonfisher in English) is one of the area's most popular hangouts. Housed in an 18th-century brick building w

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    Spiseloppen

    The excellent bobo restaurant, housed in a 19th-century warehouse, serves reindeer over roasted organic mushrooms with berry and aniseed sauce.

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Activities (2)

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    Valdemars Slot

    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 per

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    Loppen

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

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Similar Trips (2)

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  • Copenhagen's Colorful Vesterbro Neighborhood

    Copenhagen

    Vesterbro has retained undertones of its previous lives: Istedgade is still dotted with halal markets and denlike student bars; and at Ricco’s, a doorway-wide coffeehouse, you might sip your faultl

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  • Aarhus Ascending

    Copenhagen, Aarhus

    Long known as Denmark's "second city," Aarhus now boasts dining and nightlife on par with Copenhagen's.

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