The Danes have been listed as one of the happiest people on earth and after one trip to Copenhagen, it’s not difficult to see why. In this happy city, where more people own bicycles than cars, enjoying life reigns above all else. With the recent widespread fascination by all things Scandinavian, Copenhagen has rapidly become a hotspot destination for fashion lovers, design aficionados and of course, gastronomy enthusiasts. Grab a bike, experience the unbelievable cuisine and enjoy the many sights and delights that this Nordic city has to offer.
Nestled amongst the city’s most famous and memorable landmarks, this eco-friendly boutique hotel, Danmark, offers you a sleek and laid-back home in the heart of Copenhagen. The hotel is a stone’s throw from the King’s Gardens and Copenhagen Street Food, and with marble covered floors and soft velvet-like walls, it blends Georgian-style architecture with iconic Scandinavian decor. The attentive team of staff are the true highlight of the hotel and will do whatever they can to ensure that you have a wonderful stay... and did we mention the daily on-the-house wine hours?
Hotel Sanders: Design-led boutique hotel with chic interiors and attentive service. Be sure to enjoy a sundowner or two on the beautiful rooftop consveratory.
Nimb Hotel: A stylish boutique hotel with 38 individually designed rooms and suites offering stunning views of the Tivoli Gardens.
Nobis Hotel: The perfect combination of contemporary design, historical architecture and first-class service.
Having already achieved a Michelin star since its opening last summer, 108 is wowing the world’s food critics with its superb plates that showcase locality, seasonality and sustainability. Try the three-course dinner menu with accompanying wines for a delicious and imaginative take on classic Danish plates. Each dish is magical in itself, particular the crispy brown beech mushrooms with smoked egg yolk – simple but spectacular. The casual but attentive staff, chic industrial atmosphere and phenomenal plates will make for a memorable dining experience – but would you expect anything less from a spin-off of ‘the world’s best restaurant’?
Photo: Freya Mcomish | Scandinavia Standard
Baar: Delicious comfort foods inspired by childhood memories served in a bright and cosy space.
Noma: Perhaps the world’s most famous restaurant, and not without good reason. It goes without saying – Noma is a must visit.
Manfreds: Truly farm-to-table cuisine, expect exceptional rustic-style cuisine served in a laid back environment.
Restaurant Geist: Inventive small plates served in a bistro-like environment with an open kitchen.
From Copenhagen, take a quick train journey to visit Louisiana MOMA for a relaxing cultural afternoon. The Museum of Modern Art combines art, nature and architecture and exhibits the best of local and international modern art. It is impeccably curated and full of delightful and provocative surprises. Sitting on the coast, the museum offers a panoramic view of Sweden, a stunning sight which is a reason in itself to visit. The museum holds six to ten special exhibitions a year so be sure to check on their website for any upcoming events to visit.
Photo: Ulrik Jantzen | Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Danish Radio Concert Hall: A new cultural and architectural landmark for the capital, experience incredible music events with unparalleled acoustics.
The Royal Danish Theatre: Dating back to 1748, this theatre and opera house is steeped in history and showcases some of the most wonderful performances in the world.
The Apartment Shop: Described as a ‘shoppable home’, this is a concept store epitomising iconic mid-century Scandinavian design. Since Summer 2018, the shop has opened its doors to visitors who would like to spend the night in the iconic space.