The Danish capital is an ever-evolving city that never fails to dazzle and intrigue. Whether you’re a first-timer or a veteran, Copenhagen is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Make the good times last
Copenhageners know how to enjoy themselves, be it a dip in the harbour or a good meal at one of the capital’s top restaurants. But they’re always conscious of doing so in a sustainable manner, so that visitors and residents alike can continue to get the most out of Copenhagen for many generations to come. Dive in and join the fun.
Cars? You needn’t bother: 75 per cent of the city cycles instead. Hop on one of the Bycyklen city bikes in order to acquaint yourself with Copenhagen’s pleasant environs.
Copenhagen has some of the cleanest urban water in the world; there are no plastic bottles to be seen thanks to a respectful populace and sound laws. Head to the sandy Amager Beach Park or opt for an urban swim at the Islands Brygge harbour bath.
That’s right – you can hit the beach and the slopes in the space of one day. Opening soon, the state-of-the-art Copenhill ski slope, located on top of the environmentally friendly Amager Bakke power station, will allow you to do both.
Beautiful, innovative and ecologically viable architecture crops up in Copenhagen every year. Here are the latest sights.
Rem Koolhaas’s green-glass edifice, completed in 2018, seems to ebb and flow like the water below it. It boasts a pleasantly jagged, pixelated look. Pop in to check out the Danish Architecture Centre too.
Cobe and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects’ contemporary take on Copenhagen’s historic red-brick warehouses makes for some of the most enviable residences in town.
From Danish architects Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter, this collection of circular towers (pictured, left) contains offices, shops, restaurants and public gardens.
Taste of the season
Copenhagen’s food scene is one of the richest and most varied in the world; with a strong emphasis on local, organic produce it makes up about 24 per cent of all food sales in Copenhagen. We’ve picked the best spots for a slice of the action.
A fixed five-course menu of seasonal Danish produce, all on a charming rooftop (pictured, left). The owners grow vegetables and fruit all year round but rest assured: when it gets cold, diners are protected from the elements.
Occupying Noma’s former warehouse quarters and tastefully decked out by Snøhetta, Barr serves a refined take on hearty north European dishes.
The delicious Nordic fare and strictly seasonal, local ingredients are topped off nicely by the retro charm of The Standard building.