‘Stranger Than Kindness’, Indre By

Eight installations totalling more than 300 objects take the Royal Danish Library’s visitors on a journey into the creative process of Australian musician – and global cultural icon – Nick Cave. Stranger than Kindness follows Cave from his childhood in Victoria to playing in The Birthday Party and onwards to fame. Running until February 2021, the exhibition reveals how Cave’s life, music, archives and writings continue to inspire his work.

Christians Brygge 8, 1219
+45 3347 4747

Apotek 57, Indre By

Danish furniture brand Frama has just opened a new restaurant in the same well-preserved pharmacy, from 1878, that hosts its shop and studio. Apotek 57’s menu features seasonal foods by chef Chiara Barla, accompanied by coffee from Aarhus-based roaster La Cabra. You’ll also find house-made jams, preserves and fermented drinks, produced on-site. It’s a smart spot to grab a bite to eat before perusing the brand’s minimalist wares.

Fredericiagade 57, 1310
+45 3140 6030

Villa Copenhagen, Tivoli Gardens

The Danish capital’s newest five-star hotel is a grand dame for the 21st century. Set in the Danish Post and Telegraph’s former head-office building, which was completed in 1912, it balances history with forward-thinking sustainable features. The interiors are by London’s Universal Design Studio, which paid homage to the neo-baroque architecture with restored original windows, high ceilings, herringbone floors, gold accents and muted colour palettes.

35-39 Tietgensgade, 1704 
+45 278 36910

Images: Jan Søndergaard, Anders Sune Berg / Royal Danish Library

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