EAT in Copenhagen:
Italian cuisine is more than just pizza and pasta. Anyone who doesn't realise this should go to Al Mercante and discover the truth. The cooking style here is Venetian and of the highest level. This popular place is restaurant, lounge and bar all rolled into one, and in the expensive city of Copenhagen is a real guarantee of value for money! The people of Copenhagen know this and love coming in their droves to feast like at a real Italian Mamma's! Just don't forget to have a schnapps afterwards; you can choose from a whole range of 30 different Grappas!
At the weekend, once the kitchen is closed, DJ Pult hits the decks, so get on the on the dance floor and dance the night away. From this point onwards, it's less about fancy foods and more about Øl, or beer. Up until then, in this lovely little cellar restaurant, you will be served fantastic food, the cuisine here is reputedly the best in the city. Brunch, lunch and dinner are all to be highly recommended. All three meals have something in common: they're all, without exception, homemade.
Behind the name, which is difficult for non-Danes to comprehend, lies a really pleasant and relaxing wine cellar, and so it has been since 1888. And nothing has really changed. Anyone who comes here can enjoy some traditional Danish fare like grilled herring with raw egg yolk, smoked eel and brisket of beef. And for afters? Pancakes of course! Don't let the rustic atmosphere irritate you-Husmanns Vinstue is one of the few restaurants in Copenhagen not to be shoehorned into the designer drawer. That means that you can eat authentic and delicious food.
STAY in Copenhagen:
Style in Denmark isn't a question of price. Rather, it's a basic requirement. So don't just ignore Hotel Kopenhagen because it only has two stars. The rooms are simple, but tastefully furnished. The staff are great and the distance to the city centre is reasonable. This is the perfect accomadation for those who like to save money for shopping. One night in a double room is available from approximately ?80.
At the Hotel Avenue, you can not only count on unique artistic highlights, but also the design concept throughout the whole building, from the lounge to the rooms. It's all exquisite-Missoni duvets, oak floors, sandstone fireplaces and flatscreen TV's. The staff uniforms have all been designed by Day Birger et Mikkelsen. The staff in the ultra-chic clothes are supposed to be the nicest in the city and look after every need and desire of their guests. So better pack your best outfits, because otherwise you'll feel underdressed next to the curtains!One night in a double room is available from ?152.
Radisson Blu Roya
No, it's not the Starship Enterprise, even though you'll be reminded of it when looking at the building, designed by Arne Jacobsen. The influence of the popular architect is all over the 260 rooms, right up to the 20th floor. Here, you'll find the so-called highlight of the SAS Royal: the Alberto K restaurant with its magnificent views. Want to know how noble it is to stay here? None other than the Queen of Denmark is often seen coming and going. She loves to dine at the Alberto K, where a table is reserved for her every night.One night in a double room is available from approximately ?200.
SIGHTS in Copenhagen:
In 1750, a twisted spire with spiral staircase was added to the Saviour's Church. And who was the first person to be allowed to climb the 150 steps up the 90m high tower? None other than King Frederik V. The view from the tower over his city must have knocked his socks off. Anyone who wants to follow in his footsteps needs to be free of giddiness though, because the church is really tall and space suddenly becomes very tight. For people who don't want to take the climb, you should at least go and have a look at the church. The altar, with its marble columns and three-storey organ case, are well worth seeing. The altar plinth is borne by two elephants which is a main feature of the decoration. The tower is only open from April to October
Nowhere in Northern Europe are there so many restaurants which have been awarded stars as in Copenhagen. That's just one reason why you should try and make it for "Copenhagen Cooking". In August, everything is about cooking and food, the northern cuisine, and the best ingredients in the region. You can look forward to seeing the most creative chefs, the most colourful markets and the most appetising food. Hint: during this time, the gourmet restaurants in the city offer their set meals at discount prices. The idea behind this? So that even gastronomes with empty wallets can join in and eat at a high-level.
If you're in Copenhagen, you must go to Tivoli. It might sound brutal, but it's the truth. In actual fact, it's not only tourists that stroll around here in the colourful heart of Copenhagen; the locals also love it here. It's a pre-requisite though that you like like amusement parks, snack bars and hi-tech tests of courage before you come here! Other than that, Tivoli has plenty of great restaurants and cultural events. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, firework displays mix with the countless lightbulbs on the grounds for a spectacular sight.
SHOPPING in Copenhagen:
There's nothing in this shop that younger dudes wouldn't wear themselves or buy for their girlfriends. You could also say the salesmen and owners are dudes here, and they know that what they're wearing are the coolest things in town. They stock things like Adidas goods, Stussy trainers and Mark Newson hoodies. The whole range is trendy and has a whole mix of colours. And for good measure there are also skateboards, art books and painting accessories. For if you're not in your 20?s any more: after going shopping in Norse, people will easily mistake you for younger!
Viola Sky is the first address in Copnehagen when it comes to underwear. The lingerie here is made in pale, but not boring, colours and vintage elements, meaning both the lady wearing it and her partner will be very happy! This underwear makes the clothes you're wearing over the top seem irrelevant. Other than that, there are some fine accessories and beauty products. Who exactly would have come shopping here? None other than Rita Hayworth!
One thing is clear: anyone who tries to leave Denmark without taking home something designer for their home will surely regret the decision. Because the Danes and their neighbours aren't famous for their funny, practical and aesthetically pleasing living ideas for nothing! Here, there are ideas that you can easily take home with you in a suitcase. Glass vases, candle sticks, odds and ends, bags and nicknacks...anything is possible, the only thing they can't guarantee is plain design! A real treasure trove of souvenirs and presents for your and other's homes.