EAT in Copenhagen:
The coffeehouse reminds one of Vienna, and the menu of Paris, while the dignified chic is distinctly Bohemian. In Victor, you can sip white coffee all afternoon, and for anyone who likes the nobler side of life can also order a glass of Champagne and some oysters. Cafe Victor was outfitted by 12 top Danish designers, so it's very stylish to look at. Despite that, you don't have to sit here like you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth, instead you can sit back casually and simply relax. That's why Victor quickly became one of the most popular meeting spots in Copenhagen. Here, right in the centre, is where many a long night begins...
Have you planned on visiting Copenhagen in the near future? Better bring some extra baggage! Of course Copenhagen doesn't lack fashion stores and designer shops, however we prefer doing our laundry. But not just at some random place but at a coffee house. Four men from Iceland, including the current owner Fridrik Weisshappel had the idea to open a launderette that is café and library at the same time. You find pasta, burger or chicken sticks with mashed potatoes on the menu. Besides, the team serves tea, coffee and books. In The Laundromat Café, 4000 books are waiting in the wooden bar to be read. While having a feast of culinary pleasures, your laundry is taken care of in the red laundry drums. The best: for Danish standards you can eat here at little cost. The most expensive dish at the moment is a 250 gram entrecôte with fries for 19 Euro.
The reason why the cook here loves to come to the tables of his guests here to find out personally if they're satisfied is clear-who wouldn't want to be praised for such fine food? The set meals are always fine, and change weekly. They are also chosen depending on the season. Onion tart, salmon tartare, crayfish, artichokes, lamb medaillons and wondeful Danish desserts are all on offer. For afters, cheese doesn't only fill your stomach, but is a challenge of a different sort, because you're spoilt for choice. The cheese cart is filled with 50 different types of cheese!
SHOPPING in Copenhagen:
This man can do the lot; as an artist, he exhibits his projects in the Moma (Museum of Modern Art) in New York. As a drummer, he joined Anders Trentemøller on tour. And now, the Danish genius is trying to make his name in the fashion world, and without further ado has opened his own shop right in the middle of the city centre. His own designs are inconspicuously hip, while also available here are designs from Wendy and Jim, Stine Goya, Bless, Gitte Wetter and Sabrina Dehoff.
Cigarettes, cigars, snuff and pipes have been sold in this fragrant shop since 1864. A packet of Camels, please? Woah, wait a minute! You don't have to smoke manufactured cigarettes here; instead, you can also try over 100 different tobacco blends from the premises. Queen Margaret II thinks this place is great-she personally buys her Karelia Slims here, which she loves to smoke in her pyjamas out on her castle balcony in the morning!
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!
STAY in Copenhagen:
Those who don't know what luxury is should take a quick look at the Nimb Hotel. With only 13 lavish rooms, antiques and a fantastic ambience, this hotel is one of the best in the whole of Europe. The building looks like the Taj Mahal's little sister, but it's both chic and more comfortable than any palace. Inside the building, you'll find a market, a wine store, a chocolatier and a dairy. One night in a double room is available from approximately Euro 400,-.
Don't worry if you haven't been invited to stay at one of the many castles in Copenhagen, because as a guest of King Arthur, you're transported into an ancient fairy tale. There's plenty on offer: a lavish winter garden restaurant, a magical sun terrace and a historically noble interior design. The building is in a discreet court right next to the lake. The hotel is cherished by many celebrities and business travellers.One night in a double room is available from ?225.
71 Nyhavn Hotel
Perhaps the most romantic hotel in Copenhagen is situated where there were once easy women and sea dogs at work. Nyhavn is no longer brutal and instead is now a lovely, charming area for tourists and locals to mix. You can easily spend a day here having a drink by the canal. The hotel is a former brick storage building which has been lovingly and tastefully restored by the owners. If you manage to get away from this lover's nest, then you should definitely go to a sunny square and check out the colourful goings-on down by the canal.One night in a double room is available from approximately ?175.
SIGHTS in Copenhagen:
This is the complete collection of treasures of tobacco manufacturer Heinrich Hirschsprung (1836-1908)-and it has nothing to do with smoking paraphernalia. Hirschsprung loved art, and collected it passionately. He passed his collection on to the state in 1902. All of the most important Danish painters of the 19th and 20th centuries are all here under one roof. You'll be amazed by the works of C.W. Eckersberg, Christian Christen K?bke and Anna and Michael Ancher.
It's not Disneyland Paris or Phantasialand near Cologne - it's not an amusing park at all. However, Superkilen stimulates smile and brain muscles. The walk-in art project by the Copenhagen architects BIG, German landscape architects Topotek 1, Danish artists group Superflex and the communication office Help encompasses a black marketplace, a green park and a huge playground in pink - adorned by street furniture from more than 50 countries: Brazilian telephone booths, Armenian picnic tables, neon ads from the U.S. and Japanese cherry trees. The multicultural design doesn't come by chance - more than 70 percent of Nørrebro's population comes from abroad. The design concept was developed by designers in hand with the residents. The result is a walk-in art work which has been under construction since 2012. The pink square is already finished.
From squatter's area to tourist attraction; Christiania has changed a lot in the last few years. The relaxed atmosphere remains, which comes from the casual dealing of marijuana. Christiania, which lies on the grounds of a former barracks, was taken over in 1970 by hippies, as well as other alternative and unemployed people. But they certainly weren't lazy-they converted their little town into a beautiful oasis. In the meantime, the ground has become rather sought after, which is naturally one of the reasons why Christiania is supposed to be constantly vacated. But before that happens, take a look around, drink a coffee and make yourself comfortable.