red|guide Tipps: Copenhagen
EAT in Copenhagen: The Paul
Amidst the Tivoli, the world-famous amusement and recreation park in the city centre of Kopenhagen, you find The Paul. The Paul is not a rollercoaster or something similar but the gourmet restaurant run by the British top cook Paul Cunningham. Already in 2003 he opened the restaurant in a glass pavilion. His passion for cooking simply came from his passion for eating, as he puts it. As a chubby, young boy with good appetite his career began. At the age of nineteen he stepped in a restaurant near Saffron Walden south of Cambridge and initially learned from cookbooks. Today he carries a Michelin star and creates a lunch and dinner menu twice a month. He cooks modern, Danish-European dishes preferably with fresh sea fruit. Unusual creations like pineapple ravioli can be found on the menu but also classics like fried goose liver. And he has also fulfilled his dream of a Chef's Table. The table for eight person stands right in front of the kitchen. On high, swivelling chairs you can perfectly watch his hands.
SHOP in Copenhagen: Stilleben Shop
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.
STAY in Copenhagen: Hotel Fox
Why don't we just admit it; Hotel Fox is the place to be as far as overnight stays are concerned! The 61 rooms in the hotel were designed by 21 different artists. And what's the result? A colourful and beautiful smorgasbord of accomadation. It means that guests are enchanted by cartoons, mosaics, manga and a South Sea look. As well as that, you get effortless service, and in addition you can hire I-Pods and Bicycles. Hint: book early so that you can pick out your favourite room. One night in a double room is available from Euro 100,-.
SEE in Copenhagen: Amager (beach)red|guide Copenhagen
Jumping in the water in Copenhagen is a challenge at almost any time of year and is just for the brave! Despite that, an excursion to the beach at Amager Strand though is an unforgettable experience at any time. The man-made beach isle of Amager was created in 2005, and today it is a beautiful, 2.5km long lagoon. Here, you can windsurf, canoe, bathe and play volleyball. And for those who forget their swimming trunks, you can simply catch some sun, drink some Øl (beer) and watch life go by. Wonderful!