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Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 København V, Denmark
I got to Copenhagen with zero idea that there would be an amusement park right in the middle of it. Let alone a 19th century amusement park, which makes it all the more magical and romantic (in the antiquated sense). At age 23, I still enjoyed...
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Øster Voldgade 4A, 1350 København, Denmark
As I arrived in Copenhagen for the first time, I followed the map from the subway to my hostel. All was going smoothly until a police officer who was directing traffic stopped me from passing. I stood there with my big pack on my front and back...
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Last week we spent 5 days in Copenhagen, Denmark. October is, for me, the best time to visit. It's colder and there are more chances for rain but the number of tourists is drastically lower. I did not feel suffocated by them at all. Nyhavn harbor...
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Strøget, København, Denmark
Copenhagen's pedestrian-only shopping street, Strøget, stretches from the city square (Radhusplasn) to Nyhavn (Kongens Nytorv) and is lined by shops, cafes, department stores and restaurants. Walking the street from end to end is an absolute must...
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Bådsmandsstræde 43, 1407 København K, Denmark
In 1971, squatters moved into the barracks on an abandoned military base and established Freetown Christiania, an autonomous district in the middle of the city. Later, many dwellers built their own homes on the 86-acre property. Although the...
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Sankt Annæ Gade 29, 1416 København, Denmark
You can see the black and gold spiral steeple of the Church of our Saviour, or Vor Frelsers Kirke, all over Copenhagen. It's not until you are standing beneath it you realize that golden spiral is actually a staircase—on the outside. If you are...
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Ved Stranden 26, 1061 København, Denmark
I'm usually not a fan of these types of tourist tours. In the case of the Copenhagen canal tours though, it's well worth making an exception. Not only do the boats show you a number of popular parts of Copenhagen, they'll also take you into areas...
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Gl. Hovedvagt, Kastellet 1, 2100 København, Denmark
While the little mermaid is good for what she is, just about everyone who sees her finds her...well...small. It shouldn't be a surprise for something that is quite literally called the LITTLE mermaid, but somehow she often still disappoints. What...
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Amalienborg Slotsplads 5, 1257 København K, Denmark
When you think of a royal palace, you usually think of one set building. In Copenhagen's case there are actually four distinct buildings which surround a large central square. Why four? Apparently, because it was originally inhabited by four noble...
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Ved Stranden 10, 1061 København, Denmark
Situated overlooking the canal with a partial view of the Danish parliament, this elegant little wine bar has clean decor inspired by Danish design and a relaxed but engaging ambience.
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Torvegade 45, 1400 København, Denmark
Lagkagehuset is a bakery chain with high quality cakes, bread, Danishes, cupcakes, and everything in between. Despite having multiple locations around the city, my personal favorite is the store on the corner across from Christianshavn Metro due...
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Toldbodgade 2, 1253 København, Denmark
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These guys take a lot of pride in the food they prepare. Things are made from scratch daily, and they focus on sourcing high-quality ingredients based on taste and what's in season. Beyond just smørrebrød and the usual Danish lunch menu, Told and...
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Gothersgade 128, 1123 København, Denmark
Though it has somewhat limited hours, the Palm House in the heart of Copenhagen's botanical gardens is open year round and a lovely spot to visit. Built in the late 1870s, the structure is everything you would expect from a building dating back to...
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Nørre Voldgade 1, 1358 København, Denmark
Situated just next to the hustle and bustle of Norreport Station, Ørstedsparken has a small lake, gorgeous bridge, and series of flowerbeds and tree-lined walkways that make it easy to forget you're in a major city. The park is stunning year-round...
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Amager Strand Promenaden 1, 2300 København, Denmark
While open, accessible, and beautiful year-round, a summer visit to Copenhagen isn't complete without a trip to Amager Beach Park with its large white-sand beach. This park/beach is hugely popular with locals and visitors who enjoy BBQing,...
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Frederiksberggade 24, 1459 København, Denmark
This shop's goal is to be a one-stop destination for female shoppers (sorry guys, they only have women's clothing). The store offers fashion advice, has several personal shoppers on staff, and focuses on high fashion with a Danish twist.
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Fredriksberggade 3, 1459 København, Denmark
Focusing on fresh looks for girls and young women, BikBok collections are designed in Oslo, Norway. The shops feature BikBok's label as well as several other brands and accessory lines.
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Vimmelskaftet 43, 1161 København, Denmark
A contemporary fashion brand founded in Denmark in 1994 Vila is part of the Bestseller company and targeted at fashion conscious women predominantly (but not exclusively) in their 20s and 30s.
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Værnedamsvej 5, 1819 Frederiksberg, Denmark
I think I am in love with Denmark. It is likely platonic and perhaps unrequited but I cannot help but look back fondly upon almost everything we saw or did there. I’ve tried to deconstruct why I love Denmark so and I think it comes down to hygge,...
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Elmegade 15, 2200 København, Denmark
For a unique dining experience - why not eat in a laundromat? The Laundromat cafe is actually an old laundromat that has transformed into a cafe. It's actually more cafe than laundromat these days - but it is actually possible to do laundry while...
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2770 Kastrup, Denmark
If you are lucky enough to be visiting Copenhagen in the fall, a walk through the woods of Vestamager ("West Amager") is well worth leaving the medieval core of the city for a few hours of scenic solitude. Head south half an hour to the island of...
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Strandvejen 150, 2920 Charlottenlund, Denmark
Situated in the suburbs just outside Copenhagen, Charlottenlund Beach Park is a small oasis in one of Denmark's wealthiest areas. The old fortress retains several naval artillery batteries in a space that has been converted to a park and overlooks...
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Nørrebro, København, Denmark
Norrebro, north of the city center across the Dronning Louises Bridge, is where to go to find Copenhagen’s pulse. I stayed in an artist’s extra bedroom that overlooked the action on Norrebrogade. After chatting with a Swedish bartender while he...
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Havnegade 44, 1058 København K, Denmark
As part of the Standard, a combined foodie hot spot and jazz club in the old Copenhagen customs house, Almanak focuses on traditional Danish flavors prepared using seasonal ingredients including berries, fruits, seeds, nuts, herbs, and everything...
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Brøndby Stadion 30, 2605 Brøndbyvester, Denmark
This stadium in the greater Copenhagen area is home to Brondby IF and can seat up to 29,000 fans. When I was in Copenhagen for business, the team was playing out of town, but fortunately "out of town" was just north of the city, so got to go see...
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Dyrehaven, 2930 Klampenborg, Denmark
Dyrehaven, a forest park north of Copenhagen, is a great place to enjoy a scenic bike ride. Locals love exploring the city by bike and using this mode of transportation to get from place to place, so it's a great way to have a local experience....
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Øster Voldgade 4A, 1350 København, Denmark
The 17th-century castle in the middle of modern Copenhagen is one of those things that gives the city its fairy-tale quality, along with the famous Little Mermaid and the dragons that adorn many buildings. Rosenborg Castle sits, however, in...
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Rømersgade 9, 1362 København, Denmark
When a top Danish model like Helena Christensen is a regular customer, chances are you have found a gem of a boutique. Lone Riis is well-known as having the best vintage clothing shop in the city. She has been in the business for a lifetime, and...
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Hal 7 & 8 Papirøen, Trangravsvej 14, 7/8, 1436 København, Denmark
I wasn’t quite in the mood for a drink yet, but a visit to Cow Bar to see the giant cow disco ball hanging from the ceiling was a must. I perused the selection of local and international wines and beers before realizing I wanted something sweet so...
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Holbergsgade 12, 1057 København, Denmark
Smørrebrød (roughly “smuhr-bruth”) literally means “butter and bread,” but on top of the bread you’ll find smoked salmon, piles of prawns, generous slices of roast beef, or some other topping. Though the sandwich is easy to find in Copenhagen,...
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Øster Farimagsgade 10, 2100 København, Denmark
A visit to Denmark must include trying the country's famous, impossible-to-pronounce open-faced sandwich, smørrebrød (I'm fairly certain that only native Danish speakers can pronounce it properly -"SMUHR-bruth"). Smørrebrød translates to "buttered...
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Øster Voldgade 4A, 1350 København, Denmark
Unfortunately I spent most of our trip to Copenhagen in soggy tennis shoes cursing the weather and complaining that we couldn’t picnic in the rose gardens of Rosenborg castle. To escape a sudden downpour we hustled inside the castle to quickly dry...
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9990 Skagen, Denmark
This is the northern most point in Denmark! You can stand at the very tip where the sand recedes into the water. The waves from both the Baltic and the North Sea crash into your feet at the same time as they greet each other. The sky seems to hang...
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Olufsvej 6, 2100 København, Denmark
On a hot day in Østerbro, I highly recommend stopping by this tiny shop with its enticing case full of gelato pops dipped in chocolate and doused with toppings. From simple Amarena cherry in white chocolate to Scandinavian specialties like...
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Fælledvej 11, 2200 København, Denmark
Smørrebrød comes in a plethora of different flavors, styles, and price ranges. One of my favorites is the budget smørrebrød from Rita's. This local shop offers 12 DKK pieces of "budget" smørrebrød which are fresh, flavorful, and a favorite among...