The Union is different to any other cocktail bar in Copenhagen. It is sophisticated and full of old school charm. Resembling a secret, dark hide- away in New York in the beginning of the last century, The Union takes it’s inspiration from bouncing prohibition days and unfolds behind a black, discreet door in St. Strandstraede, Copenhagen. The bartenders were dressed to the nines in white shirts and bowties taking a particular pride in giving us the absolute best service in town. The Union is the perfect place to meet for drinks before a dinner in the exclusive neighbourhood of Kgs. Nytorv but don’t be surprised if you yearn to come back for post dinner drinks and a night cap. Perfect for intimate rendez vous and cheerfull encounters.
St. Strandstraede. Opp. # 19 Look for the black door. Ring the golden bell. Nearest metro stop is Kgs. Nytorv.
Classic elegant old building in good location. Traditional style décor with dark wood paneling. Comfortable rooms with old-fashioned furniture. Atrium style banquet hall. Wood-paneled, atmospheric brasserie offering traditional Danish cooking.
Vester Voldgade 25,www.hotelsresidences.com/denmark-danimarca-danmark-copenhagen-c-17_18.html
This is a really special hotel with a very strong emphasis on environmental matters, e.g they do not sell bottled water and all the food is organic.
The breakfast is to die for. Not your "Full Irish" (or English). I don't believe I have met such genuinely friendly and helpful staff in any hotel, not just something out of the customer service manual.
The hotel is very central, close to the Tivoli Gardens, Rail Station and the pedestrianised shopping street. One negative - a little close to the red light district. And it's not cheap.
DK 1653 CPH V
url - www.hotelguldsmeden.com
You can't visit Copenhagen without renting a bike and joining ranks with the 500,000 daily cyclists. Baisikeli [bicycle in Swahili] sends used Danish bikes to workshops in Africa and they finance it by renting bikes to visitors and students.
First off, Louisiana isn't located in Copenhagen, but it's a quick and easy train ride away.
Artists featured include Picasso, Lichtenstein, Calder, Moore, Warhol and Rauschenberg. The building itself will satisfy architect buffs and the grounds, with green, grassy hills sloping into the Orestund Strait are gorgeous. Sit outside and sip wine or coffee and Dane-watch (they're a good-looking bunch).
Museum website: www.louisiana.dk/dk/Service+Menu+Right/English
My lunch at this Michelin two-star restaurant was the highlight of my trip to Denmark. It wasn't cheap, but it was worth every DK: brilliant, delicious food, impeccable service, cozy atmosphere.
Full meal description, with photos, at www.travelmusings.net
You might remember the TV advert that claimed ‘the Danes hate to see it leave’ but they certainly don’t mind offering visitors the chance to drink it in their city. The tour offers some of the cheapest pints in the city as, after a brief look round, you can drink for an hour for free. The catch – it’s open until 4pm, so getting your money’s worth may feel a little indecent!
Gamle Carlsberg Vej 11, DK 2500
The oldest cake shop in Copenhagen, this is where to head for an amazing sweet treat. The cakes taste as good as they look and the old-fashioned décor and atmosphere of this little patisserie make it worth splashing out (although at about £5 a cake it’s not exactly extortionate).
I can recommend the ‘H.C. Anderson’, named after the famous author, which is a delicious mix of raspberry, lemon, nut and white chocolate.
Skoubogade 3-5, Copenhagen
Cross the Knippelsbro bridge to the Christiania district for a slice of Copenhagen’s alternative side. Founded in the 70s when a group of hippies took control of an abandoned military barracks and abstained from Danish rule, it’s a ‘free city’ within a city. Have a coffee along the waterfront and enjoy the paintings, sculpture and live music that seems to spring up everywhere.
Cross Knippelsbro, one of the two bridges connecting Sealand and Amager.
On a recent trip I stayed at this hostel in Copenhagen and it was a great base for exploring the city, as well as one of the most affordable places to stay in this pricey city.
It’s in the perfect location right near Vesterbro, the hip quarter jammed with vintage clothes stores, trendy nightclubs and late-night bars – with an unbeatable view of the city from all the rooms as it's housed in one of Copenhagen’s few tall buildings.
There’s a bar and restaurant on the premises, and a kitchen which is helpful for budget travelers.
H.C. Andersens Boulevard 50, København V, Copenhagen
First cocktail bar in Frederiksberg. Just been open for a year but is already established as a pearl on the Copenhagen bar scene. Great food as well - the kitchen serves classic French and Italian food.
Don't panic, it's organic! This place offers 100% organic soups, smoothies and cocktails. The place is the first in Denmark to sell to-go drinks, and I was really pleased to be able to buy a couple of drinks, and bring them with me, so I could enjoy them in the sunshine of Nørrebro.
Umami is a unique experience, based on the philosophy of Japanese cuisine of natural, seasonal ingredients, accentuated by the substance and tradition of French cuisine. With an international flavour, Umami offers the very best in modern Japanese cuisine and interior design.
The bar is well stocked with the finest booze known to mankind and excellent cocktails.
St. Kongensgade 59
1264 København K
Tlf. +45 33 38 75 00
Ruby is Copenhagen's newest cocktail bar offering sublime cocktails in a beautiful old luxurious apartment. Really hard to find but well worth the effort.
You won't find a better place to enjoy a perfectly made Manhattan. Top service from professional, passionate bartenders. Homely atmosphere, like visiting friends.
Nybrogade 10, st.
1203 Kbh K.
T: +45 3393 1203
A wonderful building with a fabulous courtyard which has a history of the chair as a permanent exhibition (not as dull as it sounds) with a lot of Arne Jacobsen alongside Kaare Klint.
Oh, and it has the best museum cafe I have ever eaten in.
1260 København K
Phone 33 18 56 56
Guided city walks with focus on shopping, culture and architecture.
They promise no more monuments and museums. Instead you'll see the trendy shops, secret backyards, cool cafés and hot spots of Copenhagen.
If you liked Rosenborg Palace in Copenhagen you'll like Frederiksborg even more because it's in the same Danish Renaissance style (toy soldier castle) but even bigger. Like most royal things in Denmark it was originally built for Christian IV (about the time of our Charles I) but suffered a disastrous fire in the 19th century. It was then restored to its original appearance by the brewing family of Jacobsen (of Carlsberg fame) and since then has been the Danish Museum of National History.
Its interiors are magnificent and show a range of works of art, including the national portrait collection. Beautiful gardens outside.
Hillerod, a short train and bus ride from Copenhagen. S-tog lines A or E. Buses nos 701 or 702 from Hillerod station. www.frederiksborgmuseet.dk
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