WHAT TO DO IN COPENHAGEN FOR FUN

So were you underwhelmed with the mermaid statue and want to know what to do in Copenhagen for fun? A mix of something different? I have some suggestions for you.

RUNDETAARN

The Rundetaarn is more than just a big, round tower. It’s home to art exhibits, concerts, and an observatory. The walk to the top is one continuous, upward spiral, paved in brick (bring a few golf balls).

 

Rundetarn Copenhagen

The 360-degree view of Copenhagen from the Rundetaarn “deck” is worth the trudge up there. Copenhagen is not a photogenic city but the panorama view is interesting: patinaed steeples; graceful, white wind turbines stretching up above the ocean and the sleek Oresund Bridge connecting Denmark to Sweden.

Copenhagen Visit Skyline

SHOPPING

Illums Bolighus (not to be confused with the Copenhagen department store Illum) — the ne plus ultra of modern decor stores with four glorious stories of uber-contemporary applicances, furnishings and furniture — is The Best Home Store in the World (according to me). The Danes really do possess superior taste.

Illums Bolighus Copenhagen

And if you like IB, and shopping is on your list of what to do in Copenhagen, you might want to try Normann Copenhagen, Hay, and Klassik Moderne Mobelkunst.

STROGET

Walk the car-free streets of Stroget, stopping occasionally for an overpriced beer and Dane-watching and perhaps indulging in an expensive knicknack or two for your place.

NOMA

Eat at at the revolutionary Noma, widely regarded as the Best Restaurant in the World.

And if you can’t get into Noma, don’t worry: there’s no shortage of fabulous (but pricey) restaurants in Copenhagen: Relae, Alberto K, Geranium, Restaurant AOC, etc., etc., etc. This city is up there with San Sebastian for being one of the world’s great foodie capitols.

And then there’s this interesting concept: Dine with Danes. Book a reservation to eat dinner in a private home (I would love to see how they decorate it!).

SPISELOPPEN

If you seek a more affordable dinner option, go to Spiseloppen, located in the  fringe of bizarre Christiania. Good food in an untraditional space.

Spiseloppen Copenhagen

DAY TRIP

Take a day trip up North to see Hamlet’s Kronborg Castle and the fabulous Louisiana Museum.

AND LASTLY, WHAT TO DO IN COPENHAGEN FOR FUN

There’s no end to what to do in Copenhagen, but be careful not to get scammed in a shell game.

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