EAT in Copenhagen:
You just have to love this cafe-you can sit at small tables under rubber trees, palms and other such greenery while enjoying the best cake in the city. What more could you ask for? The cafe is situated in the winter garden of the ?Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek' museum. At least seven different types of cake and gateaux are served along with dark hot chocolate. If you're lucky, one of the dark chocolate cake with raspberry jelly, apple pie with cinnamon and almonds or the amazingly good strawberry and marzipan tart will be available for you to savour.
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.
The times of drinking holes being down by the Nyhavn are long gone; today, people of all ages meet here, both locals and tourists, from all walks of life. In short, half of Copenhagen head to the Nyhavn after work. Despite the high number of natives in the area, you still have to be careful not to fall into a tourist trap, where you can spend far too many Krone on little quality. Cap Horn is guaranteed not to be a a rip-off for tourists. Anyone who finds themselves here will be treated to local cuisine made from organic ingredients. You must try the freshly landed fish!
STAY in Copenhagen:
Another sign that Arne Jacobsen's has his fingers in many pies. The furnishings here are inspired by the famous Danish designer. Hotel Twentyseven is situated right in the centre of Copenhagen between Tivoli and the shopping street Stroget. The hotel is perfect for younger people who like to have plenty of life right outside their door, including all the tourists. But when the Hotel Twentyseven door closes behind you, you know you've found the ideal place to chill out after a long day in the city! One night in a double room is available from ?153.
At the Hotel Avenue, you can not only count on unique artistic highlights, but also the design concept throughout the whole building, from the lounge to the rooms. It's all exquisite-Missoni duvets, oak floors, sandstone fireplaces and flatscreen TV's. The staff uniforms have all been designed by Day Birger et Mikkelsen. The staff in the ultra-chic clothes are supposed to be the nicest in the city and look after every need and desire of their guests. So better pack your best outfits, because otherwise you'll feel underdressed next to the curtains!One night in a double room is available from ?152.
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,-.
SIGHTS in Copenhagen:
The city canals
Two highlights rolled into one; a great look at the city and loads of fun! It doesn't matter if you're an adult or child. So what do you have to do? Get into the kayak and away you go! Canoe through the city canals, out into the open sea or through the enthralling harbour area. Of course, you'll be led by a guide, who will look after you and fill you in with plenty of information.
Nowhere in Northern Europe are there so many restaurants which have been awarded stars as in Copenhagen. That's just one reason why you should try and make it for "Copenhagen Cooking". In August, everything is about cooking and food, the northern cuisine, and the best ingredients in the region. You can look forward to seeing the most creative chefs, the most colourful markets and the most appetising food. Hint: during this time, the gourmet restaurants in the city offer their set meals at discount prices. The idea behind this? So that even gastronomes with empty wallets can join in and eat at a high-level.
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.
SHOPPING in Copenhagen:
No artificial ingredients-no colourings, fragrances or preservatives. However, in Pure Shop there are still fragrances from every corner and shelf, because you find yourself in the biggest organic perfumery in the city. Here, beauty comes at no price to either the environment or animals. Of particular interest is upstairs-there you will find a huge selection of organic make-up products. Amongst others on the shelves, there are beauty products from The Organic Pharmacy, Suki Skincare, Logona, Dr. Hauschka, Weleda, Jane Iredale and Organic Glam.
There's nothing in this shop that younger dudes wouldn't wear themselves or buy for their girlfriends. You could also say the salesmen and owners are dudes here, and they know that what they're wearing are the coolest things in town. They stock things like Adidas goods, Stussy trainers and Mark Newson hoodies. The whole range is trendy and has a whole mix of colours. And for good measure there are also skateboards, art books and painting accessories. For if you're not in your 20?s any more: after going shopping in Norse, people will easily mistake you for younger!
It's all the rage:acne on your behind! But not the skin problem-instead these are figure hugging jeans. If you're in Copenhagen, then clearly you have to make a trip to these Danish designers. On the other hand, just around the corner is Sweden with their jeans from Jonny Johanson which also have a pretty damn fine cut! The shop is trendily arranged in a puristically northern style, and as well as jeans you can also buy some great dresses, boots and shirts. We can promise you won't leave the shop empty handed!