STAY in Copenhagen:
There's no better place to situate the Hotel D'Angleterre than in Kongens Nytorv, the royal square. Perhaps it's because of the historical location that not only Kings, but also many Presidents and stars have secured one of the noble suites here in the past. Of course, luxury is the pulse of this hotel, with its Turkish baths, hydraulic fitness centre, noble restaurant with magnificent banquet halls and the exclusive Royal Suite.One night in a double room is available at Euro 444, the Royal Suite for two people is available for Euro 3.550,66.
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,-.
This classic four star hotel is ideally suited to business travellers, with its superb location in the centre of the city and its conference rooms. In order to make work just that little bit less of a headache, design icon Børge Mogensen's ideas were put into practice. The majority of the furniture is his work. But honestly said, here, the classic style reigns above creativity. One night in a double room is available from approximately Euro 146,-.
EAT in Copenhagen:
High over the rooftops of the city, to be precise, on the 20th floor of the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel, you can find a first class eating paradise. The restaurant Alberto K is, just like the hotel, designed from top to bottom by top designer Arne Jacobsen. And what comes on the plate is crafted with just as much care as the interior. You are served wonderful Italian cuisine with a Danish touch. The set meals don't come cheap, but are garnished with a magnificent view of the whole of Copenhagen. A juicy fact: Alberto K is the Danish Queen's favourite restaurant. That's why there's a table reserved for her here every night.
Behind the name, which is difficult for non-Danes to comprehend, lies a really pleasant and relaxing wine cellar, and so it has been since 1888. And nothing has really changed. Anyone who comes here can enjoy some traditional Danish fare like grilled herring with raw egg yolk, smoked eel and brisket of beef. And for afters? Pancakes of course! Don't let the rustic atmosphere irritate you-Husmanns Vinstue is one of the few restaurants in Copenhagen not to be shoehorned into the designer drawer. That means that you can eat authentic and delicious food.
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.
SIGHTS in Copenhagen:
Anything that's good to do with design will end up sooner or later in the Dansk Design Center.This Mecca of design is especially interesting for lovers of eccentric creations. Changing exhibitions show the designer scene from various perspectives. Dive straight into the Danish history of design! The trip through time starts in 1945 and continues right up until 2010. Not only the highlights are shown here. The development of private rooms, work places and public places are also given time.
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.
This is where typical cosiness in Copenhagen is celebrated. As soon as the first rays of sunshine break through, it would seem as if the whole of Copenhagen takes a break in the park, even with their prams and laptops. And of course, they have sandwiches and coffee with them. The Rosenborg Have in the city centre is especially hip. The main attraction is that in the morning, there are practice marches for the Royal Guards in the neighbouring barracks courtyard. And anyone who's interested can also take a look at the Rosenborg Slot (Rosenborg Castle).
SHOPPING in Copenhagen:
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!
Pede & Stoffer
At last, a shop where the creation of men's clothes is taken care of. A fine selection is available, from suits to streetwear. Even people who hate shopping will love exploring this shop. Amongst many other lovely things, there are clothes from Danish designers Birger Day & Mikkelsen, Jankovich and Tempo on the racks. All-in-all a nice atmosphere and affordable prices.
Munthe plus Simon
This pair of designers-Naja Munthe and Karen Simonsen-have been working together since 1994. They both mix delicate silk with rough cord to produce gorgeous dresses and extraordinary jackets. These products are often sold in their own flagship store in Copenhagen. And it's not only the clothes that are stunningly stylish-the shop itself is also an aesthetic feast for the eyes. The walls are covered by buffalo leather and the lighting is provided by Venetian lamps.