While other capitals seem busy, almost bursting, Copenhagen feels somehow calm and laid back. Of course its filled wih people just like any other bigger city, but it has its inexplicable ease. Neat houses, perfectly maitained public spaces, water canals and pleasant people. They really seem happier here than anywhere else. Maybe its the bikes, certainly not the weather, but you know it's the city you wouldn't mind to live in. And regardless of the cold and rain maybe it even makes you dream about that.
Slurp Ramen Joint Nansensgade 90, 1366 København K, 1366 Copenhagen // Open: Tuesday-Saturday 17:00-22:00, Friday-Saturday 12:00-14:3; slurpramen.dk
Barr Restaurant Strandgade 93, 1401 København K, Copenhagen // Open: Tuesday-Thursday 17:00-0:00, Friday-Saturday 12:00-12:00 + surrounding area of Paper Island and restaurant 108 // restaurantbarr.com; 108.dk; copenhagenstreetfood.dk and you can read my article here.
Gruntvigs Church På Bjerget 14B, 2400 København NV // Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9:00-16:00, Thursday 19:00-18:00, Sunday 12:00-13:00 Read more here.
Botanical Garden Øster Farimagsgade 2, 1353 København K // Open: Monday - Sunday 8:30-16:00 (From April till September 8:30-18:00); botanik.snm.ku.dk
Amager Strandpark Amager Strandvej 110, 2300 København S (more below)
Superkilen park Nørrebrogade 210, 2200 København N (third picture below)
Kødbyen area around street Slagterboderne, 1716 Copenhagen K // Former copenhagen's meat packing district, now filled with several bistros, bars and restaurants.
And finally, make sure you RENT A BIKE.
Other lovely guides about Copenhagen
kinfolk.com - guide by this beautiful magazine
farandclose.com - by Nana Hegel, a Copenhagen resident
bontraveler.com - by a lovely couple travelling all around
12hrs.net - few tips by 12hrs guides
..check all these and you fully covered.
PS: Be sure to check also empiricalspirits.com - new Copenhagen based distillery run by Lars Williams (former head of fermentation lab at Noma), using koji to make their distills, flavouring them with Douglas fir, oysters or habanero peppers. You can taste some of them for example at Slurp Ramen Joint.
AMAGER STRANDPARK is a seaside public park in Copenhagen. It is located on the island of Amager and includes an artificial island and offers a total of 4.6 km of beaches. Best to get here is on a bike (as everywhere in Copenhagen), cycle in between the wind beaten sand dunes and tall faded grass till you find your spot - to swim or to have a barbecue in the evening; to enjoy smoke drifting through the grass and sun glittering on the water. Further from a city center the beach has also beautiful pier called Snegel (the snail). It`s buit from reclaimed wood and actually looks like snail shell. Hidden from the wind, with jumping spots of different heights, (changing rooms and toilets nearby) its great spot for morning or afternoon swim.
PS: Read lovely article about Mikkel Karstad, chef living in Copenhagen and his swimming ritual here.
Text and photos by me