From music festivals to art and design showcases to gastronomic extravaganzas, it’s all happening in Copenhagen in February, as the Danish capital gears up for one of the liveliest months of the year. 2015 marks the 5th annual Wondercool, Copenhagen’s Culture Month – an entire month of events and festivals celebrating everything creative and ‘cool’ about the city.
Home to some of the world’s oldest and most famous amusement parks, Denmark knows a thing or two about family entertainment and the Scandinavian country makes a top destination for thrill-seekers. From the iconic Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen to the original Legoland park; here are 5 of Denmark’s best amusement parks to add to your itinerary.
Elsewhere in Europe Christmastime is synonymous with hot mulled wine, freshly baked gingerbread and warm mince pies, but for the Danish, the start of the festive season means one thing – the release of the Tuborg Christmas beer, ‘Julebryg’. Produced by the country’s top brewery since 1981, Denmark’s famous Christmas Brew is so popular that it ranks as the country’s 4th top selling beer, despite only being on sale for 10 weeks each year.
Long renowned as one of Europe’s greenest cities, Copenhagen’s reputation accounts for its abundance of parklands as well as its eco-friendly credentials, and you won’t have to walk far to find a tranquil picnic spot. Whether you want to stroll around a Royal park, visit the zoo or take a romantic boat ride, you’ll find plenty of ways to escape the urban sprawl in the Danish capital – here are some of Copenhagen’s best parks and gardens.
Effortlessly cool, edgy and making international headlines as the backdrop for cult hit TV series ‘The Killing’, Copenhagen’s Nørrebro district is the beating heart of the city’s alternative scene and one of the city’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan areas. Located on the north bank of the Søerne lakes, Nørrebro is known for its rich Middle Eastern culture, but among the many Arabian stores, markets and restaurants, there’s also a wide variety of shops, cafes and galleries, and a lively nightlife scene.
With its world-renowned contemporary art museums and a growing number of independent art galleries springing up around the city, Copenhagen has long been known as a creative hub of art and design, but in recent years the city has earned itself a reputation for pushing the boundaries and championing innovative young artists too.