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.
Long holding the title of Scandinavia’s gastronomic capital, Copenhagen has become a popular destination for in-the-know foodies in recent years, and with an impressive tally of 14 Michelin-starred restaurants (the most of any Scandinavian city), including the ‘World’s Best Restaurant’, eating out in the Danish capital is an experience to be savored.
With the sun shining and the days long, summertime is the perfect time of year for exploring the Danish capital, and whether picnicking in the park or partying at one of Europe’s biggest music festivals, there are plenty of things to do in Copenhagen in summer. Here are a few ideas.
With an array of bars, restaurants and art galleries springing up throughout the area, Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District, or Kødbyen, has reinvented itself in recent years, morphing into one of the city’s most vibrant and dynamic neighborhoods. Inspired by Manhattan’s legendary Meatpacking District, Kødbyen has transformed itself from the country’s largest cattle and meat market, into a creative hub of art, music and fashion.