Copenhagen’s most infamous neighborhood declared itself as a free state back in 1971 and despite a temporary closure in 2011, the autonomous district remains open – a self-governed commune at the heart of the Danish capital. Christiania, Copenhagen’s free state, is unique in the world, originally conceded by the government due to public pressure and gaining notoriety as a social experiment, as well as a Mecca for hippies and freethinkers, and more recently, a tourist attraction.
Category: Things To Do
January 12, 2015
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.
December 15, 2014
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.
November 17, 2014
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.
October 20, 2014
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.
September 22, 2014
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.