Located on Dantes Plads 7 close to Tivoli, you will find one of the greatest art museums in Europe – Glyptoteket.
Glyptoteket is a museum of modern and ancient art, here you’ll find works from Danish and French art (19th and 20th century) as well as western culture, from the Mediterranean cradle. What’s amazing about this museum is the premises. Each room’s interior is incredible. The museum houses more than 10.000 works of art, so there’s plenty to see. Don’t miss the lovely café (that too in a lovely setting) in The Winter Garden. Opening hours, current exhibitons and directions can be found on Glyptoteket’s website.
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Are you looking for bars out of the ordinary? Copenhagen is filled to it’s toes with bars of all kind, how is one supposed to choose?! To start with, we made you this list of three cool bars to take a drink at.
If you’re in Copenhagen on a Friday during summer, you’ll be able to go to one of the coolest venues in town in our opinion – the Carlsberg Brewery. Located on Flyvepladsen in Vesterbro, you’ll find the museum slash brewery celebrating what’s known as probably the best beer in the world. Every Friday they open up a bar at the brewery’s old court yard. The phenomena is called Carlsberg Fridays and besides the cold beer you can also enjoy a barbecue.
If you prefer a glass of sauvignon blanc over beer you should head to the wine bar Malbeck. Located on Istedgade 61 you will find a big selection of wines as well as a wine shop if you want to brig some home. Don’t miss to go sometime between 4PM to 6PM, because then this cosy little joint has a happy hour.
This is the ultimate place for someone on vacation, cause here you can grab a drink any time of the day, any day of the week. The Italian owners have carried on the traditions from their country; where it doesn’t have to be Friday or Saturday to enjoy a good aperitif. Besides the fact that you can relax in a leather sofa with a cosy cocktail anytime, they also have three barber chairs, a shop and a clothings corner. The best thing about Salotto42? From 5PM every cocktail comes with a small appetizer/finger food. Salotto42 is located on Pilestræde 52 in the city center.
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Copenhagen is a great city to visit regardless if the sun’s shining or the snow’s covering the ground. But there’s just something special about being in Copenhagen during summer. Here’s three things you cannot miss if you’re going!
Soak up the sun and feel that summer breeze from the sea
Copenhagen is very much surrounded by water which enable one of our most beloved things to do: hang out by the waterfronts! Buy yummy picnic stuff at the nearest supermarket and set the table wherever it suits you. Three beloved examples of places in Copenhagen that’s great fot picnics are Islands Brygge, Dronning Louises Bro and the canals of Christianshavn.
Tivoli – Copenhagen’s amusement park and fabulous concert venue all in one
Since 1843 the amusement park Tivoli has been offering residents and visitors of Copenhagen an experience out of the ordinary. The carousels are surrounded by beautiful gardens and over 30 restaurants of all types and for every wallet. Besides the obvious reason for a visit – going for a ride in one of the many carousels – you can enjoy concerts, fireworks and theatres at Tivoli. The full programme can be spotted here. We can’t imagine a better place to spend a lovely summer evening. PS. Did you know that Hans Christian Andersen was so inspired by the lovely gardens when it just had opened, that he wrote the fairytale the Nightingale efter? As if you weren’t already convinced by this blog post’s photo yet!
Stay surrounded by flowers at Copenhagen’s Botanical Garden
What better way to celebrate summer than smelling flowers, watching cool plants and lay down for a while in a beautiful setting? The 10 hectares big Botanical Gardens in Copenhagen is located in the inner city and it costs nothing to enter. Their collection of living plants consists of more than 13,000 species. Don’t miss the lovely glasshouses and two cafés!
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If orchestras and operas are like sweet music for your ears, you’ll love this seasonal event in Copenhagen’s amusement park Tivoli! SommerKlassisk is a program of classical music concerts taking place from 27th of May to 17th of September.
For only DKK 50 you can enjoy wonderful classical music at Tivoli in Copenhagen all summer long. Weather you’re interested in listening to Mozart or Bond music, or want to experience prestigious orchestras like Norwegian National Youth Orchestra or Royal Danish Academy of Music, we assure you there’ll be something there for you! The full list of concerts can be found on Tivoli’s website, where you’ll also find opening hours and ticket prices. What a wonderful time to be alive!
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If your cup of tea is in fact beer, a visit to Copenhagen Beer Festival is an activity for you! From May 18th to 20th you can taste and explore both Danish and international beer. In the venue called LOKOMOTIVVÆRKSTEDET, exhibitioners, beer-makers and enthusiasts will gather to give you a beer experience out of the ordinary.
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One of the most important things during a vaction, in our opinion, is the food. The food says so much about a country, and Denmark is no exception. Here’s two dishes you should try out during your vacation in Copenhagen this summer.
Smørrebrød is in many ways like a fancy, open sandwhich. The bottom is always made out of buttered rye bread, and the toppings is what differs the smørrebrød. Among the most popular ones you’ll find liver pie, salt roll, onion rings and sauce or lettuce, tomato slices, a fried paned plaice fillet, possibly poached egg, as well as shrimps and caviar. One of the restaurants that’s famous for it’s smørrebrød is Aamanns.
The red hotdog – Rød pølse
This famous delicacy might look a big scary, but boy is it good! The brightly red, boiled pork sausage is almost known as a national course in Denmark due to it’s popularity. The rod polse is most commonly served with remoulade sauce, ketchup or mustard, pickled slice cucumber and fried onions. The famous sausage can be found in almost any hot dog stand, so why not pick one up on the way?!
…and what about the drinks?
The Danes are most known for (and proud of) their beer Carlsberg, famous all over the world. If you’re feeling really frisky, why not combine the beer with a shot of akvavit or Gammel Dansk? What that is, you’ll just have to find out.