For the first time ever: Copenhagen Gin Fest

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If you’re a gin-lover planning to visit Copenhagen in February, this might be your lucky day! From the 17-18th of February, the first gin-festival in Copenhagen is taking place.

Copenhagen Gin Fest is the first gin-festival in Copenhagen, and will take place in Lokomotivværkstedet by Dybbølsbro, close to Fisketorvet. When you have paid the entrance fee of SEK 220, you’ll get to taste up to 120 different types of gin from 30 suppliers. More info can be found on Copenhagen Gin Fest’s Facebook page.

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Re-opening of Experimentarium

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Photo by David Trood

Since 1991, Experimentarium in Hellerup, 15 minutes north of Copenhagen, has been THE exhibition place for Science and Technology. After a big fire in 2015, the science center had to close down. On January 26th, it’s finally time for the center to re-open again.

Experimentarium is a 11,500 square metre exhibition and science center, spread on four floors. It’s located in an old soda factory and has 16 interactive exhibitions about science and technology. Among other things, it has the world’s first interactive cinema, equipped with motion sensors. It’s the audience that create the “movie”, since they all have to cooperate.

Definetely worth a visit if you’re staying in Copenhagen for a longer time! Learn more about the science center Experimentarium on their website.

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Get to know Copenhagen: Bella Center

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If you happen to spot the building on the picture above, you can happily say that you have seen Scandinavia’s second largest exhibition and conference center – Bella Center.

It’s located in the area of Ørestad, between the airport and city centre. It’s not an illusion that it’s absolutely huge, the indoor area measures to 121,800 square metres (1,311,000 sq ft) and can handle up to 20,000 people. Bella Center is the venue for Copenhagen Fashion Week and Copenhagen Design Week.

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3 things we are excited for this spring in Copenhagen

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The new year is soon here – we are hoping that time will fly by as always, and that spring will be here before we can say the word “spring”.

Don’t get us wrong, Copenhagen is great all time of year, but there’s just something special about the first days of spring when people come out of their apartments, the threes are blooming and the boats come back in the canals. Here’s three things we look forward to this spring in Copenhagen.

Taking a stroll through the botanical gardens of Copenhagen. For the first gasp of spring, there’s no place like the Botanical Gardens. With over 13,000 species this little (huge) park is the perfect place to take an ice-cream on the go, smell the lovely flowers or have a fika in one of the two cafés.

Go on a canal boat tour. If there’s one thing we love at the office, it’s to see stuff from the water! Copenhagen is not an exception, the canals are many and the boat tours the same. We recommend Netto Boats. Don’t forget your sunglasses!

Chill out at The King’s Garden (Kongens Have). Located by Rosenborg Castle, Rosenborg Castle Gardens, also known as Kongens Have, is the oldest and most visited park in Copenhagen. We do understand why. During the summer, there will be concerts and art exhibitions in the gardens, but during spring, it’s lovely to just sit on a blanket and watch people pass by. It’s located in the middle of Copenhagen, here’s a map.

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Where to celebrate New Year’s in Copenhagen?

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Photo by Life as Mariah

Are you going to Copenhagen for New Year’s Eve? Lucky you! If you’re wondering where to kiss your loved ones when the clock strikes 00.00, here’s three tips!

Join the crowd at Town Hall Square. It’s tradition among many Danes to gather at the Town Hall Square, right in the middle of Copenhagen, to hear the clock tower chime for the new year.

Go for a ride before the new year arrives! Tivoli impresses as always with generous opening hours during the festive holidays. During New Year’s, it’s open between 11.00 and 00.30. The attractions usually closes a couple of hours before midnight, but you can still stay in the park and enjoy the fireworks.

Celebrate with the Royal Guards at Amalienborg Palace. In the courtyard that’s protected by Amalienborg Palace, people often gather to watch the fireworks. An added bonus is the Royal Guard Parade, with royal guards dressed in gala uniforms.

For long views and water reflections – head to Dronning Louises Bro. From here you can see the sky getting filled with fireworks in all directions and just enjoy the festive atmosphere.

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The Tower @ Christiansborg Palace

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Do you like heights and great views? Then you’d better head out to The Tower during your Copenhagen visit, located by Christiansborgs Palace. It’s said that on a clear day you can see all the way to Sweden. The Tower (Tårnet in Danish) hasn’t been open to the public until now. It’s owned by the Danish parliament, who also was the ones who decided that it should be open to the public. It doesn’t cost anything to visit the tower and it’s open every day but Monday. In connection to the tower you’ll see a restaurant (actually, it’s on the way up to the tower), we can warmly recommend a fika there. More info can be found on The Tower’s website.

PS. The tower on the building is not The Tower, it just happen to be part of the view 🙂

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