Summer bars in Copenhagen


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During July and August, we just want to be outside! For food, ice cream and of course drinks. Thus, we have gathered some of our favorite summer bars in Copenhagen. Perfect for the sun bathers!

La Banchina in Christianshavn 
Located on Refshalevej 141 A in city district Christianshavn, La Banchina offers both panoramic views and crazy good wine. They are open from morning to evening, offering breakfast as well as lots of wine. The best thing about the outdoor seating in this great bar is that it’s practically just a backyard – it feels like you’re sitting at someones country house. Now that’s summer in a cup!

Kayak Bar in the heart of Copenhagen
Located by the water by the stock exchange in Copenhagen, you’ll find the beautiful canals resembling to Amsterdam. Right here, by Børskaj 12, you’ll find Kayak Bar – a combined café, bar and meeting point for kayakers. At Kayak Bar you can almost always expect some stort of event, either it’s a concert, exhibition or company event.

Kontiki – on an actual boat!
Who doesn’t have a thing for boats?! Well, Kontiki is actually located on a ferry, but still. That thing where you can be on water and sip at a drink at the same time, what’s not to love? Kontiki is located on Takkelloftvej 1 in Christianshavn. The ferry is called Ellen.

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A must during sightseeing in Copenhagen: Glyptoteket


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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Three cool bars to take a drink at in Copenhagen


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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. 

Carlsberg Brewery
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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Three things you need to check out in Copenhagen this summer

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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! 

You want more? Check out the Deer Park in Dyrehaven, travel to Louisiana Museum of Modern Artgo swimming or stroll at Glyptoteket.

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SommerKlassisk at Tivoli – the perfect classical music venue in Copenhagen

Tivoli SommerKlassisk

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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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A must for the beer-lover: Copenhagen Beer Festival 2017

Kopenhagen Bier Festival

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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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