DENMARK: CLASSIC | MODERN | ELEGANT 

SEE & DO: NYHAVN

SEE & DO: NYHAVN

Lined by brightly colored townhouses and cafés, the Nyhavn waterfront district is where the locals go to unwind. Enjoy the view of the historical wooden ships floating lazily on the water as you sit nearby in an open-air café. Photo By: Roman Pfeiffer | Flickr

SEE & DO: THE OLD STOCK EXCHANGE

SEE & DO: THE OLD STOCK EXCHANGE

Dating back to 1625, this is one of the oldest buildings in Copenhagen. Stroll by and admire the Dutch Renaissance style architecture featuring a dragon spire of four intertwined dragon tails, topped by three crowns, symbolizing the Scandinavian empire pf Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.

STAY: KOKKEDAL CASTLE

STAY: KOKKEDAL CASTLE

Offering a classic Danish castle experience, this property is set amidst a rolling landscape with forest, sea, beach, and open meadows.

STAY: NIMB HOTEL

STAY: NIMB HOTEL

This exclusive Moorish-styled palace has only 17 uniquely decorated suites. Homely, intimate, and magnificent, this five-star hotel is illuminated in the evenings with thousands of tiny lights, making it an almost fairytale setting.

STAY: HOTEL D'ANGLETERRE

STAY: HOTEL D'ANGLETERRE

The property is recently renovated with a classic style and modern touch. Established in 1755, it is a legendary institution accentuated by its elegance, luxury, and style.

EAT: AOC AARØ & CO.

EAT: AOC AARØ & CO.

Situated in the vaulted cellar of an historic 17th century mansion, the chef uses fresh Nordic produce sourced from both the earth and sea, creating a host of delicacies to satiate all appetites.

EAT: NOMA

EAT: NOMA

Ranked as the Best Restaurant in the World as recently as 2014 by Restaurant magazine, the chef creates world-class dishes presented in 20-course meals. Sea urchin with hazelnuts and roasted wild duck are just a sampling of the dishes that await you. Photo By: cyclonebill | Flickr

EAT: GERANIUM

EAT: GERANIUM

Multiple-course tasting menus provide an opportunity to explore the flavors of this Michelin starred restaurant situated in the center of Copenhagen.

EAT: RELÆ

EAT: RELÆ

Surprise is key for this restaurant which chooses not to reveal its daily menu. Simple, tasty, and certified organic, the curious will enjoy a meal here – whatever it may be.

DRINKS: GILT

DRINKS: GILT

The bartenders at this little bar create modern and classic cocktails with their own personal and creative touch. Emphasizing Nordic-inspired drinks, the menu is customized to reflect the flavors of the season.

DRINKS: LIDKOEB

DRINKS: LIDKOEB

Unpretentious and unexpected flavor combinations delight patrons in this bar spanning three floors of an 18th-century apothecary brick building.

SEE & DO: KRONBORG CASTLE - UNESCO

SEE & DO: KRONBORG CASTLE - UNESCO

Designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is the actual castle that Shakespeare set Hamlet in. Photo By: Jeff Marquis | Flickr

SEE & DO: THE LITTLE MERMAID

SEE & DO: THE LITTLE MERMAID

One of Copenhagen's most famous tourist attractions - the sculpture of The Little Mermaid. Unveiled in 1913, this sculpture was a gift from Danish brewer Carl Jacobsen to the City of Copenhagen.

SEE & DO: GRUNDTVIG'S CHURCH

SEE & DO: GRUNDTVIG'S CHURCH

This monumental church is one of the best known in the city. It’s gothic cathedral architecture and the use of yellow brickwork gives the structure a nice contrast from the city surrounding it.

SEE & DO: TIVOLI GARDENS

SEE & DO: TIVOLI GARDENS

This international attraction is an amusement park and pleasure garden in one. The second-oldest amusement park in the world, it boasts exotic architecture, historic buildings, and lush gardens. Photo By: kmardahl | Flickr

SPA: NI’MAT SPA

SPA: NI’MAT SPA

Similar to most spa treatments but a nice opportunity to relax after a busy day of sightseeing and shopping. Photo By: Denise Cross Photography | Flickr

SHOP: AMBER

SHOP: AMBER

Referred to as “Danish gold,” try the local experience of searching the beaches after a storm for chunks of amber that have washed on shore. Or you can admire beautifully crafted amber jewelry accented by silver or gold in the stores of Copenhagen.

SHOP: ROYAL COPENHAGEN

SHOP: ROYAL COPENHAGEN

Inspired by Danish history and heritage, Royal Copenhagen is one of the world's oldest companies. They are renowned for their exclusive quality porcelain products and their immaculate design.

A small Scandinavian country in northern Europe, the word ‘Denmark’ dates back to the age of Vikings. Steeped in rich history and traditional royal celebrations, the country is well-known for its dramatic castles. The capital city of Copenhagen itself is a blend of modern architecture and historical buildings. Walking through the city’s cobblestone streets is like stepping into a modern day storybook complete with world-class museums, captivating art galleries, and breathtaking Baroque churches. Not to be missed are the yearly Christmas markets transforming the country into a winter wonderland and the myriad of world-class restaurants. 

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BEFORE YOU GO

Passports

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Weather

Currency

Time Zone

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GETTING AROUND

There are plenty of transportation options in Denmark, both private and public. The most popular method, in this city with high environmental standards, is by bicycle.

 

Taxis are relatively easy to find. Rental cars can be tricky with the high amount of pedestrian traffic. 
 

 

STAY

From stylish boutique to elegantly modern-designer hotels, you won’t lack in state-of-the-art amenities. If you’re looking for a truly exceptional experience, treat yourself like royalty and experience a stay in a magnificent Danish castle.

 

Copenhagen Marriott Hotel

First Hotel Skt Petri

Hilton Copenhagen Airport

Hotel D'Angleterre

Kokkedal Castle Copenhagen

Nimb Hotel

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen

The Square Copenhagen

Tivoli Hotel

 

 

EAT 

Denmark has undergone a renaissance to a new kind of Danish cuisine. Creative chefs have developed innovative gourmet dishes, inspired by traditional food and made from the finest, natural Nordic ingredients. Be sure to sample some exotic sounding delicacies such as sea urchin or musk ox. 

 

While indulging in the gastronomical offerings, don’t deprive yourself from exploring traditional delicacies as well. Open sandwiches known as smørrebrød are a national specialty. Try them using Denmark’s typical rye-bread, called rugbrød. Dairy products, cheese, and butter hold a reputation as being amongst the very best in the world. Pork, especially bacon is also world-renowned.  Check out Torvehallerne, a market on steroids, for some of these local delights.

 

Bakeries are everywhere you look. While you’re picking up a wienerbrød, or danish, don’t forget about the huge variety of delicious cakes and other pastries. 

 

Every restaurant on this list is Michelin starred. You cannot go wrong. Perhaps an extended vacation is needed in order to visit each one. 

 

AOC Aarø & Co.

Clou 

Den Røde Cottage 

Era Ora

formel B 

Frederikshøj 

Gastromé 

Geranium 

Grønbech & Churchill 

Kadeau 

Kiin Kiin 

Kokkeriet 

Marchal 

Noma 

Relæ 

Søllerød Kro 

Studio at the Standard 

Substans 

 

 

DRINKS

The Danish love their cozy pubs, but the scene also boasts plenty of nightclubs, cocktail bars, and micro-breweries. With local beers beginning to expand in Denmark, you’ll find modern and classic cocktails coming together to form fun and unique concoctions.  

 

The Barking Dog

Fugu

Gilt

Holmens Kanal

Jazzhouse

Lidkoeb

Manfreds

Mikkeller & Friends

Nimb Bar

Ølsnedkeren

Ruby

The Jane

 
SEE & DO

Restored castles invite you to discover their secrets. Modern architecture dazzles and delights in sleek buildings found peppered throughout the cities. Quaint little towns, prominent during the Viking Age, continue to draw crowds.

 

There’s no shortage of places to visit and things to do in this country drenched with history.
 

Amalienborg Palace

Christiansborg Palace

Church of our Savior

Danish Riviera

Den Gamle By

Egeskov Castle

Frederiksborg Palace

Grundtvig's Church

Hans Christian Andersen Museum

Island of Bornholm

Kronborg Castle - UNESCO

Louisiana Modern Art Museum

Moesgaard Museum

National Museum of Denmark

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Nyhavn

Øresund Bridge

Original Legoland Billund

Rosenborg Castle - UNESCO

Strøget

The Little Mermaid

The Old Stock Exchange

Tivoli Gardens

 

 

SPA

Copenhagen is not a spa destination.  The few spas listed offer treatments that are classic, traditional, and comforting.

 

Barrett Health Club, Copenhagen Marriott Hotel

Ni’mat Spa at Hilton Copenhagen Airport

 

 

SHOP

Be ready to spend some quality time shopping. Small amber jewelry pieces, entire sets of wooden furniture, and Royal Copenhagen dinnerware are plentiful and stunningly beautiful.

 

There are plenty of shopping districts filled with locally designed products to explore.   At the end of the year, lose yourself in a Christmas market.

 

Amber Jewelry

Danish Liquorice

Old Fashioned Danish candy

Royal Copenhagen - Dinnerware, Figurines and Collectables

Wooden Furniture

Wool and Knitwear