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Khoollect explores: Copenhagen, Denmark

Whisked away in a frenzy of Hygge fever, Team Khoollect is dreaming of a weekend getaway to Denmark’s effortlessly cool capital: Copenhagen. In lieu of a quick trip, we’ve reminisced about time spent in this stylish city and put together a list of recommendations for those planning a visit.

Here’s our tips for making the most of a speedy sojourn to Copenhagen:

Push the pedals

The best way to see Copenhagen is to do as the locals do and hop on a push bike. This cyclist-friendly city is a manageable size for those wishing to see the top sites in a short time. So hire a bicycle for the day, and be sure to stop for plenty of snaps along the way.

Taste the local flavours

Denmark is home to a host of well-known delicacies and dishes that you need to tuck into while you’re in town. Whether you’re visiting in the middle of winter, or when it’s a little warmer, be sure to sample smørrebrød (rye bread piled high with perfectly paired ingredients) and plenty of Danish pastries too. The Meatpacking District is filled with dimly lit cosy cafes, beer bars and foodie hubs, while the main squares in the centre of town are lined with traditional restaurants. Our team has tried and recommend Warpigs (by Mikellar) for a beverage, Grod for a wholesome breakfast, Aamans for an authentic lunch, and The Greenhouse Cafe for a hearty meal. And, if you really want to set your sights high, book world-famous dining destination Noma well in advance.

Cultural Copenhagen

Thought it’s not one of Europe’s largest cities, Copenhagen’s cultural offerings are plentiful. From museums to galleries, to open art studios and famed landmarks, there’s more than just great food in this corner of Scandinavia. Cycle past the colourful houses of Nyhavm, visit the National Museum and meander through the iconic works of the National Gallery of Denmark. There is also an abundance of contemporary arts exhibitions and spaces to explore. And, to top off your self-guided tour, visit the 103-year-old statue of The Little Mermaid who sits perched on a rock by the seaside.

 

Have you been to Copenhagen? What did you love most about this beautiful city?

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WRITTEN BY:
Sonya Gellert

Sonya Gellert is a contributing writer and associate editor for Khoollect. She lives in Sydney. READ MORE BY Sonya Gellert

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