With its colorful architecture, designer shops, ultra-inventive Nordic cuisine, art galleries, and more, Copenhagen has all the (good) reasons to go there for a long autumn weekend. Guided tour of our favorite addresses throughout the Danish capital.
Packing your bags at Sanders Hotel
Like an ultra chic townhouse, Hotel Sanders combines the best of contemporary design in one place. Installed behind the Royal Theater in Copenhagen, it opened on 1 November 2017 under the leadership of star dancer Alexander Kølpin . Dazzling his theatricality and his keen sense of detail, the Danish explores the influences, between colonial spirit, British plays and Parisian decorations, aided by the studio Lind + Almond . The result is 54 cozy rooms, lounges featuring works of art from the Dais Contemporary collections, a green winter garden and a charming restaurant serving seasonal cuisine.
Buy furniture and / or sleep at The Apartment
Imagined by Tina Seidenfaden Busck , this great Danish boutique is designed as the apartment of an individual. Mixing vintage furniture, but also more contemporary creations, we find Venini candlesticks , McCollin Bryan tables , lighting fixtures 20 years … Another good point, the place offers the possibility to book one or more nights in an apartment with two bedrooms, a large living room and a bathroom, entirely decorated by the designer. Seductive alternative to the everlasting hotel.
Drink a coffee at the CUB Coffee Bar
At the heart of the Scandinavian way of life, the coffee shop swarms around Copenhagen. Among our favorite addresses? The Cub Coffee Bar and its clean decor. A place that is run by a team of enthusiasts who roast their own coffee. Served hot with country bread, croissants or cinnamon rolls.
To taste porridge at Groed
Hot spot food in Copenhagen, Groed has been a sensation for five years with its gourmet Danish porridge recipes. Great specialty on the spot, it is declined there in a multitude of combinations: seasoned with fresh or dried fruit, nuts, berries, chocolate coulis, compotes …. The choice is wide. Ideal for breakfast, it also serves black coffee and freshly squeezed juices.
Visit the Louisiana Museum of Contemporary Art
Located half an hour from Copenhagen, the Louisiana Museum of Contemporary Art is worth a visit. Planted in the middle of a green park, overlooking the Baltic Sea, it has the largest collection of post-war art in Scandinavia. Including the works of Giacometti , Warhol , Picasso , Rauschenberg or the artist Yayoi Kusama at the moment.
Vegetarian lunch at Morgenstedet
In the heart of the self-managed district of Christiana, Morgenstedet is one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Copenhagen. Focusing on macrobiotic cuisine, you can savor spicy squash soups, gourmet quinoa salads and seasonal vegetables, vegan tortillas … On the terrace in the sun or indoors on large wooden tables.
Chiner decorative nuggets at Stilleben
Located in the shopping district of Indre By, Stilleben is a charming Danish boutique. Celebrating Scandinavian design in all its forms, there are pretty ceramic vases, fluffy lama blankets, vintage photographs and posters, and designer furniture.
Go shopping at the Holly Golightly store
In the heart of the city Holly Golightly is driven by a fashion buff. A concept store full of nuggets of large houses ( Chloé, Proenza Schouler …) but also the eponymous brand, beauty products signed Aseop or Bully , Fornasetti decorative objects and furniture Piet Hein Eek . A precious address.
Dinner at Noma
Useless to present Noma , sublime table of chef René Redzepi regularly crowned best restaurant in the world. Closed for several months, it reopened its doors at the beginning of the year and introduces a new culinary calendar. The menus are henceforth dictated by seasonal themes: vegetables from summer to early autumn, from the forest and terroir from autumn to the end of the year, fish and seafood from winter in spring … Do not forget to book (very) a long time in advance.
Enjoy a drink at the Lidkoeb Bar
With its leather banquettes, animal skin blankets and crackling fireplace, this bar is one of the must-see places in Copenhagen. In a cozy atmosphere, the place offers unique Nordic cocktails (including bourbon with smoked walnuts or flavored with birch syrup), but also rare whiskeys from an impressive dedicated cellar. No wonder then that the Copenhagen crowd rushes in at night.
Stroll along the water’s edge in Kastrup Søbad
The waterfront, Copenhagen offers a multitude of invigorating walks. Especially on the side of Kastrup Søbad , an architectural hot spot where the Danes dive during the summer.