F&W Photo Tour: Copenhagen
Københavns Hovedbanegård / Copenhagen Central Station
Though it’s busy, crowded and noisy, there’s something special about Copenhagen’s Central Station. The big clock in the middle of the train station is a well-known meeting point.
Søerne / The Lakes
A walk around the lakes takes you from one neighborhood to another. On your walk, you’ll pass by families feeding ducks, lots of joggers, friends chatting over a coffee to-go and people walking their dogs.
This is a wonderful food market/food court in two large glass buildings. It’s an impressive place with a lovely atmosphere and all kinds of foods, drinks, flowers, you name it. Great for cold and rainy days, too. www.torvehallernekbh.dk
Torvehallerne is a great spot for a quick lunch, breakfast to-go, or maybe a glass of wine. www.torvehallernekbh.dk
In Danish these are called smørrebrød. You might known them as open-faced sandwiches. Here, they’re made with rye bread and different variations of cold cuts, cheese spreads or other toppings. Copenhageners eat them for lunch, dinner or even breakfast. Try it!
Danes and herring might be two things associated with each other, and yes, we do like fish. On street corners in Copenhagen, you’ll find fish trucks filled to the brim with fresh fish.
This little spot in Nørrebro, serves porridge and risotto in many variations and with a variety of toppings. Delicious! Their goal is to show the world how porridge can be delicate, healthy and cheap. It’s a very popular spot. www.groed.com
Meyers is the place to go for the best cinnamon buns. www.clausmeyer.dk
A beautiful old churchyard. This is a lovely, quiet and green spot in the middle of the busy Nørrebro area. Bring your coffee and take a walk through this peaceful spot.
Nørrebro is a working-class area and also a very multicultural neighborhood. It used to be a place where the anarchistic, radical young people hung out (some still do). Nørrebro houses hipsters, students and young families. Elmegade is great for small, interesting shops, cafés and bars.
Interior and design store in the Østerbro neighborhood. Simple, but great design. Beautiful store. www.normann-copenhagen.com
Great coffee in the friendly Østerbro area. This place is a gem. www.originalcoffee.dk
Vesterbro is an old working-class area that has been partly renovated and is now a very hip neighborhood where students, young families, hipsters and creative people live. It’s an area that has a lot to offer, with cool cafes, restaurants, bars and small trendy shops.
Gorgeous handmade Italian popsicles, on an idyllic little street. www.hviids-is.dk
The Yogurt Shop
Great place for a delicious breakfast. Choose your favorite yogurt with a variety of toppings and get a coffee on the side. Located in a lovely street in the center of CPH. www.theyogurtshop.dk
A great shop for ceramics, textiles, jewelry and graphic art by both Danish and international artists. www.stillebenshop.com
Impressive selection of Scandinavian (and international) design and furniture for the home. www.illumsbolighus.dk
This stunning building works as housing for around 400 students, both Danish and foreign. Impressive architecture. www.tietgenkollegiet.dk
Architecture-wise, Ørestad is a modern part of CPH. If you like experimental, graphic, sleek architecture, you should visit this area. Hop on the metro and you will be there in no time.
Many Copenhageners swear by organic food. Stop by one of Copenhagen’s many greengrocers and try the organic vegetables that are in season.
Interior design and furniture for those who love the modern, simple, Scandinavian style. The store also has a wonderful view over Strøget—the long pedestrian and shopping street. www.hay.dk
Manfreds & Vin
This Nørrebro restaurant and bar, has a laid-back and local feel. The food is delightful and all the wines are natural and sulfite-free. www.manfreds.dk
This rustic but elegant wine bar is a perfect spot for a Friday night glass of wine. www.malbeck.dk/malbeck-vinoteria.aspx
The waterfront/canal area, right by Kongens Nytorv, which used to be notorious for beer, prostitutes and sailors. There’s a certain atmosphere in Nyhavn that you won’t find anywhere else in CPH. Enjoy the old and pretty colored houses (No. 9 is the oldest one). If the weather allows it, have a beer by the canal.
DANSK Made For Rooms
This is a very sleek and minimalist interiors shop. If you’re in the Vesterbro area, you should stop by. www.danskmadeforrooms.dk
Sankt Hans Torv
If the sun shines, squares, parks and stoops fill up with Copenhageners enjoying life. Sankt Hans Torv is no exception.