Copenhagen and Tallinn: A Fine Vacation Pair

Tallinn - Russian dumplings

  Copenhagen’s famed art and design museums, grand historical sites, lively urban parks, and dynamic restaurant scene makes it an easy city to love. Flat and manageable in size, the city center’s streets are abuzz with walkers and cyclists. Get in on the action by lacing up a pair of walking shoes or better yet, rent a bike; Copenhagen is a bike lover’s city indeed. Art and ... Read Full Article

Shopping for Contemporary Design in Copenhagen

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Copenhagen is a veritable mecca for design aficionados. From modernist classics to cutting-edge conversation pieces, there are plenty of unique (and tempting) elements for a stylish interior to be found in Denmark’s capital city. Whether you’re in the mood to learn or purchase, here are eight places to visit on your design tour of Copenhagen: Normann Copenhagen Located in the Osterbo ... Read Full Article

Copenhagen Street Eats

Copenhagen Sandwich

  Copenhagen excels at many things – it’s one of the greenest cities out there, arguably the most bike-friendly, and it has impeccable taste in art and design. It’s also made quite a name for itself as a gastronomic capital, not least because of its enviable seaside locale and plentitude of fresh, innovative talent. Perhaps most known is the multi-starred Nobu, which has been recognized as ... Read Full Article

Denmark: The Natural Beauty of Aero Island

Bathing huts at Vesterstrand, Aeroskobing

  If Denmark is in your sights as a travel destination, consider a visit to one of the islands to see Danish life at a slower pace while you enjoy fresh air, natural beauty and plenty of options for exercise.  We recently spent two days on Aero, one of the islands in the South of Funen Archipelago. The climate is mild and sunnier than many other Danish places, prompting Danes to ... Read Full Article

Eating in Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District

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Copenhagen is giving new meaning to the idea of dining at the source, and the Meatpacking District is experiencing an interesting transformation: from butcher shop to upscale restaurant venue. This neighborhood dates back to the 1880s and was known for one of the highest concentrations of butchers in Europe. But now, the white coats and cattle stables have been replaced with art galleries, ... Read Full Article

Copenhagen’s Torvehallern: the World’s Best Covered Market

Smorrbrod -- traditional open-faced sandwiches

  Torvehallern – the covered market that opened in Copenhagen in September 2011 – hasn’t been declared the world’s best covered market (yet), but it certainly has the potential. During my first few hours wandering the historic streets of Copenhagen, I learned something about the Danes: they love superlatives. The Danish are proud to have Europe’s longest bridge (Øresund Bridge) and the ... Read Full Article

Danish Gastronomy for the Ravenous Traveler

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  Denmark is famously known as the land of bacon, butter, and beer, and as unhealthy as that sounds, these wonderful Danish cooking ingredients are usually balanced out with high-quality fruits, berries, and vegetables. Gourmets from around the world laud Copenhagen’s restaurant scene. In fact, Copenhagen is home to the best restaurant in the world two years running. Staples of the ... Read Full Article

Where to Stay In Copenhagen – Editor’s Picks

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The links to hotels in this article are clickable and will link you to our hotel price comparison engine, allowing you to view maps, ratings, and find the very lowest prices available anywhere! Between the people, the canals, the skittering bicycles, and the brightly colored buildings, Copenhagen, Denmark is a friendly city, and it is surprisingly easy to get around considering its size. ... Read Full Article

Copenhagen: a First Time Visitor’s Guide

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  Copenhagen is an innovative coastal city that serves as a guiding light for European fashion, public transportation, gastronomy, and environmentalism. The mix of cool canals, bridges, avant-garde architecture, beautiful schooners, and a sea of bicycles make it easy for a first-time visitor to fall into step with the Danes to get the best out of Copenhagen. Copenhagen can be expensive, ... Read Full Article

Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen

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  "Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen, salty old queen of the sea...."  On my first trip to Europe, as a teenager, I landed in Copenhagen humming the catchy tune from the movie, Hans Christian Andersen. Ever since, when I'm in Denmark I think of  the song, because Copenhagen truly is wonderful. It's a beautiful harbor city of islands, museums, parks and palaces; narrow cobblestone streets, ... Read Full Article