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The Ultimate Guide to 41 of Copenhagen's Coolest Spots

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A city best enjoyed on bike or on foot in the summertime, Copenhagen is the kind of place where you’ll want to take your time exploring. Whether you’re heading to Copenhagen because you were lucky enough to get a coveted reservation at the new NOMA 2.0, or you’re looking to learn more about Danish architecture and design, we’ve got you covered. Here, we dive into some of our favorite restaurants, cafés, watering holes, breweries, hotels, museums, gardens, and more.

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Reporter: Alyssa Brown
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Where to Stay

Copenhagen, Denmark
Get ready to be inspired by the Danish Modern, Scandinavian and monochromatic goodness that you'll find inside the hotels of Copenhagen. Find everything from apartment style boutique hotels to opulent luxury stays in this Nordic town. 
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Nobis Hotel

Copenhagen, Denmark
Easily one of Copenhagen’s most impressive hotels, Nobis tows the line between old and new like no other place we’ve seen. It’s luxurious and at the same totally comfortable, with a hotspot location just beside the Tivoli Gardens.
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Hotel Skt. Petri

Copenhagen, Denmark
Penthouse terraces and charming balconies overlook the cityscape and give the suites at Skt. Petri lagniappe. Inside you’ll find beautiful rooms filled with splashes of jewel tones and tons of interesting little design details.
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Hotel SP34 learn more

Take a wander through the historic Latin Quarter and you’ll find the effortlessly cool Hotel SP34. Warm leathers, woods and grey tones make the rooms here feel cozy and welcoming.
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Hotel Sanders

Copenhagen, Denmark
The Scandinavian interiors are nothing short of inspiring at Hotel Sanders. Clawfoot bathtubs, custom Danish furniture and an abundance of elegant details fill these suites.
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Hotel Alexandra

Copenhagen, Denmark
Hotel Alexandra touts itself as a living museum of Danish furniture design, and we are loving the sound of that description. Guests can expect eclectic rooms where each tells a story of design history.
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Central Hotel & Café

Copenhagen, Denmark
The teeny tiniest hotel in the world sits just above Central Café in Vesterbrø and packs a whole lot of personality for a one-room destination. Check it out if you’re looking for something worth writing home about.
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Radisson BLU Royal Hotel learn more

Grab your mod squad and head to Radisson BLU for a stay that makes traveling feel easy. The 260-room hotel is centrally located you can walk to Tivoli Gardens and city hall square.
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Vipp Loft

Copenhagen, Denmark
This hidden getaway is a project from the brilliant designers at Vipp, who make everything from kitchen tools to prefab houses. Spend your time here relaxing by the fireplace, taking a soak in the bath or enjoying the local lifestyle.
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Hotel d'Angleterre learn more

Sky is the limit at Hotel d’Angleterre, where you’re likely to spot a politician or celebrity roaming the halls. This five-star getaway is home to a Michelin-starred restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, a gorgeous spa and 92 very sophisticated suites.
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Hotel 71 Nyhavn

Copenhagen, Denmark
This 200-year-old hotel sits right on the edge of the harbor in Nyhavn. The rooms at Hotel 71 are modern in décor and historic in setting, with the work of some of Denmark’s top artists adorning the walls.
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Where to Eat + Drink

Copenhagen, Denmark
It's no secret that Copenhagen is a culinary haven with a bevy of Michelin starred restaurants, charming cafés and a burgeoning brewery scene all served up with a side of that stunning Scandinavian design. 
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Mikkeller & Friends

Copenhagen, Denmark
40 beers on tap plus a couple hundred bottled options make up the menu at brew hang Mikkeller & Friends. With bright Robin’s Egg Blue floors, pale timber picnic tables and lots of sunlight flooding in, the space is so fresh and so clean, clean.
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108

Copenhagen, Denmark
A sister restaurant to famous Noma108 is more accessible than its sibling but no less palette pleasing. The Michelin-starred spot offers multi-course tasting menus of a high caliber and it’s actually pretty easy to get a reservation.
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Apollo Bar

Copenhagen, Denmark
Located inside the Kunsthal Charlottenborg gallery, Apollo Bar is very much an extension of the art space. It’s a museum canteen by day, serving simple lunch menus, and a buzzing bar and restaurant by night.
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Torvehallerne

Copenhagen, Denmark
This huge food hall, located in the city center, has over sixty vendors slinging everything from spices to seafood to cheeses. Grab a smorgasbord and head to the nearby botanical gardens for a picnic.  
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Gemyse

Copenhagen, Denmark
Communal dining in the greenhouse space at Gemyse will likely have you in awe of the lush surrounds. Located inside the Tivoli Gardens, this spot offers a menu that’s vegetable-based and all organic.
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The Coffee Collective

Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen is home to four unique locations of this coffee house, each stylized to fit its own neighborhood surrounds. At Coffee Collective, the team roasts all the coffee served daily.
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Høst

Copenhagen, Denmark
Well-known for its award-winning design, lots of greenery and warm woods make the space at Høst feel unbelievably cozy. On the menu you’ll find Danish food at its finest, a blend of beautifully and thoughtfully prepared dishes with a fresh and seasonal palette.
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Atelier September

Copenhagen, Denmark
An espresso pick-me-up is a necessity while walking the streets of Gothersgade and this café and antique gallery combo has you covered. Stop by Atelier September for a light meal and to shop their curated collection of ceramics, antiques and homewares.
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Lidkoeb learn more

A gorgeous multi-level cocktail bar just off Vesterbrogade, this back alley hideout is the kind of spot you’ll want to hang for hours. Lidkoeb not only does delicious drinks, but there’s a whisky bar upstairs and a courtyard outside.
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Kølsters Tolv Haner

Copenhagen, Denmark
A casual craft beer spot in Nørrebro, Kølsters Tolv Haner offers both indoor and outdoor seating, perfect for tasting your way through beer flights. It’s the kind of place where you can grab a brew and read through a magazine or two, or you can roll up with a crew and make an afternoon hangout session of it.
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Noma 2.0

Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen’s internationally acclaimed restaurant Noma recently relocated to a stunning waterfront space in Christiania, on what appears to be an island of its own. The new space is complete with a rooftop garden and glass walls and ceilings. A lucky 42 guests per seating dine on 20-course tasting menus that rotate through three major themes over the course of the year.
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Granola

Frederiksberg, Denmark
Classic European café vibes are at the heart of this cozy all-day dining spot in Frederiksberg. Morning eats include pancakes, eggs and brioche while steak frites and pork shanks are a couple of the more substantial dinner options.
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BRUS

Copenhagen, Denmark
BRUS is a great spot to grab craft beers and house-made brews in Nørrebro. Located in an old iron foundry, the interiors feel spectacularly spacious with towering ceilings and huge warehouse windows.
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Snack & Blues

Copenhagen, Denmark
When a snack attack strikes, this little joint in Nørrebro has your back. Snack & Blues serves up waffles, avo toast, Scotch eggs and more bites small and large, in a setting that’s always got a good blues-y lineup coming from the speakers.
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KUL

Copenhagen, Denmark
Gourmet small plates scatter the tables at KUL, complemented, of course, by copious bottles of wine. White tiled walls contrast the dark hues to create a space that feels as rich as the coal-fired foods on the menu.
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Restaurant Mes

Copenhagen, Denmark
Located in the city center, just near town hall square, Restaurant Mes offers a culinary experience that tows the line of accessible, affordable and delicious. All 27 seats of the restaurant are in a cozy setting that feels as vibrant and alive as the mossy living wall that flanks the space.
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Paté Paté

Copenhagen, Denmark
Located in the old meatpacking district of Copenhagen, Paté Paté is a comfortable Danish wine bar and eatery. The food is rustic and substantial, with an emphasis on meats and nods to the building’s past as a pâté factory.
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Sonny

Copenhagen, Denmark
Brunch! Do we have your attention now? Sonny is the place to go if you’re after a good, strong coffee and healthy, tasty eats for breakfast, brunch or lunch.
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Fleisch

Copenhagen, Denmark
Lots of meats and butcher-sliced eats are on deck at Fleisch. Located in the meatpacking district, this casual spot is especially known for their bacon-infused bourbon and seven-course chef’s menu.
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Kødbyens Fiskebar

Copenhagen, Denmark
Kødbyens Fiskebar is a casual spot that’s great for grabbing an afternoon meal of fresh, local seafood. Head here on a sunny day and enjoy the outdoor seating if you can snag a spot.
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Restaurant Cofoco

Copenhagen, Denmark
The Copenhagen Food Collective is responsible for many of the city’s great dining spots, including its first project, Restaurant Cofoco. Dining here has a slightly southern European touch, and focuses on local, sustainably sourced ingredients.
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What to Experience

Copenhagen, Denmark
Museum touring, gallery viewing, park strolling and castle exploring are just some of the activities awaiting you in Copenhagen. Design lovers will soak up the Danish design focused museums and ancient castles alike while botanists will revel in the gardens and parks around the city.
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Shop at FRAMA

Copenhagen, Denmark
Minimalism reigns supreme at FRAMA, where visitors can shop the latest collection of furniture, lighting, kitchen setups and accessories. True to the Nyboder building’s historic roots as an apothecary, you can also find lovely soaps, fragrances and lotions in the shop.
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Visit the University of Copenhagen Botanical Garden

Copenhagen, Denmark
Soak up the sunny days of summer with a visit to the botanical gardens at the University of Copenhagen. A wander through the greenhouses and grounds is filled with wonder, as this spot is home to the largest Danish collection of living plants.
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Shop at Stilleben

Copenhagen, Denmark
To simply call the two shops “stores for homewares” wouldn’t do Stilleben justice. A solid team of curators selects interesting objects, art and furniture to sell in their Copenhagen galleries.
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Visit Rosenborg Castle

Copenhagen, Denmark
There’s nothing quite like the mystery and grandeur surrounding European castles, and this 17th century Copenhagen castle certainly wows. Still decorated in all its original glory, Rosenborg Castle is open to the public and provides a treasure trove of Royal regalia, crown jewels and opulent interiors.
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Visit the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Humlebaek, Denmark
Located just north of Copenhagen, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art features artists from around the world in a structure that’s just as notable for its architecture. Inside you’ll find a Yayoi Kusama installation that glows, a Giacometti gallery, a room full of Picasso ceramics and so much more.
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Visit Superkilen Park

Copenhagen, Denmark
An urban stretch of park with three colorful zones, Superkilen is a cool spot to have a picnic or take the kids for a bike ride, stroll or play in the park.
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Shop at Carl Hansen & Søn

Copenhagen, Denmark
Modern and classic takes on iconic Danish furniture fill the rooms of this Christianshavn shop. Carl Hansen & Søn were the original producers of Hans J. Wegner’s famous wishbone chair and they continue to make furniture from many of Denmark’s legendary designers.
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Visit the National Gallery of Denmark - Statens Museum for Kunst

Copenhagen, Denmark
With Denmark’s largest art collection, Statens Museum for Kunst displays work of Danish artists alongside works of international artists. The museum café provides a gorgeous spot to reset while taking in all the beautiful artworks.
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Visit Frederiksborg Castle

Hillerød, Denmark
Located in Hillerød, just north of Copenhagen, Frederiksborg Castle dates back to the early 17th century and reflects Renaissance architecture at its best. Wander the manicured grounds or go in for a tour of Denmark’s Museum of National History.
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Visit the Designmuseum Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark
Design aficionados will want to bookmark the Designmuseum Denmark. This collection walks visitors through the history of Danish design over many centuries (i.e. not just the mid-century modern furniture we all love).

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