Remember story time when you were a kid? Hans Christian Andersen’s stories got a little weird and wonderful, and after a holiday in Copenhagen you’ll know where the inspiration sparked. Get a good dose of whimsy walking through colourful gardens and passing rainbow row houses, and get your counter-culture fix in the underground arts scene. Home to artists and philosophers, Copenhagen is always on the cusp of new ideas. Be brilliant, too, and book Copenhagen packages with lastminute.com.au!
Copenhagen holidays are a smashing grab bag of old school and avant-garde. When there’s a castle, we say, “Where is my sceptre, Jeeves”? Take a tour through the Great Hall at Rosenborg Castle to stand on the site of centuries of Scandinavian coronations. From the castle, you’ll be a short walk to the David Collection, home to a permanent exhibition of early modern Danish art. Wanna see what today’s painters and performers are producing? Head to the Meatpacking District (aka Kødbyen) to find a niche in warehouse galleries and kick back with Copenhagen’s LGBTQ community.
Next, get behind the wheel of a cool Copenhagen car hire deal (from lastminute.com.au, of course) and leave the gallery lights for some sunshine in Tivoli Gardens—part city square and part amusement park—where you can scream your lungs out on a roller-coaster and inhale the sweet smell of tea roses. If you want to inhale other sweet smells #whenincopenhagen, amble over to Christianshavn—developed in the 1960s, it’s as an environmentally sustainable and ridiculously chill neighbourhood in east Copenhagen.
If you want to scoop up some fancy finds as you wave at the royal stomping grounds, take a walk down Bredgade—a street lined with antique dealers and furniture you’ll wish could count as checked luggage. If you want to keep your Copenhagen holiday weird, pop into the curiosity shops on Jægersborggade, which also happens to be the street where Hans Christian Andersen is buried in Assistens Churchyard.
Copenhagen’s reputation doesn’t stop at green-minded hippies and industrial spaces—though those are AWESOME—but it’s also home to a ridiculously high concentration of restaurants and cafes. You can’t say, “I’m hungry” without passing at least three eateries on the way. Danish cuisine is all about the fresh and smoked fish and open sandwiches. Step up to a cold buffet to build your own heap of good eats like a local Dane.
If you miss the 90s—even if you were just a kid at the time—you can relive them with Copenhagen’s underground and not-so-secret electronic club scene, featuring dim lights and hot new DJs. When the sun goes down, start your crawl toward the Meatpacking District or equally hopping Nørrebro, located north of the city centre. Once you’re there, well, there ain’t nothing wrong with a little bump and grind, as the poet R. Kelly would say.
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If you'd rather spend money on adventures than on a hotel, the Wakeup Copenhagen Borgergade and the Wakeup Copenhagen Carsten Niebuhrs Gade are two places you should check out. Or would you rather spend your time in more luxurious surrounds? Prepare to be treated like royalty at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen or the Skt. Petri.
Copenhagen is home to Tivoli Gardens. If you want to stay within an easy walk of this first-class attraction, the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel is just 0.8 kilometres away. Equally popular is the Scandic Copenhagen, just 0.4 kilometres away.
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