Copenhagen: Vibrant and Eco-friendly with a twist

I had promised to write about Copenhagen months ago since our visit took place in November 2009.

The city is a worthwhile for visit though I would not recommend winter if one is in need of sunshine. The city was very much awake during the weekend we visited as it would host the Climate Change Conference in a couple of days.

Copenhagen is a vibrant, family and eco-friendly place that has a twist of design, ecology and an element of Nordic coarseness.

Here’s a round-up of the city in 48 hours:

What to do?
• Design walk: (Inspired by Lonely Planet Guide) Dansk Design Centre, Radisson SAS- for the famous Egg Chair, Georg Jensen Store, Royal Copenhagen Porcelain, Illum.

• Walks by the canal

• Little Mermaid

• The Latin quarter

• Pre-Christmas Fun: Tivoli Fair. Rollercoasters, Reindeers, Gluhwein, Sweets and Choclates. Lots of them...

Hotel: Hotel Gulsmeden/ Carlton @ 66 Vesterbrogade

Hotel Gulsmaden are chains there are about 4 hotels in Denmark and one in Bali, Indonesia too.Alot of the furniture and the inspiration for the designs are obviously taken from this region. The website is very good and picturesque however the hotel is not exactly what the pictures cut it out too be. Very good try though.


Eat eat eat:

• Teatime: Conditori La Glace


• Cafe: Cafe Retro a non-profit bohemian cafe close to the canals where you go and pick up your own tea and coffee and share tables/couches with the locals. The profit is donated to projects in India and Africa.


• For dinner: Spiesellaupen in Christiana. This is a very arty restaurant - literally its like you're having dinner in the middle of a gallery located in an unexpected factory building. Recommended to us by the strangers we met at Cafe Retro above!


• Late night snacks: Vagabondo’s – open till early hours of the morning! Located at Vesterbrogade Copenhagen’s answer to Soho, this bustling area is pretty much the only quarter where there is action 24 hrs of the day.

  • For Lunch: CapHorn just Nyhavn docks for some traditional delicacies and seafood.

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