Design Destination: Your Guide To 3 Perfect Days In Copenhagen

This piece originally appeared on MyDomaine.

The beautiful land of Copenhagen is lined with colorful houses, sprinkled with bicycling locals, bursting with phenomenal food, and home to the best ice cream on the planet. It’s a metropolis designed for meandering on foot, bike, or boat. Every street offers a view of impeccably streamlined design, smiling faces, and dozens upon dozens of beautifully curated shops, cutting-edge museums, and delicious gastropubs. 

As you know, we have a great affinity for everything “Dansk.”From home and office design to work-life balance, the Danes have achieved a quality and vibrancy of life that is often missing in America.

We really can’t convey in words the magic of this laid-back city of heavenly design, but we can share how we’d spend three days in one of our favorite European cities. Read on for a full-proof Danish itinerary you’re going to want to book!

The Admiral Hotel

Photo courtesy of Copenhagen Admiral Hotel

The Copenhagen Admiral Hotel is all about location. Situated right on the Nyhavn canal, at the center of the city, the Admiral Hotel is an ideal place to stay for a three-day adventure. Book a room on the top floor overlooking the canal for a stunning view of the gorgeous Royal Opera House, the Royal Playhouse, and the boat-filled harbor. Make sure to order the breakfast package when you make your reservation. For a modest price, you are welcome to a generous buffet every morning of your stay, filled with Danish delicacies, fresh fruit, coffee, and even some American favorites to ease you into the foreign city.

 

Rent A Bicycle

Photo courtesy of Sandra Semburg

 

Copenhagen was built for cyclists as much as drivers. Every street has a separate bike lane with its own set of traffic lights. Bicycle shops appear on every block, and you can rent the two-wheel favorite on a daily basis. Make sure to bike to nearby Amelienborg, the home of Danish royalty that resembles a miniature Place Vendome, the famous Little Mermaid Sculpture, and the epic Gefion Fountain.

 

Christiania

Photo courtesy of Nina Lex

Once you’ve visited all of the quintessential Copenhagen landmarks near the Admiral Hotel, bike across town to Christiania, aka Freetown Christiania. This self-proclaimed autonomous neighborhood is recognized as a large commune by Danish law. Copenhagen law enforcement does not police the area, which exists under the Christiania Law of 1989. Photography is strictly forbidden, so keep your camera out of sight as you stroll through the green gardens, cannabis shops, and graffiti-covered structures and enjoy the warm sounds of musicians strumming their guitars throughout the space. 

 

Papirøen and Experimentarium City

Photo courtesy of Experimentarium City

By now, if you’re like us, you’ll be more than ready for a delicious lunch (and a cold beer). Make your way back toward the Admiral Hotel for a bite at the Papirøen Copenhagen Street Food. Filled with dozens of stalls, each offering a delicious speciality, the Papirøen is a great place to chill, eat, drink, and watch the boats pass the canal. After lunch, check out Experimentarium City next door. The hands-on science and technology museum is the perfect way to walk off our favorite pulled pork and spare rib sandwiches.

See the whole story HERE on MyDomaine.

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