1: Art Stars at Louisiana
Without doubt the world’s most beautifully situated art museum, Louisiana is an easy excursion from Copenhagen, and one you won’t soon forget. A rotating series of exhibitions brings the German watercolorist Emil Nolde and a site-specific project by Danish art star Olafur Eliasson to Lousiana this summer, but the permanent collection is
2: Coffee at Torvehallerne
This shopping venue—a covered food market adjacent to Norreport Station—has a wonderful range of vendors, but the star attraction is a cup of morning Joe from Coffee Collective (perhaps followed by a bowl of porridge from GRØD).
3: Take a bike ride
Copenhagen, like the rest of the country, is a cyclist’s paradise, and there’s no better way to experience all the city has to offer than on two wheels. Try a guided tour with Cycling Copenhagen, founded by bike enthusiast Christian Hougaard. The three-hour Urban Tour is your best bet when it comes to seeing the city’s diverse neighborhoods,including Nørrebro and Christianshavn.
4: Eat Smørrebrød at Restaurant Kronborg
At gay-owned Restaurant Kronborg, the menu is strictly traditional, with a focus on Denmark’s famous open sandwich—usually a slice of buttered rye bread piled high with herring, seafood, and smoked meats. Wash it down with a glass of aquavit.
5: Drink at Oscar Bar Café
6: Stroll the Tivoli Gardens
There’s a reason that Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens, first opened in 1843, is one of the most visited parks in Europe. Crowded with first-rate restaurants, theaters, and dance halls, it’s a natural place to find yourself during a summer evening when you’re likely to catch live jazz, classical, or pop music (Azealia Banks will be playing there in September).