31 January, 2017, by Guest Writer
In Copenhagen it is all about "the hygge" - slow dinners, picnics in the parks, cozy cafés and strolling around the urban city. In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. We have gathered Copenhagen's hotspots for a perfect hygge summer day.
In case you wish to go a bit deeper into Copenhagen life, book a tour with one of our local guides, who will show you the Danish culture and city's hotspots through the eyes of a local person. Enquire about this optional activity in conjunction with our Copenhagen tour package.
Best Summer Restaurant - Michelin Star Gem just outside of the city
Den Røde Cottage holds a star in the Guide Michelin Nordic Cities 2016. It offers culinary treats a little north of Copenhagen close by the water in idyllic settings. Here you can enjoy a cosy evening in the company of modern gourmet food, created by the restaurant’s experienced and reputable chefs. Their ambition is to offer an experience based on the generosity of nature, the changing seasons, and the kitchen’s careful preparation of exquisite ingredients. Photos: denroedecottage.dk
Are you a Food Fanatic or a Gastronomic Guru? Take an in depth tour into Copenhagen's food history. The tastings include food enough for a full meal and the 4-hour tour takes you through the oldest parts of Copenhagen as well as around the newer Market halls. This optional activity can only be booked with us in conjunction with a Copenhagen tour package.
Best Place for the Sunset Drinks
In summer, you will struggle to find a better location than this Kayak Bar located literally on the water in between The National Bank, Børsen and Christiansborg. These historical surroundings provide the best backdrop for this floating beach, café, and bar. This is Copenhagen living at its best! Photo: kayakbar.com
Best Summer Shopping in Frenchy Atmosphere
Værnedamsvej is a small, busy shopping street situated between Vesterbro and Frederiksberg. The street is known for its French atmosphere and to Copenhageners it is viewed as Copenhagen’s Paris. Here, you will find cafés, restaurants, specialty shops, deli’s and the wine bar Falernum. The street is oozing charm and a relaxed atmosphere, where families with children and locals meet and hang out in the weekends. Photo: Ty Stange
Best Copenhagen Summer Festival is "All That Jazz"
More than 250,000 people make Copenhagen Jazz Festival one of the biggest, inclusive jazz events of its kind in Europe. 7 – 16 th July is the time when the city becomes vibrant with jazz in the streets, city squares, jazz clubs and unique concert halls. Photo: Kurt Christensen
Best Place to Spend a Sunny Day
The Islands Brygge has become an iconic Copenhagen landmark in the middle of the city. Spend a warm sunny day here swimming and sunbathing. Photo: visitcopenhagen.com
Don't miss these in Copenhagen
Denmark is a wonderful place to experience royal traditions, monuments, palaces and celebrations. In Amalienborg (in the picture) you can experience the changing of the guards, see Danish princes and princesses driving in and out or you may even spot the Queen! Photo: Klaus Bentzen
When in Copenhagen, a must-see place is also the Carlsberg Brewery with a history since 1847. On the self-guided tour you will pass through the historical brewery, where you can read about the fascinating story of Carlsberg, and how it has transformed from a local brewery to a global power-brand. All senses will be activated, when you smell the beer ingredients, explore the outstanding architecture, taste the world famous beer, listen to the songs of the old brewers and discover other sides of the Carlsberg brand. The visitor centre is located in Vesterbro, which is an area about 2.5 km from Copenhagen Central Station. Photo: visitcarlsberg.com
Main photo from Værnedamsvej: Ty Stange