a little guide to copenhagen
writer: emma ranne
picture: emma ranne
I spent four days in Copenhagen, and now I’m in love – I put together a tiny guide based on my travel diary to introduce you to one of my new favourite cities.
The many neighbourhoods of the city. We stayed in Nørrebro which is a trendy but laid back neighbourhood only a 20 min walk away from the city center. Colourful houses, cute cafes, creative concept stores and lots of very stylish cyclists (like everywhere in this city) - If you like the north you should also check out the similar but a little more grown up Vesterbro. Want to see something completely different from the pretty city streets? Head over for a walk through Christiania, the free town in the middle of the city, to absorb the atmosphere of homemade houses, bohemian eateries and vibrant street art.
Glyptoteket - think of a beautiful old building where a magical botanical garden meets a museum for antique statues. Wander around the past eras and enjoy a post time travel -coffee in the dreamy jungle like indoor gardens. (* free on Tuesdays)
Kinfolk - pop in at the office of Kinfolk (located in the city centre) to have a look at their tiny gallery and take in the inspiring aesthetics. If you want to buy their books/ magazines this is the place for you.
Design dreams at Frama - an old pharmacy turned into a design shop. Quite possibly the prettiest shop I’ve ever entered. If you like me have a weak spot for pretty spaces be sure to also check out the new boutique of Aure Studio - hmmm… still dreaming of their white painter’s jacket which would be the perfect summer uniform for 2019 - high quality organic cotton (the kind that will last a life time ) sourced ethically from India and sewn in Europe.
Arken - a gallery for modern art a 20 minute traintrip away from the city. Easy to get to and a great way to see some more of Danmark. In the summer be sure to check the beach too after having your culture trip through the museum.
Design Museum - lots of Danish design in a beautiful old building. Another plus side is it’s free for people under 26 (always a nice surprise if you’re traveling on a student budget).
food + drinks:
Apollo Bar - perfect for coffee or weekend brunch. Their menu isn’t exactly vegan friendly but they’re happy to veganize dishes.
Kalaset - cosy laid back dinner, their brunch menu looks amazing too.
Kaf - a vegan cake bakery, no need to explain this one more. Oh my.
Atelier September - if I could pick a cafe to move in at, this one would be high up on my list.
Pompette - a cosy natural wine bar, wish there were more places like this here in Finland
Mirabelle - the best (and possibly most expensive) bread I’ve ever had. Such a treat. So worth it.