If you’re thinking about visiting Copenhagen you must know that it has much more to offer than ‘probably the best lager in the world’ by Carlsberg. Copenhagen is a compact city boasting all the particulars you could hope for in a short haul break. Be warned – you need to arrive hungry.
Start at Café Norden for their epic brunch platter – it contains every type of brunch option you could wish for all on one plate. Or opt for an open sandwich, which by local tradition allows for substantially more filling than your usual sandwich. The relaxed nature of the dining room sets the tone for the Copenhagen experience.
Just outside Cafe Norden is one of the longest pedestrian shopping streets in Europe. In the Strøget they’ve even made the inevitable window nosing easier by the eradicating the worry of getting hit by a car as you wonder how many shoes you can fit in your carry on.
Head to Mikkeller for pre-dinner drinks, here you will find over 20 various beers. The pumps are numbered on the wall, you just pick which description takes your fancy and start pulling. It’s worth remembering that some beers are up to 10%, so pace yourself. The thirst quenching selection is complimented with cured meats and olives to pick at. This place attracts a hipster crowd, which should be expected given the guys who run the place; welcoming, but cool; you’ll want to open your own Mikkeler by the time you stumble up the stairs to the exit.
Once you are fully satisfied with your beer consumption, move onto the Oliver and the Black Circus for dinner. This very cool bar-come-restaurant has a menu of small, tapas style plates. It’s easy to over order but worth every bite.
Amidst all of the cool bars and restaurants you have your typical tourist attractions. The famous Mermaid statue, the Carlsberg Factory, as well as hilly spacious parks you can walk off all that food and drink in.
They are a happy bunch in Denmark because everything is so simple. They have managed to organise their bars, restaurants and lives in a way that eradicates stress. It’s no wonder Denmark is the 7th happiest country in world.
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