7 a.m. RISE AND SHINE Sleep at the chic four star boutique hotel Kong Arthur (Nørre Søgade 11, 1370 Copenhagen +45 33 95 77 20,www.brochner-hotels.dk/en/ourhotels/ kong-arthur) situated in an 18th century building and located in the center of the city. Enjoy the view of the Copenhagen lakes, one of the three great restaurants nearby, or the hotel spa. INSIDER TIP The hotel offers bike rentals –do rent one and explore the city like a Copenhagener. It is also the fastest way to get around.
9 a.m. BREAKFAST DELIGHTS After a delicious breakfast in the hotel, start the morning with the most famous street in Copenhagen – Strøget. The very heart of the city is also the longest pedestrian area in Europe.
10:00 a.m. A CANAL TOUR Continue with a Canal tour from Gammel Strand (www.stromma.dk/en/canal-tours). It lasts only an hour but it covers all the main attractions from a different perspective.
11:30 a.m. WALK AWAY Take a walk across the lakes via Dronning Louises Bro Bridge to Copenhagen’s multi- ethnic neighborhood Nørrebro. There are plenty of old/rustic petite cafés which are decorated
with second-hand furniture and minimalistic Danish design. Locals’ favorite brunch spot is “Café 22” (Sortedam Dossering 21 – 2200 København, +45 35 37 38 27).
2:00 p.m. ON THE STREETS Since you are already in the neighborhood, stroll around two main streets: Blågårdsgade and Jægersborggade. Both streets represent a typical Danish mix of cafés and mini independent shops. These shops are often spaces that are a mix of gallery, workshop and boutique where young upcoming Danish designers and artists can be found.
3:00 p.m. OH SO COZY It is time to get to know what a Danish word “hygge” means. The closest translation is “coziness” but in fact it is a feeling you get while sipping your coffee, chatting with friends and
just – enjoying. Relax in vintage sofas of “The Living Room” (Larsbjørnsstræde 17, 1454 Copenhagen).
5:00 p.m. ENJOY THE VIEW Get on a bike and cycle across the city to Christianshavn and climb up the Thurah’s corkscrew spire of Church of Our Saviour for a beautiful view over the city.
7:30 p.m. DINE IN STYLE Have a light five course menu at Scarpetta (Rantzausgade 7, 2200 København N, +45 35 35 08 08). The gourmet Italian food tastes amazing and looks gorgeous. The restaurant is
small but nice with a relaxing atmosphere and perfect service.
10:00 p.m. PARTY LIKE A LOCAL Copenhagen is packed with bars and clubs and it has a pretty awesome nightlife. In Vesterbrø neighborhood there is Kodbyen – the meatpacking district. Choose one of the places or simply do a bar crawl. It is new, hip and trendy – and open until 6 in the morning. Party on!
Read more on Mia’s website www.alwaysgolocal.com
Read more in the Summer 2013 issue of City Style and Living Magazine