Copenhagen is a lovely city to spend an Autumn weekend. The people are friendly, warm and very welcoming. This was my first time in the city and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment.
Staying in the center gives you the opportunity to explore many interesting places nearby. The first Friday evening we stumbled upon a new restaurant called Kabys the menu was limited as they had recently opened, however, we were served very tasty pasta dishes and fresh crisp white wine. The decor is 60’s Danish tan with little finishing touches everywhere that make it all very unique.
Saturday morning we wondered the streets and went for brunch at the Torvehallernekbh indoor food market which really is something to behold, the food and sheer variety is mind-boggling. We had brunch at one of the restaurants upstairs, a glass and metal structure which allows a panoramic view of the market with all its hustle and bustle of activity going on. I had avocado and poached egg on slightly toasted rye bread with a very subtle spice infusion. I am still thinking of this sublime experience as I’ve not had anything quite like it in terms of texture and flavour.
Having fueled the fire we were ready for more exploring, it wasn’t long until we came across the SMK – National Gallery of Denmark I’m not familiar with a lot of Scandinavian artists but this was an eye-opener, Vilhelm Hammershoi, Carl Vilhelm Holsoe and many more caught my attention, the use of light and dark is quite unique with these painters. This art museum comes highly recommended, it is also a beautiful building that has been extended in a tasteful, modern and sympathetic way. There is also a very nice cafe where we stopped for afternoon coffee and cake.
Vilhelm Hammershoi – Girl In The Chair
Next, we made our way to the Design Museum Denmark this is also very impressive with a fantastic Danish chair design section with all the chairs segmented into different square shelf sections. There is also a section with clothing from different eras which is very interesting.
To finish the day we had to be complete tourists and see the Little Mermaid. Our walk took us through some wonderful greenery and then to the mermaid it was a lovely evening with a very nice shimmery light which reminded me of the paintings we had seen earlier. We managed to get a tour bus back and buy tickets for the following day, this was a smart move as it is a good way to see major attractions.
Saturday we went for Tapas at the Tivoli food hall this is another international food extravaganza with everything from Sushi, Mediterranean, Scandinavian, burgers, Italian and Asian, prices are also reasonable here, we had Cava with our tapas which was London prices.
To finish the evening we went to Barril for a glass of Prosecco, this bar has a nice atmosphere with an interesting ceiling.
It was a short time spent in Copenhagen but thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended