Are you tired of wandering Strøget up and down, around the carnival rides at Tivoli and the crowds at Nyhavn? Check out this guide to Copenhagen and discover places you never knew you wanted to visit. Print it out or save it to your phone and bring it along next time you decide to defy Skånetrafiken’s high travel fees and train delays and visit the capital closest to Lund.
Written by: Lisa Bergenfelz. Translated by: Rebecka McKinnon Forsell
Address: Jagtvej 199
Vintage 199 is a second-hand store located outside the city center. It has a large supply of sporty second hand clothes but also more traditional best sellers such as Levi’s jeans and silk blouses. It is located further away from where most tourists in Copenhagen go which makes it a little less expensive than a lot of the vintage store in the city center. They have recently expanded and opened a store right next to the original one, in the premises that used to be an old bar. The bar counter is still there and now functions as a café.
Address: Trangravsvej 14
Copenhagen’s best street food can be found at Papirøen. In 2014, Copenhagen Streetfood opened in two old warehouses. More than 30 food trucks with food from all over the world are located in these warehouses. A large log fire is lit in the middle of the market in the winters and in the summers, you can sit in the sun by the pier just outside. Make sure to look out for different musical events on their web page.
Address: Jægersborggade 50
Why not pay a visit to a porridge bar? In Copenhagen there is one! In 2011, Grød opened with the mission to widen people’s definition of porridge. Today, the bar has expanded and can be found at four different locations in Copenhagen. A favorite on the menu is the classic oat porridge with homemade caramel sauce, almonds and fresh apples. If you want to try something more innovative, a tip is to try their fried risotto balls called “grødeller”.
Skip Strøget and and go to Nørrebro’s coziest street. Here you can find around 40 second hand shops, cafés, restaurants and bars. You can among others find the Michelin restaurant Relæ, the porridge bar Grød and the microbrewery and beer bar Mikeller and Friends. Make sure to look at their web page for upcoming events where they often arrange street parties and markets.
Address: Høkerboderne 9-15
If you are in the mood for a really good pizza you can go to the pizza restaurant Mother. The restaurant has taken the name from the idea of “mother dough”, the sour dough that is a new ingredient in all their pizza crusts. Mother is located in Kødbyen, Copenhagen’s own meat packing district, and is a perfect place to start your night out. After a good meal, it’s close to all the bars and clubs in the area.
SMK Statens Museum for Kunst
Address: Sølvgade 48-50
SMK, Statens Museum for Kunst, is located ten minutes from the metro station Nørrebro. SMK is one of Denmark’s largest art museums and one of the six “parkmuseerne” (‘park museums’) in Copenhagen. Parkmuseerne is a museum district located in connection to three parks. Here you can also find Statens Naturhistoriske Museum (National Museum of Natural History). A visit to this museum also makes it possible to visit the nearby parks and in the summer, it is a fun idea to bring your own picnic.