The Beauty of Copenhagen

A First-Timer’s Guide

Copenhagen is the epitome of rich modernity. The city has become known for its excellent taste in everything from architecture, furniture, design, fashion, and of course, cuisine. Although Copenhagen is often seen as a city that is overwhelmed with darkness and cold temperatures for most of the year, it is filled with vibrancy and buzz that matches any hot-spot in Europe! The city’s amazing castles, stunning waterways, and fine eats will have you begging for more. Denmark’s capital isn’t an easy place to characterize, but on the plus side, a trip to Copenhagen has plenty to offer anyone who makes the journey. Lucky for you, Rubinsohn Travel is here with a list of must-see spots, which will make you want to put Copenhagen on your bucket list.

The Cuisine

The Danish capital claims no less than 15 Michelin-starred restaurants, offering a variety of gourmet bites. In fact, many Michelin-starred chefs have opted to open up street food markets for those who are looking to dine on a budget but still want to taste the deliciousness the city offers. Copenhagen is also recognized for its wave of local eateries that are adored for plating fresh produce right from their own farms and gardens. Looking for a quick bite before hitting your night out on the town? The Meat Packing District is filled with a creative cluster of trendy nightlife and a variety of high-quality restaurants. Known for its local bars, and street food along the way, you can find exactly what your taste buds are wanting. Visitors can find dishes from Italian, and Indian, to classic Danish cuisine. Our personal favorite is Kodbyens Fiskebar. At Fiskebar, it’s all about fresh, healthy, and delicious fish and seafood. You’ll certainly want to dive-in visiting Kodbyens Fiskebar!

The Fashion

Copenhagen locals primarily get around town on bikes. However, the morning rush of biker’s look more like a runway show on wheels. When it comes to style in Copenhagen, the fashion enthusiasts are turning their backs on the traditional minimalistic style, and instead creating a movement of pastels and bright colors. If you’re looking to bring home some of the traditional Scandinavian minimalism, head over to Stine Goya or Henrik Vibskov for minimal, but cutting-edge pieces. Copenhagen also makes their homes look like something straight out of a magazine. From the city’s hip street architecture, its famous furniture and light fixtures, to its handblown glassware, Copenhagen has created a city of endless visual pleasure.

Summer Versus Winter

Copenhagen is essentially split up into two different seasons; summer and winter, but there is plenty to do during each season! During the summer, locals enjoy being by, on and in the water. But really who doesn’t? Visitors can rent kayaks or small boats to explore the city’s canals, or find a local bar located right on the waterside to take in the passing boat traffic and stunning views. In autumn and winter, it’s all about cozying up and staying warm. The many museums and galleries will allow you to immerse yourself into the Danish culture. If that doesn’t work, do as the Danes do and head to the Botanical Garden to soak up the heat and humidity in the stunning greenhouses made of glass!

The History

When you visit Copenhagen, the first thing you’ll notice are the prim houses lining tidy cobblestoned streets and canals, and the Tivoli Gardens that forms the city’s centerpiece. But beyond these postcard-perfect moments, Copenhagen is an ambitious city with much history to explore.

At Langelinie Pier you will find one of Copenhagen’s most famous tourist attractions: The sculpture of The Little Mermaid. From Danish culture, The Little Mermaid was a gift from local brewer Carl Jacobsen to the City of Copenhagen dating back to 1913! The sculpture is made of bronze and granite, and was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a mermaid who gives up everything to be united with a young, handsome prince on land. Looking for something more moving? There are a ton of castles to explore during your visit in Denmark, but Rosenborg Castle is one our favorites. Discover 400 years of significant, royal treasures, and the Crown Jewels and Royal Regalia. Built by one of the most famous Scandinavian kings, Christian IV, the Rosenborg Castle takes you on a journey through time. Experience the king’s private writing cabinet, and see wax figures of formal royals! The history doesn’t stop there. Copenhagen is also home to the first public museum building in Denmark. Built in 1848 to exhibit the extensive life’s work of famous Danish artist, Bertel Thorvaldsen, The Thorvaldsens Museum offers an extraordinary experience to locals and visitors alike. After obtaining his craftsman skills in Rome, Bertel brought a wealth of artifacts, stunning art, and new perspectives for the city to enjoy, allowing us to take a visual journey of the 18th century.

Impressed with Copenhagen yet? We sure hope so! Hop on the bandwagon and give Rubinsohn Travel a call at (215)-886-5200 to begin your planning to The City of Spires!