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48 hours in Copenhagen: The Finer Things in Life

Are you ready for something for your eyes, your brain, your hunger, and your shopping urge? Walk through Copenhagen and indulge in the finer things in life. We will eat, see some art, and shop for irresistible design. You deserve it.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
DAY 1:
 
09:00 At home with Grandma
Welcome at Grandma’s – or in Danish, Mormors. The flowered wallpaper, patchwork blankets, and every piece of interior are selected for you to feel like you are visiting your grandparents. A calm, cosy, and perfect place to start the day. Try a freshly pressed juice, oatmeal, and a Danish, and you are ready to seize the day.
Mormors, Bredgade 45, Copenhagen K, Mon-Fri 8.30-17, Sat-Sun 10-17

10:30 Great art collections
The David Collection holds three great collections of art. First of all, the most important collection of Islamic art is definitely worth a visit. Secondly, their selection of European art from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and early modern Danish art is quite spectacular.
 
13:00 Soak up the light during lunch
Next to grand old trees and green lawns you find the restaurant Orangeriet in the Royal Garden. The old building which houses the restaurant, the light pouring in through the windows, and the surrounding nature in the middle of the city, make the entire experience quite magical. They serve the Danish classic Smørrebrød (open sandwich) or a two or three-course lunch menu.
Orangeriet, Kronprinsessegade 13, Kbh K
 
15:00 Winter garden serenity
Glyptoteket is one of the prettiest museums in Copenhagen. The winter garden with its mosaic floor, palm trees reaching for the rooftop and the beautiful glass dome, give a feeling of pure serenity. From here you can find your way through the most amazing art collections. Glyptoteket’s collections should have something for every taste with antique sculptures, French nineteenth-century paintings, Danish Golden Age paintings, and European art from the eighteenth-twentieth centuries.
 
17:00 Danish design goodies
Within 150 metres you can find Danish design to sit on, to wear, and to decorate with. It is time for shopping Danish design. HAY has an amazing shop full of cool furniture and accessories for your home. Also do not miss Stilleben, which is full of Danish design accessories to make your house look pretty. Walk less than 10 steps and you will be ready to pamper yourself or your loved ones with jewelleries from Danish Julie Sandlau.
Hay, Østergade 61 (Strøget), Kbh K | Stilleben, Niels Hemmingsens Gade 3, Kbh K | Julie Sandlau, Niels Hemmingsens Gade 4, Kbh K
 
19:00 Great food, great design, great view
End the day at restaurant Alberto K on the twentieth floor of Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. The entire hotel and the furniture are designed by Arne Jacobsen. Jacobsen’s famous chairs The Egg and The Swan were actually designed for this hotel and have made Danish design famous worldwide. While enjoying your evening at Alberto K, you will be dining with Arne Jacobsen cutlery, sitting in his chair designs, and feel butterflies fluttering in your stomach while looking out over Copenhagen from the twentieth floor. Book a table in advance.
Alberto K, Hammerichsgade 1, Kbh V
 
DAY 2:

10:00 High quality brunch
It is time for a quality brunch. Spicy sausages, crispy bacon, and a fresh and tender avocado could be some of the things on your plate at Union Kitchen. This place is cosy and serves great coffee and food, but it is not cheap. However, everything on your plate is of a very high and you will enjoy every bite.
Union Kitchen, Store Strandstræde 21, Kbh K
 
12:00 Take my breath away
After brunch, you get to stretch your legs on the way to the next stop; Thorvaldsens Museum. The museum opened in 1848 and shows a massive collection of art by Danish artist Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844). Everything inside the museum is breathtaking. The ceilings, the floors, the walls, and the art – it is all absolutely spectacular.
 
14:30 Close to the stars
“Colourful and creative modern interpretations of Venezuelan dishes are served at this stylish restaurant”, says the Michelin Guide recommendation of restaurant Taller. The restaurant was predicted its first Michelin star in 2016, but was bypassed. That does not change the fact that this is a great restaurant introducing you to tastes you have never tried before. Next year it might be a lot more difficult to book a table here, if the star arrives!
Taller, Tordenskjoldsgade 11, Kbh K, Open for lunch Thur-Sat
 
16:30 Photography at the Library
The National Museum of Photography in The Black Diamond – The Royal Library shows a photo-collage exhibition about architecture, dreams and destruction. And with its architectonic fusion of old and new, the Black Diamond is the perfect place for this exhibition. Two Danish contemporary artists, Søren Lose and Julie Boserup, have worked with and deconstructed selected photographs from the collections, building new photographs and telling new stories. The outcome is cool structures and graphic impressions.
 
19:00 Nordic cuisine
The Black Diamond houses the restaurant Søren K where you can enjoy you dinner while looking at kayaks and boats drifting by in the harbor. The focus is Nordic elegance and the good taste of Southern European food.
Søren K, Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, Kbh K

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Anne-Sofie Stampe