With Copenhagen’s colorful neighborhoods, world-renowned architecture and design, thriving food and bar scene and leisurely, bike-everywhere layout, it’s little surprise that the city’s natives rank year after year as some of the happiest people in the world. Here’s where to stay, eat and visit in this gorgeous European city.
With its palatial exterior and chic neutral interiors, the Nimb is undoubtedly Copenhagen’s most luxurious hotel, and its central location within Copenhagen’s iconic Tivoli Gardens amusement park doesn’t hurt either. Another great option—particularly for Scandinavian design buffs—is the Nobis Hotel, the equally city-centric hot-spot where every angle looks like the cover of your favorite interiors mag.
You can’t call yourself a foodie until you know the name Noma. Hailed as one of the world’s most influential restaurants, a trip to this fine-dining establishment is a life-changing culinary experience. Reservations booked well in advance are absolutely essential—we recommend calling the restaurant directly for reservation information. Couldn’t nab a spot? Noma’s little sister restaurant, 108, is a more casual affair, while Bror delivers a rotating four-course menu at a can’t-beat-it price point.
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Cruising around the city on a bike is the best way to explore Copenhagen—you can see landmarks like Tivoli Gardens, the colorful Nyhavn port and the city’s many royal palaces, all in a single day. But there’s at least one good reason to get on the train: Louisiana Museum. A perfect day trip, the famous museum houses its iconic art and sculpture within an equally revered architectural complex that is hailed as a design milestone in modern Danish architecture.