Welcome to Copenhagen, the greenest city in the world. A city where cars are charged, food is the second language and where you can take a University course on Beyoncé.
Our multimedia journalist Lufuno Ramadwa recently visited the city of Copenhagen and here is everything there is to know.
Favourite thing in Copenhagen
The culture of bike riding is most definitely the best part. It is absolutely empowering to watch a female ride a bicycle with her heels on. Thankfully the land is flat, so it makes cycling a breeze for cyclists and the vibrant scenery makes for a great view. Biking is so much faster than sitting in traffic and also the best way to take in the city’s magnificent architecture.
Where did you stay and would you recommend it
A newly renovated hotel situated close to the centre of the city called Skt. Annæ. The cosy 4-star hotel houses a maximum of 154 people and offers modern facilities. The area where the hotel is situated, Nyhaven is popular for its cute cafes and restaurants and it is within walking distance to the shopping district of the city.
3 things we have to see
In a city as futuristic as Copenhagen, there is a lot to see.
One needs to immerse themselves in the art that the city has to offer because that is the best way to understand the strong artistic perspective in architecture, fashion and food.
The Louisiana Museum Of Modern Art is situated on the shore of a small city outside of Copenhagen called Humlebæk. It has housed artworks from some of the world’s most renowned artists from Pablo Picasso to Andy Warhol. As beautiful as the art inside of the museum is, the magnificent view of the Harken shoreline in the museum’s back yard is even more breathtaking.
The second space you need to see is the Arken Museum, that is architecturally built like a ship. The Modern Museum is situated along the South of Copenhagen in a place called, Ishøj town in Køge Bay Beach. The museum houses more than 400 Danish, Nordic and international works of art. Great artistic works from the likes of Damian Hirst and Ai Weiwei have a home in the Arken Museum Of Modern Art.
The third place you most definitely need to experience is Gro Spiseri, Denmark’s first urban rooftop farm, situated in the eastern part of Copenhagen. Apart from growing food, the community supported farm has a bar and restaurant, which serves organic gourmet meals to a long dinner table of 24 people.
2 things you have to eat
Copenhagen’s food culture is rich and combines traditions of the past and the present. Most Danish meals are old traditional foods revamped with a modern twist.
Smørrebrød, which means open faced sandwich, is one of the most popular meals found in the Danish community. The meal is an open faced rye bread sandwich, topped with a variety of toppings depending on the weather, from meat, cheese or spreads.
For those with more of a sweet tooth, there is a dessert called flødeboller, which is a chocolate covered marshmallow that is lined with a layer of jam which you can find in and organic chocolate store called Summerbird
1 thing you have to know before going
The weather is always unpredictable, one minute there are clouds and the next there is sunshine, but that does not matter. Rain or sunshine there is always something to do, see or taste in Copenhagen.