The research prior to any city trip is part of the fun for me. Especially, when I am aiming to write up a guide about the city afterwards. In Copenhagen the hotel choice was very easy as Hotel Alexandra has it all. Each room is furnitured differently but all with the most stunning vintage furniture – you can learn something for your own home!
It’s located close to Trivoli which is a more touristic part of the city but since you get around the city by bike it’s still only a good 10MIN ride bike from anywhere nice. The hotel is also part of the Green Key Association, which means they have to adhere to strict environmental policies. These hotels are also regularly audited and have to document the environmental standards.
Hotel Alexandra H.C. Andersens Blvd. 8 1553 København, Denmark
Area: Central Budget: €€ Green Key certified
Where to spend your money
SUR LE CHEMIN
In a fast consuming world where clothing is a commodity, created, sold, and consumed in haste, sur le chemin prefers freedom and simplicity.
They offer sincere clothes that evolve with every wear and wash. Their knits are too soft to be true and each garment feels like an aesthetic retort to fast fashion.
Besides their own collection you will find selected magazines, coffee table books and poetry books. Oh and their friends at FRAMA are also around with their beautiful scented candles and fragrances.
sur le chemin Lille Kirkestraæde 3 København, Denmark
Place: Central Budget: €€-€€€ shirts, knits, courduroy
Vintage shopping is nowhere as cheap as in other European cities but just think of all your favourite skandi designers at budget friendly prices.
Gl. Kongevej 105 1850 Frederiksberg København Denmark
Place: Frederiksberg Budget €-€€€ Everything from no-name to designer
Elmegade 21 2200 København Denmark
Place: Nørrebro Budget: €€-€€€ All your Acne dreams come true
Where to eat
The Glyptotek in Copenhagen is a magical place. On a sunny day the different exhibition halls fill with sunlight. The museum’s small restaurant is located in the middle of palm trees that reach up to the glass ceiling, small fountains and beautiful statues. The menu is anything seasonal and everything is homemade in the restaurant’s kitchen. It’s the perfect place to take a break after strolling through the different exhibitions.
Dantes Plads 7 1556 København Denmark
Place: Central Budget: €€-€€€ Homemade dishes with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients.