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  • By sea, by feet or by bike must you wander this city.

    this humble guide limits itself to places within a short distance from where you'll be staying. a bit of local knowledge, includes some sentimental favorites.

    • May 2018
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  • Kongens Have

    1

    Park

    splendid park. stand by large plum trees near footbridge to castle (see: flickr.com/gp/christiansvaneskolding/vj2P3C) - i proposed to estrada here.

  • døp

    2

    Hot Dogs

    danish hot dogs are so delicious yet they're grossly artificial. not these, however. this is truly good organic danish street food! get one with "det hele."

  • Studenterhuset

    3

    Bar

    go more for tucker's daughter than anything else. genuine student bar that has its good nights, believe it or not. worth seeing to understand her student life.

  • Bo-Bi Bar

    4

    Dive Bar

    i miss this place so much. a dumpy dive bar where academics & journalists hang out for robust late night arguments. probably still beer & wine only + cash only.

  • Bjerg Van Mackelenbergh

    5

    Jewelry

    basement shop on pilestræde with irregular hours, where our friend henrik & i designed adriana's wedding ring. if he's there, say hi! miss that sweet fussy man.

  • Storm

    6

    Shop

    when you feel like being a snob and want to do that hipster shopping thing. similar to the colette store in paris. not everything is overpriced.

  • Tranquebar

    7

    Bookstore

    travel books, espressos, lattés & music. you know how this works. good rainy day escape, close to your place. name refers to former danish colony in india.

  • Restaurant Koefoed

    8

    Scandinavian

    expense account kind of place. high-end meals. consistently named amongst most highly regarded restaurants in the city. the chef is one of DK's culinary stars.

  • Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken)

    9

    Church

    if it's a grey day in the middle of the week, then step inside the 'marble church.' it doesn't rank amongst world's best, but it oozes character and mystery.

  • Designmuseum Danmark

    10

    Art Museum

    formerly known as kunstindustrimuseet. love the ancient building that houses the museum. collection + rotating exhibits on design + industrial design are solid.

  • Nordre Toldbod

    11

    Harbor / Marina

    more waypoint than destination - but from here you can catch (or arrive on) the harbor bus (ie the city ferry). walk north to langelinie, or west on esplanaden.

  • Kastellet

    12

    Historic Site

    we lived close enough to jog on these ramparts a few times a week. when homesick, adriana occasionally went to nearby st. albans church. find gefionspringvandet

  • Den Britiske Ambassade

    13

    Government

    just east of british embassy is a cold war remnant once known as the "ho chi minh trail." a tiny alleyway hosted much intrigue as US & russian embassies nearby.

  • Hija de Sánchez

    14

    Tacos

    crazy to recommend a taco joint in copenhagen but rosio sanchez is something else! a NOMA protege, she moved to KBH after we left but filled a much needed void.

  • Alice

    15

    Music Venue

    named after alice coltrane and alice in wonderland, this venue replaced the legendary copenhagen jazzhouse - opening up in a new venue on nørre allé. promising!

  • Aamanns Etablissement

    16

    Scandinavian

    amongst my favorite places for lunch for bona fide smørrebrød, very close to where adriana & i lived. fyi, check out 'kartoffelrækkerne,' the nearby rowhouses.

Christian Svanes Kolding

Christian Svanes Kolding