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Fastelavn in Copenhagen

Fastelavn in Copenhagen February 23, 2011 | Events, Kid Friendly | Read More
Sunday March 6 is Fastelavn in Denmark, a festival for dressing up and eating plenty of cakes and candy: After Christmas, it is the high point in the Danish family calendar. For Danish kids, Fastelavn is akin to Halloween. Not only do they get to dress up as superheroes and princesses, they also get...

Copenhagen Show Turns Recycling into an Art

Copenhagen Show Turns Recycling into an Art February 11, 2011 | Events, free, What's New | Read More
A new show that opened in Room 101 of Vesterbro exhibition center Øksnehallen today really is a load of rubbish. However you feel about modern art, these pieces are created from what Copenhageners have thrown away. The aim of the show, ‘Sort Slips Hvidt Slips’ (Black Tie White Tie) is to challenge...

Fab February Festivals in Copenhagen

Fab February Festivals in Copenhagen February 9, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
February is not generally the ideal month to visit Copenhagen; cold and grey at this time of year, people tend to hide themselves away, leaving the streets a little lifeless. This was the reasoning behind a new initiative in the Danish capital, WonderCool: A composition of five different festivals and...

From Fashion Gear to Designer Cakes

From Fashion Gear to Designer Cakes February 2, 2011 | Events | Read More
As Copenhagen Fashion Week kicks off, Copenhagen’s Avenue Hotel has invited Scottish cake designer David Duncan to the city to present Denmark’s first ‘Fashion High Tea’ event. Although Fashion High Tea has now become a catchphrase among the smartest sets in New York and London, the concept is...

Coming up in Copenhagen in 2011

Coming up in Copenhagen in 2011 January 7, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
One of the most annoying things about traveling is arriving in a city only to discover that something that you would have really loved to have experienced has just been… and gone. Whether its art exhibitions, opera or music festivals, don’t miss out this year with our breakdown of some of Copenhagen’s...

Copenhagen Sees in the New Year

Copenhagen Sees in the New Year December 22, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, Romantic, Things to Do | Read More
Copenhagen’s Rådhuspladsen may not be Times Square when it comes to New Year celebrations, but the end of one year and the start of another is as much a reason to party here as anywhere else in the world. Restaurants offer special menus, bars and clubs stay open until long into the following day and...

Step-by-Step Guide to a Danish Christmas

Step-by-Step Guide to a Danish Christmas December 20, 2010 | Events, Kid Friendly | Read More
In Copenhagen over the holiday period and not sure how it’s celebrated here? Just follow our step-by-step guide to enjoying Christmas like the Danes. 1. Get the works party out of the way early. While a large-scale office party or Julefrokost is gotten out of the way earlier in December—starting...

Where to Catch this Year’s Lucia Parade

Where to Catch this Year’s Lucia Parade December 11, 2010 | Events | Read More
One of Scandinavia’s most unique Christmas traditions occurs much earlier in December. The celebrations for Lucia Day, the festival of light, take place every year on December 13, when a ‘Lucia Queen’ is chosen to lead a parade of other Lucia girls, all wearing white robes and holding candles,...

Copenhagen’s Christmas Shows

Copenhagen’s Christmas Shows December 3, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
One of Copenhagen’s holiday traditions is the Christmas show. Should you find yourself in the Danish capital this December, head over to the theater and let flights of fantasy, tragedy or comedy get you in the holiday mood. When Brit Vivienne McKee founded The London Toast Theatre and the company’s...

Copenhagen’s Best Christmas Markets

Copenhagen’s Best Christmas Markets November 11, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
The run-up to Christmas starts early in Northern Europe. As the hours of daylight diminish and temperatures drop, Christmas cheer acts as kind of medicine against winter depression, with this warming holiday spirit at its most convivial in Copenhagen, where Christmas is enjoyed enthusiastically by children...
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