Kongens Nytorv 13, København K, Danmark
33 11 44 33
The city's oldest department store is something of an institution, rather like Bloomingdales or Selfridges. A visit to Magasin is a must for anyone who likes to shop - whether you're on the hunt for a smart outfit or a Danish design souvenir. The store is also a great place for foodies, with a gourmet food and wine department, Meyer's Deli and a number of cafes.
Magasin's history dates back to the 19th century, when the then Hotel du Nord became the home for an unknown writer named Hans Christian Andersen - he rented two small rooms in the attic here in 1838. The building's facade is a little more recent, and inspired by the French department stores popular at the turn of the century. The store found itself under new management in 2005 and, despite its rich history, continues to offer a fascinating assortment of very typical Scanidinavian brands.