Football Away Days: What To Do In Copenhagen
Telia Parken | © en.wikipedia.org
With fantastic food and amazing sights, make the most of your time in Copenhagen
FC Copenhagen’s stadium, Telia Parken, is located just north of the central part of the city. The closest train station is Østerport, only a six minute journey from the city’s main train station, and the stadium is a 15-minute walk from the station.
Something to eat:
Nose2tail – Acclaimed as “Copenhagen’s first sustainable gastropub,” Nose2tail is a unique dining option for the environmentally minded traveler. The philosophy behind the restaurant is to source ingredients and meats from local farms and to use every part of the animal to minimize waste. Set in a cozy basement lit with candles, the atmosphere has been widely praised by travelers. The menu features delicious eco-versions of pub classics such as pork tenderloin with mushrooms, pork cracklings and Danish rice pudding. The venue also offers a selection of great Danish beers.
Flæsketorvet 13A, 1711 Kbh V
Something to drink:
Mesteren & Lærlingen – Once a slaughterhouse bodega, but now stands remade as one of Copenhagen’s best watering holes. The tiled walls of this hot spot are often packed with every stripe of the city’s populace: you’ll find neighborhood butchers having a drink to relax after a hard day’s work, along with young students and locals hyped up for a long night out. Drinks and food are dirt cheap. This also happens to be one of the few remaining venues which permits smoking indoors – all factors which may contribute to the bar’s universal popularity. A rotation of four different DJs mix some great music throughout the week, making this bar a great stop at any time, day or night. Flæsketorvet 86, 1711 København, Denmark
Something to see:
The Koncerthuset – Opened in 2009, this is the work of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel. Designed
in homage to the style of architecture of Theodor Lauritzen and Hans Sharoun, Nouvel wanted The Koncerthuset to blend in with its environment but offered no indication from its exterior as to what went on inside. He said: “the interior is a world in itself, complex and diversified. An interior street lined with shops follows the path of the urban canal; a restaurant and bar spill into it. The restaurant is dominated by a covered square, a large empty volume beneath the wooden ‘scales’ cladding the concert hall above. It is a world of contrasts and surprises, a labyrinth, an interior landscape.” A truly magnificent and well-thought out design, visiting The Koncerthuset
solely to appreciate its architectural design is pleasurable in itself.
Something to do:
Finders Keepers – Whether you are looking for something different than the usual designer boutiques, if want to meet certain designers in person, make some contacts or simply stay on the edge of Danish design, Finders Keepers
market is just for you. Started in 2011, this popular market showcases both the work of upcoming and established designers. With over 300 stalls, the venue covers everything from graphic design and furniture to fashion. It is a good idea to keep an eye on their website to get an early scoop as to when the market is being held. Keep in mind you have to buy a ticket for entry, which costs around 50 DKK, but this is a small price to pay for such a delightful selection. Ny Carlsberg Vej, Copenhagen, Denmark
Per Henrik Lings Allé 2, 2100 København Ø