Week 30: 5 things to do in Copenhagen this weekend

Hooray, we’ve survived another week in the heat, and the weekend is upon us! I’m doubling up on art this weekend, but if you’re not into that, there’s always food. Or music. Or free movies outdoors! Enjoy your weekend!


Guided tours at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

What – A guided tour through the collection “From block to body. French and Danish sculpture”, which includes pieces by Rodin and renowned Danish artists Sinding, Bissen and Jerichau.

Why – It might just be me, but I’m a big fan of sculptures. And if you’ve ever been to my favourite museum in Paris, the Musée Rodin, you’ll probably take the chance to see some more of his great work. Plus, I love guided tours as they always allow me to learn something!

Where – Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Dantes Plads 7

When – 24th-26th July, 13h

How much – DKK 15 for the guided tour (plus normal admission to the museum, DKK 75)

More information – Glyptotek website


RAW 2014

What – Denmark’s largest clubbing event, combining mainstream and underground electronic music

Why – Over 70 artists + 8 stages + 6.000 people = 12 hours of music and party fun! (or maybe a fraction of that if you prefer)

Where – Lokomotivværkstedet, Otto Busses Vej 5A

When – 26th July, start 19h

How much – DKK 170 (standard), DKK 210 (late ticket)

More information – Facebookrawcph.com


Free movies at Ørstedsparken

What – For three nights in a row, MIX Copenhagen is showing movies for free at Ørstedsparken. Since MIX Copenhagen is an LGBT film festival, all movies shown revolve around the subject, with a screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on Saturday, to celebrate the movie’s 40th anniversary.

Why – Watching movies outside is always fun, and with the weather being like this, there’s almost no excuse not to go!

Where – Ørstedsparken, Nørre Voldgade 1

When – 24th-26th July, 22h

How much – Free

More information – Facebook, mixcopenhagen.dk


Shiny Happy People – Danish contemporary art exhibit

What – You might have heard this thing about the Danes and happiness – they keep popping up at the top of all those happiness and quality-of-life rankings. This exhibition showcases seven Danish contemporary artists to explore a bit more of why exactly the Danes are so happy all the time (although a recent study suggests it’s in the genes).

Why – If you’re interested in art generally, and Danish art more specifically, you should take this opportunity to get to know some of the contemporary artists in Denmark. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a great new painting for your living room, too?

Where – Bredgade Kunsthandel, Bredgade 67-69

When – 26th June – 16th August

How much – Free

More information – bredgade-kunsthandel.dk


Creative kebabs in the Meatpacking District

What – The popular Bakken in the even more popular Meatpacking district (Kødbyen) hosts a series of special food events which center around a grill and a popular “drunk food”: kebabs. Served with homemade sides as well as freshly baked bread, British chef Lee Tiernan will be preparing the traditional dish with a creative twist.

Why – If you’re into food, a bit of a hipster atmosphere, and trying new things, you should head out to Kødbyen to try one of these creations!

Where – Bakken, Kødbyen, Flæsketorvet 19-21

When – every Thursday through Saturday between 18th July and 23rd August, from 18h

How much – ca. DKK 50 for a main course

More information – AOK


Week 23: 5 things to do in Copenhagen this weekend

Oh, so many great things to do in Copenhagen this weekend - thank God it’s a long one, with constitution day yesterday and Whit Monday, because there are plenty of things to choose from! I already know my weekend is going to be awesome, because my two lovely and hilarious sisters arrived last night to spend it with me! I hope yours will rock as well, and maybe one or two of these events can help make it so. I’ve selected my top five picks below.

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Week 22: 5 things to do in Copenhagen this weekend

Wow, these last couple of days have gone by fast, and a lot has happened!

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Top left: I went to an amazing rosé wine and chocolate tasting on Tuesday - longer review coming up!

Top right: Amazing dinner at LêLê Street Kitchen in Østerbro - elected Copenhagen’s best takeout in 2013

Bottom left: Wednesday’s soccer match between Denmark and Sweden - I wrote about it on Denmark.dk

Bottom right: Yesterday I ventured into Christiania for the first time ever and I had a blast with wine in the sun and a crazy concert at Loppen. Great burgers, too!


But now, the weekend is approaching fast, so here’s my list of things to do if you’re in Copenhagen!

It’s Lagersalg season!

What - Shopping, shopping, shopping! Lots of brands have clearance sales going on right now - for example Samsøe & Samsøe, Acne or Dryberg/Kern

Why - Because you can definitely get a bargain!

Where - all around Copenhagen

When - different days for different brands

How much - strongly depends on what you take home with you!

More information - AOK’s big lagersalg roundup


Øresundsfestival in Malmö

What - A music festival, mostly featuring lesser-known artists from Denmark and Sweden, but also e.g. Nabiha and Mads Langer

Why - Because it’s a great reason to take a trip over the bridge to Malmö and listen to some cool tunes

Where - different venues across Malmö

When - 30.+31. May, 17h - open end

How much - 1 day ticket 290 DKK, 2 day ticket 500 DKK (includes train tickets and admission to clubs after the festival)

More information - oresundsfestival.com/


More music: All-day house festival “Free Your Mind”

Source: Festival page

What - An all-day event with house music of all sorts, on Refshaløen

Why - Go there, grab a drink and chill in the sun! The music will be more chill during the day and pick up the pace towards the night

Where - Halvandet on Refshaløen

When - 31. May, 12h - midnight

How much - free admission

More information - on the festival’s Facebook page


A different city walking tour - Lucifertour

What - An open city walking tour focusing on the spooky and occult, “following the devil’s footsteps”. The tour only takes place when there’s a full moon, or on other significant dates. Attention: the tours are in Danish unless otherwise stated, but English tours can be requested.

Why - Because it’s a different way of seeing the city - guaranteed!

Where - meeting point is at the Absalon statue on Højbroplads, tour ends at Vor Frue Kirke

When - 31. May, 20h

How much - 100 DKK, registration online

More information - weirdwalks.dk


More shopping - Flea market at Nørrebrohallen

What - A large flea market

Why - Because browsing is always fun, and you might find hidden treasures! Afterwards, take a stroll through sunny Nørrebro

Where - Nørrebrohallen

When - 1. June, 10-16h

How much - entrance fee is 30 DKK

More information - event’s Facebook page



5 things to do in Copenhagen this weekend

Do you live in Copenhagen, or are you planning on being here this weekend? Great! Here are five things you might want to do!


Fredagsrock with Burhan G

What - Open air concert with one of Denmark’s most popular pop singers, Burhan G

Why - If you’re planning a visit to Tivoli gardens anyway, you might want to stay for the concert (at no extra cost) on the big stage in the middle of the gardens

Where - Tivoli Gardens

When - Friday 23rd May, 22h

How much - normal admission to Tivoli Gardens (99 DKK)

More information - www.fredagsrock.dk


Design your own ice cream with Magnum

Source: AOK.dk

What - Magnum ice cream is turning 25 and opened its “Magnum Pleasure Store” where you can create your own ice cream

Why - Do I really have to explain why making your own ice cream is awesome?!

Where - Companys Original, Frederiksberggade 24

When - from 21st May to 10th June, 10-19h

How much - 30 DKK per ice cream

More information - here


14th Copenhagen Beer Festival

What - Beer. Lots of it!

Why - Denmark is famous for beer, and here you’ll get the opportunity to taste a variety of different brews, including specialty and rare brews from Denmark and abroad

Where - Tap1, old Carlsberg brewery, Ny Carlsbergvej 91

When - 23rd and 24th May, 13-23h

How much - tickets from 125 DKK (admission only, not including tasting tokens)

More information - www.beerfestival.dk


Norwegian frigate anchoring in Copenhagen

Source: norge.dk

What - On the occasion of the 200 year anniversary of the Norwegian constitution, the royal frigate “KNM Helge Ingstad” is anchoring in Copenhagen

Why - How often do you get the chance to go aboard a royal ship?! Exactly.

Where - Copenhagen Harbor, Langelinie

When - 23rd and 24th May, open for public from 11-14h

How much - free

More information - website of the Norwegian Embassy


“Mellemrum” festival in Sydhavn

What - An urban performance festival, moving around in Copenhagens quarters every other year

Why - Because you probably normally wouldn’t go to the Sydhavn area, and this might be a great way to get to know it!

Where - Sydhavn/ Kongens Enghave area

When - 15th May - 1st June, tickets available for 25th May (performances at 13h, 14h, 15:30h)

How much - 100 DKK

More information - www.mellemrum.info/en