Copenhagen is home to 'Stroget', one of the longest pedestrian streets in the world. Here you will find a wide range of shops from large designer stores to small boutiques :
Begin your Copenhagen shopping excursion on Strøget, a mile-long series of pedestrian shopping streets that link Copenhagen's Town Hall (Radhus) and the regal plaza called Kongens Nytorv (where you'll find the Royal Theatre, home of the Royal Danish Ballet and Royal Opera). The selection ranges from amusing trinkets to the most exclusive designer labels:
IllUM: Ostergade 52
One of Denmark's top department stores, Illum is on Strøget. Take time to browse through its vast store of Danish and Scandinavian design. There are a restaurant and a special export cash desk at street level.
BIRGER CHRISTENSEN: Ostergade 38
This is one of Scandinavia's leading fur shops. It has its own designer line and also features furs and fashions by some of the world's leading designers, including Sonia Rykiel, Yves Saint Laurent, Diane von Furstenberg, Chanel, Hermes, and Donna Karan. You can also purchase -- cheaper than the furs -- a selection of cashmere or wool blended coats with fur lining and fur trim. This is swank shopping and very, very, expensive.
AMBER MUSEUM & SHOP Kongens Nytorv 2
The Copenhagen Amber Museum holds a large collection of art objects and antique jewellery and fascinating amber pieces. In the House of Amber, there is an exclusive shop where you can purchase a unique souvenir.
GEORG JENSEN Amagertorv
Legendary Georg Jensen is known for its silver. For the connoisseur, there's no better address. On display is the largest and best collection of Jensen holloware in Europe. The store also features gold and silver jewelry in traditional and modern Danish designs.In the boutique you will find some remarkable silver pieces including jewellery, watches, cutlery and candlesticks.
ROYAL COPENHAGEN Amagertorv
Royal Copenhagen is the world's largest porcelain establishment, where you can see the famous Flora Danica dinner service and hand-painted figurines.Visitors are welcome at the factory at Søndre Fasanvej 5 (tel. 38-14-48-48), where tours are given Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm. (These tours can be arranged by contacting the Royal Copenhagen store at the phone number listed above.) Purchases cannot be made at the factory.
MAGASIN Kongens Nytorv
An elegant department store, Magasin is the biggest in Scandinavia. It offers a complete assortment of Danish designer fashion, a large selection of glass and porcelain, and souvenirs. Goods are shipped abroad tax-free.
Shopping hours are usually:
9:30 or 10am to 5:30pm Monday to Thursday
7 or 8pm on Friday
and to 2pm on Saturday
Most shops are closed Sunday, except the kiosks and supermarket at the Central Railroad Station.
NATIONALMUSEET, Ny Vestergade 10
The National Museum is Denmark’s largest museum of cultural history. The museum's main domicile is a classical 18th century mansion just a stone's throw from "Strøget" at the center of Copenhagen.
ORLOGSMUSEET, Overgaden Oven Vandet 58
Royal Danish Naval Museum, a historical naval model collection with nautical uniforms and instruments.
NY CARLSBERG GLYPTOTEK (New Carlsberg Museum)
This museum was donated by Carl Jacobsen, the son of the founder of the Carlsberg Brewery. This museum has an impressive collection of Egyptian, Roman, French and Greek sculptures, as well as Europe's fines collection of Roman Portraits
COPENHAGEN AMBER MUSEUM, Kongens Nytorv 2
Experience a journey through the fascinating history of amber. Apart from the World's largest privately owned lump of amber, the museum has an excellent collection of amber with embeded insects, plants and other pre-historic material.
KAREN BLIXEN MUSEET (The Karen Blixen Museum).
The Karen Blixen Museum opened in May 1991. It occupies the house in which Karen Blixen was born, Rungstedlund, and to which she returned in 1931 following 17 years as a farmer in Africa. She lived at Rungstedlund until her death in 1962 and it was here that she wrote all her internationally renowned stories.
TOJHUSMUSEET ( The Royal Arsenal Museum).
International collection of arms, uniforms, colours in Christian IV'' arsenal.
VIKINGESKIBSHALLEN ( The Viking Ship Museum), Roskilde.
The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde offers a unique opportunity to experience Viking ships, the Viking Age and life at sea. Train from Copenhagen 30 km.
GUINESS WORLD OF RECORDS MUSEUM, Ostergade 16
Experience over 500 outstanding world records, from the tallest man, to the most poisonous frog. Try what it feels like to drive 500 km/h. Test yourself against the world's best fighter.
RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT MUSEUM, Radhuspladsen 57
The most exhilarating and amusing hands-on museum in town. 18 unique galleries display hundreds of exotic items - like the Mermaid Skeleton and Taj Mahal made of matches, and plenty of movies - amazing but true! Test yourself on the Love Throne or exercise your musical talents on a harp without strings. The exhibition is filled with great fun - and education too.
GOOD RESTAURANTS IN COPENHAGEN:
A great Danish speciality is the Smorrebrod-open sandwiches-normally buttered rye or French bread with meat, fish,cheese and vegetables. Another Danish speciality is the cold table- a buffet with a wide variety of hot and cold fish and meat dishes. Lunch in Denmark usually starts around 12:00 finishing around 2:00.
As well as many establishments offering traditional Danish dishes, Copenhagen also offers many ethnic and seafood restaurants.
In the area of Gammel Stand you will find excellent fish and seafood restaurants.
This is a trendy area with plenty of cafes, restaurants with young clientele
Nyhavn is a very attractive area, consisting mostly of cafes and restaurants, some of which are excellent.
Here is a guide to some of Copenhagen's best restaurants:
CAFE PETERSBORG, Bredgade 76, Copenhagen Tel: +45 33 12 50 16
Enjoy traditional Danish cooking and excellent Smorrebrod sandwiches in a cosy atmosphere
SOPHIE RESTAURANT, 21 Sankt Annae Plads, Copenhagen Tel: 45 33 13 34 00
The Sophie Amalie restaurant offers many delicious Danish fish dishes and Copenhagen's best fish soups in pleasant and cozy surroundings.
BEGHUSET RESTAURANT, 14 Strandgade, Dragor Tel:45 32 53 01 36
Excellent Danish/French cuisine with fresh fish and vegetables from the market and harbour. Lots of atmosphere in an old pitch house
DEN SORTE RAVNE RESTAURANT, 14 Nyhavn, Copenhagen Tel: +45 33 13 12 33
One of Nyhavn's best restaurants. Serving high quality Danish/French inspired food.
KROGS FISKERESTAURANT, Gammel Strand 38, Copenhagen Tel: +45 33-15-89-15
The most famous restaurant in the district, it still serves fresh seafood in a single large room decorated in an antique style with old oil paintings and rustic colors.
ELVERHOJ, 23 Nyhavn, Copenhagen Tel: + 45 33 32 09 99
Copenhagen's finest seafood located in Nyhavn. Main courses start at around £15 per person.
LA CREVETTE, Tivoli Copenhagen Tel: + 45 33 14 68 47
Tivoli's only fish restaurant. This exclusive seafood restaurant is in the old Tivoli Gardens amusement park, and so is only open during the Tivoli season, which is from 14 April to 24 September.
RESTAURANT LANGOUSTE, 19 Hojbro Plads, Copenhagen Tel: + 45 33 13 24 45
All kinds of fresh fish, centrally located.
RISTORANTE DA VINCI, 36 Hausergade, Copenhagen Tel: + 45 33 32 71 71
Delicious Italian dishes served in warm, cosy surroundings.
LO STIVALE RISTORANTE, 8 Godthabsvej Tel: + 45 38 10 37 64
Excellent Italian restaurant with a wide assortment of fine Italian wines.
POMPEI, 34 Sct Pedersstraede, Copenhagen Tel: + 45 33 14 20 34
CHINA HOUSE, 17 Favergade Copenhagen Tel: + 45 33 12 99 59
Located in the centre of town, at a stone's throw from the Town Hall Square, you will find what was Copenhagen's first Chinese restaurant.
RESTAURANT BEIJING, 28 Frederiksberggade Copenhagen Tel: + 45 33 11 12 05
Serving Oriental specialities, close to the Town Hall Square.
RESTAURANT PAK KA, 30 Dronningens Tvaergade, Copenhagen Tel + 45 33 15 16 07
Central restaurant with a warm and modern interior.
INDIAN TAJ RESTAURANT, 3-5 Jernbanegarde, Copenhagen Tel: +45 33 13 10 10
The first Indian restaurant in Scandinavia, highly recommended Indian delicacies in a relaxing atmosphere.
INDIA BRASSERIE, 38 Vesterbrogade, Copenhagen Tel: + 45 33 79 11 11
Offering a wide range of North and South Indian dishes.
INDIA PALACE, 13 H C Andersens Boulevard, Copenhagen Tel: +45 33 12 30 38
Enjoy Genuine Indian Cuisine in the heart of Copenhagen near Tivoli Gardens and Town Hall square. Indian Palace offers popular buffet and A´la carte dishes of the highest quality.
Address: Niels Hemmingsens Gade 10, 1153 København K, Tel: +45 3315 2600 (adm.) 33 15 47 00 (cafe)
Hours: Thursday-Saturday 6 pm - 5 am. Sunday-Wednesday 6.00 pm - 0.00 am. (if there are music events)
A beacon of toe-tapping and finger-clicking during the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, the rest of the time the Jazz House is the city's leading jazz venue and boasts a terrific ambience. Featuring Danish musicians and the occasional international artist, the venue makes a great place to chill and soak up some atmosphere.
Address: Vesterbrogade 2 A, 1620 København V, Tel: +45 3332 1923
Mon-Sat the restaurant closes at 11pm, Sun at 10pm
with the disco featured Sunday to Tuesday 11pm to 3am
Wednesday and Thursday 11pm to 4am
Friday 11pm to 5am, and Saturday 11pm to 6am.
Rosie McGee's is the home for drinking, dining and dancing. It is located opposite Tivoli, on Vesterbrogade. This is the biggest pub/restaurant in town, and it serves the traditional Tex-Mex and American style food. There are 149 different tap beers to choose from. The decor is romantic Victorian style and includes John Lennon's old library, a Mexican hacienda, a Scottish pub, a log cabin, the mermaid cocktail bar and 2 dance floors. Check Thursday nights for special events. Live music everyday.