Travel with Soffa: Copenhagen
WELCOME TO A KINGDOM MADE UP MOSTLY OF ISLANDS. YOU CAN HOP ON A BIKE AND EXPLORE THE FLAT LANDSCAPE FROM MORNING TO NIGHT OR EXPLORE COPENHAGEN, A CITY REPLETE WITH HISTORY, MODERN ARCHITECTURE, ART AND FANTASTIC CUISINE. OR IF YOU FANCY A MOMENT OF QUIET INTROSPECTION, GRAB A FEW SMØRREBRØD (OPEN-FACED SANDWICHES), A SNEGL (CINNAMON SWIRL PASTRY) AND A CUP OF COCIO (COCOA) AND HEAD FOR THE BEACH.
Copenhagen is always on the move, yet it doesn’t feel like a busy city. While it may appear a bit cold at times, as soon as the first rays of sun emerge from behind the roofline of the city’s brick buildings, a warm atmosphere comes over the city, and its parks and outdoor cafes quickly come alive with people. And if the sun should hide after a few minutes, shrouded by dark grey clouds, you can seek refuge in one of the city’s museums or galleries, which contain some of the best historical collections as well as fine contemporary art. And once the sun reveals its warming face again, you can stroll through Copenhagen’s streets and admire how Scandinavian minimalism perfectly marries traditional architecture with very modern buildings. It’s as if they have always stood there side by side.
If you can spare an extra day during your visit to Copenhagen, take a trip to Sweden to admire beautiful architecture, enjoy designer coffee houses and savour the famous Swedish meatballs. A mere eight kilometres away, over the longest European bridge Öresundsbron, lies Malmö, the cultural and economic centre of southern Sweden. And if you are a true Soffa traveller and can never get enough of exploring, head north of Copenhagen to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark’s centre of contemporary art. Apparently one of the 1,000 places every person should visit in their lifetime, gallery Louisiana is also one of the most visited art galleries in the world.
The whole story is featured in Soffa Mini Issue 15, also available here: