Hansens Flødeis (Hansen’s ice cream), Copenhagen Street Food
"With design as a key element in its business strategy, ice cream maker Hansens Flødeis has achieved convincing results. This family business has seen impressive growth both in Denmark and abroad, an accomplishment that is strongly related to a brand created through the strategic use of design." - Sanna Lund Hansen
Copenhagen Street Food, Papirøen
"Opening hours – during the summer season
Friday & Saturday: 10.00-24.00/02.00
Copenhagen Street Food, Papirøen
“The stalls at Copenhagen Street Food serve different kinds of food – please note that it might vary depending on what is on the market that day – here are some examples:
Cuban street food
Classic Fish & Chips
Sandwiches & paninies
Fresh homade soups – dishes you can eat with a spoon
Artisanal sausages and hot dog
Barbequed & grilled meats
Authentic Mexican tacos
Wraps of egg with braised meat vegetables and herbs
Turkish street food”
View from DAC& Cafe
We chose the indoor area of DAC& Cafe because it’s on the 2nd floor and has a better view (in my opinion). You can see Børsen, the old stock exchange building, the orange with green roof. But if you like to get some tan, you can go to the outdoor area which is just outside the entrance of DAC. The outdoor area is the square on the left side of the photo.
The Heart of Stone exhibition, Danish Architecture Centre
"Architecture is not about what buildings look lie. Architecture is about how buildings shape people’s lives." Part of the current exhibition is The Tietgen Dormitory.
Bookshop, Danish Architecture Centre
Although the place is small, there are a lot of books in English compared to other bookshops in Copenhagen. Particularly interested to get a copy of A5 Copenhagen. Maybe on my next visit.
Kastrup Søbad, Amager Strandvej
“The conch-shaped lido balances on 150 piles in the water, and is located so far away from the beach, that the depth of the water reaches four metres beneath the diving tower. A variety of benches, plateaus and cosy nooks and crannies, together with springboards and the diving tower, provide excellent conditions for all visitors, whether they are here for sunbathing or diving. The entire 750-m2 lido is made of the durable African wood, azobé, which is resistant to saltwater and has the same lifespan as steel.” - dac.dk
Paludan Bog Cafe, Fiolstræde
This restaurant/cafe is always full but since it’s July (international students go back to their home country and a lot of Danes go on holiday) I was able to see it empty. The food is good and reasonably priced too. My personal favorite is the goat cheese and beef burger.
They also sell antiquarian and used books. Search and order here.
Jazzpoint Charlie at Torvehallerne
Copenhagen Jazz Festival started last Friday. There are a lot of shows in the city, both by local and foreign artists until 13th of July. This is just one of the free and open air performances.
For more information, check out the program here.
Copenhagen Train Tour along Fiolstræde
A different way of seeing Strøget, the pedestrian street.
Chinese tourists outside the Round Tower
"One of the most popular structures in DK. The Round Tower was built by Christian IV between 1637 and 1642. It was the first part of the Trinitatis Complex, which combined church, library and observatory in a single building.”
Georg Jensen and Royal Copenhagen Outlet Store in Frederiksberg
Georg Jensen (pronounced as ‘giw yen-sen’) is a household name in Denmark. Many tourists go here for tax-free shopping and discounted items such as Danish designed household goods, Christmas decorations and jewelry.
Green area beside DR Koncerthuset
During winter, when the ice is safe, the canal is used for skating. Summertime, it gives a lovely reflection of the sky.
Coconut sticky rice topped with caramelized mango and vanilla ice cream
Sankt Hans Aften in Ørestad, Copenhagen
Picnic, music and witch burning.
"Before Christianity came to Denmark, Scandinavian peoples celebrated the longest day as a supernatural struggle between light and dark, heat and cold. Since the feast day of Saint John the Baptist occurred on June 23rd, near the date of the annual summer solstice, the Christian Church emphasized this celebration in Scandinavia. “Hans” is the diminutive of “Johannes” or “John”. Today it’s a very good excuse to stay up late, have fun, and light bonfires.
In the late 19th century, it became common to affix a figure resembling a witch on top of a bonfire. The witch is said to be sent back to Bloksberg. Over time, the tradition of lighting bonfires became dominant and other rituals gradually withered away as people enjoyed the coziness of gathering around a warm fire. Songs and music are a part of this tradition, which during the 19th century the singing of traditional folk songs were replaced by patriotic songs. The best known of these is the Danish patriotic song, “Vi elsker vort land” (“We love our country”) also known as “Midsommervisen” (“Midsummer song”).”
Source: Museum of Danish America