Maritime Christianshavn & Holmen
Narrow cobbled streets, Michelin-starred restaurants and cosy cafes along the canal. Just across the bridge Knippels Bro is
Christianshavn, officially part of
Copenhagen city centre.
Christianshavn is a much-desired area for Copenhageners to live. And it
is easy to see why. It is central, full of bars and restaurants and has
a unique maritime atmosphere. Enjoy a cold beer by the canal, dine at
Rene Redzepi's world-famous restaurant noma, or get an extraordinaire
experience at The Royal Danish Opera. And do not forget to visit
freetown Christiania, also situated in Christianshavn.
gourmet restaurant noma has been ranked the Best Restaurant in the
World in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 by British Restaurant Magazine. noma
also holds two stars in the Michelin Guide.
Chef Rene Redzepi excels in Scandinavian cuisine. Superb produce is brought in from Iceland, the Faeroe Islands,
Greenland, and, of course, Denmark. Redzepi has worked at famous El Bulli in Catalonia, so it comes as no surprise that the food here is exceptionally good.
Located in a renovated harbour-front warehouse in Christianshavn, noma's setting is an extra appeal.
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Ready for something different? Then head out to freetown
Christiania in the district of Christianshavn. Christiania, the famous freetown of Copenhagen, is without a doubt one of Denmark’s most popular tourist attractions.
Freetown Christiania is a green and car-free neighbourhood in Copenhagen, best known for its autonomous inhabitants’ different way of life. It was established in 1971 by a group of hippies who occupied some abandoned military barracks on the site and developed their own set of society rules, completely independent of the Danish government.
Freetown Christiania is a mix of homemade houses, workshops, art galleries, music venues, cheap and organic eateries, and beautiful nature. It is still a society within a society, for an example you cannot buy a house in Christiania. You have to apply for it, and if successful, it is given to you. The area is open to the public – even with guided tours, run by the local Christianites.
For your own safety, visitors are advised not to film nor photograph in
Christiania, especially not in the area in and around Pusher Street, mainly due to the hash dealing, which is illegal in Denmark. At the entrance you will find signs indicating 'do's and don'ts' in the area. We advice you to take them seriously and follow them for your own safety....
in Maritime Christianshavn is owned by the Italian family behind the
Era Ora gourmet restaurant. L'Altro offers Italian country cooking at
its very best.
Chefs, waiters, ingredients, recipes, wines and even the decor are guaranteed 100% Italian.
The term 'antiristorante' signals a warm, homey atmosphere, and that is exactly what the family members have managed to create for their guests.
The atmosphere is casual and relaxed. You serve yourself from bowls of steaming-hot delicacies, using the same plate for different dishes.
Prize-winning food you can afford
Restaurant Era Ora
Michelin-star awarded Era Ora offers the very best of North Italian cuisine. Fresh ingredients are flown in from Italy and all dishes are prepared according to time-honoured, traditional methods.
The wine card holds Italian wines from some of the top producers. The wine cellar contains 75.000 bottles and approximately 700 labels.
Italian top restaurant
Critics agree that Era Ora is one of the best Italian gourmet restaurants outside of Italy. A dinner menu at
Era Ora is a profusion of little culinary delights created to amaze your taste buds.
is a small piece of Bornholm in the middle of Copenhagen. In 2013 the
restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star and kept it in 2014. Read more
Originally there was only one
restaurant Kadeau in Denmark, and that was situated on the island
Bornholm. But in the 2011 the people behind Kadeau decided that it was time to share the
Bornholm delights with Copenhagen.
Church of our Saviour - The Spire
Our Saviour's is one of
Denmark's most famous chuches. Ever since the serpentine spire was
inaugurated in 1752, is has been a popular passtime to climb the 400
steps to the top.
Here on the top, Our Saviour Himself stands on top of a golden globe and keeps watch over the royal city of Copenhagen.
Six years and a large amount of money have been spent on renovating the spire.
Each year more than 60.000 people climb the many flights of stairs to the top, 90 metres above street level.
2007 the view from the top was voted the best in the city by the
Copenhageners. The last 150 steps are on the outside of the spire - this
is not an ascent for the vertiginously challenged!
In December the tower is only open on 1st, 6th, 8th, 12th og 15th. Closed in January and February. Reopens in March.
|Sunday||10:30 - 16:00||01/07/2014 - 30/11/2014 |
|Monday - Saturday||10:00 - 16:00||29/09/2014 - 30/11/2014 |
|Adults Admission - 35.00 DKK |
Admission - 5.00 DKK
The Science Centre, Experimentarium
City, in Christianshavn is Copenhagen's 3,000 m2 attraction where children and adults will be able to see, touch and experience science in all its forms.Read more
With a view to Nyhavn, The Royal Danish Playhouse and The Opera, you can experiment and learn about yourself, your senses and your body. You can exercise your skills in everything from ski jumping to curling in the new exhibition Winter Sports.
Experimentarium City has enough activities for hours of exploration.
Danish Architecture Centre
The Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) is located in Copenhagen and is the main exhibition space in Denmark for architecture. You can experience a broad range of exhibitions, and it is the perfect place to start, if you want to learn more about the world famous
Danish architecture and city planning.
Apart from the exhibitions, DAC offers a wide range of activities. Workshops, debates and guided tours are constantly generating new ideas and inspirations.
The shop has the largest selection of books on architecture and city planning to be found in Denmark. If you are looking for a gift or something special to bring home, it also offers a fine assortment of
If you get hungry, the café has a very popular brunch and lunch menu coupled with a splendid view of the city and the harbour.
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The Royal Danish Opera House
The Copenhagen Opera House is a donation from the A.P. Møller and Chastine McKinney Møller(MAERSK)
Foundation to the Danish people. It totals 41,000 square metres. Five of the fourteen storeys are subterranean. The main stage of the opera seats an audience of 1400.
Opera House is clad with southern German Jura Gelb limestone, and the foyer features Sicilian Perlatino marble. The wall of the auditorium facing the foyer is clad with maple wood, and the ceiling in the main auditorium is adorned with 105,000 sheets of 24 carat gold leaf, equivalent to 1.5 kilos of gold.
The Copenhagen Opera House is designed by Danish architect Henning Larsen
North Atlantic House is an art center where you can encounter North Atlantic culture, research and business. Here, people from the North Atlantic, Denmark, and the rest of the world meet and inspire one another.
The opening of North Atlantic House marks the first in a line of events guaranteed to expand your horizon and stir your senses. You will find four exhibition rooms in which you can get a taste of North Atlantic culture.
Experience everything from performances, dance, music, films and lectures to a mixture of exhibitions, events and debating evenings. And much more.
Explore North Atlantic art and culture in the setting of an old protected 16 th century warehouse. For more than 200 years, Nordatlantens Brygge was the centre of shipping traffic between Denmark
Greenland and the North Atlantic.. ..Read more
Copenhagen Street Food
Copenhagen Street Food on Papirøen (Paper Island) in Copenhagen is the city's first and only genuine street food market. In the small food trucks you can get delicious sustainable street food from all corners of the world for only DKK 50 - and enjoy it indoors in the raw halls or in the sun overlooking the city's waterfront.
There is something very Copenhagen-like and something very foreign about Copenhagen Street Food. There are scents of Cuban and Mexican as well as Italian and Danish food from the small colourful food trucks, but the place - the raw halls in the maritime setting - has a destinct Copenhagen feel to it, that resembles that of Copenhagen's Meatpacking District. Something raw, genuine and authentic.
The ambitions are as high as the ceilings inside the great halls. They are to create a cheap street food market in Copenhagen, where both culture, food, sustainability and the good cause go hand-in-hand at the last untouched place in Copenhagen's harbour. There are about 20 food trucks plus a coffee truck and some bars, but the goal is to fill the halls with 40 food trucks and a beer bar.
One of the newcomers is Yatai by Jens Rahbek, the man behind the popular Danish sushi chain Sticks ’n’ Sushi. Yatai means street kitchen in Japanese. Here you can buy sticks with meat, seafood and vegetables, soups and small authentic Japanese dishes.
Some food trucks serve organic food, but the priority is that the food tastes good, is made from scratch, and it must be sustainable, meaning for an example that the ingredients are not transported over long distances, but are local produce. "Genuine, honest and aesthetic" is the motto. Last but not least, you can eat a meal for DKK 50. Some dishes cost more, but there is always at least one option in that price range.
Events, music and art
Copenhagen Street Food is also a place for creative souls, such as artists and musicians, and there are often events and activities in between meals. Check out the website for what happens when you are in town.
The food market is on the so-called Paper Island (Papirøen), which is also inhabited by Experimentarium City science museum and designer Henrik Vibskov's new little coffee shop Den Plettede Gris. When it rains, you can eat inside, and when the sun shines you can relax in the deck chairs out on the pier, with one of the city's best views.
Please note that Copenhagen Street Food is open according to the weather, and if it rains a lot, it may close earlier or open later that day. A good tip is to keep an eye on the
The coffee bar is open from 10:00, and the food trucks open at 12:00 noon and closes at 21:00 or 22:00. After that, only the bars are open till late - depending on weather and customers.
Papirøen, Trangravsvej 14, hal 7 & 8
1436 København K
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