As Denmark welcomes American travelers once again, Danish fashion designer Nynne Kunde shares her advice on what to see and do in the country’s capital, Copenhagen.
Now with a studio located in Copenhagen, the Danish designer and founder of the eponymous fashion label NYNNE knows all the best places to go in this cool Scandinavian city.
“After moving my studio to Copenhagen, I rediscovered my hometown,” she says. “With such great history, architecture, hospitality and attractions, this is definitely the city to visit this season.”
WHAT TO DO
“I am greatly inspired by art and love to walk around the many contemporary galleries in Kødbyens. I presented my Fall / Winter 2020 collection at the Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, and I particularly like the way they present talented artists through exhibitions. The Statens Museum for Kunst, the National Gallery of Denmark, is a great place to see paintings, sculptures, and graphic art. I come here for inspiration when designing new collections.
“The port of Copenhagen is always busy during the summer with people kayaking or swimming. Personally, I love going to Refshaleøen to swim and then have a drink at La Banchina. Right next door is one of Scandinavia’s biggest exhibition venues called Copenhagen Contemporary. It features incredible art installations, which makes it another must-see. “
“For the best shopping you will always find me in Strøget because of its cozy streets, variety of shops and beautiful architecture. I prefer small independent shops like Nue Notes, Lot # 29 and Holly Golightly. I also like to go from time to time to Nørgaard Paa Strøget in the center of town – they also stock my mark.
WHERE TO EAT
“L’Osteria 16 is one of my favorite restaurants in the Vesterbro area. This restaurant and bar offers a great selection of Italian seafood dishes. The food comes straight from Italy and they have their own vineyard there. I especially like to dine outdoors while watching the world go by. For a seafood lover like me, it’s hard to choose a dish, but I highly recommend the classic antipasti.
“Kødbyens Fiskebar is one of my favorite places to eat in Copenhagen. Located in the Meatpacking District, it is a seafood restaurant offering local and sustainable products in a beautiful rustic setting. The restaurant received a Michelin Bib Gourmand in its first year and has grown steadily since. After showing my Fall / Winter 2020 collection at Copenhagen Fashion Week, we celebrated here.
“The Apollo Bar is located in the beautiful courtyard of Kunsthal Charlottenborg, making it a hidden gem in a peaceful setting. The courtyard is a place where students, artists and musicians meet in the evening. The food is always excellent. They offer a selection of simple but tasty vegetarian dishes.
WHERE TO STAY
“Converted from three townhouses is the SP34 hotel. It is located in the Latin Quarter and an 11-minute walk from the Tivoli Gardens theme park. With three amazing indoor restaurants and a rooftop terrace, this is a great place to stay in Copenhagen if you are looking for a trendy Nordic design hotel. ”
“The Sanders hotel is located behind the Royal Danish Theater. Decorated with custom-made furniture, this is a beautiful boutique hotel a stone’s throw from the heart of the city. It offers great food and lovely staff, and guests can borrow bicycles to cycle around town.
“Villa Copenhagen is inspired by the large residences of the city and has an aesthetic note by the painter Vilhelm Hammershøi. Blending European architectural heritage with a contemporary setting, the hotel is dynamic and friendly yet intimate. It is renowned for its 25m swimming pool and terrace bar overlooking the city.
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