Denmark’s capital is one of the cities I love most in Europe. From my hometown, Offenbach, it’s a two-hour fight, just right for a nice weekend trip. I want to discover real life when I travel. I prefer to explore a city on my own and to avoid the touristy attractions. I rent a bike to get around. There are a lot of interesting areas near the harbour, the city centre and the up-and-coming meatpacking district. I often buy something to eat and a bottle of wine, and ride my bike to the wharf to watch the ships roll in.

I love to visit Kunsthal Charlottenborg, the offcial exhibition gallery of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and the Danish Museum of Art and Design. These places are always good for inspiration, especially since I like to interact with fne art. On a sunny day it’s fantastic to go to the beach—there are many beach clubs in the city—to watch the waves. I like how the wind surrounds me as I look towards Sweden, watching the birds and smelling the salt of the sea. I also love to visit the different city parks to relax and read. 

On Saturdays, I would go to explore the the street food market at Trangravsvej. In the Christianshavn neighbourhood you’ll find the excellent restaurant Kadeau, whose food is inspired by the specialties of Bornholm, an island in the Baltic Sea. The cuisine is amazing. I would have an aperitivo at Lou Lou on Ny Østergade in the city, a new place with a nice menu. I like spending my afternoons there enjoying a French 75.

Read more about Sebastian’s favourite spots in Copanhagen in our September 2016 edition.

(Text by Sebastian Herkner)

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