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DENMARK: You already know the Tivoli? Then how about a visit to the colorful Superkilen landscape park, a tour through the market hall and street food scene at Torverhallerne or a visit to the Louisiana Museum of Art? We have put together our top 5 activities for a spring weekend in Copenhagen.
1. Shopping and Feasting at the Torvelhallerne
With its combination of market hall and street food court, Torvelhallerne near Nørreport Metro Station is the best place to shop for local ingredients and taste specialities from all over the world. Over 60 suppliers sell something for every taste, from fresh fish and meat to chocolate specialities and exotic spices. And since you definitely will get hungry while strolling, you can also eat in Torvelhallerne at one of the numerous street food stalls, you only need to decide between fish & chips, sushi, tacos, tapas, salads or other delicacies.
2. Louisiana Museum of Art
About 35 kilometres north of Copenhagen the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, probably the most important museum of contemporary art in Denmark, is located. By train it takes 35 minutes to get from Copenhagen to the museum in Humlebæk. Among the pieces on display are pieces by the Swiss artist Pipilotta Rist, which will be shown from March 1. But not only are the changing exhibitions worth a visit: the entire outdoor area is part of the museum and aligned with the buildings and surroundings. With sculptures, landscape art, the design of nature and the garden with a lake, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is a great destination for a spring excursion.
3. Colourful Superkilen
The Superkilen Landscape Park in Nørrebro, a traditional working-class neighbourhood, was completed in 2012 and designed to bring together people of different cultures, origins and interests. But it mostly became world-famous for its colourful design. Three areas extend over a total length of about 750 metres: The red square with its sports equipment and the market hall, the grey square as a meeting place for the neighbourhood with a fountain and barbecues and the green square with plants and trees for picnics, sports and a walk with the dog. In any case, Superkilen offers colourful and cool photo spot!
4. A Spring Bike Tour through the City
Copenhagen is a designated bicycle capital. In 2016, the Danish capital counted more bicycles than cars for the first time. If you arrive without your own bike, you can simply register online at the Bycyklen service and rent one of the city bikes. The advantage: All bikes are e-bikes and have an installed tablet which makes navigation a piece of cake. For about two euros, you can cycle for about 30 minutes, after that the pay as you go model will charge for every half hour. Thanks to the good infrastructure with its cycle paths and bike roads, even a longer city tour is really fun! Various routes to the sights of the city are available free of charge via the Koomot app.
5. Visit the Tivoli
Certainly not an insider tip but a must for everyone staying in Copenhagen is to visit the Tivoli. The cultural wonderland is located in the middle of the city, opened its gates for the first time in 1843 and is regarded as the most visited amusement park in the world. The Easter season starts on 4th April, just in time for spring, and many of the attractions, gardens and restaurants will open on that day. There will also be impressive light shows on Lake Tivoli and a variety of Easter stalls and parades.
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