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Monday, 24 March 2014


Copenhagen is the ultimate foodie city. Built on the reputation of the globe-famous Noma, Copenhagen is increasingly becoming one of the world's best cities for new and exciting cuisines, holding 14 Michelin stars in the capital alone. The art of foraging currently dominates the Nordic food scene, with Torvehallerne market offering the best of local meats, breads and cheeses. Alternatively visit one of Copenhagen’s many exciting restaurants, including Fiskbaren for the best of Danish seafood or Aamans for the famous smørrebrød (open sandwiches). My sights are set on Herman at Nimb, an experimental menu on the edge of the Tivoli Gardens. The Brassiere overlooks a theme park and bases its meals on Danish classics with a luxurious twist; goats cheese on brioche is topped with caviar and porcini stuffed quail is served with a foie gras sauce. Aside from food a stroll around Tivoli can take up much of the day, an expansive garden filled with amusements, carnival games, food pavilions and flower gardens. Rainy day? There are plenty of castles spotted around Copenhagen and the National Museum offers a crash course in Danish history. Sunny day? Spend your day with a picnic basket on a boat cruise of Copenhagen’s canals for a scenic map of the city or alternatively visit the harbour and admire the pretty pastel waterfront homes. Lastly visit Christiania for a slightly more alternative day trip. An abandoned military camp, Christiania was taken over by squatters in 1971 and proclaimed free land subject to its own laws. Very much a hippies paradise, residents of Christiana build their community on values of collectivism and peaceful living and are surprisingly still residing there as a free-spirited social experiment gone surprisingly well. Sounds like a geographer’s paradise. 

Seafood at Noma

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