LIFESTYLE: CHILL OUT
Copenhagen K – City Centre
Take a dip in Copenhagen’s pristine harbour or a dive from the 3 or 5 meter platforms. Swim in the 75 meter pool under the watchful eye of municipal bodyguards and hang out with locals on the grassy beach. There is no better place in Copenhagen to have a barbecue. Remember to bring a warm blanket as you'll want to enjoy the sunset.
DRONNING LOUISES BRO (Queen Louise's Bridge)
Designed by the Danish architect Vilhelm Dahlerup and built between 1885 and 1887, Queen Louise's Bridge connects Copenhagen's two urban areas, City and Nørrebro. Featuring spacious sidewalk and bike lanes, the bridge has become a popular hang-out for locals.
KONGENS HAVE (The King's Garden) Øster Voldgade 4B, 1350 København K
Kongens Have or "The King's Garden" is the oldest and most frequented park in Copenhagen. When the sun is out, you’ll be lucky to find a spot. Bring a blanket and picnic meal, kick off your shoes and enjoy a relaxing afternoon.
CHRISTANIA, Bådsmandsstræde 43, 1407 København K
Christiania, also known as "Freetown Christiania" is a self-proclaimed autonomous neighbourhood of approximately 850 residents. Founded in 1971, it became famous (or infamous) for its lively cannabis trade tolerated by local authorities until 2004.
It is considered a social experiment by locals thanks to its liberal attitudes towards society's downtrodden, especially addicts, homeless and outcasts. The neighbourhood is currently the subject of ongoing negotiations with Danish authorities over its legal status.
AMAZING SPACE www.amazing-space.dk Fortunestræde 1, 1065 København K
Every once in a while, you need to get away for a bit of pampering and self-indulgence and Amazing Space is just the place to do just that. With no less than fifteen different spa treatments to choose from, each derived from eco-friendly products, you're guaranteed to relax and recharge.
VALBY VANDKULTURHUS www.kulturogfritid.kk.dk Julius Andersens Vej 1A, 2450 København V
The weather in Copenhagen does not always cooperate, even in summer. This newly opened public indoor swimming pool is therefore a welcome addition to local lifestyle options. Combining grey stone and warm wood tones, the pool's light blue waters are reminiscent of Caribbean lagoons. Complete with a wellness centre, hot pools, water slides, back draught pools and caves, there is something for everyone.
MEN'S ROOM www.mensroom.dk Andersen Boulevard 47, 1553 København V,
Men deserved to be pampered too and now they have their very own exclusive spa and skin clinic to cater to their grooming and skincare needs. With more than fourteen years of experience in men’s skincare, this place offers a full range of services in a masculine environment.
KASTELLET www.da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kastellet Gl. Hovedvagt, Kastellet 1, 2100 København Ø
If you are off to see the Little Mermaid, make sure to take a stroll on one of Europe’s best-preserved fortifications. Constructed in the form of a pentagram with bastions at its corners, it's a popular location for morning or afternoon runs thanks to the scenic views of the city and harbour.
ORGANIC SHOP www.organicshop.dk Blegdamsvej 126, 2100 København Ø
This is the place to go if you're looking for a wide selection of organic pampering options. In this cosy environment, you'll find a large range of spa services for the entire family including children.
AMAGER STRANDPARK www.amager-strand.dk Jollevej, 2300 København S
We might not have the world’s greatest beaches here in Copenhagen, but if you are looking for that feeling of sand beneath your toes and the sound of the ocean, Amager Strandpark is the way to go. Here you can sunbathe and dip your toes in the ocean.
KASTRUP SOBAD, Amager Strandvej 301, 2770 Kastrup Kastrup Søbad is an amazing architectural platform in the middle of the sea designed for ocean and sun bathing. The platform can be reached by a bridge on the beach Amager Strandpark and is the best place to go on a sunny day for a quick oceanside getaway.