2 events to attend in Copenhagen this February

(English below)

Du kanske inte planerar en Köpenhamnsresa nu i februari men det tycker jag att du bör göra, för staden bjuder på två mycket trevliga evenemang under februari.

Först är det Dining Week som går av stapeln 9-15 februari och är ett måste om du är en foodie! Du kan nämligen köpa en biljett till stans bästa restauranger som denna vecka serverar 3-rätters för ynka 200 danska kronor. Är du inte köttätare är det tyvärr inte så många alternativ att välja bland – det finns en vegansk meny på Bonjour Vietnam och har du en köttätande vän kan ni också dela lite på maten på libanesiska Manzel. Annars kan du innan du köper biljetten ringa till restaurangen och fråga om de även kan erbjuda något vegetariskt/veganskt – det har jag gjort förr och det gick, men man vet ju aldrig. Du kan se samtliga restauranger som deltar samt deras meny + köpa biljett här.

En annan rolig sak som händer i februari är Social Media Week – ett måste för alla som intresserar sig för sociala medier och digital kommunikation. Alla workshops/föredrag är GRATIS och det är ett ypperligt tillfälle att få mer kunskap om branschen samt nätverka med andra med samma intresse. Du kan boka biljetter fr.o.m. imorgon måndag kl 12:00 men du kan se alla föredrag redan nu på hemsidan här.

/// You might not be planning a trip to Copenhagen in February, but I think you should because there are two great events this month!

First off, there’s Dining Week from February 9-15 and it’s a must if you are a foodie! You can get a ticket to some of the best restaurants in the city which during this week only, serve a 3 meal course for 200 DKK. If you aren’t a meat eater, there aren’t that many alternatives to choose from – however, there is a vegan meny at Bonjour Vietnam and if you bring a meat eating friend along, you can also share the food at lebanese restaurant Manzel. Otherwise, you can call the restaurant before you buy the ticket and ask if they offer anything vegetarian/vegan. – I’ve done that before and they offered me a vegan menu, but you never know… You can see all the restaurants and their menues + buy tickets here.

Another fun event in February is Social Media Week – a must for those who have an interest in social media and digital communication. All workshops/talks are FREE and it’s a great opportunity to get more insights and network with people who share your interest. You can book tickets from tomorrow Monday at 12:00 but you can see all the scheduled events on the website here. 

10 Things To Do In Copenhagen In Fall & Winter

(Få tips om vad du kan göra i Köpenhamn under höst- och vintermånaderna. Inlägget är på engelska) 

Personally, I really hate the colder months. I am not a Swede by birth (I was born in former Yugoslavia) and I think my body and mind simply isn’t made for the dark, the cold, and staying inside every day. Sure, the first few weeks of fall can be pretty nice, when you get your duvet, make a hot cup of cocoa, and binge watch all the TV-series you’ve missed during summer (lol, kidding, I never miss anything). But after those initial weeks, I’d rather be somewhere just a little bit hotter. Not full on summer hot, but somewhere where I don’t have to have five jackets and ten pairs of gloves just to go buy peanut butter, you know? So I’ve really tried coming up with things that you can do in Copenhagen if you’re living here or just visiting during the cold, boring, winter months. Here goes:

1. Go for a brunch. Copenhagen has so many great brunch spots, but my absolute favorite at the moment is Wulff & Konstali. You pick 5 or 7 courses from the menu and enjoy them with a hot cup of tea/coffee or their freshly squeezed juices. Love this place!

brunch i Köpenhamn

2. Visit Louisiana. Louisiana is a bit outside of Copenhagen, but it’s really easy to get there by train. It is an international museum for modern art, and always has something interesting to see for those who like art and culture. Entry is 110 DKK.

3. Christmas in Christiania. I absolutely love Christiania in the summer – plus there’s a really good vegan/vegetarian restaurant there as well, which I’ve written more about here. In December, there’s a really nice christmas market in Christiania – well worth a visit.

4. Grab a drink (and some sushi) with a view. On top of Tivoli Hotel, there’s a restaurant/bar called Sticks and Sushi, and it has the most amazing view of Copenhagen. You can read more about it here (in Swedish).

5. Drive-in cinema. If you have a car, drive out to Lynge Drive-In cinema. Bring lots of blankets, hot beverages, and something to snack on. It costs around the same as a normal cinema ticket, but so much cozier! ;)

6. Drink tea fit for a queen at Perchs Tearoom. Perch opened in 1835 and the little tea shop still has much of the same interior it had back in the days. The Royal Family are loyal customers, and if you’re a tea fanatic this is a must. Above the little shop, Perch has opened a ”tearoom” where you can taste some of their fantastic teas or have ”high tea” with scones, clotted cream, lemon curd, and everything you’d expect. Make reservations if you’re going on a Saturday!

7. Want to go shopping? Try out Magasin du Nord, which is my favorite department store in Copenhagen, and be sure to check out Simply Chocolate in the basement where you can buy amazing chocolate sticks. You choose which fruit, nougat, marshmallow (if you’re not vegetarian) you want to put on your stick, and then they dip it in the chocolate and topping of your choice. I could live on this.

8. That cheesecake tho‘! Nothing beats the cheesecake at Bertels. There are two locations: one in Frederiksberg, close to where I live, and one in the city centre. Try the caramel or oreo cheesecakes… and have a foodgasm!

9. Prepare for pizza. Head on over to Kødbyen (meat packing district of Copenhagen) and have the best pizza ever at Mother. Do come early or reserve a table in advance.

10. Dance the night away! Put your best shoes on and go dancing in one of the many night clubs around town. KB3 and Jolene are in Kødbyen as well, or if you’re a fancy pants kind of person you should head on over to Zen (don’t like it at all), Hive, or Sunday which are all based in the city centre.

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