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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Feast on Nordic Cuisine in Copenhagen

From Michelin-starred restaurants to gourmet hot-dog stands, the Danish capital is leading Scandinavia's locavore movement.


1. Where to Stay

Danhostel offers uninterrupted views of the city center, while Axel Hotel Guldsmeden is in the hip nightlife district of Vesterbro.   

Save up for dinner by staying at Danhostel Copenhagen City (beds from $21; linens $12), a contemporary sixteen-story hostel with rooms that accommodate four to twelve. The modern interior was furnished by GUBI, the same design firm that outfitted MoMA.

Book one of the 70 rooms (of 129) facing the quiet central garden at Axel Hotel Guldsmeden (from $107), a teak-and-bamboo-decked haven in the nightlife and red-light district of Vesterbro. The hotel provides organic products like handmade spa potions and a locally sourced vegan buffet.

Curl up in designer Arne Jacobsen’s iconic Egg and Swan chairs—also on display at the Danish Museum of Art & Design—in the lobby of the Radisson SAS Royal (from $199). Though most rooms have been refurbished in blond wood and neon upholstery, room 606 retains its original Bauhaus-inspired fixtures, fabrics, and furnishings from the sixties.

Published on Jun 24, 2010 as a web exclusive.

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