Copenhagen – What to Do in the City 2 | Tips by Hotel Alexandra

Courtesy of the Hotel Alexandra in Copenhagen

Today, we would like to present the second part of our new series about Copenhagen. Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and it is a great European destination for your vacation.

Here are some tips on what to do in Copenhagen according to Jeppe Mühlhausen, the Director of the Hotel Alexandra.




– Bastionen og Løven, Christianshavns Voldgade 50, Copenhagen C, Tel: 32 95 09 40

Price level: Brunch at Dkr. 150.-. Lunch plate Dkr. 155.-, 3-course evening dinner 325.- .

Atmosphere: Very low key with a charachteristic local style.

Particularly good dishes: Very good weekend brunch.

Other plusses: Beautiful location at Christianshavn, very local and hard to find for tourist.


- Slotskælderen hos Gitte Kik (Castle Cave), Fortunstræde 4, Copenhagen C, Tel: 33 11 15 37

Price level: 2-300 DKr. per person for lunch.

Atmosphere: In this place, the Danish king and many politicians have often sat and had their lunch since way back in 1910.

Other plusses: This is where they serve the very true Danish ’smørrebrød’.


– Tivolihallen, Vester Voldgade 91, Copenhagen V, Tel: 33 11 01 60

Price level: Lunch about Dkr. 200.-.

Atmosphere: Has had the name ’Tivolihallen’ since 1912, and the interior design has almost remained the same. Politicians have sat here and made many important decisions.

Particularly good dishes: The best dried cod in town, and there are many other good home-made specialities.

Other plusses: Close to Hotel Alexandra – remember: only open for lunch.



Kunstindustrimuseet (The Danish Museum of Decorative Art), Bredgade 68, Copenhagen C, Tel: 33 18 56 56

Primary exhibition or genre: Danish furniture design.

Atmosphere: Beautiful old building, which was formerly a hospital and is situated near Amalienborg castle.

Other plusses: Good lunch restaurant and museum shop.


Dansk Design Center, H.C. Andersens Boulevard 27, Copenhagen V, Tel: 33693369

Primary exhibition or genre: It is all about Danish design or related matters

Atmosphere: Minimalistically designed – big, bright rooms – always a good special exhibition.

Other plusses: Interesting temporary exhibits – and a really good museum shop. Close to Hotel Alexandra.


Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Dantes Plads 7, København V, Tel: 33 41 81 41

Primary exhibition or genre: Brewer Carl Jacobsen’s ”Carlsberg beer” private collection, which was given to the Danish State. Primarily French and Danish art as well as classical Antiquity from the cultures around the Mediterranean.

Atmosphere: A big collection which is quite unique in one of Copenhagen’s most beautiful buildings.

Other plusses: The beautiful added winter garden built by the famous architect Henning Larsen, and the excellent café with wonderful cakes and tarts. Close to Hotel Alexandra.



Københavns Havnebad (Copenhagen Harbour Pool): Islands Brygge right beside Langebro bridge, Copenhagen S

Opening hours: June 2 to August 31, all day.

Atmosphere: A good local experience being able to take a swim in the harbor.

Other plusses: Lots of local inhabitants are grilling on the lawn in front of the harbor pool, when the weather allows. Nice view of the harbor and the life of the city.


Skating at Kgs. Nytorv, Copenhagen C

Opening hours: Mid November till the end of February

Atmosphere: Towards evening the yellow lights are turned on, and the atmosphere of the skating rink is great.

Other plusses: You may rent the skates and buy a hot cocoa right next to the rink.



Frederiksberg flea market, right behinds Frederiksberg Rådhus (City Hall).

They have the biggest (and nicest) selection of clothes. Add to this various diverse furniture items and trinkets, such as jewellery, china, small furniture, hats, ornaments, and everything in between. – Open Saturdays 9-15 from April till October.


Israels plads, Copenhagen C.

The selection is quite touristic and expensive, and it reminds you a lot of the market at Gammel Strand. Antiques and porcelain with signatures and waves underneath are in focus. i.e. from ’Bing og Grøndahl’ plates with ornamented 70’ies pattern to antique globes, genuine oriental carpets, vases and pictures. – Open Saturdays  8-15 from April till October.


Gammel Strand, Copenhagen C.

Antiques from silver spoons to royal porcelain, jewellery, crystal glasses, and various goods and chattel. – Open Fridays and Saturdays most of the year.


Flea market at Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads,

Copenhagen OE.

Everything under the sun is sold here. – Open Saturdays from May till September.


Hotel Alexandra

Epoque Classic Superior Hotel, Boutique Hotel in Copenhagen > Denmark

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Hotel Alexandra is a boutique hotel located in the very heart of Copenhagen at the “Town Hall Square”! The Alexandra is beautifully decorated with classical Retro Danish furniture Design, and the hotel’s 100 year old walls are dressed in Danish art – Here you will find a sight for sore eyes! The long History and Hotel tradition, gives the guests an opportunity to take in the warmth of a personal, non-chain atmosphere. Hotel Alexandra offers allergy free rooms for guest who might need this kind of accommodation. Furthermore, as of March 1st 2009, Hotel Alexandra will become CO2-neutral in its total energy consumption of electricity, district heating, and gas. The Hotel is already the Copenhagen hotel that has for the longest time been environmentally certified by trade organization HORESTA’s eco-label ‘Den Grønne Nøgle’ (The Green Key). Hotel Alexandra’s rooms offer dry cleaning, laundry, room service, TV, footbath, internet all this is standard in the Hotel. Restaurant- KBH Bistro is a french cuisine were you will have a diverse selection of wines, this is why it is also named Wine Bistro. KBH Bistro provides service to the room when you feel like relaxing.

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Hotel Alexandra is located in the very centre of Copenhagen, on the best corner of the City Hall Square, near the Copenhagen City hall, the Tivoli gardens and walking distance from Strøget, which is the longest pedestrian shopping area in Europe. This boutique hotel is only a 15 minute taxi/ bus ride away from the conference centre “Bella Center”, and 20 minutes by taxi or 30 minutes by train from the city airport. – View Location Map.

General Information:

Category: Epoque Classic Superior [learn more]
Address: H.C. Andersens Boulevard 8, Copenhagen [view map]
Type: Boutique Hotel
Best Rate: 826 DKK [View Calendar]
Total Rooms: 61
Languages Spoken by Staff: English, German
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