I was delighted to be able to spend three wonderful days exploring Denmark this August. Formerly one of Europe’s quieter capitals, Copenhagen is growing increasingly extrovert and daring. It's gentrified pockets are flourishing and the visible contrast between ‘old and new’ are increasingly commonplace.
For example, Vesterbro (which was formally known as the meatpacking district) has become an arts and culture hub thriving with a creative energy that still feels distinctly Danish, a.k.a ‘utterly charming’.
If you manage to miss the rain showers, you can explore the easy-to-navigate art and design scene by bike - both day and night. Most museums stay open until 8pm on Wednesdays but otherwise they tend to close doors by 5pm, so do try to plan your day accordingly.
This city boasts one of the most distinguished design traditions in all of Europe. If you get kicks out of an extreme, towering city sky-line then perhaps the refined, Danish architecture is a little too lyrical for your tastes.
Rest assured, you will definitely experience that ‘New Nordic feeling’, (coined by the CPH Wallpaper* City Guide, as - the cuisine and design movement of the moment -) the minute you step off the plane.