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Tuva Novotny’s top tips for Copenhagen and beyond

Although she was born in Sweden, Copenhagen has been home to Tuva Novotny since 2003. Here are a few of the good reasons why she loves the city.

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Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

A simply beautiful place, worth visiting just for the architecture,if not for the vast array of fine art, built around the personal collection of Carlsberg Brewery heir Carl Jacobsen. Antiquity fans will find plenty of amazing sculptures from ancient Mediterranean cultures, as well as more modern works. The café, located under a stunning glass-domed roof in a sort of plant-studded greenhouse, is full of delicious treats.

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Dantes Plads 7, Copenhagen

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Egeværk Studio

This Danish design company made my darling Fly Chair. They’re located 30 minutes outside the city, but oh my, what impressive craft and artworks they create, inspiring both for the eye and the soul.

Egeværk Studio

Nordre Beddingsvej 24, Hundested

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Arken Museum

It’s a bit of a ride to get there, but the trip is worth it. Arken is a beautiful museum, designed by Danish architect Søren Robert Lund and located next to the sea. It’s a perfect day trip to get some fresh air and enjoy fascinating exhibitions of modern and contemporary art.

Arken Museum

Skovvej 100, Ishøj

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Cisternene Museum

Built underground in the old water reservoirs of the city in the heart of Søndermarken Park, this is a magical space with inspirational exhibitions. It’s the only dripstone cave in Denmark, full of naturally formed stalactites and stalagmites, and it’s an extremely special space to see art exhibitions. I’ve never encountered anywhere like it in the world!

Cisternene Museum

Søndermarken, Frederiksberg

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Tivoli

Need I say more? The classiest, most special amusement park in the world! You definitely don’t need to be a fan of the rides to have an incredible day or evening here, with its gorgeous landscaping, new food hall and cozy cafes.

Tivoli

Vesterbrogade 3, Copenhagen

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Sonny

Located in Copenhagen’s center but a bit off the beaten track – this beautiful café is as cozy as it gets. The pastries, snacks and meals are all homemade with top-shelf ingredients all of which are delicious. A perfect stop for your latte and avocado toast.

Sonny

Rådhusstræde 5, Copenhagen

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Amager Strandpark

A mere 10-minute bus ride from the city center, Amager is a great beach for swimming in the summer, or for polar dips in winter. It’s very crowded in the high season, but it’s also enormous, so there’s plenty of room for everyone. For those not into sunbathing, you can also run, cycle, sail, kayak, snorkel, windsurf, kite-surf, play beach volleyball and even lift weights.

Amager Strandpark

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