The Little Mermaid turns 100 years old

At Langelinje Pier sits one of Copenhagen’s most famous attractions: The sculpture of The Little Mermaid, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale. 23 August 2013 she will turn 100 years old, and you’re invited to celebrate her with song, music, dance performances, stories, real mermaids and of course fireworks. The celebration of the mermaid’s big day continues way into the night at Toldboden nightclub next door and throughout the weekend across Copenhagen.

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Fireworks in Tivoli

Tivoli has decided to give its guests a fireworks show every Saturday night during the summer season.

The fireworks will be music driven show on the basis of classical low-flying fireworks and intelligent lighting. Tivoli’s experienced and award-winning fireworks champion Gunnar B. Knudsen has designed the fireworks for the show surrounding the classic fountains and the Tivoli Concert Hall. The concert hall is set to disappear in light, colour and music.

There will also be an even larger fireworks show on the closing day 22 September 2013.

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Copenhagen Cooking

Copenhagen Cooking is one of the biggest food festivals in Northern Europe. The food festival’s mission is to spread awareness of Copenhagen as a world-class gastronomic destination through high-quality culinary events.

Copenhagen Cooking is a non-profit festival which aims to be a platform that attracts tourists and leading international players from the food industry.

Copenhagen Cooking takes place from August 23 – September 1
Find more information on the website www.copenhagencooking.com

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Mikkeller Craft Beer Bars

Biking Copenhagen recommend all beer geeks to pass by either ‘Mikkeller Bar‘ in Vesterbro or ‘Mikkeller & Friends‘ in Nørrebro.

Mikkeller aims to brew beer that challenge the concept of good beer and move people. Mikkeller does this by using the best ingredients and work with the most talented and creative minds around the world.

Find more information about the brewery and the bars on Mikkeller’s website: www.mikkeller.dk.

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Copenhagen Art Week 2013

Kunsten.nu promotes art activities in and around Copenhagen under the umbrella of Copenhagen Art Week from August 23rd – September 1st.

The talents and visions of Danish artists, museums and gallery have put them on the map both nationally and internationally. Copenhagen Art Week focuses on the best on Denmark’s art scene, and the quality of its art institutions and galleries. Our goal is to cement the position of Copenhagen as a capital for the visual arts – a city that embraces art activities with a broad appeal, as well as underground projects.

Copenhagen Art Week presents a week packed with activities for art lovers. Guided tours, artist talks and a gallery night – together with the programmed activities of the city’s galleries and art centres – will generate engaging meetings between the audience, art professionals and artists, all taking the pulse of contemporary art.

Find more information on copenhagenartweek.dk

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VIKING 2013

In June 2013 The National Museum in Copenhagen opens its doors for a spectacular Viking exhibition. The exhibition centres around the 37 m long Viking ship Ægir (also known as Roskilde 6). The ship is the world’s longest Viking ship and will be exhibited for the first time since it was found at Roskilde in 1997.

As well as the Viking ship, the exhibition will also feature other fantastic Viking finds and exciting games and activities.

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Next weekend August 17-18 the national museum hosts a Viking Market in the streets around Frederiksholms Kanal. There will be 40 stands with traditional viking goods, food, beer and music, as well as several childrens activities.

Entrance fee DKK 30,-
Free entrance for children under 18.

Fashion Night Out 2013

Friday during the Copenhagen Fashion Week 2013 has several returning events. Below you can find a guide on what to do on this fashionable friday:

What: Stiletto run
Where: Amagertorv, København K
When: Friday 17.30
Everyone can participate. Rules: the shoes must be stilletos with a minium hight of 7,5 cm. 

What: Fashionable street party.
Where: Kronprinsensgade, København K
When: Friday 18-22
A fashionable street in the city center is turned into a big garden party.

What: Live models
Where: Tommy Hilfiger
When: Friday 14-18
Tommy Hilfiger celebrates the fashion week with music, competitions and refreshments, while models wearing the fall/winter collection struts down the pedestrian street ‘Strøget’ accompanied by basset hounds.

What: Fashion night out
Where: City center
When: Friday night
Many shops of Copenhagen are open in the evening and invites you in for champagne, goodies and discounts.

Enjoy the street style!

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Stella Polaris 2013

This sunday you can experience the music festival ‘Stella Polaris‘ which takes place in the romantic park Frederiksberghave.

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You are free to bring your own picnics, but a selection of food and drink is for sale via different stalls and bars across the site. Once you’ve picked your spot and laid out your blanket, the sound system and speakers dotted across the gardens ensure that you’ll be fully immersed in the sounds that flow out across the park.

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‘Byhaven’ by Pumpehuset

Pumpehuset has build a lovely city garden in the center of Copenhagen. The garden is perfect for BBQ, picnic, chillin’ and enjoying open air concerts. Byhaven is open from wednesday-saturday.

Free concerts in August:
08. aug: One-Eyed Mule Sink Ships
22. aug: Vampire Blow
31. aug: Crazy Surf Combo: The Tremolo Beer Gut OK Kings

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