Copenhagen Luxury Yachting Guide

Touted as the design centre of Scandinavia, Copenhagen is a bustling metropolis of vibrant colours and avant-garde architecture whose cobblestone streets help it retain a medieval charm. Bursting with chic fashion houses, exquisite antique boutiques and numerous Michelin-starred restaurants, Copenhagen is the ultimate in urban luxury and indulgent pleasure.

As the capital of the world’s oldest kingdom, it’s to be expected that the inherent wealth Copenhagen would be easily spotted. Danes, however, are not an ostentatious lot, and though life here is executed to the highest possible standard, travellers won’t see any locals openly displaying their wealth.

If the surveys are to be believed, Danes are the most contented people in the world, and Copenhagen is no exception. The friendly, laid-back attitude of most Copenhagen residents makes this cosmopolitan locale one of the most unaffected yet unabashedly trendy hotspots on earth. Boasting everything from pristine beaches to ultra-modern architecture, and everything in between, Copenhagen is a thrilling metropolis bursting with vitality, creativity and luxury.

Bredgade
Enjoyably compact, the city of Copenhagen is home to a diminutive medieval centre that is largely pedestrianised, making it easy to explore and traverse. Rife with exquisite antique shops, the best and most exclusive boutiques reside in the affluent area known as the Bredgade. Anyone looking for Arne Jacobsen chairs or antique china will want to stop here first. Fashionistas will be in seventh heaven as Copenhagen offers a wealth of premier design.

Birger Christensen has been enjoying royal custom since 1869 and stocks its luscious fur line alongside Chanel and Hermès pieces, while By Malene Birger is the ultimate destination for haute couture. Having started the groundbreaking Day Birger et Mikkelsen fashion house in the 90’s, Malene now has a flagship couture studio which is a visual feast. Other elite havens for high-end labels and innovative new designers can be found on the Gronnegade, Strøget and Kronprinsensgade.

Attractions
There are so many wonderful enclaves to be seen and experienced in this glorious city that to call it sightseeing sounds demeaning. As one of Europe’s foremost areas for contemporary design and stylish living, the architecture and exciting opportunities of Copenhagen seem endless. The Tivoli Gardens have been a favourite amusement park among locals and visitors alike since 1843, and is illuminated into a resplendent fairy land at night by the sparkle of 100,000 lightbulbs.

The imposing modern edifice that houses the Copenhagen Opera, directly facing the queen’s majestic harbour residence, is almost as impressive as the immense talent it holds. A trip up to the Rundetaarn on Kobmagergade is the best place to view breathtaking panoramic views of the city, while the library it houses holds changing art exhibitions featuring both renowned and local artists.

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