Zwilling Ja Henckels As

Vimmelskaftet 47 (just across from Jorcks Passage) s 33-12-66-77 For those sharp enough to know, the Zwilling J.A. Henckels name has been famous since 1731 for their superb collection of high quality knives, scissors and tableware. In those early days, their customers were royalty, artisans and merchants but today the complete range of Zwilling products is readily available to everyone. This store also carries a unique selection of Norwegian pewter and an impressive collection of cocktail, bar,...

Steno Museum

This is the Danish Museum for the History of Science and Medicine. Its exhibits are divided into two sections. The first explores the history of science from Stonehenge to Niels Bohr - with huge telescopes being particularly fascinating. The second details the history of medicine - with some intriguing life-size models and ancient equipment. The upper floor contains a planetarium. A recent addition to this museum is the Medicinal Herb Garden, a quiet place in which to meditate or recuperate....

Stroll Around Odense

Start this walk at the Odense City Hall (Odense R dhus). This dominating structure actually has two components, an old and a new. The older section, rather more formidable in its appearance, faces a small square. It was constructed between 1881 and 1883 in the Italian-Gothic style. The newer section was added, quite harmoniously, in 1955. Between June 3 and August 29, Monday to Thursday at 2 pm, an hour-long tour is conducted. Beginning at the main entrance, the highlights are the Wedding Hall...

Copenhagen Admiral Hotel

Tolbodgade 24-28 b 33-74-14-14 Fax 33-74-14-16 www.admiral-hotel.dk 366 rooms The Copenhagen Admiral is housed in a building that dates from 1787, when it functioned as a granary, and it still retains the ambiance of that era. Each room is unique in character Junior Suites, for example, feature spiral staircases ascending from sitting room to bedroom. As befits its name, the hotel is beside the harbor in a building that survived both the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801 and the British bombardment...

By Train

There is frequent S-Train and DSB train service between Copenhagen's Central Station and Roskilde, with a travel time of between 19 and 30 minutes -depending primarily upon the number of stops. In Roskilde, s 46-35-23-48. Elsewhere in Denmark, There is frequent S-Train and DSB train service between Copenhagen's Central Station and Roskilde, with a travel time of between 19 and 30 minutes -depending primarily upon the number of stops. In Roskilde, s 46-35-23-48. Elsewhere in Denmark, This tour...

Hviids Vinstue

Located on the grand square since 1723, Hviids Vinstue, affectionately referred to by all as Hviid, continues to be a firm favorite with Copenhageners nearly three centuries later. When you step down into it, you literally step back through the ages. Wooden dividers separate sturdy wooden tables, chairs and benches, and the walls are lined with framed photographs and prints, all of which sit under formidable wooden beams. Treat yourself to a Danish open-face sandwich.

Stroll Around Ribe

Begin this walk at the Ribe tourist office at Torvet 3 (it is housed in a magnificent building named Porsborg, which dates from 1590, adjacent to the Hotel Dagmar). From here, cross the street to the magnificently imposing cathedral. Following the pedestrian walkway along the embankment, walk to the corner of Overdammen and Sortebr0dreg. This is the home of the Town Museum (Quedens Gaard). However, this is now closed and it is not expected to reopen until 2005. Turn left, and walk down...

The Jewel In The Crown

This is not, as you might think, a reference to amber jewelry. Rather, the accolade belongs to a diminutive electric train in the Halberstadt store window near the end of Str0get. It runs during business hours around a 41-foot track, drawing the attention of admiring onlookers. The bodies of the 2 -inch engine and 14-inch wagons are made of 18-carat yellow gold the engine is set with 190 diamonds and the wagons, which carry cargos of rubies, emeralds, diamonds and sapphires respectively, are...

Louisiana Museum Of Modern

S 49-19-07-19 (information)-24s(49-19-07-20 (for tickets), www.louisiana.dk The museum has grown around a tasteful villa on 25 acres of land undulating gently toward the banks of the 0resund. The property was made over to the Master of the Royal Hunt, Alexander Brun, in Alexander 1855. Brun himself was an interesting man. He was Brun's unwell known for his progressive methods of fruit grow- usual pers nal ing and bee-keeping in fact he inserted a clause in life was his will to the effect that...

Best Places To

St ndertorvet Fondens Bro s 46-36-01-00 This restaurant is in a space that had it origins as a wine cellar as far back as 1518. In those early days, it was run by Roskilde's mayors, magistrates and justices, who sold wine and German beer as a way of raising extra revenue for the city. For 464 succeeding years it was used as a storage area for the city's archives until, in 1982, Roskilde authorities allowed its conversion to a restaurant. It then took a full year for selected craftsmen to...

Skandinavisk Glas

Ny 0stergade 4 just off Str0get b 33-13-80-95 Fax 33-32-33-35 www.skandinavskglas.com There are numerous stores that sell crystal and porcelain in Copenhagen, but there are special reasons for heading toward the glittering displays found here. Not only does this shop carry all of the well-known Scandinavian brands, such as Royal Copenhagen, Orrefors, Kosta Boda and Mats Jonasson, it also offers the widest selection from other major European companies - Baccarat, Herend, Hummel, and Lladro to...

Kong Hans Kelder

Vingaardsstr de, 6 s 33-11-68-68 or www.konghans.dk This restaurant, housed in the oldest building in Copenhagen it dates from sometime in the 13th century, but not even the current owners know the exact date , features dining areas graced by Gothic arches, giving it a decidedly medieval ambiance. It is appropriate, then, that it is named for King Hans, an early 16th-century monarch. The cuisine is reflective of classic French gastronomy with international inspirations. The Traditional menu...

Imerco

A member of the largest retail group in Denmark, this is the place to go for all aspects of Danish design for the home. Here you will find the most eclectic collection of housewares you ever are likely to see kitchen utensils, bar equipment from Stelton ofDenmark, crystal and glassware, china, flatware, clocks, and bathroom supplies. Pay attention, also, to the innovative weather stations designed by Jacob Jensen. Be sure to visit the second-floor art gallery. For some reason, Denmark seems to...

The Mouse Elephant

Musen amp Elefanten Vestergade 21 n 33-14-46-10 Without doubt, this quirky little bar is one of Copenhagen's more hidden secrets. It's so difficult to find, in fact, that this author - knowing what he was looking for, and where it was supposed to be - still walked past it three times Step down into the ground floor bar and you'll find it has a real spit and sawdust ambiance, with rather basic furnishings. One room on the upper floor has some tables and chairs, but the real attraction is in If...