Lise Aarestrup Johansen, 51 and Allan Keller, 58, live in Bagsværd.
What’s the best thing living in Copenhagen?
-The best thing living in Copenhagen is that there’s always something going on. Taking the S-train to the Central Station and feel Copenhagen, the tourists and the many languages make you feel like a tourist in your own city. Even though Copenhagen is a big city, it’s a nice and cozy place.
Describe a perfect day in Copenhagen
-It has to be a sunny day in Copenhagen. The day begins with brunch at Halmtorvet where you will sit and experience Vesterbro waking up. We would walk through the old Meatpacking District, look at the galleries, the cafées and enjoy the new life in the old buildings.
Afterwards, we would walk over the bridge from Fisketorvet to Islands Brygge and relax down at the harbor bath. Later, we would walk to Strøget and find Søren’s Værtshus where we would enjoy the old Copenhagen. When we get hungry, we would walk over the bridge to Nørrebro and find Quattro Fontane in Guldbergsgade. It’s the best Italian restaurant in Copenhagen where we’ve come for 25 years. It’s still a nice and cozy place.
Can you recommend other places?
-The coziest restaurants are the Italian Quattro Fontane and Restaurant Told and Snaps which serves great Danish lunch. The cafées in Istedgade and at Halmtorvet are lively and here you’ll meet the locals.
Where do you go shopping?
-Of course, shopping in Copenhagen is at Strøget but also in the small streets Grønnegade and Gl. Mønt. A walk down Østerbrogade and Nordre Frihavnsgade and then all the small fashions shops in Vesterbro.
Where is your favourite place when the sun is shining?
-It has to be Christianshavn. Walking to the canals, around in the small streets and go for a walk on the old banks. Copenhagen in the sun, well there’s just so many nice places to go. Who doesn’t like to sit by the wharf in Nyhavn and enjoy life with a beer from the grocer?
Where is your hiding-place?
-It has to be a walk through Nørrebro with coffee at Blågårdsplads and a walk in Jægersborggade where there are flea markets in the summer. It’s nice to get away from inner city and just walk around in the small streets in Nørrebro. Suddenly, it’s like walking in a village.
Where is the funny corner in Copenhagen?
-It has to be Christiania. Especially the Christmas market is funny and different.