Copenhagen design, culture, and architecture

What is the first thing you think of when you hear the term Danish design? Simplicity and functionalism? You're not far off. But there is actually more to the story than that.

Some of the quintessential Danish design objects date back to the '40s and '50s like the famous works of Arne Jacobsen and Hans J. Wegner could not have been done without utilising creative thinking and new industrial technologies. 

This innovative approach still holds true, not only in interior design but also when it comes to architecture, clothing, urban planning and more. Let's take a closer look.

Designed for life

Simplicity, functionalism, and life. Go skiing every day in a city where snow isn't that common. Dive into the ocean year-round while being protected from the wind. The focus of modern-day architecture in Copenhagen is dedicated to people, living and human interaction.

CopenHill is a modern masterpiece in Copenhagen, by local world-famous architect, Bjarke Ingels.

Seat yourself in a design icon

There are a lot of ways to enjoy Danish design in Copenhagen. Check into the boutique hotel The Audo for your stay and live in one of the 10 uniquely designed suites, complete encompassed by design objects from Danish brand Menu and other partner brands. Or go check out the interior design shop Paustian who resides in an old bank.

Hotel Alexandra's Arne Jacobsen room in Copenhagen. A truely amazing hotel for any design lover.

Treat yourself to something nice

It’s nice to bring home something from your travels, but to make these count, they shouldn’t end up in the back of the cupboard. Let’s go shopping for something of quality, something you can use and cherish for years.


Whether it be art and design objects, clothing or interior design objects, Copenhagen provides.

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Good to know about the Covid-19 situation in Denmark

Restaurants and cafés

Restaurants, cafés, bars, are for now open until midnight. For indoor service, a corona passport must be presented. For outdoor service, a corona passport is not required.

From the 15th of July opening hours are prolonged to 02.00. Nightlife such as clubs remains closed until September 1st.


All stores, shopping centres, etc. are open. Wearing a mask is no longer required. Hand sanitizing is recommended.

Cultural Institutions, Religious Services, Social Life, etc.

Museums, art venues, theatres, amusement parks, zoological gardens etc. are open. Corona passport must be presented.

Public transport

Wearing a mask in public transport is still required, but only if standing.

Learn everything there is to know about Covid-19 restrictions and regulations