Planning a trip to Copenhagen? Or maybe you’re having a staycation in our beautiful city? Then here’s a few tips for a more conscious take on the city.
Here at YUME, we love Copenhagen – and especially in the fall. It might be grey and rainy for the most part, but when you get one of those cold yet sunny days, there’s just no place like Copenhagen. And luckily there’s so much to do here! We’ve created a little sustainable guide for you to fall (even more) in love with our beloved capital.
What to do?
Visit the exhibition CLIMATE – Change for a Sustainable Future // Architecture, Design and Conservation to see 29 proposals for climate solutions from students and researchers at KADK, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. The exhibition can be seen at KADK – Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 51-53 1435 København K and runs until November 15th.
As a former church turned community house, Absalon is a colourful and welcoming place, with tons of different activities every single day. You can try your luck at a game of table tennis, learn how to draw or take part in Absalon’s daily communal dinner, where you share a meal with eight strangers. Bring your kids or your friends and experience this amazing initiative. Photo by @absaloncph.
Flokehuset Absalon – Sønder Blvd. 73, 1720 København V
In need of a green fix? Or do you just want to escape the cold? Then visit the Palm House in the Botanical Gardens. Look at the exotic plants or climb the spiral staircases to walk among the treetops. Enjoy the humid heat and the quiet atmosphere before venturing back out into the city.
Botanical Gardens – Gothersgade 128 1353 København K
Where to eat?
In the city center, you’ll find The Pescetarian, a gourmet restaurant focusing on seafood and greens. With a menu that changes according to the seasons, and an emphasis on sustainability through eliminating meat from the menu and only using fish and shellfish caught close to land, we can truly recommend the delicious food you get at The Pescetarian.
The Pescetarian – Amaliegade 49, 1256 KBH K
Plantepølsen (meaning: plant sausage) is a cute little gem on trendy Jægersborggade, Nørrebro. Serving all plant-based gourmet hot dogs, Plantepølsen’s mission is to introduce meat eaters to the delicious world of plant-based dining. If you are in need for a quick lunch or a different dining experience we really recommend you try Plantepølsen. If you are coming from the city center, we recommend you take a walk through Assistens Cemetery to Jægersborggade, enjoying the peace and the leaves changing colours!
Plantepølsen – Jægersborggade 39, 2200 KBH N
If you are in the mood for something sweet and sustainable try Nicecream! Their ice cream is made from organic coconut milk and you can get it in a cup, a cone or in a cookie-sandwich. They strive to use almost 100% sustainable packaging, and if you bring your own container you’ll get 10% off! You can find Nicecream in three different locations around the city.
Nicecream – Enghave Plads 10 1671 KBH, Elmegade 30 2200 KBH N, Nordre Frihavnsgade 7 2100 KBH Ø
Where to shop?
Langsamt store – Slow fashion
Langsamt is a sustainable clothing store run by mother and daugther. It is situated in Copenhagen’s former red light district, right by the new metro. Langsamt focuses on sustainable materials and slow clothing, meaning durable pieces that will be yours for a long time. We love their approach to fashion and personal style.
Langsamt – Dybbølsgade 66 1721 København V
Aiayu – Sustainable knitwear
Danish brand Aiayu creates timeless and durable pieces using only the best sustainable materials. Aiayu demonstrates that a 100% responsible business practice is possible and they are paving the way to a zero waste textile industry. Stop by their shop for beautifully crafted knitwear and crisp pajamas in organic cotton.
Aiayu – Store Strandstræde 12a, 1255 Kbh K
LØS market – Zero waste groceries
LØS is Copenhagen’s first package free grocery shop. Focusing on a zero waste lifestyle, at LØS you have to bring your own container when buying 100% organic rice, beans or vegetables. We love how dedicated LØS is to support the green lifestyle and how they are constantly working towards being even more sustainable.
LØS – Jægersborggade 20, 2200 KBH N & Vesterbro Saxogade 77, 1662 KBH V
Where to stay?
If you don’t already live in the city, don’t worry! We’ve found some beautiful conscious hotels for you!
Coco Hotel – The self-sufficient one
Coco Hotel is the new kid on the block when it comes to boutique hotels. Owned by the Danish restaurant group Copenhagen Food Collective, Coco hotel is the newest addition to the enterprise. Located in the heart of Vesterbro, Coco Hotel has 90 rooms and a beautiful café on the ground floor. Everything has been renovated using energy and water saving solutions.Wanna know the best part? The hotel runs on sustainable energy from Cofoco’s own solar park.
Coco Hotel – Vesterbrogade 411620 København V
WakeUp Copenhagen – The green one on a budget
If you are travelling on a budget, we recommend checking out WakeUp Copenhagen. With three locations around the city, there’ll be something for everyone. They are GreenKey certified, which is your guarantee to have chosen an environmentally friendly hotel. WakeUp Copenhagen even has a bike renting service – the perfect way to explore the city like a local.
WakeUp Copenhagen – Different locations
We hope you’ll enjoy fall in Copenhagen! If you’d like, you can of course also stop by and say hi to us in our Sustainable Concept Store & Studio in Nordhavn.