Celebrated super-chef Rene Redzepi stunned the world when he decided to close Noma in 2016, an internationally celebrated farm-to-table concept that had nabbed the World’s Best Restaurant honor a record four times in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014. But global foodies didn’t go without for long; Noma reappeared as a pop-up in Japan, Australia, and Mexico before planting roots in Copenhagen’s edgy Freetown Christiania nabe as a multi-room urban farm. Chef Redzepi’s sequel serves a seasonally designed 20-course feast featuring wild foraged ingredients and local game (think reindeer brain custard and crispy bear dumplings with caramel sauce). Reservations are notoriously difficult to score, and the price tag is meaty, ringing in at $440 per person, excluding wine, but the experience is well worth the investment. Hurry up and visit, as Noma 2.0 will be shuttering its doors at the end of the year. noma.dk


Since 1755, the neoclassical palace known today as the Hotel d’Angleterre has been a fixture of Kongens Nytorv, the city’s largest square. The restaurant-turned grande dame has undergone several reimaginings over the centuries, including a 1870s overhaul by the famed Danish architect Jens Vilhelm Dahlerup, and its most recent makeover, concluded in 2013, revived each of its 90 guestrooms and suites with modern fixtures and plush finishes, from deep-cushioned sofas and velvet drapes to Dux beds and Bang & Olufsen sound systems. Guests are treated to homemade chocolates, champagne, and fresh floral bouquets in their rooms, and private airport service can be arranged upon request. The hotel is also home to the city’s first dedicated champagne bar featuring more than 160 high-end labels from 42 different houses. dangleterre.com

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A short 12-mile drive due north of the city lands in Dyrehaven, a lush nature reserve filled with verdant forests, wild deer, calming lakes, and rolling landscapes. It’s also home to Scandinavia’s oldest golf club, Royal Copenhagen, founded in 1898. Tucked under the shadow of the Hermitage Castle and several old-growth trees, the scenic 18-hole course is open year-round and suitable for golfers of all skill levels. After the game, kick back and rest with an akvavit cocktail (a traditional Scandinavian spirit) and Danish bistro classics at KGK’s signature restaurant overlooking the greens. Guest players are welcome, and novice golfers can take advantage of the club’s expert trainers and practice courses. Be on the lookout for red stag sightings! kgkgolf.dk


Set just outside city limits, Søllerød Kro regularly tops Denmark’s best restaurants list. Originally founded in 1677, the charming eatery still retains its whimsy, cradled by a peaceful pond and emerald forest. Several culinary heavyweights have steered the kitchen over the years, and its current head chef, Bocuse d’Or winner Brian Mark Hansen, has held his post since 2013. Chef Hansen is famed for crafting classic dishes with a modern edge, rooted in French techniques but free of rules or limitations. Seasonal standouts from menus past include lobster with leek and smoked marrow, caviar dressed with caramelized cream and fresh parm, and halibut with cacao juice, celery, wasabi, and preserved citrus. Diners can choose between seven and nine courses with wine pairings. soelleroed-kro.dk


Tivoli Gardens, the world’s second oldest amusement park, is a dizzying stew of delights, from tranquil gardens and buzzy eateries to concerts, rides, shops, ballet, and more. Visit the aquarium to catch a live fish feeding with coral reef fish, sharks, and moray eels, or sip afternoon tea by a dancing fountain in the Pergola Gardens. Catch a show at the Pantomime Theater, home to the world-famous Tivoli Ballet Company, or try traditional Smorrebrod, a Danish open-faced sandwich made with buttered rye bread and cold cuts. One of the park’s central fixtures is the century-old wooden roller coaster. First erected in 1914, the coaster still features an onboard brakeman. tivoli.dk