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How to Save and Splurge in Copenhagen

From wild Danish trout to a sculpture hunt, here’s how to balance your budget in the Danish capital.

Fashion

Moss Copenhagen

Moss Copenhagen (Photo: Thomas Olsen)

Tricotage ($$$)
Layer against the damp Danish spring with a cozy wool sweater designed by the two women behind this shop in gallery-lined Nørrebro. Their neutral knitwear and everyday shirtdresses will inspire you to refresh your wardrobe with well-made basics, down to your undergarments – they stock merino wool socks and undershirts, too.

tricotage.dk

 

Moss Copenhagen ($)
At this popular women’s fashion retailer, get outfitted in the minimalist, put-together style Copenhageners are known for. Rep the brand with one of its logo-emblazoned boyfriend-fit tees or knitted tuques, or try out a trend, like tiger-print wide-leg pants or a pair of green-and-gold fringe statement earrings.

mosscopenhagen.com

Dinner

Barabba

Barabba

Barabba ($$$)
Riccardo Marcon, former sommelier at Michelin-starred restaurant 108, opened Barabba to curb homesickness for his native Italy. Under the glow from turquoise Venetian chandeliers, share late-night plates of guinea fowl cacciatore or wild Danish sea trout in a peppery butter sauce.

barabba.dk

 

Harry’s Place ($)
The menu is short and the line can be long at this permanent location of the city’s ubiquitous hot-dog stands. Take your cue from the solo diners eating at the counter and pair your Børge sausage or roast pork sandwich – served simply with pickles and red cabbage – with a glass bottle of Cocio chocolate milk.

harrysplace.dk

Art Outings

The Six Forgotten Giants

The Six Forgotten Giants

Cisternerne ($$$)
Head to the centre of Søndermarken Park to access the city’s underground cisterns, now home to a cavernous art space. Starting April 15, Danish artist Jeppe Hein’s playful In Is the Only Way Out exhibit will add rotating mirrors and singing bowls to the dripstone cave full of stalactites and stalagmites.

cisternerne.dk

 

The Six Forgotten Giants ($)
For a different take on covert art, hunt down one, two or all six of Danish artist Thomas Dambo’s gigantic, troll-like sculptures made from scrap wood. Print the online maps before heading out by public transit or bike on a self-guided quest that will take you through green spaces in the less- visited west side of the city.

thomasdambo.com/works/forgotten-giants

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