Copenhagen: The Monocle Travel Guide Series is your guide to the bicycle-filled streets, world-class restaurants, bustling cultural life and the design and architectural scene of the charming Danish capital. Published by Gestalten, the Monocle travel guides provide a comprehensive and compact package of facts, colour photos, maps and suggestions for neighbourhood walks. Besides the must-see places, the books guide you to going beyond the conventional and discovering the hidden spots.
Bicycles. Mid-century modern furniture. New Nordic cuisine. These are likely to be some of the first things that spring to mind when you think of Copenhagen.
And with good reason: Denmark’s capital really is filled with design-savvy people with chic homes who are only a quick pedal from some of the world’s finest restaurants. But there’s more than this to enchant the visitor. A recent building boom has filled the skyline with innovative and visually bamboozling residential and civic structures, the hotel industry is heating up and, thanks to the infamously sky-high taxes, the well-funded cultural scene is kicking.
The Monocle Travel Guide to Copenhagen will lead you through the maze of top-notch places to dine and drink, the magazine-spread-ready homeware and fashion retailers and the most engaging museums and galleries. We’ll point out the architecture and infrastructure gems that best illustrate how a little forward-planning has resulted in one of the world’s most liveable cities. For good measure we’ll also reveal our favourite neighbourhoods and grooming spots. So saddle up and join us for a wheel through Copenhagen’s many and varied delights.