Compact Copenhagen can easily be explored by bike or by walking
Family-run hotels Andersen & Absalon in Vesterbro are surrounded by restaurants
Tivoli Garden next door to both hotels combines indoor cosy spots and a garden
Five airlines serve Copenhagen from across the UK inc. from four London airports
Copenhagen offers a beautiful backdrop for a winter break. This is a city well prepared for the colder months and there is plenty to explore either by bike or by walking. The city has a cosy, tempting feel and all are invited to explore!
In Vesterbro, Copenhagen’s hip former meat packing district, two independent hotels sit opposite each other. The boutique Andersen Hotel and the grand dame Absalon Hotel. Both remain family-run and operated and continue to innovate. Both hotels already operate a CONCEPT24 package which allows a late departure at no extra cost meaning the guest can keep the room for 24 hours, no matter the time of arrival. The hotels also recently unveiled CONCEPT GREEN. For guests staying for more than one night an option to decline housekeeping and opt for one of several experiences instead is available, this with the environment in mind.
Highlights this winter in Copenhagen include:
The Ice Rink at Frederiksberg Runddel – December – Every winter, Frederiksberg Runddel, by the entrance to Frederiksberg Garden, is transformed into a wonderful ice rink which allows you to have fun on the ice throughout the winter season.
Winter Jazz – February – Winter Jazz is a nationwide celebration of jazz with around 600 concerts at venues all over Denmark. In Copenhagen, you can enjoy lots of jazz concerts with both national and international musicians. Some concerts are free.
Copenhagen Light Festival – February – Filled with beautiful lights, Copenhagen Light festival takes over the entire city with cool installations.
Tivoli – October and November – Located just five minutes’ walk from both the Andersen and Absalon hotels, the famous Tivoli offers wonderful outdoor and indoor moments throughout the winter. Forget any winter gloom and step into the dreamy glow of thousands of twinkling lights in the gardens. Enjoy the surprise of the beautiful light installations, experience the lovely winter illuminations on the Tivoli Lake and much more.
Denmark Design Museum – Housed in one of Copenhagen’s finest rococo buildings, this museum features a fantastic restaurant and several exhibitions. Current exhibitions include the permanent exhibitions: The 20th Century; from the avant-garde to functionalism to environmentalism and recycling. Danish Design Now; contemporary Danish design, including furniture, product design, graphic design, fashion and design for public spaces. The Danish Chair, An International Affair; the wonderful and diverse world of chairs and how Danish design became an international brand. Temporary exhibitions include Bauhaus; a celebration of 100 years of Bauhaus and Crème de la Crème; an opportunity to dive into a selection of top pieces from the museum’s older collections.
Christmas Markets – November & December – The picturesque old harbour Nyhavn is transformed into one of the cosiest Christmas markets in Copenhagen and one of Europe’s best.
Louisiana Modern Art Museum – a short train ride away, a mini day trip perhaps, Louisiana has gained a reputation as a museum in touch with the zeitgeist of the contemporary art world.
Award-winning Andersen Hotel is home to 69 bedrooms and suites in the heart of Vesterbro. The hotel offers a daily 'Wine Hour' in the Lobby Lounge between 5pm and 6pm where guests can enjoy complimentary wine, meet fellow travellers and plan where they wish to dine in the evening. Guests can rent an Andersen bicycle from reception. In the lobby, guests will find knitting needles and yarn to knit scarves which are donated to the homeless throughout the winter. The new Lobby Lounge and bar areas feature furniture from Gubi upholstered with Designers Guild fabrics. The entire hotel uses Designers Guild fabrics adapted in a unique manner.
The Absalon Hotel is home to 161 suites and bedrooms and plays a large role in bringing local Copenhageners together with visitors to this city. The bold designs including wallpapers and fabrics at the hotel are by the UK's Designers Guild. The Absalon Hotel is home to a vibrant bar and cosy lounge area and courtyard and offers guests "Velorbis" bikes to rent to further explore.
www.andersen-hotel.dk Helgolandsgade 12, DK-1653 Copenhagen +45 33 31 43 44
B&B is priced from 1145 DKK (around £136) to 1925 DKK per room, per night
www.absalon-hotel.dk Helgolandsgade 15, DK-1653 Copenhagen +45 33 24 22 11
B&B is priced from 1125 (around £133) DKK to 3240 DKK per room, per night
Copenhagen airport is 20 minutes away (5 mins walk from Central Station)