Designing a 3-layer Copenhagen travel experience (part 2)

by Emiel van den Boomen on September 25, 2015

Welcome to Copenhagen. Welcome to part 2 of our Copenhagen exploration where we try to find the hidden essence of this Danish capital. What makes this city so special?

Do you want to read part 1 first? Just scroll down to the end of this post and click the link.

Bird houses Copenhagen

In part 1 we started talking about the 3 layers of Copenhagen; layers describing certain characteristics that make the city such a great destination. The layers we discovered are: Historical, Alternative, and Design. Where part 1 fully covered the Historical layer and partly touched upon the Alternative one, part 2 will take you into the world of Design and Architecture. But before we go there, first a bit more Alternative aspects of this wonderful city.

Alternative layer [continued]

Superkilen is alternative in it’s way that it tries to upgrade a neighborhood that was not doing very well. It’s an urban improvement plan intended to celebrate diversity. Not many visitors know about it and I personally feel it’s great to bring color and art into a city’s neighborhoods. Part of Superkilen is called the Black Market with the remarkable white lining. Another part is called the Red Square. It’s not as red as it used to be in the beginning, where street and walls were all perfectly red, but you can still see some of the red vibe!


Superkilen Copenhagen


Red Square Copenhagen

Papirøen: a colorful and cheap street food market in Copenhagen’s harbour. Here you can buy a meal from a wide selection of international street food. Dishes from all over the world are available for a very reasonable price! Highly recommended.
Like the meat district described in part 1, Papirøen gets packed in weekends. It is popular, fun and a good alternative to the more expensive restaurants in town. When the weather is fine people sit outside, enjoying a good conversation and the lovely views on the skyline of Copenhagen.

Papirøen (outside and inside)

Papiroen or Street Food Copenhagen

Street Food Copenhagen

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