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As well as making sure you visit Nyhavn (Denmark's answer to France’s Honfleur) - number 20 is where Hans Christian Andersen lived - bear in mind that February is Copenhagen's month of music. Either experience some of the 500 performances of Vinterjazz (Winter Jazz) or go to some of the highlights of the internationally acclaimed Frost Festival (mixing music and extraordinary light effects). Whilst in the city, stay at the Nimb hotel. It is a Moorish-style palace and its USP is the accessibility to the central Tivoli Gardens - next month is the time to go, given that they re-open during
2-25 February. Only one of the 38 hygge themed rooms doesn’t overlook these magical Gardens. Make sure you go to Gemyse, an organic restaurant in the Gardens (try The Meal of the Day which consists of six savoury vegetarian dishes served family style for sharing at the table), and Cakenhagen (the clue is in the name - a classic Danish pastry shop in the heart of Tivoli). A real treat for Valentine’s Day!
Nyhavn view; Nimb Hotel bar; A guest room in Nimb Hotel; Rotunda restaurant in Nimb (detail also in previous page with Royal Copenhagen coffee cups); A dessert from Nimb Hotel; Nimb hotel exterior; Gemyse organic restaurant.
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