Copenhagen: World’s Most Livable City?

Copenhagen

According to Monocle Magazine, Copenhagen is the most liveable city in the world 2013. “World-conquering urban quality of life requires the trickiest of balancing acts between progress and preservation, stimulation and security, global and local. Perfection is unobtainable but Copenhagen is striking one of the best deals right now.”

I surely became fascinated with this cosmopolitan city on my recent summer vacation there. Yes, there was a bit of rain, and let’s be frank, it is not a cheap city…but Copenhagen has just about everything: eco-friendly environment, fashion, culture, attractions, natural beauty, lakes, international cuisine, beautiful people, and friendly faces. The efficiency of public transport made my trip even easier. Thanks to Visit Copenhagen for the Copenhagen Card! I indulged, visited, observed and experienced art, fun, and culture.

The city is certainly a green capital, and people enjoy biking everywhere. With water being an ever present element, most Copenhageners enjoy swimming in the harbor, dining near the canals, and having a picnic at the lakes.

On the fashion front, the city overflows with designer shops, flagship stores, high end department stores, budget-friendly chains and small boutiques, and indie designers.

Copenhagen is fast becoming one of the leading gastronomic destinations. In fact, the world’s ‘most popular’ restaurant, NOMA, is a coveted reservation. You have to reserve at least 12 months in advance. Besides NOMA, the city has food for every palette. Danish, Thai, Vietnamese, French, Turkish, you name it. I was surrounded by fresh ingredients and international fare, and I could not have been happier. I enjoyed learning about the gastronomic scene from Copenhagen Food Tours. I also hung out with both the chef and owner of Restaurant Lê Lê. The owner, Ahn, treated me to one of the best feasts and conversation of my life.

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One Response to Copenhagen: World’s Most Livable City?

  1. Tanya Harry says:

    Great article Andrea, and I love the pics. Never thought about visiting Copenhagen before; you definitely moved it towards the top of my list!

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