Dining Week, an annual event in which participating restaurants have a set special offer, can make Copenhagen’s diverse food scene more accessible. Restaurant owners hope for long and short-term benefits of attracting customers through the promotion. During the week-long event, which runs until February 17th, restaurateurs will welcome many new guests in what otherwise would be one of the quietest weeks of the year. The hope for business owners is for guests to return during the year and pay regular prices. But does the special offer give new diners an unrealistic picture of value when eating out? "The concept is that all of the participating restaurants serve a three-course menu, including a bottle of mineral water, for 215 kroner plus booking fee per person,” Nusha Riis Hassani, marketing manager with Dining Week, explained in a written comment to The Local. "Dining Week is the biggest restaurant festival in Northern Europe. Since 2011, Dining Week has been … [Read more...] about Dining Week gives Copenhagen restaurants and diners sustenance, but will they stay full for long?
A 2016 photo showing construction work on the Copenhagen Metro. Photo: Thomas Lekfeldt/Ritzau Scanpix An unexpected discovery was made as a result of excavation work at the construction site of a new underground rail station at Trianglen in Copenhagen. Work on the new Metro station revealed traces of a hitherto unknown interglacial period in Denmark, science media Videnskab.dk writes based on research published in the journal Boreas. Analysis of amino acids enabled researchers to demonstrate the existence of a period around 200,000 years ago which punctuated two ice ages, otherwise known as an interglacial. An interglacial is a warmer period such as the one we are currently living in, which falls between two ice ages. The Copenhagen Metro find is remarkable due to its location, according to Ole Bennike, a geologist with the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS). “This is certainly a surprise, because lots of drillings have been done in Copenhagen. It’s … [Read more...] about Excavations for Copenhagen Metro dig up evidence of interglacial period
Copenhagen City Court. File photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix A 31-year-old Syrian man with a Swedish address is currently on trial on terror charges at Copenhagen City Court. Two kitchen knives, fireworks, batteries and 17,460 matches were among the equipment the man, who lives in Malmö, planned to use to attack people at random in the Danish capital, according to the charges to be brought in the trial, which began on Tuesday. The man denies the charges, but his defence lawyer declined to go into further detail prior to the commencement of the trial. “He has asked me not to make any statement,” lawyer Karin D. Svenningsen said. The 31-year-old Syrian has been held in custody for over a year. The case is linked to the detention of a younger Syrian man after he was stopped at the port at Rødby, a ferry connection from Germany, due to an issue with his travel papers. A search of the man’s luggage revealed he was carrying a large number of … [Read more...] about ‘Random people’ were target of Copenhagen terror plot: prosecution
Copenhagen is a chic Scandinavian city filled with cafes, museums, shopping and Michelin starred dining! If you are looking for a sophisticated European escape, Copenhagen is the place for you. Read on for a city guide to the Danish capital. Where to Stay Copenhagen is a very walkable city so you will want to be at the center of all the action. The D’Angleterre is the place to be if you want top notch service and accessibility to major sites. With a view of the famous Nyhavn waterfront and large suites, the D’Angleterre lives up to its reputation as the most luxurious hotel in the city. If you are looking for an introduction to “hygge”, spend a night at the D’Angleterre this winter. Waking up to a snow-covered view of Nyhavn from the comfort of your room is just about as cozy as it gets! Furthermore, the spa includes the only indoor pool in the center of Copenhagen. Taking a dip along with a steam in the sauna is the best way to end the day … [Read more...] about A Stylish Trip to Copenhagen
A large number of taxis caused disruption to morning traffic on Monday as a convoy of private hire vehicles drove in protest at taxi regulations. Up to 100 cars took part in the demonstration by driving in a convoy in the centre of the capital. The demonstration had been registered with police to take place between 8am and 10am, according to Copenhagen Police duty officer Henrik Stormer. The taxis drove past Industriens Hus, the head office of the Confederation of Danish Industry at City Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen), as well as Christiansborg, where parliament is located. “They circled through the Inner City,” Stormer said. After an hour, the demonstrating taxis had moved on, the duty officer added. Demonstration leaders in yellow high-visibility vests were present on the streets during the protest in order to direct traffic. Police were made aware of the demonstration on Sunday via a report, according to Ritzau. READ ALSO: Uber halts services in Denmark … [Read more...] about 100 drivers demonstrate in Copenhagen over Danish taxi laws