The cruise industry often faces criticism about being bad for the environment. The following interactive collection of the Baltic Sea Region’s, Copenhagen’s and BDP’s efforts aims to shadow the cruises’ reputation and compile our infographics about the positive economic contribution.
Danish Architecture is easily considered one of Denmark’s most influential international reputation. In 2019, two tremendous Bjarke Ingels projects reached the bay, the Ying Yang Panda Facility in Copenhagen Zoo and Copenhill. Bjarke Ingels founded BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group in 2005 after co-founding PLOT Architects in 2001 and working at OMA in Rotterdam. Bjarke defines architecture as the art and science of making sure our cities and buildings fit with the way we want to live our lives. Through careful analysis of various parameters from local culture and climate, everchanging patterns of contemporary life, to the ebbs and flows of the global economy, Bjarke believes in the idea of information-driven-design as the driving force for his design process. Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine in 2016, Bjarke has designed and completed award-winning buildings globally.
Tourists taking their compulsory selfies with the Little Mermaid might discover a weird, triangle-shaped metal building with chimneys in the background. Copenhill is not only the city’s brand-new urban mountain sports facility but an important milestone in reaching Copenhagen’s plan of becoming Co2 neutral by 2025.
Now all Copenhageners and visitors can hit the slopes in the flattest country in Scandinavia all year round! As a multifunctional urban mountain, Copenhill is placed on top of a state-of-the-art waste-to-energy plant, which is one of the best and most complex of this kind in the world.
Besides Skiing & Snowboarding, the visitor can run, hike and train as well as climb and round up the adventure in their cosy facilities and grab something to eat and drink.
The plant, ARC, produces environmental-friendly energy with the newest technology by burning waste and turning the exhaust into energy which yearly provides the city of Copenhagen with electricity for 30,000 households and central heating for 72,000 households.
“The arrival of the pandas and the opening of the Panda Facility is a historical event.” – said Jørgen Nielsen, the Administrative Director of the Zoo of Copenhagen.
The preparations to welcome the two panda bears from China started many years ago with the planning of the facility, preparing zookeepers to take care of the pandas and building the facilities. The Ying-Yang shaped Panda Facility were revealed in early 2017 and after 18 months of construction, Her Majesty the Queen, Margrethe II and Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess Mary amongst with other prestigious guests participated in the opening celebrity. Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark also became the protector of the Zoo as the pandas were state-present to the Queen.
What is the Hygge Tour like?
You will get around Copenhagen with a local Dane who will give you a personal taste of their lives, their city and culture. The concept of Hygge is integrated into the entire tour, which gives you a better understanding of the concept by experiencing it first hand. See non-touristy corners of Copenhagen. Walk past small cosy cobblestone streets, while not missing out on some of Copenhagen major sights. Then finish off the tour with a surprising twist that will make this tour memorable and give you a real insight into the Danish way of life. But pssst, we won’t reveal much more, we hope to surprise you at the Hygge tour.
Book your Hygge Tour with BDP and experience local secrets around Hygge!
The tour includes:
- A taste of Hygge (Snack)
- Refreshments ( Danish beer or other refreshments)
- Local experience
The young, fresh guide & host bureau GVIDI promises personalized and authentic experiences mixed with facts of past and present.
GVIDI – Guides and Hosts for hire is launching in Copenhagen. They are specialized in offering memorable experiences for tour and event agencies, corporate companies and private groups. “Authenticity communicated in an inspiring and entertaining way, meeting the guests where they are” is the mission and passion of GVIDI.
… says Project Manager Kamma Kristensen Dal, who has more than ten years’ experience in training and educating tourist guides.
The mother company, BDP – Your Best Destination Partners, has observed the growing interest for Copenhagen and Denmark in the last couple of years. So GVIDI – Guides and Hosts for hire was born from the urge to educate guides who are the voice of the local area and its history, putting their personal edge on the story and thus to make Copenhagen even more attractive for international tourists and corporate visitors.
It is GVIDIs ambition to expand their services to other locations. “GVIDI – Guides and Hosts for hire is even considering becoming a platform for guide services, much in the spirit of a shared economy, where individual guides who don‘t have the funds to market and sell their special tours can market them to a broader audience,” adds Hanne Nehmar, CEO & owner.
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Taste an organic beer from Danish micro-breweries at “Stormly” or – for the hungry ones – enjoy a steak marinated in cider for 24 hours at the Berlin-siblings’ Comptoir du Cidre. Here your group can visit the 25 food trucks, stalls and containers for lunch, or spend an afternoon or evening with the local Copenhageners in an international atmosphere.
Copenhagen Street Food is located on Papirøen, next to charming Christianshavn and the old hippie-village Christiania. Just opposite is the Royal Theatre, and across the canal, you see the Opera; this venue offers one of the best views of the harbour. The venue is suitable for groups of all sizes; if you are seeking a casual, cosy place right at the centre of the city, Copenhagen Street Food is the place to go.
It is a great place for groups to sit back and relax while enjoying the view of the harbour with a cold, organic juice and a platter of charcuterie, while others might prefer having a seat inside at one of the food stalls, tasting Il Matarello’s homemade fresh pasta, or yakatori at the Japanese street kitchen, Yatai.