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If you go to Copenhagen

September 05, 2010|By Betty Hallock | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

THE BEST WAY TO COPENHAGEN

From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) is available on American and United. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $615. The Metro from the airport to the city center runs 24 hours, as often as every 4 minutes; $6.

TELEPHONES

To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (international dialing code), 45 (the country code) and the local number.

WHERE TO STAY

First Hotel Skt. Petri, 22 Krystalgade, Copenhagen; 3345-9100, http://www.firsthotels.com/sktpetri. Stylish and comfortable rooms (designed by graphic artist Per Arnoldi) in the Latin Quarter. Doubles from $187.

WakeUp Copenhagen, 11 Carsten Niebuhrs Gade, Copenhagen; 4480-0000, http://www.wakeupcopenhagen.com. A new, inexpensive hotel with sleek, efficient rooms, within walking distance of central Copenhagen. Doubles from $150.

Nimb Hotel, 5 Bernstorffsgade, Copenhagen; 8870-0000, http://www.nimb.dk. Renovated in 2008, the hotel in the Tivoli Gardens features luxury rooms, a world-class restaurant, a brasserie, a dairy, and wine and cocktail bars. Doubles from $436.

WHERE TO EAT

Herman, 5 Bernstorffsgade, Copenhagen; 8870-0020, http://www.nimb.dk. A restaurant in the Nimb Hotel, where chef Thomas Herman prepares modern Danish cuisine. Four-course dinner, $130.

Noma, 93 Strandgade, Copenhagen; 3296-3297, http://www.noma.dk. The bastion of New Nordic Cuisine, featuring local wild herbs, beach plants, seafood and game. Seven courses, $189.

AOC, 2 Dronningens Tvaergade, Copenhagen; 3311-1145, http://www.restaurantaoc.dk. Two young chefs put their spin on Danish cuisine, focusing on seasonal Nordic ingredients. Four courses, $95.

Relae, 41 Jaegersborggade, Copenhagen; 3696-6609, http://www.restaurant-relae.dk. An intimate, casual restaurant in up-and-coming Norrebro; set menus include a vegetarian option. Four courses, $56.

Kodbyens Fiskebar, 100 Flaesketorvet, 3215-5656, http://www.fiskebaren.dk. A hip, bustling seafood-focused restaurant in the trendy meatpacking district, featuring a selection of Nordic fish. Small plates and entrees, $13 to $39.

Bo Bech Bageri, 46 Store Kongensgade, Copenhagen; 3918-5501, http://www.bobech.net. Chef Bo Bech's bakery, selling excellent organic sourdough bread. $6.

Aamanns, 10 Oster Farimagsgade, Copenhagen; 3555-3344, http://www.aamanns.dk. A contemporary take on the traditional Danish smorrebrod (open-faced sandwiches) in a bright cafe setting. Smorrebrod, $6.50 to $9.50.

Dop, at the Round Tower, 52A Kobmagergade, Copenhagen. A stand serving organic sausages on sourdough-linseed buns, or with roasted beets and mashed parsnips. Sausages, $5 to $6.

Meyers Deli, 107 Gammel Kongevej, Copenhagen; 3325-4595, http://www.meyersdeli.dk. The flagship deli and cafe from Claus Meyer, with modern Danish takeout. Entrees $9.50 to $17.

Coffee Collective, 10 Jaegersborggade, Copenhagen; 6015-1525, http://www.coffeecollective.dk. A micro-roaster with a storefront in Norrebro, serving direct-trade coffee, espresso and hot chocolate. Drinks, $2.50 to $10.

Mikkeller Bar, 8 B-C Viktoriagade, Copenhagen; 3166-2444, http://www.mikkeller.dk. Danish brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergso's new beer bar, 15 taps of Mikkeller beer and some of the best beers in the world. Beers $5 to $11.

TO LEARN MORE

Copenhagen Visitor Centre, Vesterbrogade 4A, Copenhagen; 7022-2442, http://www.visitcopenhagen.com

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