2021 has to be better than 2020.
This year has been terrible, let’s just be honest. The world has reeled under the pressure of a global pandemic and many cities, including Copenhagen, have had to endure lockdown. It hasn’t been easy but we’ve managed to deal with the situation and the new year promises to bring us lots of lovely experiences. Nobody can predict what will happen in 2021. However, Copenhagen has begun to roll out the vaccine and we have our fingers crossed that the year ahead of us will be better than the last.
1. New Food Market
In March 2021, Copenhagen will see another food market open in the city, and it looks amazing! Toldboden will be transformed into Toldboden Seaside. Plans describe a foodie paradise, with 7 chefs catering to the tastes of hungry Copenhageners. Think of it now – sitting by the sea with a drink in your hand and some tasty food in front of you. What could be better than that?
For more information, head to the Tolbolden Seaside Facebook page.
2. Getting to re-do the Summer
The climate in Copenhagen is such that, when the sun does come out, we all want to be in it immediately. Sitting with your friends all day in the sun is a classic Summer activity for a reason. This year we’re hoping that things will be different. If we get to August without fewer hitches than last year, we might even be able to celebrate Pride! Remember those heady days of going to a bar and actually dancing? We’re so looking forward to it!
3. More space on the metro
Once we’ve finally emerged from lockdown restrictions and start commuting again, we can look forward to more space in the carriages. M1 and M2 are getting 8 new carriages, so that we can worry less about contagion and feel more comfortable at the same time. These carriages are designed differently, to allow more room for standing passengers.
4. Music festivals
2020 was not a good year for music festivals. Unfortunately, festivals like Roskilde were unable to go ahead. However, they are optimistic for 2020, saying: ‘we are on the threshold of a new year, and we think there is a need and reason to be hopeful’, in late December. Roskilde Festival has an amazing lineup this year, including Kendrick Lamar, The Strokes, Tyler The Creator, Faith No More, Haim and Thom Yorke. It all sounds incredibly promising and exciting. We’d better dig those sleeping bags out from whatever dusty cupboard they’ve been hibernating in!
To see this year’s lineup in full, head to the Roskilde Festival website.
5. The new rooftop cinema
Cinemateket is soon to have a huge, 1,500 m² rooftop with an amazing, open-air cinema. Visitors will be able to look out at Copenhagen from an amazing vista and enjoy the fresh air. Don’t worry, though, there will be the option to provide cover from the rain, so it will be enjoyable in any weather.
5. Dining in the dark
This fantastic gastronomic experience takes place in a darkened restaurant in the city. Attendees get to choose between delicious fish, meat or vegetarian options and then eat them in the dark. People are on duty to help everyone get to their tables and enjoy the experience. Plus, it is said that not being able to see the food intensifies the taste and smell.
For more details, or to buy a ticket, visit the Fever website here.
6. Eating at restaurants
2020 was very difficult for the restaurant industry, and at times restaurants have been closed altogether. However, two restaurants managed to win Michelin Stars, in spite of it all. This means that Copenhagen now has 23 stars, split across 17 restaurants. Copenhagen has some of the best restaurants in the world and they have endured through one of the toughest challenges that the restaurant industry has ever faced.
Read more: 10 Of The Best Breakfasts In Copenhagen
7. Going to the theatre
Copenhagen’s theatres have been through hard times this year as well. However, Danish theatre will endure because it is very much a part of Copenhagen’s identity. Before we know it, we’ll all be enjoying a show. If you can’t wait that long then you can always stream performances from the National Theatre’s website here.
8. Candlelight concerts
This year will Copenhagen will host its first candlelight concerts and they promise to be amazing experiences. Surrounded by flickering candles, atendees can watch and listen as phenomenal classical musicians play the works of Chopin, Vivaldi and Beethoven. There’s nothing else quite like it.
To buy a ticket, visit the Fever website here.