Everything in Copenhagen is organic: the transport, our breakfast, the super-expensive chocolate bars in the supermarkets, tangerines and other fruit in general, napkins, tickets, even the water in plastic bottles with a deposit mark which can be melted and recycled. Organic, organic, organic. Oh, and a little expensive, as one can imagine.
We took a trip to the Danish capital in order to check the RealFeel in terms of that notorious HYGGE culture.
HYGGE and The City
What is hygge after all? That very special mindset dedicated to contentment and wellbeing? Is it equivalent for cosy places, comfortable mood or fulfilling emotions, good food, minimalistic interior design or social experience? It is all that, and more!
Hygge is huge in the Scandinavian culture and we felt it everywhere in Copenhagen. The city itself is simply friendly: bike-friendly, urban-art-friendly, infrastructure-friendly, recycling-friendly, fancy-boutiques-friendly.
HYGGE and Freetown Christiania
Freetown Christiania is a self-proclaimed autonomous anarchist district of less than 1000 residents in the borough of Christianshavn. What is great about it? It is a bizarre mix of workshops, homemade houses, art galleries, music venues, organic cafes, street art… and weed on display in special cannabis booths. Even if you don’t usually smoke pot, it is an essential part of the culture in that specific area, so take a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the atmosphere.
HYGGE and Nyhavn
Nyhavn is one of the most entertaining districts in Copenhagen. It was originally a busy commercial port with loads of ships, pubs and cocottes. Now, you can find great food and jazz music alongside with tourists taking pictures of the colourful facades of the buildings.
This girl was one such tourist.
HYGGE and Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense but he moved to Copenhagen at the age of 14. He spent most of his life in 3 different houses in Nyhavn where he wrote many famous fairy tales. You can still check the numbers 18, 20 and 67 where he resided. You can also visit the H. C. Andersen Fairy-Tale House – a museum dedicated to the Danish author.
Which is your favourite fairy tale from Hans Christian Andersen? For me it is a tough choice between The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina and The Little Match Girl. Child’s dreams and hopes to the rescue, right?
Silk dress from Credo Mademoiselle by Ina Assa
Socks with sparkling threads from Golden Point
Shoes from Hush Puppies
Bag from Next
Sunglasses from Mango