"When you visit Jægersborggade I recommend buying a coffee to-go and going for a walk in Assistens Kirkegård (Assistens Cemetery) where the philosopher Søren Kierkegaard is buried. Though Nørrebro is not the greenest neighborhood in Copenhagen, the green areas like Assistens Cemetery are very popular and especially in the summer time you can meet both old and young people going for a walk or sitting on the grass and enjoying the sun. This green oasis is beautiful around April, when you can see the cherry blossoms."
The busy #DronningLouisesBro
"Dronning Louises Bro (Queen Louise's Bridge) is more than just a construction that connects the lakes in Copenhagen. It is also a very popular place to hang out. People especially resort here when it's warm, listening to music and drinking beers: Real Danish hygge. Even though it’s one of the busiest bike lanes in Copenhagen with more than 35,000 bikes crossing everyday, it is still a great place to sit and relax and enjoy the perfect view over the lakes which is beautiful in all kinds of weather."
#DanishBreakfast and coffee
"Nørrebro is home to a ton of amazing cafés, coffee places and restaurants. Some of my favorite places are the organic bakery and café Mirabelle in Guldbergsgade and Café Gavlen at Ryesgade which is and an old café from 1923 where they serve great burgers and smørrebrød (open faced sandwiches). Bevar’s on Ravnsborggade is a cozy and classic Nørrebro café. It's always full of people and has a nice atmosphere. For dinner my favorite restaurant (besides the many good, cheap shawarma places) is the organic restaurant Bæst, which is located right next door to Mirabelle and also has the same owners."
"Blågårdsgade is a busy street where people sit outside on the cafés all year long. It’s a very multicultural street with food from all over the world. My favorite cafés in this street are Harbo Bar and Props café, and both are good places to meet up with friends for either coffee during the day and or a beer at night. Café Arabica serves a delicious cheesecake. Some shops that I love are Limited Works with hand crafted art prints and the vintage store Travel Studio. My favorite restaurants in this area are Ranees, a small Thai restaurant, Café N, a great veggie cafe, and Ahaaa for a good shawarma or falafel. The area around Blågårdsgade is also worth a look. Here you can among other things find great wine bars, for example Vinhanen and Vinskabet on Baggesensgade."
#Hygge with friends
"Nørrebro is a great neighborhood to experience Danish hygge. You will find at least one café, bar or restaurant on every corner, which contributes to a lively atmosphere. Additionally, there are many young people living here, and many of them are hedonists – they love to exploit and explore all the city has to offer. During spring and summer, it's a tradition for me and my friends to meet up and have barbeque dinners, catch up and hygge. Around this time of year, Nørrebro is buzzing with street parties, flea markets and food trucks, and the neighborhood never gets boring."
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