Gastronomic boat trips, guided off-the-beaten-path tours through Copenhagen, a celebration of New Nordic Cuisine, ‘behind the scenes’ look at architecture and music in new and familiar constellations are just a few of the events to expect when the popular Wondercool culture festival gets underway in Copenhagen.
Blue gold and MAD Mondays
The Copenhagen Cooking food festival, one of Copenhagen’s great summer successes, invites you to celebrate the blue mussel when the winter edition of the festival kicks off in February. Under the banner ‘Blue Gold’ you can enjoy a gastronomic afternoon boat trip around Copenhagen harbour, stopping at various restaurants that will prepare dishes where the blue mussel is the star ingredient.
Another new initiative under Copenhagen Cooking is MAD Mondays (MAD means food in Danish), organised by the people behind MAD symposium. Debate food culture while learning about the food and gastronomy of the future. Or be part of an unforgettable culinary experience when organizers "I’m a Kombo" serves up "The Social Act" to explore and interpret the modern framework and social context of the meal.
Gastronomic quizzes, an exploration of Nordic cuisine and a liquorice festival are other anticipated items on the menu.
Behind Copenhagen, art and architecture
The Danish Architecture Centre will be staging ‘Secret Saturday Walks’ through the lesser-known areas of Copenhagen, including guided walks to Refshaleøen, (an island in Copenhagen’s harbour), Nordvest and Ørestad. You can also enjoy a ‘Behind the scenes’ look at architecture when leading Danish architecture companies invites you to step inside the buildings.
As part of Wondercool you can also enjoy free tours (in English) at Arken, Louisiana and the National Gallery of Denmark, which also offers winter jazz, through February.
Music in basement car parks and a shop in Bredgade
This year the FROST music festival once again invites you to listen to top Danish and international names at a series of concerts in unusual locations. Bands include Efterklang playing at Dieselhouse in gritty Sydhavn (South Harbour), while other concerts will be held at locations like a piano shop in Bredgade and a secret basement car park. You can also pay a visit to Modesalon (Fashion Salon) when Designmuseum Danmark and Copenhagen Fashion Festival invite you along to music, fashion and identity salons in connection with their special exhibition, Pladecovers – Vinylens Revival (Record Covers – The Vinyl Revival).