Cool events in Copenhagen in 2018

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Lots happening about food, culture, design and more

Cultural, foodie, design and other events are scheduled in Copenhagen in 2018, from Noma to Tivoli, according to Visit Denmark.

The world-renowned restaurant Noma will open at the start of the year in a new location with an urban farm. The menu for Noma 2.0 will focus even more heavily on seasonal ingredients, with head chef René Redzepi showcasing the best of Scandinavian produce.

One of the city’s main tourist attractions in recent years, the Copenhagen Street Food market on Paper Island (Papirøen) will relocate in April 2018 to Refshaleøen.

The current market will close in a few weeks, on December 31, and will be demolished to give way to a new waterside development, while the street food market will be moved to a 10,000m2 indoor and outdoor area, expanding to include other markets, bars and culture.

Celebrity chef Trine Hahnemann will expand her activities next year with a new shop at Torvehallerne and an international cooking school, restaurant, shop, bakery, coffee bar and event site at Sankt Kjeld’s Square in Østerbro.

Her focus is on everyday food, her cooking based on farm-to-table principles. At Hahnemann’s Køkken, visitors can take part in smørrebrød workshops, and Danish cheese and beer pairings.

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Meanwhile, with an inauguration in May 2018, the new BLOX building will house the Danish Architecture Centre and Danish Design Centre, creating a new venue for the city. It will house recreational outdoor urban spaces, playgrounds, homes, cafés and space for exhibitions and research.

Copenhill, an artificial ski slope and hiking area to open in autumn 2018, will be built on top of Copenhagen’s new green waste management centre. Standing 85 metres high, there will also be a café at the top and a viewing platform with incredible views of the Danish capital.

The famous Tivoli Gardens will celebrate its 175th anniversary next year, opening early for a period, from February 2 to 25, for Valentine’s breaks, dining, and Chess – The Musical at the Tivoli Concert Hall.

Copenhagen’s Jazz Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary next year, from July 6 to 15, with 1,400 concerts at more than 120 venues, making it one of the biggest jazz festivals in the world.

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