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Christianshavn. Photo: Christian Alsing
Christianshavn. Photo: Christian Alsing

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Sustainable luxury in Copenhagen

Copenhagen has been named the world’s best city for cyclists. It also has some of the purest bathing and drinking water, a thriving organic gourmet food scene and some very luxurious sustainable hotels.

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

Stay in luxurious and ultramodern surroundings at Denmark’s most sustainable hotel. Close to the airport and the metro in futuristic Ørestad, it offers organic food, organic personal care products and the city’s only lounge with an indoor forest.

Ørestads Boulevard 114–118, Copenhagen

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Axel Guldsmeden

Guldsmeden Hotels is an organic, Green Globe (a global certification for sustainable tourism) certified hotel chain, with a handful of boutique hotels in Copenhagen. Axel, in the heart of the central district of Vesterbro, is the largest and has excellent cozy rooms and an atmospheric spa

Axel Guldsmeden

Helgolandsgade 11, Copenhagen

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Hotel Kong Arthur

The beautiful Kong Arthur boutique hotel nestles between lakes and the city center. This family-run place has an organic menu and Green Key certification, the leading standard for excellence in environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. The hotel has a lovely courtyard, several restaurants and the wonderful Ni’mat Spa.

Nørre Søgade 11, Copenhagen

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Photo: P A Jørgensen

Relæ

In 2016, the trendy Michelin-starred Relæ was named the world’s most sustainable restaurant. Sustainability is incorporated into everything from food ingredients to cleaning products.

Relæ

Jægersborggade 41, Copenhagen

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Fiskebaren

This trendy fish restaurant in the ever-hip Kødbyen district serves sustainable seafood in industrial chic surroundings. The food is excellent and the restaurant is extremely popular, so it’s advisable to reserve a table. If you miss out, you can still eat at the bar.

Flæsketorvet 100, Copenhagen

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DØP – Den Økologiske Pølsemand

At this award-winning organic sausage seller you can eat your hot dog with a clear conscience. All of the ingredients are 100% organic and all the tableware is made from biodegradable or recycled material. As well as hot dogs, they serve sausages with healthy accompaniments such as stewed kale or mashed root vegetables. Winner of the Green Award 2015.

DØP – Den Økologiske Pølsemand

Amagertorv 31, Copenhagen

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PureShop

PureShop is Denmark’s largest supplier of organic cosmetics. Its organic, plant-based products are free from synthetic preservatives, colors or fragrances. Its luxurious and beautiful store sells only brands that meet the criteria for organic cosmetic certification and boasts all the leading names in organic skincare, hair care and makeup.

PureShop

Grønnegade 36, Copenhagen

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River and Raven

River and Raven was named one of the city’s best women’s fashion outlets in 2017. It sells sustainable swimwear, sneakers, makeup and even diamonds.

River and Raven

Store Kongensgade 116B, Copenhagen

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EcoEgo

EcoEgo sells everything from reusable sandwich paper and plastic-free freezer bags to solar chargers for your computer, travel bags made from recycled water bottles and organic clothing.

Nørre Farimagsgade 82, Copenhagen

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Last edited: September 28, 2017

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