Autumn colours, the arts and a new waterside landmark
After a piping hot summer this year, the autumn has come early in Copenhagen with golden colours and brisk winds. The Botanical Garden in Copenhagen has become one of the city’s top attractions in recent years with visitors seeking the meditative peace and quiet of the herb gardens, lake and woods of this green oasis. This year, the gardens have opened a new butterfly hothouse with exotic butterflies to brighten your stay – free of charge.
New home for DAC
This year, the Danish Architecture Center (DAC) has inaugurated its new waterside home. Designed by Dutch star architect Rem Koolhaas, the building (called BLOX) is also home to offices for companies working with sustainable urban design and architecture. The opening exhibition at DAC spotlights design for the home (until 23 Sep 2018). BLOX additionally features a harbourfront café. The new building is located next to the Royal Library’s Black Diamond extension.
Autumn also means the city’s art and gallery scene springs to life. The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art spotlights the MOON in their major autumn exhibition (13 Sep 2018 – 20 Jan 2019), and the city’s annual arts festival, Golden Days (7-23 Sep 2018) invites you to visit the world’s first photographic mooning gallery, Rumpegalleriet, where you can flash-moon for charity. For more moonstruck fun, Tivoli Gardens opens its Halloween season with rides and family fun (12 Oct – 4 Nov 2018). And as part of the Culture Night event on 12 October 2018, you can experience many of the city’s museums and attractions during the spooky hours of darkness.