Department store chain Illum
Shop ‘til you drop at Illum
Since its foundation in 1891, Illum has been the largest department store chain in Scandinavia and of course there is a branch in Strøget. Golden chandeliers and white marble pillars create an elegant ambiance in this shopping paradise filled with clothing, shoes, bags and cosmetics. Don’t forget to visit the third floor; a large part of this section is dedicated to interior design by Danish designers.
A look inside the cathedral
The Vor Frue Kirke, the cathedral of Copenhagen, is Denmark’s national cathedral. The current building dates back to 1829, but the history of this church already begins in the 13th century. Over time, the church burned down several times and was rebuilt again. The cathedral is famous for its sculptures of Christ and the Twelve Apostles, created by Danish sculptor Thorvaldsen.
Smørrebrød is a Danish specialty
Eating at the pharmacy
Stop for an authentic Danish lunch or dinner at Det Lille Apotek, or the Small Pharmacy. Dating back to 1720, this charming eatery is Copenhagen’s oldest restaurant. As the name suggests, this used to be a pharmacy and the interior exudes nostalgia. The menu offers a selection of delicious Danish specialties, such as smørrebrød and roasted pork with plums.