Wandering wondercool

I’m a New Yorker in Copenhagen, and if there’s one thing that I hate about being an outsider, it’s being expected to be a tourist. My first week here involved seeing Nyhavn, perusing the shops on Strøget and going up to see the Little Mermaid. I toured Christiansborg Slot, rode the Dæmon at Tivoli and climbed the spiral steeple of the Church of our Saviour in Christianshavn. I’ve been here for a little under half a year now, though. I’m on to bigger − and cooler − things.

Wondercool is exactly what I need. Smack in the middle of the worst part of the Danish winter, Wondercool will remind you why Copenhagen is so … well … cool.

This weekend is Fashion Week, and running alongside it is the Copenhagen Fashion Festival. So go thrift-sea diving at the flea market at Korsgadehallen. Party with thea girls at Just Female. Or shop-hop around Copenhagen when Friday’s Fashion Night Out turns the streets into champagne bars. We’ve even got a super exclusive party to go to on Saturday − how ‘New York’.

And that’s only fashion. We’ve collected anything and everything that’s happening around Copenhagen in the next seven days, and it’s all listed in the next couple of pages. So go ahead and let Wondercool put the sunshine back in this cold and dark month. I promise you’ll find something fabulous.

Read the full list of events in our special Wondercool section.





  • How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    Being part of a trade union is a long-established norm for Danes. But many internationals do not join unions – instead enduring workers’ rights violations. Find out how joining a union could benefit you, and how to go about it.

  • Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals are overrepresented in the lowest-paid fields of agriculture, transport, cleaning, hotels and restaurants, and construction – industries that classically lack collective agreements. A new analysis from the Workers’ Union’s Business Council suggests that internationals rarely join trade unions – but if they did, it would generate better industry standards.

  • Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    The numbers are especially striking amongst the 3,477 business and economics students polled, of whom 31 percent elected Novo Nordisk as their favorite, compared with 20 percent last year.