Valentine-flustered? Let our fab four help you

Is Valentine’s Day even that well-known in Denmark? Likely not, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t celebrated here. Nestled smack in the middle of the most bitter winter month, this Day of Love is your opportunity to warm up with someone you care about. Although the holiday tends to divide – you either despise it as commercialised nonsense or you love it with all your heart – just know that the idea behind the day is an honest one.

So spend the day with your loved one, whether it be a boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend or cat. Nevertheless, most of the events happening around the city cater to couples, so bringing your cat might be a bit unorthodox. Whatever you do, remember this day is about love! Be sure to spread a lot of it, and enjoy!

Valentine’s Day
Various venues, Cph V & K; Thu 14 Feb

Want to cuddle up in the dark of the cinema? Be sure to head to CinemaxX where they are offering a ticket deal that comes with popcorn, soda and Anton Berg chocolates. Moreover, the film is a mix between eerie, heart-wrenching and romantic. Beautiful Creatures tells an updated Romeo and Juliet story of star-crossed lovers who become torn apart when Lena falls under a dark and strong curse. You’ll find yourself jumping out of your skin while rooting for these kids to overcome all odds.
Date Night
CinemaxX, Kalvebod Brygge 57, Cph V; 19:00; tickets: 119kr; www.cinemaxx.dk/koebenhavn

Valentine’s Day is heating up in Copenhagen – or maybe that’s just the kitchen at Nimb Bar’n’Grill. The restaurant is putting a different twist on the big day by concentrating the menu on the men and, according to Nimb director Christiphe Delabarre, “if you are two men, we will throw in a few extra grams of steak!” The evening’s menu starts off with oysters and is then followed by black ham and artichokes. The magnum opus of the meal is a juicy New York strip. If you think you’ll have had enough, you’d be wrong. The meal ends with chocolate cake and ice cream, nuts and caramel. This is bound to be one of the best meals of your life.
Aphrodisiac Dinner
Nimb Bar’n’Grill, Bernstorffsgade 5, Cph K; 18:00-24:00; tickets: 495kr; reservations: bargrill@nimb.dk or call 8870 0060; www.nimb.dk

Dark, spiral staircases can be creepy. But add some candles, rose petals and the starry night sky waiting up top and you’ll have a romantic evening at the Round Tower. Instead of going to dinner, this way to go is more simple. The Round Tower will provide warm blankets, champagne and the musical stylings of Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday to get you in the mood. You will hear about Jupiter and the moon and be able to see them through binoculars. And as an extra bonus, TV presenter Emil Thorup (a little creepy, it has to be conceded) will be lecturing on man’s role in the modern world, in which women are becoming more and more empowered by the day. A clear night is forecast, so this will be a night to remember.
Romance in the Round Tower
Rundetårn, Købmagergade 52A, Cph K; 19:30-22:30; tickets: 275kr for two; www.rundetaarn.dk

You wake up, go to work and go home. Sure, Copenhagen feels like home, but it can also feel like the escape you’ve been waiting for. Two of the city’s best hotels are offering romantic packages for Valentine’s. Whether you take your girlfriend or your best friend, you’re sure to destress in the jacuzzi or sauna, dine richly and get your fill of champagne and chocolate. There’s something about staying in the city you call home and not having to clean up after yourselves. These two hotels are right in the middle of town, so you can stroll, party or just stay in all night – it’s up to you.
Romantic Staycation
Hotel Kong Arthur, Nørre Søgade 11, Cph K; 725kr per person, per night; Ibsens Hotel, Vendersgade 23, Cph K; 625kr per person, per night; reservations: call 3395 7777





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