I’ve been to Copenhagen several times and I love feng shui of the Danish capital (voted the coolest city by the Lonely Planet). Copenhagen is the most visited destination in Scandinavia and voted the greenest city in Europe. The population of Copenhagen is just under two million and it’s the largest city in Scandinavia and one of the happiest places on Earth.
Travelling to Copenhagen and in Copenhagen
You can get to Copenhagen by train (via Brussels) which will be in line with Greta Thunberg travel recommendations. Once you’re in Copenhagen, cycling should be your thing as for many Danes who clock up 1.3m kilometres a day (you can use power-assisted Bycyklen).
Feng shui map of (old) Copenhagen
Feng shui highlights
There are many popular tourist attraction or landmarks that offer some insight into the feng shui of Copenhagen. As usual for a feng shui consultant, start with the panoramic views.
Rundetaarn for panoramic views of Copenhagen
The round tower houses the oldest, working Europe’s observatory (built in 1642) and it’s easily accessible because there are no stairs, only a sliding upward corridor (so then current king could ride it’s the horse to the top).
The Church of Our Saviour / Vor Frelsers Kirke
This baroque church in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen is famous for its helix spire with an external winding staircase (probably the only one in the world) that can be ascended to the top, providing panoramic 360 views over central Copenhagen. It is also remarked for its carillon, which is the largest in northern Europe and plays melodies every hour from 8am to midnight.
Local markets are an eye opener for the local energy / chi. Torvehallerne is an urban, covered marketplace featuring stalls with local produce, gourmet foods, beverages & desserts. The local produce stalls take up a small part but are more than enough.
Danish Desing Museum
A good place to get a good overview of Danish design and its influence on furniture and interior design.
The Little Mermaid
Chans Christian Andersen, the Little Mermaid, is the most visited attraction in Denmark and has been vandalised a few times.
Medieval Copenhagen University is the oldest in Northern Europe.
It offers Carlsberg Exbeerience, housed in the original 18th-century brewery.
The Cisterns, Art Installation
It served as a water reservoir until 1983, and it works as an art installation space. Check for the latest art installation on their website.
Feng shui of Christiana in Copenhagen, Denmark
Christiana was established in 1971 as a self-government community, and now with about 800 residents. The feng shui of this free city within a city of Copenhagen is most interesting. There are many self-built houses and each one is different. The fashionable wabi sabi style is visible everywhere. There are no cars allowed in Christiana to keep it as green as possible. Selling marihuana is still illegal in Danmark but in Christiana, it’s kind of looked over. Lukas Graham, a singer, comes from Christiana.
Tivoli Gardens Theme Park
It is the fifth oldest theme park in the world (with the third oldest rollercoaster), opened in 1843 with 4.3m people visiting it every year. Apparently, Tivoli inspired Walt Disney to create the Disney World. Every night they have a fireworks display which boosts the chi of this neighbourhood.
Feng shui of Danish smørrebrød and Danish pastries
Denmark is famous for its smørrebrød open sandwiches with perfectly balanced five elements on a plate. Or you can try some pastries that Danes named after themselves. Sankt Peders Bageri is the oldest bakery in Copenhagen and been selling pastries since the 17th century.
Famous Danes, things and trends
Christian Andersen, Niels Bohr (the Nobel prize winner in physics and co-creator/discoverer of quantum physics), Lego and Hygge.
Values of Danes
In Denmark, there is a strong regard for the common good, welfare society and safe and family-friendly society. Freedom for the individual, equal right and opportunities including gender equality, respect and unprejudiced tolerance (frisind), trust are core values as well as Christian heritage. Volunteering is a big part of the Danish way of life. Hygge is also considered a unque Danish cultural and lifestyle value.
Hygge is a difficult concept to translate and now there are books just about this very Danish cultural and lifestyle concept. Cosy, which is a common translation doesn’t describe it well, although it refers to a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment and well-being and is fully in harmony with feng shui ethos. Its cultural value and connection to tolerance and equality suggest that people come together to share a good time, therefore it has a connotation to the Danish word frisind. So, hygge can mean many things, ie the Friday drink with your co-workers, a storytime with your parents or grandparents, or just enjoying a hot cup of tea or coffee or chocolate when it is cold outside. Warmth and candles are an example of hygge, but when I was visiting Copenhagen I’ve noticed a shift from traditional candles that unfortunately produce air pollution to battery operated ones or powered by electricity.
Feng shui consultants in Copenhagen, Denmark
Google search revealed that there are not many feng shui consultants in Copenhagen, Denmark. So if you live in Copenhagen, or anywhere in Denmark and are looking for a feng shui consultant feel free to call/text/Whatsapp me on +44 7956 288574 for a quote for feng shui consultation for your home or workplace. I’d be happy to travel to Denmark or to do a remote feng shui consultation via Skype or FaceTime or Whatsapp. Email me