New opening: Velkommen til Vapiano Copenhagen
In December, we finally opened our very first Vapiano restaurant in Copenhagen. But that's not all, because this opening in the Danish capital also ushered in a very significant anniversary for us too.
The wait is over for Danish pizza and pasta fans. After having to do without a Vapiano for a few years, we finally opened our first restaurant in the Danish capital at the end of last year. But not only that, our Copenhagen Vapiano is not just any Vapiano, it is in fact our 200th restaurant! We now have restaurants in a grand total of 33 countries on five continents - if that's not a reason to celebrate, then we don’t know what is!
In December 2017, our Danish colleagues celebrated the opening of the restaurant with 500 guests. The new restaurant is located right by the Tivoli, the world-renowned amusement and park, right in the heart of the city. More than 4.6 million guests visit this park every year – and now visitors can treat themselves to freshly prepared pizza and pasta, before or after their visit.
We are also particularly proud of the décor inside this restaurant. There are five pasta stations and a total of 1,200 square meters and two floors. There are also two bars – perfect for enjoying a coffee or a glass of wine. This Vapiano has a total of 411 seats plus an extra 66 on the large terrace, which offers a fantastic view across the Tivoli grounds. We’re so excited to see what the future holds for our 80 Vapianisti working at Vapiano Copenhagen!
Have you already planned a trip to the Danish capital? Great, here are our tips for making the most of your visit:
5 tips for Copenhagen:
• Papirøen: If you're into street food, you're in good hands at Papirøen, which means the old paper mill. The factory is open seven days a week and serves delicacies from all around the world. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting in warmer weather, then you’re in for a treat, because there are lots of seats outside too. If you’re more a fan of Italian food, then you know where to find our Vapiano in Copenhagen.
• Nyhavn: This is where you’ll find Copenhagen's most iconic and colourful buildings. All along the Nyhavn canal and into the harbour you will find brightly coloured bars, pubs and restaurants. One of the most famous people to have lived here is the author – Hans Christian Andersen.
• Strøget: Let's go shopping! The pedestrian street called the Strøget leads from the town hall right down to Nyhavn. Here you can find many shops belonging to famous fashion chains, but also the smaller boutiques owned by Danish designers, which are definitely worth a visit. And, if you’re in need of a little snack, just head to the new Vapiano Copenhagen – it’s right there on the Strøget.
• Christiansborg Castle: Admittedly, Christiansborg Castle looks rather drab and grey from the outside, but Denmark’s royal family used to live there! Today, the castle houses the Danish Parliament, the highest judges and the Prime Minister. You should also climb up the observation tower – it's free and, at 106 meters, it’s the highest viewpoint in the city. Just make sure you go up on a clear day.
• Rosenborg Castle: Rosenborg Castle is a bit more magnificent than Christiansborg Palace. There has been a museum here since 1838, and it covers the history of Denmark’s kings, in chronological order. The crown jewels are also kept here, in three underground treasure chambers! We also highly recommend taking a short walk around the neighbouring Königsgarten too.
We hope you enjoy your next trip to the Danish capital and look forward to seeing you at our new Vapiano!