The annual ESMO congress represents a great opportunity for international experts in oncology to present their research with the aim of finding the most effective cancer treatment solutions available today.
ESMO 2016 will be held in Copenhagen next week, between 7-11 October. In order to make your stay there as pleasant and memorable as possible, we’ve put together a list with a couple of events that take place in Copenhagen next week and a few places that you could visit.
Electric Guitars @ Portalen
Fan of heavy guitar music? You can actually attend a concert by the Danish Rock Band Electric Guitars on October 8th at Portalen, Greve Theater & Music House. This is definitely a must-see performance for genuine guitar lovers!
Pj Harvey @ Falconer Concert Hall
This one is for Indie/ Alternative Rock fans. After a successful performance at this year’s Roskilde Festival, British Singer and Musician PJ Harvey will visit Copenhagen and give a concert at Falconer Concert Hall. PJ Harvey (born October 9, 1969) is the stage name of seminal British indie/alternative rock musician Polly Jean Harvey. You can still purchase tickets here.
YOGA Classes @ Urban House
Yoga Superstar Domitilla teaches a series of basic Yoga classes in the morning of October 11th.
Her yoga and meditation moves, along with a small introduction to the poses and mudras involved in Hinduism and Buddhism will definitely lighten up the spirits for the entire day.
Visit Kronborg Castle, the home of Shakespeare’s Hamlet
Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, north of Copenhagen, is one of Europe’s most amazing Renaissance castles and was built in 1574-1585.
The Castle has an international reputation from Shakespeare’s Hamlet whose spirit is still roaming the hallways of Kronborg. Every summer, visitors every summer you can attend a Hamlet performance on an open air stage in the courtyard.
Collections of Renaissance and Baroque interiors can be admired inside the castle. One of the main attractions is the 62-metre ballroom. Kronborg Castle was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2000.
See the Crown Jewels at the Rosenborg Castle
The Rosenborg Castle is set in the King’s Garden at the heart of Copenhagen, housing royal artworks as well as the Crown Jewels and Royal Regalia.
The castle was built by Scandinavian king Christian IV, in the early 17th century.
When entering the castle it feels like taking a journey back in time. Everything is very well preserved, from the king’s private writing cabinet and bathroom to the Knights’ Hall where the coronation thrones stand. Wax figures of former royal inhabitants make everything look and feel very lively.
Here, you can see Denmark’s crown jewels which primarily consist of four sets: a diamond set, a ruby set, a pearl set, and an emerald set. All of them will deeply impress you!
End a Long Day at Nyhavn
Originally, Nyhavn was a busy commercial port, crowded with ships and sailors from all over the world. Nowadays, it’s a place where visitors can admire old houses, dine at classy restaurants and listen to jazz music by the canal.
The oldest house in the area dates back to 1681 and can be found at no. 9, Nyhavn. Its design has not been tampered with since the initial construction. A large part of the houses you’ll see there have belonged to well-known artists and writers. As a matter of fact, Hans Christian Andersen, the famous Danish writer, lived at no. 20. He also lived twenty years at no. 67 and two years at no. 18.
We’re hoping that this information will make your stay in Copenhagen worthwhile and memorable. We’ll also be there between 7-11 October. See you at the ESMO 2016 Congress!