Of all the vintage landmark neon signs in Copenhagen, the Irma strip is King, I think of it as my own little Vegas. The crown piece is the egg laying hen from 1953, with her very own neon-egg counting fan website (made by even bigger nerds than me, haha).
The neon strip lining the lakes is a defining part of the skyline, and it is always the first thing I look for when I return home from a trip out of the country. I have been meaning to show you the Irma hen for ages, battling the night time camera settings, but I think I finally got it. It just happens that the sign has frozen, so all the eggs are showing at once. That's not how it is supposed to be, but for the sake of the full picture, it may not be a bad thing.
This used to be the headquarters of Irma. Thankfully they left the neon behind when they moved.
Hard to beat...
...but this one is a contender:
The liquorice "Ga-Jol" sign used to live next to the recently retired neon frogs on Osterbro, now relocated on Vesterbro. The Gajol is flying through the air, like the eggs, and the sign reads: the Danish weather is Ga-Jol weather. I get weak in my knees just looking at it, crazy nostalgia.
When the time comes for the big Classic Copenhagen Awards, these two are nominated in the category "Best Neon Sign".