Copenhagen is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. As of 1 January 2020, the city had a population of 794,128 with 632,340 in Copenhagen Municipality, 104,305 in Frederiksberg Municipality, 42,989 in Tårnby Municipality, and 14,494 in Dragør Municipality.
Nyhavn is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen, Denmark. Stretching from Kongens Nytorv to the harbour front just south of the Royal Playhouse, it is lined by brightly coloured 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants.Learn more Book this experience
The Little Mermaid is a bronze statue by Edvard Eriksen, depicting a mermaid becoming human. The sculpture is displayed on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is 1.25 metres tall and weighs 175 kilograms.View on Google Maps Book this experience
Get two Copenhagen favorites with this handy combination ticket! See 4,000 animals at Copenhagen Zoo and discover the best sights of the city with a ride on the Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Bus.Book this experience
Tivoli, also known as Tivoli Gardens, is an amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen, Denmark. The park opened on 15 August 1843 and is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world, after Dyrehavsbakken in nearby Klampenborg, also in Denmark.Learn more Book this experience
Copenhagen Zoo is a zoological garden in Copenhagen, Denmark. Founded in 1859, it is one of the oldest zoos in Europe and is a member of EAZA.Learn more Book this experience
Amalienborg is the home of the Danish royal family, and is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. It consists of four identical classical palace façades with rococo interiors around an octagonal courtyard; in the centre of the square is a monumental equestrian statue of Amalienborg's founder, King Frederick V.Learn more Book this experience
The Memorial Anchor, located at the base of the Nyhavn canal, adjacent to Kongens Nytorv, is a maritime memorial in Copenhagen, Denmark, commemorating the civilian sailors who lost their lives at sea during the Second World War.Learn more Book this experience
Frederik's Church, popularly known as The Marble Church for its rococo architecture, is an Evangelical Lutheran church in Copenhagen, Denmark. The church forms the focal point of the Frederiksstaden district; it is located due west of Amalienborg Palace.Learn more Book this experience
The Copenhagen Opera House is the national opera house of Denmark, and among the most modern opera houses in the world. It is also one of the most expensive opera houses ever built with construction costs well over US$500 million.Learn more Book this experience
The Church of Our Saviour is a baroque church in Copenhagen, Denmark, most famous for its helix spire with an external winding staircase that can be climbed to the top, offering extensive views over central Copenhagen.Learn more Book this experience
The National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen is Denmark’s largest museum of cultural history, comprising the histories of Danish and foreign cultures, alike. The museum's main building is located a short distance from Strøget at the center of Copenhagen. It contains exhibits from around the world, from Greenland to South America.Learn more Book this experience
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Bellevue Beach, often simply referred to as Bellevue, is a beach at Klampenborg on the northern outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark.Learn more Book this experience
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Hareskoven or Hareskovene is a forested area straddling the boundary between Furesø and Gladsaxe municipalities in the northwestern suburbs of Copenhagen, Denmark.Learn more
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ARKEN Museum of Modern Art is a private non-for-profit charity, state authorised, contemporary art museum in Ishøj near Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark.Learn more Book this experience
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Dyrehaven, officially Jægersborg Dyrehave, is a forest park north of Copenhagen. It covers around 11 km². Dyrehaven is noted for its mixture of huge, ancient oak trees and large populations of red and fallow deer.Learn more Book this experience
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The Öresund or Øresund Bridge is a combined railway and motorway bridge across the Öresund strait between Sweden and Denmark. The bridge runs nearly 8 kilometres from the Swedish coast to the artificial island Peberholm in the middle of the strait.View on Google Maps Book this experience
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Limhamn is, in an administrative sense, the southern district of Malmö Municipality in Sweden. Before 1915, Limhamn was a town of its own.Learn more Book this experience
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Turning Torso is a neo-futurist residential skyscraper in Sweden and the tallest building in Scandinavia. Located in Malmö on the Swedish side of the Öresund strait, it was built and is owned by Swedish cooperative association HSB.Learn more Book this experience
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Scaniaparken is a park in Malmö, Sweden. It was built in the early 1990s on the waterfront. Scaniaparken was built as a narrow strip along the beach around the earlier Kockum area.Learn more Book this experience
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Roskilde Station is the principal railway station serving the city of Roskilde, Denmark, situated on the Danish Main Line between Copenhagen and Jutland.Learn more
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To get to Copenhagen, you can either fly into Copenhagen Airport (CPH), which is the largest airport in the Nordic countries, or take a train or bus from other European cities. From the airport, you can easily reach the city center using public transportation like the metro, train, or bus.
It's a good idea to book some attractions in advance to avoid long queues and guarantee entry. Tivoli Gardens, an iconic amusement park, is a must-visit, and booking tickets online can save you time. If you're an art enthusiast, pre-book your entry to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, which houses an impressive collection of contemporary works.
Copenhagen can be expensive, but there are ways to save on costs. The Copenhagen Card is a great investment, as it offers free access to over 80 attractions, free public transportation, and discounts on restaurants and sightseeing tours. Prices range from €60 for a 24-hour card to €120 for a 120-hour card.
Some of the best things to do in Copenhagen include exploring Nyhavn, the colorful 17th-century waterfront area; visiting the Little Mermaid statue; and strolling through the historic district of Christianshavn. For a taste of Danish history, visit Rosenborg Castle and the Amalienborg Palace, home to the Danish royal family.
Copenhagen offers a wide variety of dining options. For a traditional Danish meal, try Restaurant Schønnemann, which specializes in smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches). If you're in the mood for seafood, Kødbyens Fiskebar is a popular choice. For a more budget-friendly option, consider visiting Torvehallerne, a bustling market with numerous food stalls.
When it comes to accommodations, Copenhagen has plenty of options to suit different budgets. For a luxurious stay, consider Hotel D'Angleterre, a historic 5-star hotel located in the heart of the city. Alternatively, the mid-range Andersen Boutique Hotel offers stylish rooms and a convenient location near the central station. For budget travelers, the trendy Urban House Copenhagen by MEININGER is a great option with both private and shared rooms.
Off the Beaten Path:
For an unusual travel experience in Copenhagen, visit the unique neighborhood of Freetown Christiania. This self-governed community is known for its colorful murals, alternative lifestyle, and relaxed atmosphere. Wander through the car-free streets, visit the local art galleries, and enjoy a coffee at one of the cozy cafes. Another offbeat experience is to take a bike tour to the Copenhagen Harbour Baths, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the city's clean harbor waters. These urban swimming spots are popular with locals and a great way to experience Danish outdoor culture.
If you have some money to spend, however, book a table at Noma, a world-famous Michelin-starred restaurant - you should book several months in advance if you don't want to be disappointed.
Take some of that sleek Danish design back with you - home decor stores are not hard to find as Danes are big fans of home decor, but if in doubt, check out Illium on Stroget or Design Zoo on Vesterbrogade towards the Friedriksberg area. For last-minute gifts, there are an impressive number of quality stores at the airport; however, they are slightly more expensive than in the city.
There are many things to see in Copenhagen, but the "must-sees" are the Design Museum and the Carlsberg district, where you'll find classy contemporary art galleries as well as the Carlsberg Museum, which you'll round off with a beer tasting.
You should also visit the old meatpacking district for its trendy and creatively decorated bars in Vesterbro, the Buanderie café in Norrebro, which has the most stylish washing machines we've ever seen in the back so customers can grab a homemade smoothie and a slice of delicious carrot cake while waiting for their machine!
Be sure to stop by Tivoli Gardens and check it out. Designed in 1843, this amusement park retains a historic charm intrinsic to its nature - in no way does it resemble Disneyworld in atmosphere or style. Although the Nyhavn area is always crowded with tourists, it is at least worth a visit to see its cobblestone streets and colorful terraced houses. However, whichever route you choose, be sure to cycle it in the summer - easy and cheap to get around, the city is perfectly suited to cyclists.
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