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Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a compact big city packed with historic buildings lining its narrow cobbled streets. Here you will find a great mix of world-class gastronomy, beautiful architecture, award-winning design, clean harbour baths, the unique, free town of Christiania, and the seat of the world’s oldest monarchy. It has been named one of the best cities to live in several times, and it was the first city in the world to be named the "Bike City" by the International Cycling Union – a title to which the several hundred bike lanes bear witness.

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Nyhavn
Nyhavn, Copenhagen

This iconic postcard-ready sight is somewhat of a sudden splash of colour and a definite must-visit when in town. The canal was built to connect Kongens Nytorv to the harbour and was long a haunt for sailors and writers, including Hans Christian Andersen. He wrote 'The Tinderbox', 'Little Claus and Big Claus' and 'The Princess and the Pea' while living at No 20, and also spent time living at Nos 18 and 67. Stroll along the harbour and sit down for an evening drink in one of the many enticing establishments, most of which offer heating and blankets to make for a cosy time even at low temperatures.

Amalienborg Palace
Amalienborg Slotsplads 5, Copenhagen

Home of the current king, Frederik X, Amalienborg Palace consists of four austere 18th-century palaces around a large cobbled square. Notably, Amalienborg is renowned for The Royal Life Guard, and visitors can witness the daily changing of the guards, marked by a ceremonial march from Rosenborg Castle through the streets to Amalienborg at noon.

Reffen — Copenhagen Street Food
Refshalevej 167, Copenhagen

Reffen is the largest street food venue in the Nordics. With over 30 stalls offering global flavours, it merges culinary innovation with sustainability. This urban playground nurtures start-ups and provides a lively atmosphere, complete with waterfront views and cosy indoor spaces at Werkstatt. Be sure to try the Gambian stew at Baobab and pair it with a zesty beer from Nørrebro Bryghus.

Christianshavns Færgecafé
Strandgade 50, Copenhagen

Christianshavns Færgecafé, a culinary landmark over 150 years old, offers classic Danish cuisine with a modern twist. Located in the historic Christianshavn area, it retains a rustic, maritime charm. Here, traditional dishes like smørrebrød are reimagined, complemented by unique homemade schnapps. Dine in the cosy interiors or on the adjacent boat for an authentic maritime experience.

Vesterbro
Vesterbro, Copenhagen

The neighbourhood of Vesterbro isn't only home to Copenhagen's red-light district and some of the best eateries in town, but also quite a few vintage shops and clothing boutiques that will surely make a fashionista's heart beat faster. Do not miss Istedgade Street, the hippest of them all.

Latin Quarter
Larsbjørnsstræde, Copenhagen

Copenhagen's very own Latin Quarter is made up of 4 main streets (Studiestræde, Sankt Pedersstræde, Larsbjørnsstræde and Teglgårdsstræde), and is known for the variety of creative avant-garde boutiques, as well as second-hand shops and food take-outs. The proximity to the University means the area is always flooded with hip, in-style young students.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Copenhagen is from March to August, offering pleasant weather and vibrant events. Spring, from March to May, provides milder temperatures and fewer crowds, while summer brings lively festivals and music, making the city more bustling. June through August offers comfortable temperatures. Copenhageners take advantage of this time to enjoy outdoor activities like swimming in the surrounding ocean and harbours. Alternatively, the winter months, from December to February, represent the most affordable period with lower prices on accommodations and airfare. Despite chilly temperatures, this time is ideal for indoor activities like exploring museums and cafés. Additionally, winter in Copenhagen showcases magical Christmas festivities, contributing to the city's cosy and enchanting atmosphere.

Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup (CPH)
Lufthavnsboulevarden 6, Kastrup

Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, is located just eight kilometres from the centre of the city. As the largest and busiest airport in Scandinavia, it comprises three terminals, with international arrivals primarily processed in Terminal 3. Various transportation options connect the airport to the city centre, ensuring a quick journey of about 15 to 35 minutes. Trains departing every ten minutes from Copenhagen Central Station offer a 15-minute commute, with convenient connections to the city and beyond via metro, train, S-train, or bus. The Metro operates around the clock, providing efficient travel to key locations, while buses offer a more economical but lengthier 35-minute ride to the central station. Taxis are available outside Terminal 3 but represent the priciest option. Travellers holding a Copenhagen Card enjoy free, unlimited public transport within the entire capital region, covering trips to/from Copenhagen Airport. The card also grants free entry to over 80 attractions and museums, along with discounts at various establishments.

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