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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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Visit Carlsberg
Gamle Carlsberg Vej 11, Copenhagen

The legendary landmark known for its world-famous Danish beer is closed for modernisation until 2020. Although the Visitor Centre will not be open to the public until then, the Jacobsen’s brewery will continue to brew Jacobsen beer (Jacobsen Restaurant and Bar will be closed). Carlsberg Brand Store are open Tuesday to Thursday between 11:00 and 15:00. Carlsberg Conference Centre, Carlsberg Museum & Business Centre and New Carlsberg Brewhouse will still be open for events every day of the week during the construction period.

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.

Peder Oxe
Gråbrødretorv 11, Copenhagen

Restaurant Peder Oxe opened in 1978 and it is therefore one of Copenhagen’s oldest restaurants. Peder Oxe lies at the historical Gråbrødretorv, which makes your visit a big experience. Peder Oxe focuses on using the products of the shifting seasons, which gives the guest a unique exquisite meal beyond the usual. For lunch it is recommended to try the Danish speciality open sandwiches – in Danish called smørrebrød.

Nørre Farimagsgade 41, Copenhagen

Høst is a cosy rustic restaurant specialised in Scandinavian cuisine, so if you're looking to see what Nordic cooking is all about - look no further. The pre-set menus are highly recommended by patrons and often include surprise dishes in between the set courses. Portions are small, but their abundance will make up for the modest size.

Arne Jacobsens Allé 12, Copenhagen

Field’s is the largest shopping centre in Denmark located with excellent accessibility for all. In Field’s you get everything under one roof. It is Copenhagen’s ultimate shopping and leisure destination and the perfect place to shop, eat and meet your friends.

Wood Wood
Grønnegade 1, Copenhagen

Looking to shop for local fashion of the upper price range? Do stop by Wood Wood - a Danish brand that produces clothing and accessories. The store also features a few hop brands from the USA and Japan.


Denmark can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travellers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

Best Time to Visit

Copenhagen attracts visitors all through the year, its highest season (in terms of visitor numbers) falling on July and August. To take advantage of comfortable temperatures and avoid the bulk of tourist masses, visit in May, June or September.

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