Copenhagen is home to as many as 1 million friendly Danes. While the city is large enough to have several districts with distinguished personalities, it’s still small enough to create a community feel. A city rich in history that dates back to the Norse explorers, Copenhagen also has an innovative edge that encompasses architecture, cuisine and art.
- Ride a 100 year old roller coaster in Tivoli Gardens and watch the traditional Saturday evening fireworks display or see a free rock concert on a Friday evening during summer.
- Food lovers need to head to the Torvehallerne KBH food market. A delight for the senses, you can pick up everything from tart berries to smoky cured meats and some sellers even prepare simple yet delicious meals for a great price.
- The Statens Museum for Kunst is the perfect representation for Copenhagen’s mix of old and new. The National Gallery is comprised of two buildings: a 19th century palace and a clean, compact ode to minimalism. See works by Rubens, Breughel and Rembrandt.
- Spend a sunny afternoon wandering down Nyhavn canal. The canal was a frequented by none other than Hans Christian Andersen who lived in a number of properties along the water and wrote some of his well-known works there.
- For a thorough lesson in Danish history, visit the National Museum of Denmark. It contains artefacts dating from 3,000 years ago to modern day, you’ll leave with a better understanding of what makes Copenhagen and Denmark so unique.
- Accommodation prices in Copenhagen drop significantly during winter, making it a great winter weekend getaway.
- If you plan to pack a lot into a short amount of time, get a Copenhagen Card. It gives you free entry to many attractions and discounts at shops and restaurants.
- Copenhagen street food or lunch specials are a great way to eat cheap while you’re out and about.
- Copenhagen is best explored via walking. Save money on public transport and get to know the city on an intimate level by strolling through the streets.