Copenhagen: Best Things to Do

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Copenhagen is a city in Denmark that is known as the happiest city in the world

The city has several popular historical attractions such as the Round Tower, the National Museum of Denmark, the Rosenborg Castle, and the Tivoli Gardens

A must-try local food in Copenhagen is Smørrebrød and Akvavit for the drink

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SIGHTSEEING

The Little Mermaid is one of the most famous statues in Copenhagen. It is a bronze statue given to the city of Copenhagen as a gift inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale. You must also visit National Museum of Denmark. It is Denmark's largest museum of cultural history. The museum has exhibitions from around the world from Greenland to South America.

The Little Mermaid

Iconic bronze mermaid sculpture, by Edvard Eriksen, of a character from H

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Andersen's fairytale

Address : Langelinie, 2100 København Ø, Denmark

National Museum of Denmark

18th-century mansion with collections and exhibitions on Denmark's history, people and culture

Address : Prince's Mansion, Ny Vestergade 10, 1471 København K, Denmark

DOWNTOWN

Tivoli Gardens, which was opened in 1843, is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. This popular amusement park has 28 rides. One of them is Rutschebanen which is one of the oldest wooden roller coasters in the world. Tivoli Gardens is located in downtown Copenhagen.

Tivoli Gardens

19th-century amusement park, open Apr-Sep, with antique roller coaster & live entertainment program

Address : Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 København V, Denmark

SHOPPING

Welcome Giftshop & Souvenirs is a nice little shop located in Strøget, a popular pedestrian zone in Copenhagen. Here, you will find various souvenirs that you can bring home. You can also find other shops along the street of Strøget that sell high-quality products. Nice restaurants are also easy to find in Strøget.

Welcome Giftshop & Souvenirs

A gift shop in Strøget, Copenhagen

Address : Amagertorv 11, 1160 København, Denmark

FOOD & DRINK

Smørrebrød is a traditional Scandinavian open sandwich that you must try in Copenhagen. The sandwich consists of buttered rugbrød bread topped with meat or fish, cheese, and garnishes. For the drink, there is Akvavit, a traditional Scandinavian beverage. This alcoholic drink is made from potato starch and herbs. The herbs make the Akvavit has a unique flavor.

CULTURE

The culture of Denmark can be seen from the simplicity, politeness, and equality. The city is known as the happiest city in the world because of the shorter workdays, free college tuition, and vacation days. The city is also rich with its local wisdom such as folk music, folklore, and folk costumes.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Peak season: If you're interested with Copenhagen's large-scale events, it is the best to visit the city between March to May. It is also Copenhagen's high season. The warm weather makes it enjoyable to tour the city.

HOTEL

Hotel SP34 is a modern boutique hotel located in the Latin Quarter. The hotel is also near Tivoli Gardens and other popular destinations. You can also book a room at 71 Nyhavn Hotel. It is a beautiful hotel located in the colorful Nyhavn District. The location of the hotel allows you to see the view of the harbor.

Hotel SP34

Central hub with Tivoli Gardens theme park, the Little Mermaid statue and shops on bustling Strøget

Address : Sankt Peders Stræde 34, 1453 København, Denmark

71 Nyhavn Hotel

Central hub with Tivoli Gardens theme park, the Little Mermaid statue and shops on bustling Strøget

Address : Nyhavn 71, 1051 København K, Denmark

RESTAURANT

Noma is a two-Michelin-star Scandinavian restaurant that serves food made of Scandinavian ingredients. You can try its famous dishes such as the dried moss, ants, and mold served with a unique plating. Amass Restaurant is an industrial-style restaurant that serves global dishes. The ingredients used are 90% organic and collected by the local people.

Noma

Chef Rene Redzepi's gastronomic mecca, creating world-class dishes presented in 20-course meals

Address : Refshalevej 96, 1432 København K, Denmark

Amass Restaurant

Airy, industrial dining room serving global dishes, made from produce sourced from kitchen garden

Address : Refshalevej 153, 1432 København, Denmark

CAFE

Paludan Bog & Café is a combination of a bookstore and eatery. You can enjoy reading books in this lovely cafe while eating the delicious food. Bastard Café is a great place to have a coffee as well as a hang out place. This cafe has board games, card games, dice games and other interesting games that you can play with your travel buddies.

Paludan Bog & Café

A cafe that combines a coffee shop and bookstore

Address : Fiolstræde 10, 1171 København, Denmark

Bastard Café

A cafe that has a selections of board games, card games, and etc

Address : Bastard Café

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Culture Box is the place where people who love electronic music gather. It is also one of the most popular night clubs in Denmark. This club also offers a great selection of cocktails that will complete your nightlife experience in Copenhagen.

Culture Box

Clubbing & cocktails in 4 distinct spaces with a focus on electro, drum 'n' bass & techno music

Address : Kronprinsessegade 54, 1306 København, Denmark

INTERESTING PLACE

Christiansborg Palace is the most important building in Denmark. This palace is where the Danish Parliament, Supreme Court, and Prime Minister lead the country. You can see the beautiful royal ballrooms where important royal events are often held here. Nyhavn is another interesting place you can find in Copenhagen. It is a historical and entertainment district in Copenhagen. The district has existed since the 17th century. The colorful historical building will definitely catch your attention. There are also bars, cafes, and restaurants that you can find here.

Christiansborg Palace

Tours of the royal palace's lavish reception rooms & stables, plus 12th-century castle remains

Address : Prins Jørgens Gård 1, 1218 København, Denmark

Nyhavn

Waterfront, canal & entertainment district lined by brightly colored 17th & 18th-century townhouses

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Rosenborg Palace or Rosenborg castle is a Renaissance castle that was originally built as a summerhouse. This castle is perfect for your Instagram feed. It provides a tour for public visitors. It also exhibits the Royal Collection such as the artifacts from the 16th century. The Round Tower is the oldest functioning observatory in Europe. The tower is used as the venue for events such as concerts and exhibitions. Here, you are allowed to go to the tower platform on top that has a great 360-degree view of Copenhagen.

Rosenborg Palace

Dutch Renaissance palace & gardens, including a museum housing the crown jewels, with guided tours

Address : Øster Voldgade 4A, 1350 København, Denmark

The Round Tower

17th-century tower with an observatory, planetarium, event hall & spiral ramp instead of stairs

Address : Købmagergade 52A, 1150 København, Denmark