Copenhagen is known as one of the happiest cities in the world, and it is not surprising that this is among the most frequently-visited destinations in Europe. Copenhagen offers a lot more than you would expect from a commercial centre, and in case you are on a tour of just three, we have list of experiences that should be on your list.
- Family time at Tivoli Gardens. Among the oldest amusement parks in the world, Tivoli Garden is famed for the rollercoaster. There are many other thrilling rides, and by the evening, experience is even better with all the lights on. Take the kids along – this is a good place to enjoy the crowd.
- A lunch at Nyhavn. If you have seen photos of the Danish capital, it is very likely that you have seen those colourful buildings, which can be found in Nyhavn. Most of these buildings date back to 17th and 18th century and house a bunch of cafés and classy restaurants. A lunch session here is worth the experience. You can also take canal tours from the harbour area.
- Stay at a hotel apartment. This is not a cheap city for sure, and if you don’t want to pay for the half-decent hotels, we recommend that you consider one of the short term holiday apartments Copenhagen city centre. There are also a few good properties in Østerbro. The idea is to enjoy the facilities and a house to call your own for the next three days.
- Enjoy the food. Nordic dining is highly famed, and you don’t have to spend a fortune, especially for the basic local experiences. A good idea is to head to Papirøen (Paper Island) in the evenings, because you can find amazing stalls serving juicy steaks, craft beers and more. Torvehallerne street food market is good for a quick lunch, and by the night, you should be at Blågårdsgade to enjoy clubbing, bar hopping and live music.
- Visit the Christiansborg Palace. Denmark is known for being home to some of the best castles in the world, and if you are looking for a palace that’s anything but boring, Christiansborg Palace should be on your list. Rosenborg Castle is also a good option in the city, and you can cover both in a day.
Other tips to note
If you have the time, consider taking a trip to Carlsberg Brewery, which is an experience beyond words, and you get free beer too! For shopping, Strøget is a good option and is among the oldest pedestrian malls in the world. Cycling is a great activity here, and the roads are most cycle-friendly and as comparable to Amsterdam. You can rent a bike here to hop around, and yes, consider getting the Copenhagen Card, which offers free access to more than 80 attractions and even to the public transport system.
Pack your bags, and book your hotel apartments in advance – Copenhagen is a city like no other in Scandinavia and people come here in all seasons.