Copenhagen

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Making a visit to the capital of Denmark is like stepping into a fairy tale, as this picturesque Scandinavian city by the sea embodies Old World charm.

Copenhagen mixes a fascinating heritage with stylish modern designs. Explore the charming city with its beautiful harbors, cycling culture and great public transportation system to find out why Copenhagen is praised for its quality of life.

Copenhagen has an international airport and is also connected to all major European cities by bus, train and boat. Denmark is part of the EU, but the Danish kroner is still its currency. English is widely spoken in this multicultural capital of 600,000 people. To save money, purchase the cOPENhagen CARD and get free entry or attractive discounts on most of the major attractions, transportation, gear rental and restaurant meals.

Discover Copenhagen’s origins as a 12th-century fishing town in the City Museum and then try fresh seafood in the Nyhavn (New Harbor). The National Museum of Denmark shows how Vikings once ruled the surrounding waters. The Danish capital is on the strait between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Its northern location brings long winters, but visitors appreciate seeing the magic of the historic city draped in snow.

In summer, Copenhagen’s parks and waterfront precincts come alive and Tivoli Gardens opens its doors. This central location is one of the oldest theme parks in the world. Kids will also love the Copenhagen Zoo. To see where Denmark’s royals reside, head to Amalienborg Palace. From there, walk or cycle along the waterfront to find the sculpture of The Little Mermaid, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale.

The Round Tower also seems to emerge straight from the children’s books of this popular Danish author and the tall structure has some dark tales of its own. Another magnificent lookout point is the corkscrew-shaped spire of the 17th-century Church of Our Saviour. From its windows it is easy to see why so many people fall in love with Copenhagen.

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Where to stay in Copenhagen

Wakeup Copenhagen Borgergade
Wakeup Copenhagen Borgergade
2 out of 5
Borgergade 9, Copenhagen
The price is ¥9,118 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 16
Located in Copenhagen City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Guinness World Records Museum, Kongens Nytorv, and Stroeget. David Collection ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,035 reviews)
"This was a good hotel. It was centrally located, but still quiet at night. Staff were friendly and helpful. I would stay here again. Like most hotels, the breakfast is overpriced and you can get a better meal at a number of places that are a 5 min walk away."

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2021

Wakeup Copenhagen Borgergade
Hotel Mayfair
Hotel Mayfair
4 out of 5
Helgolandsgade 3, Copenhagen
The price is ¥10,039 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Located in Copenhagen City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tivoli Gardens, City Hall Square, and Stroeget. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and Nyhavn ...
4/5 Very Good! (838 reviews)
"I stayed here for a week on my first visit to Copenhagen from the US. Overall, it was a good experience. My main criticism is the TV in the room will not show you any content unless you already have the content on your phone, like a Netflix subscription. I saw another negative review about this and ..."

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2021

Hotel Mayfair
Comfort Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Comfort Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Ellehammersvej 18, Kastrup, Copenhagen
The price is ¥14,176 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 22
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Amager Beach Park, Royal Arena, and Bella Center. Tivoli Gardens and Copenhagen Opera House are ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (158 reviews)
"Really easy self check-in after a late flight. Comfortable room. Delicious breakfast!"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Comfort Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments - Copenhagen Suites
Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments - Copenhagen Suites
4 out of 5
Colbjørnsensgade 27, Copenhagen, Sealand
The price is ¥14,105 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
Located in Copenhagen City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Oksnehallen, Tivoli Gardens, and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Tycho Brahe ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (20 reviews)
"Great space, very new and clean."

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments - Copenhagen Suites
STAY Seaport
STAY Seaport
4 out of 5
Murmanskgade 15, Nordhavn, Copenhagen
Located in the heart of Copenhagen, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Parken Stadium, Little Mermaid, and Faelledparken. Amalienborg Palace is 2.1 mi ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (596 reviews)
"All new and clean."

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2021

STAY Seaport
STAY Bryggen
STAY Bryggen
4 out of 5
Knud Kristensens Gade 6, Copenhagen, Sealand
Located in Amager, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Islands Brygge Harbour Baths, Casino Copenhagen, and Oksnehallen. Vega and Danish Jewish Museum are ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (227 reviews)
New, clean and in a great area.
"The apartment is in a new development area of Copenhagen but very convenient for us to get to the downtown area biking or in a bus. This new area was perfect for our summer stay since it is a block away from a great beach and the channel and in front of a beautiful park. Supermarkets are just a block ..."

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

STAY Bryggen
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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