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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.

Copenhagen Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Copenhagen

Nyhavn showing a marina, night scenes and a city

Copenhagen City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,829 area reviews)

Nyhavn and Copenhagen Opera House are a few top attractions in Copenhagen City Centre. Hop around the city on the metro at Kongens Nytorv Station or Gammel Strand Station and check out the area's beautiful gardens, captivating waterfront views, and popular shops.

Copenhagen City Centre
Amager, Copenhagen, Denmark

Amager

4/5Very Good!(180 area reviews)

Shopping, architecture, and cafés highlight some notable features of Amager. Make a stop by Royal Arena or Fields Shopping Centre while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Sundby Station or DR Byen Station to get around town.

Amager
SO GOOD. There's pretty much always a little wait, but100% worth it fort he amazing food.
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Vesterbro

4/5Very Good!(62 area reviews)

You might enjoy the restaurants while in Vesterbro. Vega is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Carlsberg S-Train Station or Enghave Plads Station to see more of the city.

Vesterbro
A new addition to the Copenhagen skyline, the Mærk Tower is part of the Panum Institute of the University of Copenhagen.

On weekdays between 8 and 17 there is public access to the two first floor, as well as the 15th. The view from the latter is what you see here.
trover photo by Dennis Skyum

Norrebro

3.5/5Good!(2 area reviews)

Well-liked for its restaurants and live music, Norrebro is worth a visit. Check out the variety of things to see and do like Stengade and Assistants Cemetery, and jump on the metro at Nørrebros Runddel Station to get around the city.

Norrebro
Colorful neighborhood  by the football stadium
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Osterbro

4.5/5Wonderful!(11 area reviews)

Osterbro is well-liked for its restaurants and waterfront. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Parken Stadium and Faelledparken are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Poul Henningsens Plads Station or Copenhagen Nordhavn Station to get around.

Osterbro
Copenhagen featuring modern architecture and a sunset

Indre By

4/5Very Good!(10 area reviews)

While you're in Indre By, take in top sights like Nyhavn or Copenhagen Opera House, and hop on the metro to see more the city at Marmorkirken Station or Kongens Nytorv Station.

Indre By

Top Hotels in Copenhagen

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
4 out of 5
Ellehammersvej 20, Kastrup
¥15,280
per night
Mar 7 - Mar 8

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from The Blue Planet Aquarium and within 3 mi (5 km) of Amager Beach Park and Fields Shopping Centre. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (8,381 reviews)

"Great place, great staff, so convenient to CPH airport, loved that!!!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Hotel Kong Arthur
Hotel Kong Arthur
4 out of 5
Nørre Søgade 11, Copenhagen
¥11,302
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

This family-friendly Copenhagen hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Workers Museum, University of Copenhagen, and Botanical ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,208 reviews)

"Lovely idea of complimentary drink every evening- fills the bar. Helpful friendly staff. Great modern high spec room (but not overly spacious). Layout of hotel is bewildering & poor signage makes it difficult to navigate."…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Hotel Kong Arthur
CPH Studio Hotel
CPH Studio Hotel
3 out of 5
Krimsvej 29, Copenhagen
¥7,634
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Amager, this hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Amager Beach Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Copenhagen Opera House and Nyhavn. National Museum of Denmark ...

4/5Very Good! (2,061 reviews)

"Very close to the metro station, just between downtown and airport. Very friendly staff. Room was clean and perfect for a short stay."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

CPH Studio Hotel

Popular things to do in Copenhagen

Tivoli Gardens
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Tivoli Gardens

4.5/5(744 reviews)

This action-packed amusement park in the heart of Copenhagen is a great destination for families. It is one of the oldest theme parks in the world.

Nyhavn
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Nyhavn

4.5/5(983 reviews)

Copenhagen’s historic harbor precinct has been transformed into a quaint entertainment area full of restaurants and taverns.

Little Mermaid
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Little Mermaid

4/5(931 reviews)

The sculpture of Denmark’s favorite fairy tale character has been an icon for the city for over a century.

Copenhagen Opera House
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Copenhagen Opera House

4.5/5(128 reviews)

Designed by a famous architect from Denmark, this waterfront venue attracts both opera and architecture lovers from around the world.

Rosenborg Castle
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Rosenborg Castle

4.5/5(465 reviews)

See the decadence that surrounded former Danish royals in this grand building or relax in the surrounding Kings Garden.

Botanical Garden
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Botanical Garden

4.5/5(122 reviews)

Visit splendid greenhouses and see the national flower of Denmark at this beautifully landscaped university research facility in the heart of the city.

Top activities in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Card: 70+ Attractions on 1 Card
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Copenhagen Card: 70+ Attractions on 1 Card

¥6,359

Make the most out of your trip to the beautiful city of Copenhagen with complimentary access to over 70 top city museums and attractions. Zip between cultural treasures like the Tivoli Gardens and the National Museum of Denmark by taking advantage of unlimited travel across the city's easy-to-use public transportation network.

Hamlet and Sweden Tour - two countries in one day!
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Hamlet and Sweden Tour - two countries in one day!

¥13,483

Join us on a Full Day's Tour, where we travel up the coast road to Hamlet's Castle, set in historic Helsingør, which is known as Elsinor in English. You can go Inside Hamlet's Castle, which is called Kronborg and see the displays which tell you about the history of this castle.

Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

¥3,298

Explore the beautiful city of Copenhagen on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour. With a 72 hour pass you can discover Denmark's capital city to your own schedule, experiencing all of the key landmarks on your sightseeing journey.

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat Combo Ticket
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat Combo Ticket

¥4,086

Friendly, convivial Copenhagen has a reputation for being one of the happiest cities in the world. Take in the charming sights of the Danish capital and swap smiles with cheerful locals as you ride around town on a double-decker bus and cruise along the main canal by boat.

Harbor & Canal Cruise with optional Tivoli Gardens tickets
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Harbor & Canal Cruise with optional Tivoli Gardens tickets

¥1,553

Take a relaxing cruise along Copenhagen’s charming canals and explore its bustling harbor. See castles, churches, old buildings, and hidden gems from your comfortable seat and hear stories and anecdotes behind the city’s major sites.

Wifi everywhere in Copenhagen
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Wifi everywhere in Copenhagen

¥1,176

Stop hunting WiFi spots. Instead of paying data roaming fees or hunting free WiFi spots, stay connected everywhere and anytime with high speed WiFi. The pocket WiFi is a mobile WiFi Hotspot that you can take everywhere to get online on the go.

Reviews of Copenhagen

4.6

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Andrew

Feb 8, 2020

Great place, good food, very friendly people. Airport is small. YOU CAN NOT TURN RIGHT ON A RED LIGHT. Obey all signs and do not go until the light turns green. This includes walking. Bicycles have the right of way everywhere, so watch out for th

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 26, 2020

Very friendly city...

5/5 - Excellent

Kelwon

Jan 23, 2020

Great city!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 20, 2020

Clean, safe city that was a pleasure to visit.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 14, 2020

No visit to Copenhagen is complete without strolling, eating, drinking and taking tons of pictures at Nyhavn!

5/5 - Excellent

Thanh

Jan 8, 2020

I would actually love to visit again in the summer. Christmas time was beautiful and I loved the markets.

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