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CopenhagenDenmark

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!(1,855 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!(184 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.

Vesterbro

4/5Very Good!(64 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.

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
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
Colorful neighborhood  by the football stadium

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

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
¥14,176
per night
Apr 3 - Apr 4

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! (8,576 reviews)

"Great location close to airport. Comfortable bed. A nice addition would be free coffee in the lobby!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
CPH Studio Hotel
CPH Studio Hotel
3 out of 5
Krimsvej 29, Copenhagen
¥7,664
per night
Apr 2 - Apr 3

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! (2,143 reviews)

"A clean hotel, very comfortable bed. Staff was friendly and efficient."…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

CPH Studio Hotel
AC Hotel by Marriott Bella Sky Copenhagen
AC Hotel by Marriott Bella Sky Copenhagen
4 out of 5
Center Boulevard 5, Copenhagen
¥9,214
per night
Apr 17 - Apr 18

Located in Amager, this spa hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Royal Arena and within 6 mi (10 km) of City Hall Square and Tivoli Gardens. Stroeget and Nyhavn are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (6,898 reviews)

"Easy walk to Metro and shopping center! Loved our stay as the room was clean and comfortable. Will stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

AC Hotel by Marriott Bella Sky Copenhagen

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(988 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(933 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(129 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(468 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

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

84% of travellers recommend
¥13,233
Per adult
2-hour Guided Copenhagen Segway Tour
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2-hour Guided Copenhagen Segway Tour

84% of travellers recommend
¥8,059
Per adult
Culinary Sightseeing Tour with Market Visit & Many Tastings
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Culinary Sightseeing Tour with Market Visit & Many Tastings

98% of travellers recommend
¥14,276
Per adult
Copenhagen Small Group Walking Tour
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Copenhagen Small Group Walking Tour

100% of travellers recommend
¥5,557
Per adult
Copenhagen Small Group Bike Tour
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Copenhagen Small Group Bike Tour

90% of travellers recommend
¥6,476
Per adult
Hard Rock Cafe Dining with Priority Seating
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Hard Rock Cafe Dining with Priority Seating

78% of travellers recommend
¥3,012
Per adult

Reviews of Copenhagen

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
1031
5 - Excellent 64.92443324937028%
4 - Good
470
4 - Good 29.596977329974813%
3 - Okay
74
3 - Okay 4.659949622166247%
2 - Disappointing
7
2 - Disappointing 0.44080604534005036%
1 - Terrible
6
1 - Terrible 0.3778337531486146%

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Mar 22, 2020

it was a rough trip, with my return flight home being cancelled then rescheduled without any notice whatsoever, and with the hotel messing up my room reservation. besides that, the city itself is fantastic. it was my 3rd time visiting Copenhagen.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 19, 2020

A beautiful city

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

I just want to add that we were there at a difficult time, as the Coronavirus was getting going. Despite that unexpected stress, which resulted in our leaving early, everyone was polite and helpful.

5/5 - Excellent

SasaLaptiette

Mar 5, 2020

Beautiful people

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 2, 2020

easy to get around (i walked everywhere), safe and people are friendly! perfect for a solo traveller.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 29, 2020

Love this city. It is compact and walkable with beautiful architecture and wonderful museums. It is expensive though like all of Scandi.

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