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Copenhagen
Travel Guide

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

Skt. Petri
Skt. Petri
5 out of 5
Krystalgade 22, Copenhagen
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥12,726 per night from Mar 28 to Mar 29

Located in Copenhagen City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Church of Our Lady, Round Tower, and Stroeget. Torvehallerne and Kongens Nytorv ...

Skt. Petri
Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
4 out of 5
Ellehammersvej 20, Kastrup
The price is ¥15,197 per night from Mar 12 to Mar 13

Situated near the beach, 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 Field's Shopping Centre. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (3,468 reviews)

"Very nice room with a great view. Spacious bathroom with both shower and tub. Everything clean and functional. The fact the hotel had direct, covered access to Copenhagen Airport is a big plus."…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Copenhagen Go Hotel
Copenhagen Go Hotel
2 out of 5
Gemmas Alle 203, Kastrup
The price is ¥5,077 per night from Apr 3 to Apr 4

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Nyhavn, Stroeget, and Amalienborg Palace. National Museum of Denmark and Christiansborg ...

3.9/5Good! (1,336 reviews)

"Good hotel with all neccesities for short term stays!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Copenhagen Go Hotel
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Wonderful Apartment in the Heart of Copenhagen
Wonderful Apartment in the Heart of Copenhagen
3.5 out of 5
5 Østergade, 2nd floor, Copenhagen, Hovedstaden

Located in Copenhagen City Centre, this apartment building is steps from Guinness World Records Museum and Stroeget. Nyhavn and Round Tower are also within 10 ...

Wonderful Apartment in the Heart of Copenhagen
STAY Bryggen
STAY Bryggen
4 out of 5
Knud Kristensens Gade 6, Copenhagen, Sealand
The price is ¥20,638 per night from Apr 5 to Apr 6

Located in Amager, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Islands Brygge Harbour Baths, Tivoli Gardens, and National Museum of Denmark. Nyhavn and Copenhagen ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (146 reviews)
Simply Excellent

"I’ve been visiting STAY for many years. I love their properties and friendly team. Clean, comfortable and well located, this is the only place I want to be when I am in Copenhagen. Highly recommend STAY - you can’t go wrong choosing here."…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

STAY Bryggen
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 ...

STAY Seaport
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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