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Copenhagen
Travel Guide

A visit to the capital of Denmark is like taking a trip straight into a fairy tale. Copenhagen combines a fascinating heritage and history alongside stylish modern designs. Discover the charming town with its beautiful harbours, cycling culture and excellent public transport links and find out why Copenhagen is so highly praised for its quality of life.

Discover the origins of Copenhagen as a 12th century fishing village and learn all about the Vikings in The National Museum, and then sample that original produce with a little fresh fish in deNyhavn (New Harbour). The Danish capital is situated on the strait between the North and Baltic Sea and its northern location brings long, cold winters, but visitors will appreciate how magic the city looks covered in snow.

In the summer, the parks and the neighbourhoods on the waterfront come to life, and Tivoli Gardens open their doors. In this central location you’ll find one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. Kids will also love Copenhagen Zoo. Go on to the Amalienborg Palace to see where the Danish royal family lives. Walk or bike from there along the waterfront to the statue of the Little Mermaid, inspired by the beloved fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Most of Copenhagen’s top attractions are covered by the Copenhagen Card, letting you explore the best the city has to offer without breaking the bank.

Along with the colourful houses, The Round Tower also seems like something straight out of a fairytale, like those by the of the popular Danish children’s author. To get the best view of this dream-like city, climb the vantage point at the corkscrew-shaped spire of the 17th-century Church of Our Saviour; from the windows it is easy to see why so many people fall in love with Copenhagen.

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Where to stay in Copenhagen

Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
4 out of 5
Ellehammersvej 20, Kastrup
The price is £116 per night from 24 Apr to 25 Apr

Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Amager Beach Park, The Blue Planet Aquarium and Field's Shopping Centre. Copenhagen Opera ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (3,402 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 11 Jan 2021

Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Comwell Copenhagen Portside Dolce by Wyndham
Comwell Copenhagen Portside Dolce by Wyndham
3.5 out of 5
Alexandriagade 1, Copenhagen, Hovedstaden
The price is £89 per night from 21 Apr to 22 Apr

Located in Osterbro, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Parken Stadium, Little Mermaid and Nyhavn. Copenhagen Opera House and Amalienborg Palace are also ...

4/5Very Good! (12 reviews)
Personale i verdensklasse

"Super godt oplevelse med personalet både i receptionen og restaurant. Ny åbent hotel, så stadig små mangler. Omkring hotellet er en masse byggeri igang i dagstimerne"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jan 2021

Comwell Copenhagen Portside Dolce by Wyndham
Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
4 out of 5
Toldbodgade 24-28, Copenhagen
The price is £97 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr

Located in Nyhavn - Amalienborg, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Royal Danish Playhouse, Nyhavn, and Amalienborg Palace. Copenhagen Opera ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (2,261 reviews)
Amazing as always

"Great as always, on floor 1 the hotel were rebuilding and all was Not in perfect conditions outside the elevators.... Upgrade was offered upon checkin"…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2020

Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
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.
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 (3.4 ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (548 reviews)

"Really nice apartments, great location and good service. Will be back."…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2020

STAY Seaport
STAY Bryggen
STAY Bryggen
4 out of 5
Knud Kristensens Gade 6, Copenhagen, Sealand
The price is £184 per night from 10 May to 11 May

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (155 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 2 Nov 2020

STAY Bryggen
Large, Family House . Quiet but Close to Copenhagen
Large, Family House . Quiet but Close to Copenhagen
32 Kongestien, Virum, Hovedstaden

Situated in Virum, this romantic villa is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Sorgenfri Palace and within 6 miles (10 km) of Deer Park and Charlottenlund Beach Park. Parken ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Near lakes and woods but only 20 minutes to Copenhagen

"Beautiful, modern home in Virum, Denmark. Kristian's home was large enough for eight adults to enjoy. Enough beds for everyone and two large bathrooms. There is internet, Netflix, and HBO if you so desire. We were within walking distance of grocery, bakery and train station. Copenhagen was just 20 ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2019

Large, Family House . Quiet but Close to Copenhagen
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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Reviews of Copenhagen

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15 Mar 2020

Copenhagen was a lovely for a 3 day trip, some very pretty sights to see! The people are very polite and welcoming and overall had a great time!

4/5 - Good

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12 Mar 2020

Sadly the Tivoli gardens were not open which I would have liked to see

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Mar 2020

Loved our visit. It was a bit cold as March but had warm clothes. The food was wonderful and also a few locally brewed beers. Everyone was very friendly. We only had 3 days so didn’t get to see all we wanted but will return.

4/5 - Good

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10 Mar 2020

One thing to bare in mind very few places except cash. Card only.

4/5 - Good

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4 Mar 2020

Had a very nice atmosphere and my favourite city I've visited

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Mar 2020

Good walking town...easy to navigate. Feels safe and very orderly

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