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Copenhagen Attractions

The capital of Scandi-cool Copenhagen exerts an effortless appeal for visitors who flock here to tour its royal palaces dine on innovative cuisine in trendy Michelin-starred restaurants and let their hair down in the many bars and clubs. This is a city where the majority of locals prefer to get around by bike and where hygge (happiness) not wealth is the main measure of worth. Not necessarily something you’d expect from the descendents of Vikings but as the Danes say history has not been kind to the reputation of those in horned helmets. Don’t believe it?.

Areas & Neighbourhoods in Copenhagen

Indre By - Almost entirely surrounded by water

the historical centre of Copenhagen is where most visitors choose to stay with a wide range of dining options and attractions including museums art galleries the Tivoli Gardens and the four classical mansions that make up the royal residence Amalienborg.

Christianshavn - The canals of Christianshavn are lined with colourful houseboats old-school bodegas and funky eating establishments. Here you’ll also find the offbeat independent neighbourhood of Christiania with numerous independent cafes and art galleries.

Vesterbro - Just outside the city centre Vesterbro once suffered from a troubled reputation but is now rapidly evolving into one of Copenhagen’s hippest locales where you can sip craft beers shop chic boutiques or sunbathe on an artificial beach.

Frederiksberg - Actually a distinct municipality within Copenhagen Frederiksberg is an upscale neighbourhood centred around the baroque 17th century palace and the extensive landscaped gardens in front that form one of the city’s best parks.

Nørrebro - If you came to get down then Nørrebro is where you want to be. Late-night bars all-night clubs and a vibrant street atmosphere demonstrate why Copenhagen is the capital of Nordic nightlife.

Things to See in Copenhagen

The Little Mermaid statue a celebration of one of Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen’s most famous works is an iconic Copenhagen sight in the Østerbro neighbourhood. The Blue Planet is the largest aquarium in northern Europe with several zones housing an immense display of marine life from otters and hammerhead sharks to anacondas and piranhas. See a side of Copenhagen culture that often goes under the radar with a guided tour of Christiania the best way to understand and explore this free-living community.

Things to Do in Copenhagen

Join the locals with a city bike tour a fun and not especially strenuous form of sightseeing. If you’re happier on four wheels rather than two you can always take a seat on a hop-on hop-off bus tour that takes you around Copenhagen’s key landmarks in a convenient manner. A more unique way of discovering what makes the city tick is by joining a Happiness and Hygge Tour which by explaining Copenhagen’s cafe culture its social housing system and flourishing green movement attempts to pin down the hard-to-define concept of hygge or national happiness. But perhaps happiness is best found in the evenings at Tivoli Amusement Park full of exciting and family-friendly rides restaurants serving traditional Danish meals and a fairytale setting when the lights go on.

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Where to stay in Copenhagen

Copenhagen City Centre

In central Copenhagen, you can see a huge range of attractions, go shopping, have extraordinary gastronomic experiences and enjoy Denmark's capital to its fullest.

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Amager

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

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Nyhavn - Amalienborg

Charming houses, idyllic sailboats, a harbour and a lively atmosphere – Nyhavn is an obvious choice if you want to relax with a good meal and/or a cold beer.

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Christiania

You'll enjoy the restaurants and live music in Christiania. You might want to make time for a stop at Loppen or Christiania Beach.

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Norrebro

Nørrebro, Copenhagen's old working-class neighbourhood, is now a hip, lively and multicultural area, where you can experience the best of modern Copenhagen.

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Vesterbro

Vesterbro has trendy cafés, nature areas and a busy nightlife. This characteristic area in Copenhagen has everything that the creative soul could wish for.

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