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The dazzling Danish capital is the perfect blend of old-world Scandinavian charm and cutting-edge urban cool. Its historical core is an enticing maze of cobblestone streets, leafy squares, and gleaming church spires. But it’s by no means a staid living museum – you can shop to your heart’s content in impossibly trendy design stores, chill out with friendly locals in cozy cafés, and while away your nights hopping between chic wine bars, artfully disheveled brew pubs, and pulsing dance clubs. If you’re after a relaxing, hassle-free city break, look no further – Copenhagen is spotlessly clean, English is widely spoken, and the transport network is second to none.

Things to see

First stop for many visitors is a jaunt down Langelinje Pier to see the iconic sculpture of The Little Mermaid. A tribute to beloved Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, this glistening bronze and granite statue was first unveiled in 1913, and has since become synonymous with the city. Tivoli Gardens is another revered Copenhagen landmark. Having first opened its gates in 1843, it’s one of the world’s oldest amusement parks. Gorgeous vintage attractions, such as a wooden rollercoaster that dates back to 1914, sit side-by-side with state-of-the-art thrill rides like the nerve-shredding Vertigo. In the summer, the park plays host to regular open-air concerts, while in the lead-up to Christmas it’s transformed into a glittering winter wonderland. If you’ve even the slightest interest in art, you should definitely set aside some time for the National Gallery of Denmark. It’s the country’s premier art museum, packed with masterpieces by all-time greats such as Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Matisse, and Picasso.

Hotels in Copenhagen

There’s a wide array of hotels in Copenhagen, with something to suit every budget. If you’re looking to splash out, there are dazzling 5-star hotels, boasting incredible luxury facilities like gleaming fitness centers, rejuvenating health spas, gourmet restaurants, and limousine services. Or you could save a little cash for sightseeing and shopping, and opt instead for a sleek mid-range hotel, where you can expect to enjoy great perks like free buffet breakfasts and onsite parking, and a flat-screen TV in your room. You can also enjoy the city on a shoestring budget, with friendly guesthouses and backpacker hostels offering useful amenities like free WiFi, and coffee and tea makers.

Where to stay

Indre By, or the Inner City, is Copenhagen’s beautifully preserved Medieval center. It’s the perfect place to base yourself if you’re visiting for the first time, as you’ll have a wealth of museums, cultural venues, and landmark buildings on your doorstep. Here is also where you’ll find Strøget, an expansive pedestrianized shopping district, and home to the city’s longest-established department stores and Danish design boutiques. East of the city center lies Christianshavn, an artificial island that feels like a mini Amsterdam, with its picture-perfect canals, winding alleyways, and quirky vibe. Vesterbro is an alluringly hip neighborhood, with innovative art galleries, an incredibly eclectic restaurant scene, and some of the city’s hottest bars and nightclubs.

How to get to Copenhagen

Copenhagen Airport is a major international airport, served by direct flights from cities all over Europe, as well as long-haul destinations like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bangkok, and Singapore. It’s handily located just 7km from the city center. The journey into town is a breeze, with fantastically efficient direct train, metro, and shuttle bus services. Taxis and rental cars are also readily available.

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