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.

Known for

Museums, Biking and Architecture

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Where to stay in Copenhagen

Copenhagen City Centre
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Copenhagen City Centre

Biking, Museums, Monuments

The Copenhagen City Centre neighborhood welcomes visitors with convenient options for restaurants. The neighborhood has many charming qualities, its architecture among the more noteworthy. Other highlights include the local museums and monuments, as well as the natural splendor of the gardens.

Vesterbro
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Vesterbro

Shopping, Skyscrapers, Family-Friendly

The Vesterbro neighborhood welcomes visitors with convenient options for restaurants.

Amager
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Amager

Skyscrapers, Shopping, Architecture

Amager is a welcoming neighborhood that's popular for its cafés. The neighborhood's charm comes through with its architecture. Broaden your horizons with the local shopping.

Indre By
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Indre By

Indre By is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors.

Norrebro
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Norrebro

Romantic, Family-Friendly, Shopping

Norrebro is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors.

Osterbro
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Osterbro

Romantic, Family-Friendly, Shopping

Osterbro is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors.

Top Hotels in Copenhagen

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Tivoli Hotel
4 out of 5
Arni Magnussons Gade 2, Copenhagen
$141/night
Aug 2 - Aug 3
4.1/5Very Good! (6,132 reviews)

"Friendly staff. Always ready to help you out. Staff are always ready to go the extra mile"…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Tivoli Hotel
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Wakeup Copenhagen Bernstorffsgade
2 out of 5
Bernstorffsgade 35, Copenhagen
$91/night
Jul 28 - Jul 29
4.1/5Very Good! (574 reviews)

"Clean and nice. The air wasn't working properly in one of the rooms so it got kind of hot though."…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Wakeup Copenhagen Bernstorffsgade
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Wakeup Copenhagen Carsten Niebuhrs Gade
2 out of 5
Carsten Niebuhrs Gade 11, Copenhagen
$78/night
Jul 28 - Jul 29
3.9/5Very Good! (6,960 reviews)

"This hotel had everything that you really need in a quick stay in Copenhagen. Perfect amount of space for two people. The shower is small but had great water pressure and plenty of hot water. They need to have more staff at the front counter during peak check-in time. There were about 20 people in ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2019

Wakeup Copenhagen Carsten Niebuhrs Gade

Popular things to do in Copenhagen

Tivoli Gardens
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Tivoli Gardens

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.

Stroeget
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Stroeget

With a visit to Stroeget, a favorite shopping spot in Copenhagen, you can search for that perfect souvenir. Amble around this trendy area's waterfront or experience its acclaimed art scene.

Nyhavn
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Nyhavn

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

The sculpture of Denmark’s favorite fairy tale character has been an icon for the city for over a century.

Rosenborg Castle
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Rosenborg Castle

See the decadence that surrounded former Danish royals in this grand building or relax in the surrounding Kings Garden.

Amalienborg Palace
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Amalienborg Palace

See the changing of the guard or peek inside two of the four identical estates where the Danish Royal family officially resides.

Top activities in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Card: 70+ Attractions on 1 Card
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Copenhagen Card: 70+ Attractions on 1 Card

$60

Make the most out of your trip to the beautiful city of Copenhagen with complimentary access to over 70 top city museums and attractions. Zip between cultural treasures like the Tivoli Gardens and the National Museum of Denmark by taking advantage of unlimited travel across the city's easy-to-use public transportation network.

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

$113

Join us on a Full Day's Tour, where we travel up the coast road to Hamlet's Castle, set in historic Helsingør, which is known as Elsinor in English. You can go Inside Hamlet's Castle, which is called Kronborg and see the displays which tell you about the history of this castle.

Tivoli Gardens Skip-the-Line Admission Tickets
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Tivoli Gardens Skip-the-Line Admission Tickets

$20

Founded in 1843 Tivoli offers spectacular, exotic architecture mixed with exquisite gardens and scenery.The beautiful gardens in the centre of Copenhagen is a unique mix of amusement park, dining area and performance venue.

Harbor & Canal Cruise with optional Tivoli Gardens tickets
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Harbor & Canal Cruise with optional Tivoli Gardens tickets

$14

Take a relaxing cruise along Copenhagen’s charming canals and explore its bustling harbor. See castles, churches, old buildings, and hidden gems from your comfortable seat and hear stories and anecdotes behind the city’s major sites.

Shore Excursion: Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Shore Excursion: Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

$30

Take an easy shuttle from the cruise ship port or hop on the bus right at the terminal to start your exploration of Denmark's delightful capital. Hop off at Tivoli Gardens to check out the exotic rides, ornate décor, and elaborate landscaping of the second-oldest amusement park in the world.

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat Combo Ticket
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat Combo Ticket

$38

Friendly, convivial Copenhagen has a reputation for being one of the happiest cities in the world. Take in the charming sights of the Danish capital and swap smiles with cheerful locals as you ride around town on a double-decker bus and cruise along the main canal by boat.

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