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.
Museums, Biking and Architecture
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.
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.
Copenhagen’s historic harbor precinct has been transformed into a quaint entertainment area full of restaurants and taverns.
The sculpture of Denmark’s favorite fairy tale character has been an icon for the city for over a century.
See the decadence that surrounded former Danish royals in this grand building or relax in the surrounding Kings Garden.
See the changing of the guard or peek inside two of the four identical estates where the Danish Royal family officially resides.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.